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Scuba_Dave 08-23-2009 08:45 PM

Craigslists Scores - good stuff
 
It's amazing what people will throw away or just give away

I've picked up FREE:
27" Sony Trinitron TV less then 8 years old plus a nice coffee table
14" RCA TV only 3 years old now !!
Probably over 1000 bricks
16" square Patio blocks - maybe 400 sq ft
Stone dust w/above - maybe 2 yards (pain to shovel)
Free bushes "ewanus" (sp?), forsythia (had a dozen)
4x8 mirror (saved for the bar)
Jalousie windows
Sliding glass doors (not really surprising)
Asst other Patio blocks
Cement blocks 8x8x16 - maybe 200
Wall block - maybe 200 pics - big blocks
Speakers - used out by the pool
Tug boat sand box (gave away to someone else later)
2 electric powered cars for my son (sit in kind)
Loveseat (from neighbor) - we use it on the porch in the summer
5' fixed Andersen doors

At very good prices:
Lots of Andersen windows - almost all new, many still in the box
Wood swing set, 6'x6' sandbox, & tower/slide/fort ALL for $75
Big outdoor play castle for my son - $20 delivered
Old hot tub - buried for a pond, used the cover for sand box
My cupola - 4' square $250

not sure what else..........

brokenknee 08-23-2009 10:34 PM

Craig's list is one of the sites I check daily. I only wish they had a city located closer to my area.:(

Scuba_Dave 08-23-2009 10:41 PM

Every time I go somewhere the wife wants to know where I'm going
"What are you getting now?"
Yesterday was the load of bricks - maybe 700 all together
Today was the 27" Sony TV & coffee table
We like free

I've been looking for a TV since our 26" TV died (23 years old?)

brokenknee 08-23-2009 10:46 PM

I am going to have to start listing junk I have on CL, 40X60 shed with barely enough room to pull my truck in to work on it.

Scuba_Dave 08-23-2009 10:49 PM

We've been selling odds & ends & giving some stuff away
Gave away the old swing when we bought new ones
Gave away all the old windows from the house

Sold 2 skylights I didn't need
Plus my sons toys as he outgrows them

TJ_in_IL 08-24-2009 01:07 PM

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CL is one of the first places I check in the morning.
I have scored lots of great things, both free and at a great price.
My greatest find was 26 sheets of privacy PVC lattice, gently used, for free! (Retail $28 per sheet).
My wife asked me what I was going to do with it, and I told her I wasn't sure, but I would figure something out.
Attached is a pic of one of my projects I used some for. I also lined an adjoining fence, and currently building a shed for my firewood.

I have also scored new vinyl windows, hardiboard siding, and gently used PT lumber.

Clutchcargo 08-24-2009 01:17 PM

I didn't know there was a market for the old CRT televisions; although free is the market.
I've been sitting on a couple of tvs thinking that nobody would want a standard def television let alone a CRT SD set.

Scuba_Dave 08-24-2009 01:30 PM

Most of my CRT's have lasted 20 years without a problem
I'm not so confident the new LCD/Plasma Tv's will last even 1/2 as long
If I can PU a 27" for free that's a deal !!
But I see a lot of them listed for $25-100 or more depending upon size

Mr Chips 08-27-2009 08:13 AM

if you like craigslist, check out www.freecycle.org
EVERYTHING offered on freecycle must be free, it's pretty cool.
You need to join a local chapter (it's free of coarse).

Stuff goes pretty fast. I have never been quick enough to get anything, but we have given away tons of clothes, baby stuff, etc, hopefully to people who can't afford to buy it.

I have seen people give away boats, horses, riding mowers, air compressors, and just about anything else you can imagine. it's a great way to get rid of stuff that you want gone.

HomeGirl26 08-28-2009 02:52 AM

That is sooo cool! Some great stuff you got there! I'm going to have check out Craigslist more often.

Scuba_Dave 09-03-2009 10:59 PM

I picked up 4 chaise loungers today for free
Just in time for the Labor Day pool party
Not exactly like this.........
They go for maybe $90 each or more I think

http://www.outdoorchaise.com/uploads/bahiachaisewh.jpg

TJ_in_IL 09-04-2009 10:02 AM

Been kinda disappointed lately in my area on Craig's List. Not much worth even looking at. The economy must be finally catching up. Even so, I keep looking anyway.

TJ

Scuba_Dave 09-04-2009 10:46 PM

Actually as it turns out that is the chair
They wholesale for $87 each

I've noticed more & more junk being sold on Craigslist

Like this:

Quote:

I have a Dell Inspiron 3200 laptop that I am selling $150. This lap top come's with power cord and is internet ready & has 98 Windows as the OS + has lap top case. A few thing's battery will not hold charge the arrow button that point's the right is broken & the screen has a red tint to it. But unit still work's good.
Yeah that's worth it, an 11 year old laptop :no:

brokenknee 09-04-2009 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 323909)
Actually as it turns out that is the chair
They wholesale for $87 each

I've noticed more & more junk being sold on Craigslist

Like this:



Yeah that's worth it, an 11 year old laptop :no:

It is to be expected, it is free to post so why wouldn't someone try to get something out of it.

Before I post this great deal on craigslist I will give members here a chance first. I have for sale four good tires; they hold air. Little to no tread left, but the cords are not showing through. Only replaced because they now border on being illegal. :laughing:

carl123 09-04-2009 11:16 PM

I picked up a box of old baseball cards for the sons.


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