Did I defeat the Craigslist ninjas...or become a Craigslist ninja?
I previously bemoaned the rapid-fire sales of jointers on Craigslist, but last night I just happened to catch a new posting for a 1980s-vintage Craftsman jointer. I fired off an email and got a call this morning saying it was still available. I was first in line, though there already was a queue of interested parties. If I could get it by 11:30AM, it was mine. Brother, I was there at 11!
The owner bought it 35 years ago but had fallen away from woodworking. The table was a bit neglected but very salvageable. Everything worked like a charm. The knives will need sharpening or replacement, but, for the price, I'm still coming out WAY ahead.
Did I mention the price? $25! Chalk this one up in the "miracles do happen (on Craigslist)".