Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Todah Tear » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:37 pm

I don't have pics, but I scored a refrigerator w/working freezer for $70 for my church. Just in time to stock up for our future Wednesday night Love Feast before Bible Study :worship: . The same folks who sold me the refrig, gave me a toaster over. It works and it will go to the office.

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Postby JDDrake » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:44 pm

My husband and I are super excited about our teardrop and I am on the prowl for great vintage camping gear! Sure hope I find great things like others have found!
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby rebapuck » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:00 pm

So I'm walking around Goodwill and spot a folding table. The legs are nice aluminum. Almost new looking. The round wood top could use a sanding and repaint. But it took me three days to think it would make a great camp table. When I got back there it was gone.

When you see it...BUY it.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby D.J. » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:47 pm

Not the biggest item but a very handy one. This is a 50s-60's Ekco one handed mixer. It works very well using a large coffee mug. You can firmly grasp the coffee mug handle in one hand and mix with the other. I got it at the thrift shop for $2.95. The chrome ferrule cup was loose so I used a large amount of epoxy to attach it firmly. .... D.J.

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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby rebapuck » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:59 am

Do you use it by pushing down and up?
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby D.J. » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:41 am

Yes. It spins on both the up and down stroke.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:24 am

An old thread but still a great topic. In the midst of my move out of my house of 24 years to my not so tiny house I took time to respond to a Freecycle offering of handyman items for free. What caught my eye was listed with the goodies was a 4 horse pancake air compressor. As my Bostitch compressor died during the building of my not so tiny house I responded with a plea to be concidered for the offering. Well my phone rang Saturday morning and the kind folks had chosen me as the recipiant. :thumbsup:

At noon Sunday as I had scheduled with the family I arrived.

HOLY STROMBOLLIE :shock: :shock:

There were 7 drywall buckets and 4 totes full of great construction goodies. In the mix was the little compressor and a 16 foot aluminum extention ladder. Drywall tools, painting tools frrom brushes and rollers to roller pans and handles. I could go on forever. About every kind of nail and screw in boxes and jars. Several boxes of pneumatic nails and believe it or not they all fit my guns. All in all if I had to price the entire gift it would be in the $500 - $600 range.

There are at least 10 item I was going to need to purchase this week to work on the new not so tiny house.

A big thank you to the man upstairs :worship: It was a sad weekend moving out of my home of 24 years but good friend to help with the move and fantastic weather in which to do it , then to receive a windfall of items, many of which I had an immediate need was all just to good. It hard to be down when God is smilin' on you.
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Postby rowerwet » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:48 am

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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:19 pm

Nice, BH!
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:48 am

Well no one has been here for a while HUH?

Went to my favorite store for ol farts day (30% off for seniors) and this jumped out in front of me.

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That tag says $14.99 that's 10.49 plus sales tax. :twisted:

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And a bonus inside :thumbsup: Took me a couple of minutes to figure this one out I had it upside down and folded every which way before I figured out it was a fold down cook top toaster ( it's even a four slicer :D )
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:05 am

slows best find in the opertunity shop in dubois was a 50 calibure hawken black powder rifle all newly put together laying in the front window! I dumped a paycheck and ate peanuts for two weeks at work and came home with it for around only 150 bucks!

next week was a queen size bed all mattress and box springs and the frame for 70 bucks.

I shop almost every day after work in dubois at a place called the opertunity shop.

I have major habits with online places to like ebay and big iron.com. big iron has given me to many farm machinery trips on ranch bussness. I saw the hole state of nebraska by spending to much time on big iron.com and my dad instead of getting a winnebago when he ritired from welding. sat in the front seat of my half ton ford pick up I owned at the time and we took farm machinery trips for his retirment journys. this was a lot of 24 28 hour runs and driving all night hauling machinery on a goose kneck flatbed stopping moslty for potty breaks and to pump gas into the truck from a large tank behind the cab of the truck in the pickup bed and late night dinners at truck stops!

I do farm auctions and I do window shopping and I do junk stores and flea markets. I got I amit a junk hoarding habit!

slow yea theres even tractorhouse and autiontime.com. yada, yada, so on!
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:14 am

Well at least I didn't drive 28 hours to get it :laughter:

My poor old orange and yellow Sears cook top is like an old friend but it is time for his replacement. Only one burner works and it is bent up so bad it barely closes.
It has served me for 7 years and 40 plus gatherings so the $4.95 I gave for it at (where else) Goodwill was money well spent.

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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Nansplace » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:41 am

Will be a shame to see it go Bob. :( It sure has been used a lot and everything that came from it was delicious!!!!!! :stompspam: Thankfully you do much more than spam. LOL I'm sure you'll enjoy having the extra burner on the new one.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby 48Rob » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:32 am

I check Craigslist often, but am usually 3 minutes too late to get the deal...

A month ago I found some old card file cabinets listed for a hundred dollars, they had ten of them.
I'm building a new shop complex for our company, and have been buying cabinets, shelving, etc.
The price was pretty reasonable ;) given that the cabinets generally sell for $250 and up.
The card file cabinets make great parts storage drawers as they have dividers, or, you can remove the dividers and use them as tool boxes.
The drawers are on full extension slides and are very heavy duty!

It was 4:30 Am when I read the ad. The ad showed the location as a desolate area in downtown...maybe a ruse to rob someone? I decided to go ahead and text the seller hoping it was real and that I wouldn't make them upset texting so early.
I got a reply within 20 minutes, asking how quickly I could get there. (for that price and quantity, I couldn't get there fast enough!) I told them within 30 minutes.
I worried the whole time I was hooking up the trailer and getting straps. Then they called and asked if I was coming, I replied I was a couple minutes away.
At that point the fog cleared, as he told me to back up to the loading dock at the public library...whew!

He showed me the cabinets and nervously I handed him a hundred dollars...hoping that the ad was right, and I really was buying all ten for the money.
He took the money and wrote a receipt. It was all ten for the money :applause:

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They must have had a couple different ads running, as this one I found after having bought them says ten dollars each.

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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby ParTaxer » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:13 am

What a buy! They are worth that as scrap.

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