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Craigslist and Other Bargains

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by baymule, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Jan 26, 2016
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

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    @Nyboy it's a fuel tank and we had it filled with diesel today. Go take pics of your good deals you have made!

    @Smart Red you could have had that tank filled now while fuel is cheap..... 1,000 building blocks?? :bow Wow! I am looking for a deal on bricks, cinder blocks or like materials. I want to put a flower bed all the way across the front of our new porch. And great deal on the peat moss!!
     
  2. Jan 26, 2016
    thistlebloom

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    I got both of my little toy horses (horse and mule actually) on CL , a couple of years apart.

    Cute kids not included.

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    baymule

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    You made a great buy! They are cute! kid is too!!
     
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    journey11

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    I never seem to have much luck with Craigslist. If I'm looking for something particular, should I be lucky enough to find a relevant listing or two, it's either complete junk or someone who thinks they're sitting on a pile of gold and wants too much for it. Same with the Trader's Guide paper. I want to live somewhere like Nyboy where people have good stuff to sell!

    The only successful buy I've made off of CL was our kitchen table, which we bought off of an older couple for $250 a few years ago who were downsizing. It's as old as I am, sturdy and made of real solid oak, 6 chairs came with it and a side board. We use the side board for the TV though. It came with protective pads for the table top, but I never used them. It didn't have a single scratch on it when we bought it, but the kids have done a number on it since then. I would love to refinish it someday.
     
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    Nyboy

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    Nyboy

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    Journey don't think in terms of scratches, think patina.
     
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    Nyboy

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    I fell in love with all the brick work on my house. I found a truck load of old bricks for $75 I offerd $100 for load with delivery. I use them to line the flower beds, I love how they tied in with house. Years later still have a large pile left.
     
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    catjac1975

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    Not to be too stupid...what went in it?
     
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    catjac1975

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    I have gotten all manor of garden tools on CL. Best was a brand new mid sized tiller. Person got it as a gift and didn't want it. I do worry that these brand new gifts were stolen. We bought a couple of mosquito magnets a few years back. Some kind of divorce...moving tale. After loading it up, giving the guy the money, he said if I had friends that wanted any he could get more. Got out of their fast.
     
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    Nyboy

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    I buy a lot never sold on CL All the people have been really nice. One of my favorites was a guy selling fig trees. He was artist who moved to Hudson valley from Brooklyn. My friend Kristine and I spent about a hour just talking with him.
     
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