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Offline Clarkforestry

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Dealer Referral
« on: March 21, 2014, 09:24:36 AM »
Hey - my first post on this forum.  Starting up a sawmill and dry kiln business and looking for used LT 40 mill and 2-blade edger. Anybody have dealings with Carolina Used Machinery? I like the look of some of their listings but uncertain of their reputation and their buying process seems complicated.  First you wire a deposit to the dealer (not the equipment owner), THEN you find out where the equipment is and who owns it, then you go look at it, then you wire full payment (no haggling) to the dealer, then you go pick up the equipment. Looking for past experience here cause I've never dealt this way.   Thanks! 

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 12:59:49 PM »
I purchased my Timber Harvester mill from Carolina Machinery Sales (CMS) last fall.  My experience was very different from what you describe.  I visited the owner/seller with the full knowledge of CMS to look at the mill before I committed to purchase.  The owner let me know what his bottom line was and I made that offer to CMS.  The offer was accepted and I paid considerably less than the original asking price.  All in all a good experience with the company.
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Re: Dealer Referral
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 05:54:10 PM »
Hey Clark, Welcome to the Forestry Forum.

What part of the Carolinas do you live in?

I'm not familiar with CAROLINA USED MACHINERY.

Call WOODMIZER CAROLINA in Albermarle, N.C. and ask for Joe or Tyler. Wendy will answer the phone and she can help get your informationshe knows her stuff.
They can find out if there are any used LT40's in your area or where ever.

If I can help..just message me.

Again.welcome.  :)
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Re: Dealer Referral
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 09:44:54 PM »
Hello Clarkforestry, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 09:00:31 AM »
Clarkforestry,welcome to the forum, Even been around a sawmill?
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 11:24:54 AM »
Welcome!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 04:35:46 PM »
Thanks for the replies folks.  Warren, the outfit I'm talking to Carolina Used Equipment, different than CMS.  It's confusing cause a web search turns up CMS also.  I'll keep looking - just don't want a $25 K education.   

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Re: Dealer Referral
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 01:09:40 AM »
Warren....If I haven't already said it, I have a mill crush on that timber harvester of yours.  ;) ;D
What is this leisure time of which you speak?
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