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Best yard sale buys.

Postby Lefty » 09 04, 2022 •  [Post 1]

WaWhitey got me thinking about sales,,,,, Swedes not here to fill the page. But what have been some of your best newspaper, auction, exwife, eBay, and Craigslist clearance sale purchases
Long ago a fellow had a boat motor with a tilt trailer with a 40-year-old like new 6 HP Evinrude on the back. I had just hooked the boat up and a fellow pulled up and wanted the motor only, . So I got the boat and trailer for free.

Long ago too1990. Bought a guide out. Literally my pickup full of decoys and gear. A box of duck calls, hunting jackets, over 100 goose decoys, a couple of hundred duck decoys. Gave a lot of stuff away to new hunters, and resold some of the decoys I wouldn't use for 20 times what I paid.
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Re: Best yard sale buys.

Postby >>>---WW----> » 09 06, 2022 •  [Post 2]

I mentioned the 8x32 Burris Binos on another post. Great little glass for $5 bucks. Also a few years ago my wife found a commercial meat tenderizer for $5. They sold it because someone had cut the plug off of the power cord. Put a new plug on and it works like a champ.

But probably the best deal was a Howard Miller grandfather clock we got for $40. Looked it up on ebay and they are going for $2500.
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Re: Best yard sale buys.

Postby Billy Goat » 09 07, 2022 •  [Post 3]

I picked up a Cabelas Alaknak Series tent for $50 from a neighbors garage sale. It's a dome tent, not wall, and doesnt have an exhaust flue, but still a heckuva tent for $fiddy

it's going bowhunting in a week with some of my friends.
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Re: Best yard sale buys.

Postby 7mmfan » 09 07, 2022 •  [Post 4]

I never have enough cash on hand to capitalize on garage sale/estate sale finds. I need to make it a priority.
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Re: Best yard sale buys.

Postby Lefty » 09 10, 2022 •  [Post 5]

7mmfan wrote:I never have enough cash on hand to capitalize on garage sale/estate sale finds. I need to make it a priority.


I was raised, "make hay when the sun shines" and as a Boy Scoutmaster "Be prepared." I've had some good purchases ready to pounce when the time comes.

Getting married kind of put an end to my "frivolous" purchases like guns decoys, boats, property ,,,,,,
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Postby Swede » 09 15, 2022 •  [Post 6]

I had discussed buying a new tent with my wife but had not followed up on it. One day she called and said there was a tent in a yard sale across town where she was. She said it was cheap. Just to appease he I said I would drive over and have a look. It was a like new army M1950 for very few dollars. As I was looking at it the owner asked if I was interested. I said I was studying it. She said if I would take it, she would throw in another small tent. SOLD
I still use it and it is great for short hunts. I prefer my A-Wall tent for longer stays.
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