do you buy second hand poles?

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  1. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    i was tempted to put a bid on today for this second hand gardiner xtreme 22 but my gf said no.

    we are a bit short of cash, i just paid my van insurance and 12 month mot upfront and got other stuff to pay for.

    i prefer buying brand new poles but this one look to be in really good condition, what do u reckon?

    Gardiner Extreme Pole 22ft Metal bands Window Cleaning Water Fed Pole WFP
     
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  3. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    No but plenty buy overpriced worn out poles on ebay.

    So most of us clever lads buy new then sell them for half price (or more) a year or so later and buy another new one.

    Seriously though your gf said no?
    I would never ask the missus about a business purchase or any other personal purchase for that matter. Please can I buy this ? Don't think so I work too hard to be told what I can and can't buy. Man up son.:whistle:
     
  4. Damo

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    Shame i never saw this thread, as that pole is mine :) TBH it was a bargain at £225.

    section 2 was from another pole and was basically brand new (worked a day) section 3 was like 3 months old and section 5 (base) handle was new.

    I have a bit of OCD so my poles are treated with UBER respect :)
     
  5. Damo

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    Hey Dave,

    Just thinking about it i am selling the following really soon...

    Extreme 18 - used for a week

    Extreme 22 - used for two weeks

    Extreme 25 - used for 6 months (ONLY on 3 story work)

    I am no mega rush to sell them, but will be very soon :)
     
  6. Posh

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    Why Damo do you sell them after only a few weeks??

    Just curious
     
  7. Damo

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    Those above are an exception TBH.

    I stupidly bought a new extreme v3 and now decide I want them all to be V3's

    The extreme 18 was purchased for when I have a bad back/pains.

    I generally use a 22 and if I get pains I use my 18. Ain't had pain since well. Long time. So it's just gathering dust.

    I bought a 22 for a spare. But I want a v3 so it's for sale.

    Nothing underhand at all :)
     
  8. Damo

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    I might add OCD plays a massive part of it as well. I am trying to cope and even Dave has picked up on it. I do try but it's very very hard to deal with.
     
  9. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    Damo I got slx 35 which is about 4 month old with a few scratches on it, I also got the paperwork to prove when I bought it.

    How much do you think I can sell this pole online for roughly bearing in mind I paid £375 plus vat =£450.

    If you happen to have Extreme 35 in good condition and decide to sell it one day let me know.
     

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  10. Damo

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    I have an extreme 25 and 35ft extension pack in fact i have 4 sets of extensions. 3 are new. extreme 25 will be the last one to be sold. Want to sell 18 and 22 first and replace them with V3's

    Hmmmmmm, you could put a reserve on. Usually 50-75% of RRP
     
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