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I finally bought something off craigslist.

I bought:

Porter Cable 7800 dry wall sander with 20 new pads

Bosch 1194AVSR

2 100' sections of the gray rubber air hose

A berger rotary laser level, came with case, tripod, numbered stick thingy and reciever.

2 boxes of conceloks.

Grand total: 300 bucks!!:whistling
 

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yea, the thieves love CL
I seen an add the other day for a lot of random electronics. It was obvious these were stolen out of random vehicles.
GPS, CD player, etc...
 

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My deals

Bought a 23 foot boat and trailer for $2000 sold it a day later for $3000 without the trailer sold the trailer a month later for $2500.

Bought a 16 foot boat/trailer with a 90 hp outboard on it for $2600 put $1000 and a few man hours into it and sold it for $7000

Bought a airline mechanics tools set for $1500 sold JUST the snap on tools for 50% of retail and made over $1500 plus sold more tools for about $1000 more and kept the toold box worth over $1000.00

bought a 78 Boler trailer for $1000 ---$100 parts 2 days cleaning it sold it for $3800

Bought my old truck for $4500 used it for a year and half $600 in repairs sold it $4600

Bought my latest truck for $7200 when the avg price is $12,000


I could go on but need to check for more deals
 

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Got some good scores on CL as well.

This year got two good deals so far.

9 box's of name brand 1.25in coil nails for $100, even took a business check!

and

Like new leather power heated seats out of a Lariat Super Duty for $216. These same seats would sell all day long on Ebay for $850 plus shipping.

Both deals were found within half an hours drive.

The one deal that got by me though was this,
2004 14ft 14 yard dump trailer in good condition, $3,000. Called the seller an hour after the listing and it had been sold already. By the sellers location figured it was some rich dude who didn't want the trailer anymore.

The best deals out there though in my area are when the native americans sell there toys. $80K a month cash and when something brakes are they get sick of it they sell it for pennies on the dollar. Most people fix things on cars when they brake, they buy a new one and almost give away the old one!


Even found a great renter from CL and have talked to several other landlords who only advertise on CL with good luck. You have to have an internet connection to look on CL so you can't be totaly broke!
 

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Bought a Chysler Mutineer sailboat. $1000
Young Chang baby grand piano $3000
Hammond A-100 plus Leslie 147 $1500
Weber 3 burner grill $200

All good deals, not screamers but good

Sold my Taylor 12 string $900
12 Acme trailer $1200 bought for $900
Jon boat $300 bought at garage sale $25
Traded an 8 horse motor for a lawntractor.
 

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I finally bought something off craigslist.

I bought:

Porter Cable 7800 dry wall sander with 20 new pads

Bosch 1194AVSR

2 100' sections of the gray rubber air hose

A berger rotary laser level, came with case, tripod, numbered stick thingy and reciever.

2 boxes of conceloks.

Grand total: 300 bucks!!:whistling
Damn it man. That's some good deals.
 

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Cl sometimes good,
just bought a 2 yr old weatherguard grip lock dual ladder van rack. list $598.00 got for $140.00 looks hardly used! :thumbsup:
 

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I score all the time on Craigslist, $80 for a 1/2 hour, $120 for a full hour. I usually just go for the 1/2 hour, then after we do the deed I make her spend the left over 28 minutes cleaning paint brushes or doing dishes.

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