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FReeper needs advice on how to get rid of deceased father-in-laws tools and workshop items.
na ^ | 12/16/04 | superfries

Posted on 12/16/2004 8:53:24 AM PST by superfries

Recently my father-in-law passed away. He had a giant steel building he kept a huge variety of tools in, it was his workshop. I am talking 40 feet by 50 feet of over 5000 sockets (metric and SAE) , hundreds of allen wrenches, sheet metal, many bench tools. I am looking for a way to get rid of it all so she can sell her house and the utility buildings and sheds that all these tools occupy and have reached a dead end. Can anyone point me in the right direction? She lives in Burleson, TX and is willing to give it all away if someone will just come and get it all.


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1 posted on 12/16/2004 8:53:25 AM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

bttt


2 posted on 12/16/2004 8:54:43 AM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

There are auction services available. Those types of items sell very well at auctions.


3 posted on 12/16/2004 8:54:45 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: superfries

ebay ebay ebay!!! or you can donate it all to my garage.


4 posted on 12/16/2004 8:55:53 AM PST by wildcatf4f3 (out of the sun)
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To: superfries
Have you tried an ad in the local paper?

My bet is that somebody will come and get it for scrap, if nothing else.

5 posted on 12/16/2004 8:55:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: superfries

FRmail me.


6 posted on 12/16/2004 8:56:02 AM PST by jtminton (<><)
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To: superfries

E-bay?

I may try to sell some of my father's tools and supplies that way. Never have used EBay before, but maybe worth a try.


8 posted on 12/16/2004 8:57:20 AM PST by beaureguard
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To: superfries

Sell them. You can make a bunch of money on these things at something as simple as a garage sale. My mother died in April and we sold all of my deceased father's tools. Everybody will buy tools at garage sales. I was amazed.


9 posted on 12/16/2004 8:58:00 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: superfries
Advertise in Greensheet and the local newspapers. Condolences.
10 posted on 12/16/2004 8:58:05 AM PST by xJones
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To: superfries

garage sale? auction service? ebay? all of the above? Heck, list them here .. give Freepers first choice!!! I love my tools!!


11 posted on 12/16/2004 8:58:27 AM PST by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: superfries

I would imagine that a local auctioneer would be glad to help you sell it. I don't have any direct knowledge what the terms would be, I do see such sales advertised in the local paper. They would probably have a fair idea on what the asking price for such items would be and could probably contact interested parties that such a sale was taking place.


12 posted on 12/16/2004 8:58:27 AM PST by csvset
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To: superfries

Auction ... Tools are valuable. With that many, it's probably worth it to hire a live auctioneer to handle it.


13 posted on 12/16/2004 8:58:36 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: superfries

Put an ad in the local paper and free ad rags. You'd be surprised at how fast that stuff will go, especially if you're just giving it away.


14 posted on 12/16/2004 8:58:54 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: superfries

There is at least one good size auction house in Joshua that I know of.


15 posted on 12/16/2004 8:59:21 AM PST by jtminton (<><)
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To: superfries

Tell where, I will come and get it. I live in Houston, have truck and trailer, I am serious.


16 posted on 12/16/2004 9:00:55 AM PST by eastforker (Ask me about a free satellite TV system!)
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To: superfries

You may want to contact these folks:

Liberty Tool Company

P.O. Box 346
Main St.
Liberty, ME 04949

(207) 589-4771
Fax (207) 589-3581

They are a seller of used tools and have a very large inventory. With a collection as large as the one you are describing, they may want to buy the whole lot.


17 posted on 12/16/2004 9:02:20 AM PST by hc87
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To: superfries

Check Your FReepMail


18 posted on 12/16/2004 9:06:02 AM PST by WestCoastGal (66 DAYS TO DAYTONA"Winning isn't the 1 with the fastest car..it's the 1 who refuses to lose " E.Sr.)
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To: superfries

Well, as for the tools and workshop items, you might think about E-Bay, or donating them to Goodwill or some other charity so they can auction them off or sell them...

As far as getting rid of a Father-In-Law, there are several legal and illegal routes you can take.


19 posted on 12/16/2004 9:06:42 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Go Ahead. Mace just makes me even more excited.)
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To: ShadowAce

good idea, thanks!


20 posted on 12/16/2004 9:35:51 AM PST by superfries
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

tried that and basically got no response.


21 posted on 12/16/2004 9:36:19 AM PST by superfries
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To: jtminton

will pass your info on to the mother-in-law, thanks!


22 posted on 12/16/2004 9:36:58 AM PST by superfries
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To: csvset

will check into that, thanks!


23 posted on 12/16/2004 9:37:31 AM PST by superfries
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To: eastforker

will pass your offer to her tonight, thanks a bunch!


24 posted on 12/16/2004 9:38:12 AM PST by superfries
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To: hc87

super info, thanks a bunch!


25 posted on 12/16/2004 9:38:43 AM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

bttt


26 posted on 12/16/2004 10:11:41 AM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

bttt


27 posted on 12/16/2004 10:29:15 AM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

bttt


28 posted on 12/16/2004 12:12:57 PM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

i'd love to come get it, but texas is too far fer me. That said, you can try ebay either yourself, or through a third party.


29 posted on 12/16/2004 12:27:06 PM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: superfries

I haven't any advice, but this seems a good thread to mention it. My hubby passed away on Oct 29th and I have quite a bit of 2 way radio and electronic stuff to sell. I'm near Memphis. From a Bird watt meter, a box of scan boards, 2 portable radios and a Power Wave unit for a 800mhz transmitter.


30 posted on 12/16/2004 12:45:52 PM PST by GailA (Happy Birthday JESUS! Merry CHRISTmas FRiends.)
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To: superfries
Try an Auction House. They will do the advertising and bring the customers in. They can attract people though out the state and (sic) Oklahoma.

Due to your location, security will be a problem if you advertise yourself in the paper. Some may come look to see what you got and clean you out that night. You may more money there than you know.

31 posted on 12/16/2004 2:18:56 PM PST by Deguello
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To: Deguello

thanks!


32 posted on 12/16/2004 2:23:00 PM PST by superfries
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To: superfries

Wish I had the money to buy some things from you (three kids, 4 vehicles). Good luck.


33 posted on 12/16/2004 2:39:08 PM PST by Deguello
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To: superfries

Any word on what's going to happen with the tools?


34 posted on 12/17/2004 7:50:18 AM PST by jtminton (<><)
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