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Old 12-01-2007, 08:00 PM
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Sorry to hear about your tools check the local Pawn shops see if you see any of your tools there and about your Scout I found one the other day while driving it's a Scout truck I figure about a 77 model im going to see if the owner wants to sell it.

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Old 12-02-2007, 08:44 AM
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An observation regarding Snap-On tools.

Snap-On now sells their name and logos to outside suppliers of tools per se. I've seen LED trouble lights and flashlights marketed by companies now using the Snap-On name. The stuff is made in China.

I've also seen mechanics gloves the sold the same way - with the Snap-On name. This crap is made in Pakistan. Pakistan is the host country to Osama yo mama Bin Laden and is a country promoting terrorism. Your purchase of anything made in Pakistan supporters terrorism and their nuclear weapons programs.

If I were a Snap-On tool sales person, I'd think twice about the future of the company and my efforts trying to make a living. With fuel prices so high and the company degrading their own famous name by selling out to these other night-flyer's, I wonder what the future holds for the guys with the expensive trucks and inventory.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:07 PM
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its not just snap-on.
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I found this locally. It's a Matco Pro Formance Series MB4725QSB. 56" long 24" deep. The owners wife said they paid $5,600 for it and they want $2,400 for it. It's in real nice shape. I think they really might have paid $3,600 for it. Thinking about offering $1,800 or so. What do you guys think it's worth? (I could do without the graphics) Thanks for the help.



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I'm sorry for your lost. I do not know about matco, but mac tools = junk. mac tools suck. I refuse to buy mac, and when I do I swear its the last time I buy mac everytime. look on ebay for used snap on, they usually have good deals, you just have to pay up front.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:38 PM
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Two things to consider.

1.) After buying your tools, get an Insurance rider on your tools. Mine is for $100,000. I got robbed once for $3,500. and that was enough for me to install a security system, lock the doors.

NEVER LEAVE A GARAGE DOOR OPENER IN AN UNLOCKED CAR. Unless of coarse, you got alot of tools you can do without.

2.) Tax time: get a good accountant. "Uninsured Loss". Recoup part of it at least. Then ask about income averaging for 3 years, based on $20K loss.
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