Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

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

Postby bobhenry » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:34 am

Goodwill loves me !

Well I almost didn't bother stopping today........ HOWEVER >>>>>>

I did !

A 22" original weber grill (retail new is now $99.00)

It was marked $5.99 ! after adding the 42 cents for the governor it was $6.41

I had the Suzuki and had to disassemble the legs bowl and lid to get

it onboard and inside was a weber charcoal starter chimney :shock:


that's another $17.95 retail item so $125.13 worth of goodies with tax

for only $6.41 a 95% discount

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

Postby Wolfpack » Thu May 28, 2015 10:06 pm

I've been thinking lately how nice it would be to have a shop vac, but I didnt want to spend lots of money to buy one.
As it happens while I was out walking my Dog this morning, I noticed someone had left a 16 gallon Ridgid wet/dry vac in the gutter with their trash; so I came back shortly after with the car to pick it up.
I found it works perfectly, gave it a good clean with hot soapy water and a brush, and rinsed out the filter; now it's as good as new. The only damage to it is 2 broken caster wheels, which I found on ebay for $5 each.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:04 am

Wolfpack wrote:I've been thinking lately how nice it would be to have a shop vac, but I didnt want to spend lots of money to buy one.
As it happens while I was out walking my Dog this morning, I noticed someone had left a 16 gallon Ridgid wet/dry vac in the gutter with their trash; so I came back shortly after with the car to pick it up.
I found it works perfectly, gave it a good clean with hot soapy water and a brush, and rinsed out the filter; now it's as good as new. The only damage to it is 2 broken caster wheels, which I found on ebay for $5 each.
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Ain't it amazin' what people will toss out and why ! I found a very nice upright vacuum with all tools aboard in the trash so ,like you, I stopped and grabbed it. Most of these have the $4.00 beater bar belt burned off and so they are tossed. This one was not the case. When I got it home I discovered the cord was cut off. I temporarly fixed it with an extra extention cord I had handy and it worked perfectly. I can only guess the cord was badly damaged and shorted ?????
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:21 am

On to Saturday's yard sale finds............

I am about $200.00 lighter but about $2000.00 ahead of the game.

I went to a friends yard sale and he was in a toss away mood. :twisted:

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5 double insulated vinyl windows with all screens never installed $20.00 each

I had tried to buy this cabinet off of him 2 years ago and was turned down. Well it was in the sale and I got it for $25.00

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I even talked him out of this Ryobi portable table saw for $100.00

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and he tossed in a red lensed Dietz railroad lantern as a freebie.
( I have seen close to $100.00 tags on those lanterns at serious flea markets ) :twisted:

Even picked up 2 more walkers at a buck a piece for my dutch oven table frames
and a couple of the metal clam shell salad tongs I use with the dutch ovens to arrange coals.
They were a quarter a piece :D

Another sale netted this beauty for $50.00

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All in all it was a good yard sale day
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:38 am

I downsized recently, and gave up my awesome Craftsman table saw for the folding Ryobi. Not nearly the saw the Craftsman was, but takes up about 1/4 the space when not in use, very easy to move around, and not a bad saw at all!
Yard sales have become places to buy baby clothes here, it seems. I have given up on them in favor of an extremely local internet phenomenon called VarageSale.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:41 am

Here is my free lantern. I had to go sneak a picture......

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

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:44 am

Cliffmeister2000 wrote:I downsized recently, and gave up my awesome Craftsman table saw for the folding Ryobi. Not nearly the saw the Craftsman was, but takes up about 1/4 the space when not in use, very easy to move around, and not a bad saw at all!
Yard sales have become places to buy baby clothes here, it seems. I have given up on them in favor of an extremely local internet phenomenon called VarageSale.


I have a delta homekraft but it takes 3 men and a mule to move the monster.
The light weight Ryobi is nice until it wants to walk away while you are ripping a board.

When I built moms cabinet doors I was really wanting a little portable saw.

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I had to rip the 1x 2 1/2" sides with a circular saw :(
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:53 am

Very nice lantern, BH! My latest score was a retracting extension cord that still had the tags on it, for $20. I will mount it to the ceiling of my garage soon!

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

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:16 am

It has been a good summer for bargains......

What ! No one else yard sales ??????

Well I have left notes here and there with regards to a run of kitchen cabinets , a brand new $900.00 6 foot atrium entry door and even a 5x10 ramp equipped trailer.
I got return calls from 2 of the offers.

Well the 6 foot atrium door is unloaded into the house in a house. Total cost a one hundred dollar bill. Image

The trailer is mine for $225 I pick it up TuesdayImage


and the 10' run of nice custom built hardwood cabinets are still simmering at $250.00.Image

With our national tiny trailer gathering this weekend my time is stretched real thin or I would have all my prizes gathered up already.

Just can't miss the Cross Roads of America National tiny trailer gathering. With little teardrops and other custom little trailers arrive from 40 plus states
and we even have 2 Canadians going to join us this year.

I have been asked to build a tiny house 192 sq ft (12 x 16) for a gal at my bank.

I am gathering pieces and parts at these ridiculous prices in anticipation of this project.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:25 am

OH OH OH I almost forgot the sweetest deal of the weekend.

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$35.00 with 2 sets of extra knives. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby CAJUN LADY » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:18 am

Bob, you are crowned the "King of Yard Sales"! I love a good bargain also and hit Salvation Army when I feel the need for some gently-loved stuff, that I usually don't need, but want. And I can always get it discounted lower than the asking price by just asking. We have a Salvation Army store here that people line up in the mornings to get in just for their furniture. I've gotten so many pieces of real wood furniture for unbelievably cheap prices. Our Goodwill store has practically no furniture but lots of household/nicknacks/clothes. Salvation Army is my go-to bargain store.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby rowerwet » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:30 am

Last winter I scored two brand new 60" ceiling fans originally $170 for $40 each. We have 13' ceilings and large rooms.
Then I beat that with two http://www.hunterfan.com/Ceiling-Fans/Discovery fans for $10 each. I love home depot clearance.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby rowerwet » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:36 am

132690 all this came for free with a free pop up, all I had to do was drag it home.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby lrrowe » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:48 am

Good finds. Y'all now are very lucky. I go into my local Goodwill and all I see are a great number of clothes.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby dales133 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:21 am

Nice scores all round but e:)
specially that thicknesser. .I'm paying what you paid to own one to get some koala bear habitat machined for my hatch ribs.
Weber was a good s ore too I collect them :) like your style bob
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