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Old 07-25-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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I am looking for some advice on how to price my father's tools. He recently passed away suddenly and was a volkswagen mechanic for over 35 years. During which time he amassed quite the tool collection, mostly all mac or snap on. The box itself is a snap on blue massive thing. There is every single tool one could ever need to fix a car in the set. What is something like this worth? He said that he likely spent 60-70k over his lifetime on it. Looking for some help with value that someone is willing to pay!

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Old 07-25-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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That's like guessing how long is a string. Sorry about the loss of your father, I know how it feels.

Do you know any mechanic friends of his that could help you sort through the stuff?


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I had one of his friends come over. However he didn't even really know where to begin with it. If I put it up for 20-30 grand are there people out there that have that kind of money to spend on tools? I think the value is there.
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Do you have a tool reseller near you? We have one here that buys and sells used tools. It would probably be a great deal for someone wanting to be in the auto repair business, but having funds to buy May be looking for the needle and haystack thing.

You could make an inventory of what you have and start stopping by garages and see if anyone has interest. As far as pricing, take your inventory sheet and look on craigslist and start searching values.
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Tools can be hard to price. I have some big truck wrenches that I will never use. I have wondered what they are worth.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:34 PM   #6
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What size are they and brand? I may be interested if you want to get rid of them.
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What size are they and brand? I may be interested if you want to get rid of them.
I need to look through them.
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I use the larger stuff at work bolting pipelines together. Of course some guys like to also loose and bury tools too.
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Maybe you can track tools on ebay to see what they are going for.
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Maybe you can track tools on ebay to see what they are going for.
Best bet.

Then remember that EBay pricing is just that, EBay pricing. You will not get EBay pricing on Craigslist.

The problem with Snap-On tools in my neck of the woods, is no receipt, no warranty.

Craftsman or even Harbor Freight has a walk in warranty.


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