26 May 2015

missed steals and deals

After the wallet got swiped,
I went into flip mode,
ditching various hidden treasures.
Yes it's hard to tell when walking around our house.
The problem is when flipping chit,
good deals are seen at the same time.
The problem is good deals disappear quick.
It helps to be the first to contact,
but sometimes that backfires,
as the first email or text
is on the bottom of the list.
This seems pricey,
but a new retail cst 280 is about $2700,
an ab-used goes for about $800.
Not that I needed another big welder!
And yeah I still look for bricks.
Amazing how fast these get snatched up.
This was found up in Ventura,
which has an unusually slow craigslist.
This was posted for 16 days!
We picked this up on the way to my brother-in-laws wedding,
and was better then I thought.
The guys place was awesome.
Some deals don't seem like deals.
These are cheap,
but the guy used virtual pics.
His were sun bleached,
and he ended up not selling them.
Out of my price range anyway!
Some deals must be scams.
But you never know.
This one was real.
Whoever scored it posted the honda outboard for $650 the next day.
Probably abandoned the boat out on the street!
I was probably the first guy to contact this seller.
Seemed like a deal,
but I backed out.
A $100 starter and things add up quick.
It was gone in 2 hours.
This one was terrible.
After a day of texting back and forth,
I thought we had a deal.
Unfortunately there was an hour plus drive,
and on the way up,
about 20 minutes away,
another buyer showed up first.
Definite bummer as the engine was clean,
but probably too small for the whaler anyway.
Still it was a score.
Especially if I could have afforded this beast.
What a deal for a 21 foot panga.
These were made for a small tiller steer outboard.
I considered trading out the whaler project.
The 17' is big enough to park.
Some guys leave their ads up for days,
even when there phone number is in the ad.
Curious to know what model these were.
This was another miss.
Great price for an 80 wpc receiver.
I texted back and forth with the guy,
at least 6 or 8 times,
then he says someone was on his way.
Thanks bud...
Some deals I shouldn't really even look at.
These are la scala cabinets,
we have a nice original complete pair.
People modify these to make JubeScalas.
I should say crazy people.
These are enormous.
Others replace the horns with altec 511 or others.
Which means this is an open ended project.
A big open ended project.
Just what I don't need.
Well I talked to the guy,
and he threw in a bunch of goodies,
like an old onkyo shop receiver.
At night I search for the missing components.
Like I said just what I don't need.

This deal hurt the most.
These are jbl c60 Olympus speakers.
The guy agreed to a deal of a price.
I drove past temecula,
so stoked on this score of the decade,
and not even 12 minutes from his house,
the guy reneged.
Little did he know these speakers go for $2500-4500,
but someone sabotaged my score.
It was a long sad drive back!
To finish on a good note,
fortunately I've got rich friends.
A buddy scored this deal.
Sure it's a couple bucks,
however this was a score.
Keep on hunting!


  1. Amazing to me that after nearly 90 years how many A's are still out there.

    1. It's definitely a buyers market.
      Lotsa good projects from old guys and people biting off more then they can chew!