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Old 03-22-2005, 03:40 AM   #61
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My fear is that while were away we'll be feeding all the area critters too. The cats did a crummy job of defending the outdoor food supply. The neighbor said he was filling the bowl everyday! Lotsa coons, skunks, possum, etc. I think I'll give the electronic one a shot but my cats hate collars and get free of them easily. Still considering options.

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Old 03-28-2005, 03:48 AM   #62
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Obsessed with value? Not me... Its been spring for a week fer chrissakes. When do the garage sales start?
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Ahh garage sales... one of the great by-product phenomema of the American consumer society...luv'em.
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Garage sale, yard sale, tag sale, estate sale, flea market, last stop before the dump. What else are these events called?

This subject probably deserves it own thread. I dont know which I like better, going to - or having a garage sale. Tools of the trade: A wad of singles and fives in the console and rope in the trunk.

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Hello BUM and all. I was tempted to list all the stuff we have here which was acquired at garage sales, yard sales, etc. Too long. Some of the best stuff has been
free, as in "picked up along side the road free".
Most of this was easily resold. Right now I have sitting in the pickup a 12 HP riding mower I picked up a week ago. Don't know if it runs, but the motor, tires, wheels
and battery will get me $50 easy with a free ad.
Easy money! BTW, if I wasn't so busy with other stuff
this would be a fun "no pressure" income producer
(selling other people's castoffs).

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Old 04-17-2005, 07:23 AM   #66
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Good thing we dont live nearby. I can see it now 2 pickups heading for the same pile of crap...

Last night me and DW are on the way to the restaurant and I passed a nice looking oak spindle-back kitchen or writing desk type chair. On the way home it was still there! Not any more! Dragged it out this morning in the light of day... its beautiful nary a scratch on it.
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When I lived in the SF south bay area, they used to have "junk clearance" once a year. Everybody put everything they didnt want in front of the curb in the street. Was a nice way to keep people from becoming junk collectors. At the end of the week, the city came by with dump trucks and dozers and scooped it all up.

I was always amazed at how huge the piles of junk were. Most homes had a heap the size of a train car out front.

Hordes of people in pickup trucks drove up and down all the streets that week, guys jumping out and grabbing stuff.

Some poor $^%# was moving that week and had a couple of dressers out in his driveway, went in the house, came back, they were gone.

I think I figured it out though. The city picked up a lot but a lot of people just took each others junk.

We're having our cul-de-sac-wide semi-annual yard sale in a couple of weeks. Which is good...I have a garage full of stuff ready to go...the end result of shoveling ~4600 square feet of stuff from two homes into 1800 square feet...
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When my boys were a bit younger and we'd be going somewhere in the car we would often see many of those white plastic 5 gallon pails on the side of the road. I would slow the car a bit and say "I'll pull off the side and you run back and see what shape that bucket is in. If it doesn't have holes bring it to the car!" Whoever was in the front seat would lok at me like I had just lost my marbles and say "M-o-o-o-m, no way!" "Oh, come on, you can never have too many of those, it'll just take a sec" then I'd continue driving and they would start to breathe again. To this day when we pass one, they'll give me that out of the corner of the eye look, and say "Don't even think about it!"

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When my boys were a bit younger and we'd be going somewhere in the car we would often see many of those white plastic 5 gallon pails on the side of the road. I would slow the car a bit and say "I'll pull off the side and you run back and see what shape that bucket is in. If it doesn't have holes bring it to the car!" Whoever was in the front seat would lok at me like I had just lost my marbles and say "M-o-o-o-m, no way!" "Oh, come on, you can never have too many of those, it'll just take a sec" then I'd continue driving and they would start to breathe again. To this day when we pass one, they'll give me that out of the corner of the eye look, and say "Don't even think about it!"

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Judy,

You go girlfriend! Can't have too many buckets. Need one myself for the next project..sump pump pit...yukkies.

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Obviously, I pick up buckets, tiedowns, lumber,
and anything
"set out" for the taking. If it's free, I take a look.
If I can use it or sell it, it goes in the truck.

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Today's gem. A park bench! Cast iron ends. Came out fine with a coat of rustoleum gloss black. The nasty slats after a hard belt sanding turned out to be redwood! Woohoo
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Hey, Bum-- the park people called, and they want you to return the bench...
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I'm buying a truck! I passed up $400.00 worth of stuff on the side of the road for cleanup day this morning. Is the bad gas mileage worth it?

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Yep...a truck and one of them 3 pronged grappling hooks, 50' of rope...you could have yourself quite a load of goodies...
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Ahhh bench? bench? What bench? Oh that bench! Yeah, the town moved it here to keep the BUMs out of the park. ;D
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