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Robbo10/11/2016 19:26:01
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Homeworkshop.org.uk

edited for spelling

Edited By Robbo on 10/11/2016 19:26:37

MalcB10/11/2016 19:46:27
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Lathes.co.uk

John Haine10/11/2016 19:48:35
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eBay

David Standing 110/11/2016 20:40:41
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Google...........

Takes you to all those sources, and so many more.

Mike E.10/11/2016 20:51:11
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I've had good luck with Gumtree, it works well for me.smiley 

Purchased my mill from an add on  lathes .co.uk 

Edited By Mike E. on 10/11/2016 20:54:11

John Stevenson10/11/2016 20:52:33
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Lathes.co.uk and Ebay both charge,

With Ebay and paypal it's about 23%

Lathes.co.uk is £38.40 per advert for 6 months but the problem is they often don't remove them to pad the pages out so you get hounded.

Homeworkshop is free.

John Haine10/11/2016 21:12:26
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Yes eBay charges but it reaches a big audience and because it's an auction you will probably get a better price. If you set your own price on a classified site you can be too low and not know it, or too high and not sell.

Roger Provins 210/11/2016 21:32:49
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Posted by John Stevenson on 10/11/2016 20:52:33:

Lathes.co.uk and Ebay both charge,

With Ebay and paypal it's about 23% .........................

More like 14% (Actually seller's fee on eBay are 10% of final value including P/P and PayPal's are 3.4% + 20p).

Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 10/11/2016 21:40:42

Alan Waddington 210/11/2016 21:55:47
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Have sold a fair bit of machinery on ebay, it's free and safe if you use your loaf and play the system wink

Robbo10/11/2016 22:01:35
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Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 10/11/2016 21:55:47:

Have sold a fair bit of machinery on ebay, it's free and safe if you use your loaf and play the system wink

Presumably by breaking the ebay rules, like some Traders eg "Please phone me before clicking Buy It Now"

Alan Waddington 210/11/2016 22:09:03
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I simply include a telephone number in case interested parties have any questions about the machine......nothing wrong with that surely.

Bazyle11/11/2016 00:01:29
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If you are advertising do put some effort in to it. I can't stand the people who slap a ruler somewhere in the picture because they are too bone idle to measure it. Or provide a blurred picture of a motor plate or other item reliant on reading what they can't be bothered to copy into the text description.

Mick Henshall11/11/2016 01:20:26
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It is also irritating when there is no photo with the advert

Mick

Bandersnatch11/11/2016 01:33:16
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Not to mention when they are too lazy to rotate their pics. Do they seriously think I'm going to lie sideways just to look at their ad?

mark gallimore11/11/2016 08:59:56
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Thanks for all the replies chaps - ebay seems to be the most popular suggestion by quite a long way.

fizzy11/11/2016 09:37:27
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If your selling on ebay ALWAYS insist on paypal. It sorts the genuine bidders from the dreamers and you get paid before collection, hence no tyre kickers or bartering.

Michael Gilligan11/11/2016 09:56:13
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Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 10/11/2016 21:55:47:

Have sold a fair bit of machinery on ebay, it's free and safe if you use your loaf and play the system wink

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dont know ... I wonder where ebay's costs get recovered

idea ... increased charges to those that don't 'play the system'

old Al11/11/2016 10:15:32
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Rotating photos................

I have a policy, that anything that needs rotating is hiding something and therefore not worth looking at in the first place.

It is generally motorbikes on EBAY i look at, but its simple basic good avertising, or am i just old fashion or just too lazy to do it for myself.

Nigel McBurney 111/11/2016 11:38:54
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For mills drills lathes grinders etc I find the sales and wants on Traction Talk is very good The site for for full size and model traction engine enthusiasts,

Alan Waddington 211/11/2016 19:21:29
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/11/2016 09:56:13:
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 10/11/2016 21:55:47:

Have sold a fair bit of machinery on ebay, it's free and safe if you use your loaf and play the system wink

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dont know ... I wonder where ebay's costs get recovered

idea ... increased charges to those that don't 'play the system'

Don't kid yourself, Ebay is simply milking it's virtual monopoly for all it's worth.....as soon as they got a strangle hold on the market, charges went sky high, and insisting sellers offered Paypal was just another money making racket.....sod all to do with folks selling outside of ebay that's for sure.

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