Imperial and metric tools
mail order and auctions of hand tools for automotive and DIY.
As well as selling tools via
the baconsdozen web site,I also auction tools on Ebid
also sell at Ecrater.. in
Canada and the USA.I used to sell a lot on ebay but their high fees
mean it is no longer viable.
There are pitfalls to avoid on any auction sites and elsewhere on the net some tips to avoid paying over the odds for inferior products or paying and getting nothing at all.
Bidding for tools at an online auction? A few auction do's and don'ts. .
Buying tools (or anything else at auction) could land you a bargain,the rating systems means you used to be able to judge the sellers and buyers from comments left but this is no longer true on ebay where sellers are prevented from leaving negative feedback..The variety of things on offer means you might pick up anything from new spares for your classic car or a set of pre war whitworth spanners.However Ebay and other auction sites offer rich pickings for con men and fraudsters so take care.
Don't rely on ebay or paypal to
bail you out if you feel you've been conned,often they don't want to
Use a credit card to pay for your win,it's quicker and safer, but if you don't feel comfortable giving your details then don't.
If it sounds too good to be true or it looks too good to be true,then,it probably isn't true.
If you don't want,need or use them,then no matter how cheap those tools are,they aren't a bargain
No contact details for the vendor? What do you do if your 'bargain tool' is faulty.?This is the same for any web site.
Auction seller ratings should be a good guide to other bidders experiences,but remember it's possible to buy good 'feedback',on ebay for example without any sale taking place.
Decide the maximum price you want to bid up to,then stick to it. There's another day and more auctions tomorrow.
Inflated carriage charges is one popular rip off,people getting bogus bidders to run the price up,another.
Tool auctions or indeed
any auctions should save you money ,but not at the expense of
service,guarantee or quality etc..
Baconsdozen Imperial and metric tools
13 Waveney Road
Suffolk NR 321BT