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

    I guess the diesel Mercedes got my interest started (in diesel's).

    Then there was the time I rented a diesel truck (cost about $1 a mile, drove 2000 miles).

    That made me think about mileage.
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    one of the sweet deals for shipping is the USPS Priority Mail flat rate padded envelope.

    almost everything you can fit in it, still costs about $6.

    $12 for the box.

    i've been shipping...
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    Trailers are seasonal.

    I think a person could make some money buying them in the winter & off-season, a 2 axle with brakes for $1200.

    Lowest price I've seen for a 2 axle was $600 at a garage...
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    I don't know what kind of Quail. Oregon Quail ?

    I'm mostly selling because I'm planning to move. Recycling a lot of it, selling a LOT of tools.

    Actually parting with some un-completed...
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    Honestly, what you're doing is more interesting than those TV shows.

    Technically, we are hoarding, but with a purpose.


    There's a guy in Merlin named "Whitey" who has these humongous garage...
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    Dang ! now that's a wipe-out, fortunately not too bad.

    When I was body-surfing regularly, I realized that most of my rides ended in wipe-outs. I realized that I enjoyed the wipe-outs. So, for a...
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    How to force yourself to clean the gutters -

    rent a ladder for $10.

    +, be cheap.


    Mix.
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    if Home Improvement (indoors and out) and Survivalism was an Olympic Event, i'd put my money on you guys, and the neighbor i referred to as 'Magic Neighbor'.

    Magic Neighbor, Shawn, is the brother...
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    One idea is to use those sliding glass shower doors. I got 2 identical ones at garage sales, free. They are about 31 inches wide, 4 1/2 feet tall, with the frosted glass. At bathroom supply...
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    having just paid $45 to rent a 4 string Stihl weedwhacker from Saturday noon to Monday 10 AM ... $95 is a good price.


    i like the version where you take off the string and put on a circular saw...
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    i have 3 or 4 apple trees that have been in pots and withstood much abuse (0 degrees F for weeks) and keep coming back.

    i figure it's time to give them a chance to spread their roots. got a place...
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    what amazes me is the prices people will pay in Silicon Valley/ SF Bay Area.

    around here pussy willows grow like weeds, but in Silly Valley people will pay $MONEY$ for that "Nature Look" in their...
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    i used to raise rats. sold about $20 worth a week.

    when they were fed well, they got along great.

    but yes, i've heard about cases where they multiplied exponentially, e.g. in a grain silo,...
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    in Silicon Valley, one of the biggest "dumps" (in a good way) is Berman's Diversified.

    http://www.auctionbdi.com/

    Companies give them pallets of just about anything. a year ago i noticed an HP...
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    Sticky: Re: Bartering And Horse Trading (Part Duh)

    that sounds like me, although my lists are not as organized as yours.

    when the lists are done, i put them in a folder labelled "clipboard overflow" (literally.)

    then i date the folders, and...
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    when i was in college, i used to sell scrap.

    i remember steel got about 1 cent a pound, and aluminum maybe 50 cents a pound - depending on the grade.

    now steel gets about 5 cents a pound (dirty...
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    https://www.google.com/#q=aluminum+foundry+washington

    https://www.google.com/#q=aluminum+foundry+oregon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlpduLAQg18

    that last one is a shop class at EOU...
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    so far out of about 500 garage sales i found one Sterling Silver knife for 25 cents, mixed in with a bunch of Silver plated stuff.

    also other Solid Silver things, e.g. a horse brush with a top...
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    i like those antique aluminum bowls that are carved or forged or engraved.

    http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/1/5/5/1/9/webimg/300149668_tp.jpg

    the few i have bought, i paid about the value of...
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    the owner of the local metal shop gave me a lawnmower that i guess someone gave him.

    it was a Lowe's cheapo Poulan/ something.

    i put it in the back of my truck & took it to the local hardware...
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    old stuff is useful.

    people throw away half-broken things like they have no use.

    i got a large microwave oven with a broken dish-that-rotates.

    great for heating water ... and you can do a...
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