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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Went out yard sale-ing today. Had a few worthless stops... but did get to say hi to some fellow hunters. Started to think there was nothing happening today.

    One place had nothing interesting......
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Thanks for the adventure and lessons Agnut. I like shows that share these kinds of things. Once in a while I will catch the Storage Wars or Pawn Stars- pawn brokers.

    I find that if I don't get...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Thanks for the update Agnut. I went into hibernation mode for a long time. Got back out in the last 2 weeks. Here are some of the deals I got.

    2 WW2 M2 ammo cans- good condition $2 ea. These...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    I found a box of navigator and charting supplies from an old seaman. I got that for $10 for my daughter who can using the drawing tools. While there I got a couple heavy duty bags- one a GI type...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    I like the older stuff that is heavier gage- better quality. Can't stand the cheap stuff from China.

    Did a bathroom project 18 months ago and put in new under-sink valves. 6 months ago I...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    I had some good success today. My first stop- and I was the first there.... a family was clearing out the parents' house and just wanted it empty. Anything they could make for it was a distant...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Wow Agnut- that was a steal away day.

    I got a few good deals but nothing like your steals.

    I picked up 2 brand new army butt packs and a 30 rd 3-mag carry pouch for $15. My daughter looked...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    I have seen the same thing in northeast CT Agnut. Garbage being sold... little plastic toys, christmas lights, worthless things that at best could be burned for heat.

    The hunt requires much...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    I didn't go out last week but I did the week before. I was able to buy 3 small propane tanks (backyard grill type) for $5 each. When I got home, found one was full. I picked up a paint can of odd...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Hasn't been too good here. I have gotten a bit discouraged by the poor deals.

    I did manage to get a box of (8) 60W incandescent spot lights for $1. Same place that was selling a whole bunch of...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Perhaps my biggest problem is organizing too many things in too little space.

    That could take much spare time. Still... I procrastinate. I guess my subconscious reasoning is that if I lose my...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Although chilly in the morns still, hunting season (that is- yard sale hunting) is officially opened in CT. So far slim pickins.

    On my way home from work on Friday I saw a barn sale in MA. Bought...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Thanks Agnut.... I will need to pick up more yard tools. I have a large collection of cast iron pans. They store easy and may be a good barter item.

    I like how you buy things for a few pennies...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Keep up the bragging.... I mean good posts. I love reading about the deals. I agree- Ag... sometimes you have to fight to keep the smile off your face when dealing with sellers. There have been...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    Thanks for the news Agnut!! You did very well. While I would love to have that kind of fortune, I have no place to put everything. Treasures in ugly boxes- that is what I thought about when you...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    I have not been going out to tag sales as much but went today. I was able to pick up a display case of mini-Sterling silver ingots for $50. When I got home, I weighed them up to 6.6 toz.

    6.6 x...
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    Sticky: A few little bargains- -a 1.7oz Sterling fork...

    A few little bargains-

    -a 1.7oz Sterling fork for $1.
    -a box of light bulbs, 2 spools of 14AWG wire, 2 spools of lead solder for $10.
    -a grape crusher for wine-making for free.
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    Sticky: Sounds like you have been doing very well Agnut!...

    Sounds like you have been doing very well Agnut!

    All those towels for a few bucks! Nice.... and the canning jars...

    The ability to buy fine art when it is out of season is not to be...
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    Sticky: I was a little bummed out today with only about 5...

    I was a little bummed out today with only about 5 tag sales listed. On my start, I saw a sign for a barn sale. Well, it wasn't really a barn sale- more like garage. Nothing I could use.... but got...
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    Sticky: This past week was almost a total bust. I did...

    This past week was almost a total bust. I did pick up an army hip plastic canteen in case and on a web belt for $5. I really was more interested in the web belt.

    I also found out I have a...
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    Sticky: Excellent! Thanks for the adventure. It is always...

    Excellent! Thanks for the adventure. It is always a special joy to find just an item you were thinking about buying anyway... and getting it at bargain basement pricing. Yes- there are hundreds of...
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    Sticky: Scored a couple little things today. First, I...

    Scored a couple little things today.

    First, I got a box of candles for $2. To buy these new in the store would be in the $20 range.

    Next, I happened to see some silverware spoons in a bag....
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    Sticky: Thanks for more insights Agnut! I will check...

    Thanks for more insights Agnut!

    I will check in with local bakeries and see if they dispose of containers/buckets.

    I stored up some sugar. My wife says we have enough. Not even close. ...
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    Sticky: Not much this past week. I did pick up another...

    Not much this past week. I did pick up another flat Wagner cast iron pan. $2. The surface is very smooth on these old pans unlike the gritty cheap casts made now.

    When I see candles at bargain...
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    Sticky: Enjoyable read Agnut. Your galvanized wire...

    Enjoyable read Agnut.

    Your galvanized wire reminded me of a deal I encountered. A fella was selling old tools that were really beaten and too high of a price.... and there was nothing I...
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