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Stihl 026 Pro

Post in 'The Gear' started by NH_Wood, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. I'd also add all the variations of the saws name in the title. Ie 026, 026pro, ms260 etc.

    It annoys me when people add other keywords in the title but eBay doesn't seem to crack down like cl does. With chainsaws people add the next closest models numbers and even the husky model equivalent numbers.

    Gets your saw to pop up on more searches.

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  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Yep, now I am watching your saw and another MS260 pro saw that is also very clean. Thing is, the other ad has around 4 photos compared to your single one. I need a MS260 like I need to be knocked on the head. Still going to watch them though. Trying to pick up a clean MS362 for around $500, but that might be a tough one.
  3. HittinSteel

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    If it doesn't sell, put it on craigslist for $325 and let someone talk you down to around $300 or so. Lot less hassle and you'll come out about even over getting a higher price on fleecebay.

    In my experience if you can make $100-$150 on a saw flip, you're doing great.
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  4. NH_Wood

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    Yes - I noticed the same thing - if I were looking for the same saw as a buyer, I'd likely bid on the other saw just because of the better photo line up. I'm adding all the same model saws that are listed to my watch list and seeing what they eventually sell for - then I'll have a better idea of where to start the bid if it doesn't sell this time, with a bunch more photos. I'm in no rush to lose the saw (hoping it takes long enough to sell that a tree drops at my neighbors - I'd like to run this saw before it leaves - if my wife wasn't giving me the evil eye about buying it, it would be staying the barn ;). This is all for fun and to try an make a buck if I can. Cheers!
  5. NH_Wood

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    This is a good idea too - I could try CL for a few days before relisting on ebay. Thanks!
  6. StihlHead

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    A tough one? Methinks not. Here is a clean 362 in Bal'mer on CL today for $500:

    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/grd/3503872353.html

    Here is another 362 on CL in Morgantown, PA, same price:

    http://lancaster.craigslist.org/grd/3552503320.html
  7. MasterMech

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    It depends on the category you list in but saws generally allow you to post a whole bunch of photos in there for free. (Picture Pack is included with the listing.)
  8. fabsroman

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    Sheez, Jessup is about 10 minutes away from me and I was just over there on Wednesday. Might have to give the guy a call and go look at that saw. Thanks for the link. Crazy thing is that I tried Craigslist last weekend for a MS362 and nothing came up.
  9. StihlHead

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    You have to look constantly if you want a good saw at a good price on CL. They are posted and get sold pretty fast, usually within days or even hours. Us Stihl Wolves are always out there wolves.jpg hunting online.
  10. NH_Wood

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    So far so good, bidding finally started on the MS260, a few hours to - this is kinda fun (well, except for saying goodbye to the saw of course <>). Cheers!
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    I just saw that. You are already in profit zone, here. I still expect it to jump up a little higher before it's all over.
  12. Adios Pantalones

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    Me too. 10 years. The way that I have abused that saw, and have never changed so much as a spark plug, speaks volumes.

    Think Immo go have relations with it.
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    By the way- not sure that I ever needed that decomp valve thingy. I used it until I figured out that it was relatively superfluous on a saw that size.

    I don't think that it detracts, just that it's not been useful either.
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    I always wondered about that. I've never used one, so I wouldn't know.
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    Yep, I don't use the valve on my 261, but it sure does help on the 660. I notice one heck of a difference on the 660 between using the valve and not using the valve.
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    All I have to say is WOW. Was watching your auction and another auction and the other MS260 Pro went for $443. It appears these saws hold their value pretty good.
  17. StihlHead

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    They hold their value if they are really nice and clean, but locally they tend to go for less on CL.

    This one just sold for $330. If he was a rated seller with 100% feedback it would likely have gone higher.
  18. fabsroman

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    Man, seems as though you sold both saws and did pretty good on both of them. I might have to start looking at buying and selling saws for a living. That is insane.

    Have to wonder how much that 260 Pro would have sold for if you had posted more pics and it had a new Stihl bar on it. The other one sold for $443 and it was pretty much the same saw as yours.
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    Glad you got a high price!

    ......but that is insane money for a 260 ($443)
  20. NH_Wood

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    Yes, that other 260 for $443 was BRAND NEW - never used (powerhead only), so I can see why it went higher. I was thinking about what having a new bar/chain on the saw would do for the sale, but didn't think it would make enough of a difference in profit. But, I'm guessing a better photo spread might have made a difference (as well as some feedback). Paid $180 for the 260 and $160 for the 250C - got $330 and $220 for the two saws - a quick $180 for having a little fun! Got to goof around with the saws and little and get paid to do it! Cool beans! Off to buy more saws! Cheers!

    Edit - that $443 saw was used.....not the new one that sold earlier - holy cow! That's steep! Cheers!
  21. StihlHead

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    Ebay sales prices are not what you get. Ebay collects 9% of the sale PLUS shipping and Paypal fees are another 2.9% off the top. Also $25 is low for shipping a saw and bar that size, and could cost you more if the buyer is on the west coast. $330 sale, less 355 x 12% = $42.50, shipping is at least $25, so that is only $287.50 net.

    At any rate, I would rather get the $285 or so on CL than deal with Ebay and shipping.
  22. And with Craigslist there is no paper trail.
  23. StihlHead

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    Yah, Ebay, the buyer, Paypal, CC companies, the PO... all have transaction records. Sales tax is an issue for sales in most states as well. Also you are out the time and gas to drive to and from the PO and stand in line, and the cost for packaging. Hidden costs can add up.

    CL sales are usually quick and easy. They come by and we start the saw, we chat about saws, they pay cash and leave, done deal.
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    All good points - I wasn't adding in the charges, so certainly netted less. It was still fun to watch - was my first shot and it's a little exciting to see the process unfold. But, I agree - CL is MUCH easier!!! Cheers!
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    The other thing with CL is that you have the opportunity to trade for things. I put 4 saws up 2 weeks ago. I sold one, and have turned down trade deals that were good value if I wanted the items, or wanted to turn around and sell those items again for cash. On my 029 Super I've been offered a 12 ga Remington 870 Express, a 20 ga Mossburg 500 w 2 barrels, a riding lawnmower supposed to only need a battery, a Horton Crossbow, and a Kobalt Stainless steel tool chest (drawers on wheels type). I was going to trade for a deal on a Ruger Mark I 22 target pistol.............but he decided against an 029 after lifting it.............. wants one of my 026s that he saw in the garage instead...............I wasn't planning to sell those............I still thinking about that!

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