Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

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

Postby 39Ratrod » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:55 am

Smokin' deals! That trailer looks new, and for $225!!!!!!
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby rebapuck » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:26 am

I am amazed at the bargains you guys can score. I've always avoided garage sales because I didn't want to add to my own over-abundance of stuff.

I did take a tip from Bob Henry and went to the thrift store for a walker ($4.99). Now I have a portable grill stand to take to the beach.

If I had a garage, it would be full of finds I don't need.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby CAJUN LADY » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:49 am

rebapuck wrote:I am amazed at the bargains you guys can score. I've always avoided garage sales because I didn't want to add to my own over-abundance of stuff.

I did take a tip from Bob Henry and went to the thrift store for a walker ($4.99). Now I have a portable grill stand to take to the beach.

If I had a garage, it would be full of finds I don't need.


That's why I can't park in my darn garage now! :fb
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:12 am

Well the yard sale gods were smiling this weekend...............

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

Postby bobhenry » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:31 am

Been a while since I reported in on the dumpster finds and bargains.

Last night I was kidnapped and left to wander while the gal pal got a quick trim. I took a walk down the alley and tripped over about 110 feet of 12-2 with ground that had been gutted from a room partition in a big commercial building and tossed into the dumpster. Well since I am wiring the tractor barn for the caboose tiny house to plug into I decided it was a good find and loaded it into the truck.


Several weeks ago I saw a swing set "A" frame in a pile of scrap steel. I stopped and offered the fellow $5.00 for it and he even help me load it. Well it gets better!

Yesterday I was driving across town and there was a big pile of absolutely free junk in a front yard. In that pile was a porch swing with all the chains and ready to hang. I now have a nice swing and frame in the yard of the caboose house. I coupled my 5 dollar swing set find with it and repaired the leg stabilizers and her it is just in time for winter :snowstorm:

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

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:22 am

Good job, BH! :applause:
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:18 pm

Picked up a sack at a garage sale today with cameras and cables in it. I asked how much the cameras were, he said $5 for the whole bag. After cleaning them up a bit, I now have 8 functioning cameras.
1 Panasonic Lumix 10mp
2 Kodak 10.3mp Easy Share
2 Kodak 12mp Easy Share
3 Canon 16mp PowerShot A2300

Not bad. Now I need to find some folks who would appreciate a camera!
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:33 am

Well the Goodwill folks were good to me yesterday.................

A $246.00 Kohler K-12176-cp faucet with sprayer for $4.95 + sales tax :thumbsup:

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

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:15 am

Well there it was at the side of the road. The sign says it all !

Yes Lord thank you yet again !

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

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:01 am

Nice find Bob, That is a nice jack.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:41 pm

Look like it actuals saw little use. Have a buddy that is a whiz at hydraulics I just need to get the rebuild kit from sears.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:47 am

Well found a project this weekend. Cost me 3 bucks.......

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Gonna install a led puck light and make a 24-7 night light for the caboose.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby rebapuck » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:19 pm

I can see what it resembles, but what is it?
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby wagondude » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:36 pm

rebapuck wrote:I can see what it resembles, but what is it?


It is (or was) an adult beverage dispenser.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

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