After the wallet got swiped,
I considered trading out the whaler project.
I went into flip mode,
ditching various hidden treasures.
Yes it's hard to tell when walking around our house.
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!
Amazing how fast these get snatched up.
which has an unusually slow craigslist.
This was posted for 16 days!
and was better then I thought.
The guys place was awesome.
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!
But you never know.
Whoever scored it posted the honda outboard for $650 the next day.
Probably abandoned the boat out on the street!
Seemed like a deal,
but I backed out.
A $100 starter and things add up quick.
It was gone in 2 hours.
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.
What a deal for a 21 foot panga.
These were made for a small tiller steer outboard.
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.
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.
These are la scala cabinets,
we have a nice original complete pair.
People modify these to make JubeScalas.
These are enormous.
Others replace the horns with altec 511 or others.
A big open ended project.
Just what I don't need.
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!
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!