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    Yep, those are great points, and pretty much how...

    Yep, those are great points, and pretty much how I saw it once I (too late) wised up! They're an awesome machine.
    But $1500? I wish! Nope, $3000 firm, and dirty, w/ minimal tooling. That made me...
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    Well, I screwed up on this one. After getting...

    Well, I screwed up on this one. After getting over my initial doubts, I'd reconnected w/ the seller and thought I was going to get another run at it. Spent the last few days preparing.
    Called to...
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    To tell you the truth, I'm reconsidering this Sag...

    To tell you the truth, I'm reconsidering this Sag 12.

    Still havin' a bit of a head vs gut battle over it. Start adding up negatives, rationalizing it away. Then woke up to the fact that, this...
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    Phil -- Where?? :confused:

    Phil -- Where?? :confused:
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    Or you can know what you're looking for AND get...

    Or you can know what you're looking for AND get lucky. I paid $500 for this one several years ago, came with everything but the kitchen sink :)

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    BTW, where the heck is the original...
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    I will, thanks. Still feeling a bit deflated, as...

    I will, thanks. Still feeling a bit deflated, as the adrenaline wears off, but had to make a choice. Reality can really suck.

    Actually... you can't take *anything* with you when you go :D Bummer!
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    Update: After serious consideration, and to be...

    Update:
    After serious consideration, and to be honest, a couple of sleepless nights, I decided to pass on this machine. Sorry to disappoint all who shared my enthusiasm.

    I think it could be the...
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    Yep, technically it's mine :D though there's...

    Yep, technically it's mine :D though there's still loading up and a long road trip ahead.
    Maybe save the congrats for when I get it home safe and sound! :)

    Here's a few close-ups Bill took for me...
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    Update: Following a glowing report on the machine...

    Update: Following a glowing report on the machine from Bill (310 Guy) this morning, I sent the seller a holding deposit, and am driving down to pick up the lathe on Monday.

    More news and pics in...
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    Ha! Thanks, Phil. That's true, I'm sure. ...

    Ha! Thanks, Phil. That's true, I'm sure.

    Thing is, between hearing 'it's only a $1500 machine' i.e., 1/2 the asking price, and seeing the 'machinery dealers' prices - 2x fleabay for an identical...
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    Bill, great advice, thanks. Wow, you have one and...

    Bill, great advice, thanks. Wow, you have one and you're right near there? That's crazy.
    I agree with your take on the machine, from the pics, and w/ erring on the side of caution.
    If only it...
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    Yes, correct on all counts. I think the...

    Yes, correct on all counts.

    I think the (re)seller is spinning a tale of hardship. But with the vagaries of ebay seller fees, I can't be certain.

    Seller has the goods, and can ask whatever...
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    Sure, I'd definitely be prepared to make the trip...

    Sure, I'd definitely be prepared to make the trip once I was convinced it was worth it. I just wanted some feedback on the general impression.

    It'd sure be nice if it was a $1500 lathe, I'd buy it...
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    Well, somehow he got his phone number through...

    Well, somehow he got his phone number through ebay, so we've been able to negotiate 'off-ebay', and I did suggest he sell it to me for the asking price minus the ebay fees he'd otherwise pay, but he...
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    Is this Sag 12 worth the price?

    I'm looking for a Sag 12 (or something very similar in size/heft and features), and this one turned up 300 miles away.
    It's dirty, lacks tooling, and the seller won't say much about it except that...
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