Anyone in Darwin going to this tool auction?

Submitted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:12
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If anyone is going to this - and if you are a bloke with a shed and you are in Darwin you should be! - could you get in touch please?

I'd be interested in a few bits and pieces at the right price.

If the prices are good it'd be worth freighting some stuff down.

MIG Welders, Oxy Gear, Power tools - this clearing sale has the works!

Dave
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Reply By: eerfree - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:41

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:41
Dave
I got as far as page 4 and started to get dizzy so I had to back off !!!

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:49

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:49
As I turned each page I could hear the bottom falling out of the overdraft :(

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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:10

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:10
Wow, it is almost worth driving up to have a go.
Any mug can be uncomfortable out bush

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:16

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:16
I thought about flying up. Hiring an 8 tonne truck, spending up and driving back.

Keep what I want and smoke up the rest on Ebay to pay for the trip.

Reckon I could turn a profit.

What I have in initiative, I lack in time, courage and $$$...

Pity the MIG Welders are on 3 phase.

What could I do with 25 wheel barrows????

Dave
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:52

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:52
>What could I do with 25 wheel barrows????

get ya mates around and concrete the backyard, no more grass to mow :)
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:23

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:23
It was the 100 bar fridges that had me worried.
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Reply By: Member - Barry C (NT) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:34

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:34
Dave Missed this in our local rag, Thanks for heads up.

I may be able to look at goods briefly tomorow as I'm on Bathurst Island till about 3PM and unfortunately in Alice Springs on Friday.

If there are any items that Ic ould eyeball for you I could try and you could bid as absentee bidder. I'll need lot numbers and catalogue page please so I can find quickly.

No guarantees - I'll email contact details now.

Damn work interfers with all pleasure - I'm chasing a MIG welder with 190 amp capacity also.

I will wander down on Sat morning as some may be passed in (unlikely) or deferred till Sat.

Cheers Barry
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:42

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:42
The only stuff that I could really have a crack at at a reasonable freight cost would be a couple of the drop saws. From the photos they are all on the one pallet or maybe two.

I don't know whether to take a gamble and put in a couple of low absentee bids to see if I could snaffle a bargain or not.

A $10 ladder or wheelbarrow would still become a $70 or $80 by the time it got here.

The bargain could be soured by having to arrange the transport which is difficult from down here. Busfreight are reasonable but need it packaged before they pick it up.

Can't justify putting 3 phase in the shed.

Though at least they tell you in the catalog which items need repair, and in this case you know they are getting rid of the stuff because the jobs over & not cos they wore it out and upgraded like a lot of 2nd hand welding gear you see.

If you get to take a look I'd be interested in what you find out. If you email me off here at davejones at iprimus dot com dot au I'll send you my mobile number.

Hope I don't get you in trouble with your missus :)

Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Barry C (NT) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:52

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 23:52
Yes "SHE" saw the auction in the paper and forgot to tell me,,, knows I'm chasing a MIG oh well struggle on. Lol.

Some sections of catalogue give indication of state of equip when needing work but not many.

Can try low bids but I wouldn't worry about wheelbarrows etc,, as you say blows out th cost and defeats the purpose. If we knew earlier we could have instigated the 5P's,,, lol

Cheers Barry
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Reply By: Brian B (Mackay Qld) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:12

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 07:12
Hi there,
You can bid absentee, the link is on the bottom of that page.
Looks pretty simple.
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Reply By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 21:52

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 21:52
Only 7 hours drive away.......maybe........I want to go...I want to go...I want to go...I want to go...

I wish I could go, but not at this short notice...Big kid in a toystore!

Envious Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Barry C (NT) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 23:30

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 23:30
Had a quick sqizz today,,, Big kid in a toys store - yep sure was ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, millions of $ of equipment and heaps of brand new or near new stuff.

Concrete equipment, rigging equipment (slings etc) and some welders look like they have been used to the max,, but others brand new.

pallets of new products, but when they palletise it's the second hand places that benefit not us.

Needa road train Dave not 8 tonner.

Cheers Barry
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11:14

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 11:14
I've been to a few of these Auctions. Went to the one at Winnelli for the rail project. They tend to sell pallets as a lot, so unless of course you are in the market for a pallet of angle grinders, etc.

They weren't interested in breaking lots down, I guess for expendiancy sake I suppose.

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