Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

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

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am

Well to breath a little life into this old thread...... I was yard saleing this weekend and at one stop at the curb was a yard glider. The folks asked me if I would like it before the trash man picked it up. You all know me ..... I replaced 2 boards and used a remaining 1/2 a can of spray paint and I have a good looking free yard glider. I celebrated yesterday by setting, swinging, and enjoying a cold beer.

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

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:47 pm

I went to Goodwill the other day, and they had a Thule Sidekick Rooftop carrier for $19. I asked one of the guys if the keys were in the bag with the mounting kit (as I was putting it in the basket) or if they had them in the back. He had to check. He came back a minute later with the information that it was only $19 because they had no keys. A quick call to Thule USA, and 2 days later I had 2 key for $35. It was $35 because I paid a lot extra for shipping, as we are leaving tomorrow. It is on the roof and being loaded for our 18 day adventure! By far one of my best finds to date!

This is a Sidekick mounted on something other than my Durango

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

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:05 am

absolutely free patio table by the side of the road .......

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

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:06 am

All my yard sale finds are starting to make a nice collection at the caboose

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

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:47 am

Well yet another build bargain found me this weekend.....

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$15.00 :twisted:
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby Philip » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:01 am

Bob I have to ask. Do the local thrift shops have you on auto dial when something good comes in???

We need this thread renamed to Bob's finds. :lol:

Wish I could find all the goodies you do. :NC
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:05 am

It has become a bad joke among my friends. They now place orders !

I was setting at a little café this Sunday morning with my gal pal and the waitress was bemoaning the fact she needed a push mower. I had just lost a good buddy and the family called me to see what I might want of the leavings. It just so happened no one wanted the mower so I took it. I have been wanting the little night light charger port outlets but at about 20 bucks a piece I just couldn't justify the cost. Well it so happens the waitress needing the mower has an "in" with a union electrician that just happens to have a bunch of job leftovers and in them are the outlets. I am trading the mower for 3 of them. God loves me !

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

Postby brx017 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:06 pm

Been meaning to share these for a while, just forgot about it. I found a Sears Coleman Lantern and a Coleman Stove at the landfill, laying next to the scrap metal pile. Somebody wanted rid of them but didn't have the heart to chuck them in the pile and break them I guess. They're not in the best shape, but may be salvageable.

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

Postby Philip » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:07 pm

Those will buff out. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:22 pm

Man oh man gotta knock the dust off of this old thread.

Was driving into work this morning and what to my wandering eye should appear , no not a miniature sleigh or a reindeer but a lazy boy recliner :D

Santa must have brought a new one because waiting at the curb for the trash man was a light beige vinyl recliner.

The Flea market fliver doesn't have a passenger seat so guess what I am thinking.

Might as well be comfortable between flea market customers.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby 48Rob » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:16 pm

Bob,

Are you selling regularly/full time at the flea market?

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

Postby bobhenry » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:29 am

Lafayette Indiana has a "First Sunday" the first sunday of each month at their fairgrounds. In the winter it shrinks down and goes inside but in the summer it is damn good size with 80 - 120 venders and waves and waves of onlookers. I have been one of the onlookers but will be changing roles very soon. I am right now building handy little step stools and beer and wine lamps as well as (don't tell anybody) burlap flowers :roll: I am looking into carved candles as well if I can buy the equipment right. Getting in place for full retirement I went to 3 days a week in July. I am really getting used to 4 day weekends every weekend. :D
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby bobhenry » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:15 am

Went looking for the pics.............

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

Postby Nansplace » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:36 pm

Great job, Bob! My favorite is the first one (since it's mine), an the Mississippi Mud lamps are my next favorite. Can't wait to see the flowers up close.
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Re: Bargain thrift Store, yard sale & dumpster diving treasu

Postby QueticoBill » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:27 pm

My son found a metric tap and die set at an estate sale - $2. Complete. Not stellar quality - but that stuff made in the 1950s was usually OK. Now I know I'll stick with metric modifying the Ironton Trailer.
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