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Axxe55

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Problem I've ran into is most people won't pay what they are worth.
The problem is that you are trying to sell tools that have a very limited market of people that would buy and use them. Those tools are specialty tools, and many are even job specific. Most people that rebuild transmissions, probably already the tools they need. Most new techs, usually are going to buy them off a tool truck on credit or time payments. Plus factor in that many people are moving towards reman transmissions instead of rebuilding.

And unfortunately, even though specialty tools are sometimes expensive, they aren't worth as much used as you would think they are.
 

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The problem is that you are trying to sell tools that have a very limited market of people that would buy and use them. Those tools are specialty tools, and many are even job specific. Most people that rebuild transmissions, probably already the tools they need. Most new techs, usually are going to buy them off a tool truck on credit or time payments. Plus factor in that many people are moving towards reman transmissions instead of rebuilding.

And unfortunately, even though specialty tools are sometimes expensive, they aren't worth as much used as you would think they are.
Most of the tools are not specialty tools, they are ratchets and sockets and wrenches and hammers and screwdrivers and air tools and pullers and etc etc etc.
 

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Most of the tools are not specialty tools, they are ratchets and sockets and wrenches and hammers and screwdrivers and air tools and pullers and etc etc etc.
Then you are competing with just about anyone that sells common hand tools.

Simply put, they are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them. You can ask any price you think they are worth, but in the end, they are worth what someone will pay for them.

I still have lots of specialty tools from when I worked as a mechanic. I know non one is going to pay what I know they are worth, so I'll just keep them rather than giving them away for cheap. A lot of them I have gifted to my brother so he can use them at his shop, and I have gifted quite a few to my father.
 

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Then you are competing with just about anyone that sells common hand tools.

Simply put, they are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them. You can ask any price you think they are worth, but in the end, they are worth what someone will pay for them.

I still have lots of specialty tools from when I worked as a mechanic. I know non one is going to pay what I know they are worth, so I'll just keep them rather than giving them away for cheap. A lot of them I have gifted to my brother so he can use them at his shop, and I have gifted quite a few to my father.
I do have some specialty tools but not as many as people think you would need, so I'll most likely just keep it all. Every once in a while I still work on something. God help me though when my daughter diagnoses her jeep!
 

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I've got so many tools left over from the transmission business I don't know what to with all of them so they just sit in the garage. Haven't done a trans in about a year.
BillM: ... Haven't done a trans in about a year. Now that is really something for the OOC thread!!! Damn that's funny!
 

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BillM: ... Haven't done a trans in about a year. Now that is really something for the OOC thread!!! Damn that's funny!
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I do have some specialty tools but not as many as people think you would need, so I'll most likely just keep it all. Every once in a while I still work on something. God help me though when my daughter diagnoses her jeep!
My thoughts? Doubtful you will get anyone to pay what they are worth. I'd just hang on to them, or gift them to friend or family member rather than selling them cheap.

Like I said, I gifted lots of tools to my brother and father, and gave them both rolling toolboxes and top boxes. There were lots of my tools I had two and three sets of of. So I thinned my herd down to get more room in my garage.
 

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Well, the work table itself is done! It now has electrical outlets for the power tools. I'm going to add one more outlet on the other side off the two main ones. Now all I need to finish is re-doing the belt grinder.

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,,,,,, There were lots of my tools I had two and three sets of. So I thinned my herd down to get more room in my garage.
My wife thinks a garage is for parking her car. After space for a work bench, tool boxes, reloading bench, scuba tanks, amateur radio equipment and lawn equipment there isn't room for her car.
 
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