Used plasma/oxy cutting machines (funny email from a friend)

Geolocation,Personal,Search by on February 3, 2007 at 3:08 pm

It’s not everyday that one of my friends sends a request like this:

I’m also trying to connect with people to buy used/refurbished plasma/oxy cutting machines for steel plates for a steel service center I am setting up. Any ideas?

He’s outside the US and will be visiting in a few months. After I stopped laughing, I tried to figure out what advice I could send him.

My first instinct was to tell him to use Google and sure enough there a ton of results (the adwords results actually look particularly promising). However, I realized that:

  • He probably already tried this
  • He’s outside the US and probably won’t see results that are as relevant as I see (US geotargeted Adwords campaigns being the default option). Even his natural search could be way different.
So, I emailed him a screenshot of my search results. Surely there has got to be a better solution.


  1. Antonio — June 24, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    Iv’e got one of those cnc plasma cutting tables, in Ballard . I’d be happy to cut for him. I take care of the shipyards around here. 206-227-4902

  2. Antonio Knoy — July 29, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    wrong email,

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