Thrift store, yard sale, great deal find thread

Discussion in 'Gear Deals' started by Skab, Sep 14, 2010.

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What would you do?

  1. Flip it for a profit.

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  2. Keep it, but keep it intact.

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  3. Group shelter.

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  4. Smaller projects.

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  1. Ptpalpha

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    Scored a couple old US made Nicholson files yesterday. The smaller Handy File is a bit used up, but the bigger one is in great shape. It's a single cut with one side coarse and the other side fine. Should be perfect for the axes.
    $5 for both (I love old files, and hate haggling.)
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    Nice, I think the new ones are made in Mexico now.
     
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    IMG_20180608_201045.jpg IMG_20180608_201114.jpg Pick this up Friday at a yard sale. Would sell how ever comma, if the offer was right I might. Mfg '65-67.
     
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    Mexico, various places in South America, and every single one I've tried has been crap. I'm absolutely done with buying new Nicholson files.
     
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    Passed up a lot of deals at the swap meet today, I really have more than I should.
    This is but a fraction of my dad's collection I'm stuck with .
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    Just think, this could be you .
     
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    Buddy gave me about 50 old Nicholson files. I have been cutting them in 3 " lengths, sanding the edges clean of file ridges and turning them into fire strikers. They throw a good spark with my heat treated chert.
     
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    I'd pay an admission fee just to get in to that sale!
     
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    Same here ;)
     
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    Has been but I know that doesn’t lessen your pain. I see you are from So. Cal so most of that is considered toxic I’m sure. I love stuff as much as the next guy been when my Dad passed I ended up loading a 35 foot dumpster and still kept a lot of stuff. Afraid I will end up doing the same thing to my boys.
     
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    9099DBB1-F712-4F3D-9627-C9790873C182.jpeg 102059E3-3AD5-4D94-BBD2-EFDFDEE84C3F.jpeg Spent $4 bought a nice pair of wool socks, sorel insoles and a pair of down mittens.
    The platter was silver plated brass, 3.25 lbs @ $ 1.80 a pound, scrap value $ 5.85 made $1.85 and the rest free.
    Like getting paid to stock up on winter camping gear, good luck.
     
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    Ok so its hard to see but maybe, is there a tiny wisp of a blue flame on the coil? I'm wondering where/ how it heats?
     
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    $10 no haggle flea market find. Brand spanking new.
     
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    Accumulation is a bit like romancing .
    It's loads of fun to want , but few think of the end result .
    Dad accumulated any things he thought he might turn around a sell . that didn't always work out so well.
    My own investments are in tools and materials I have a specific use for ,both ongoing and future projects in mind .
    What is junk I have no trouble off loading, but what still has potential is still a viable reserve .
    So it's hard to just go around condemning every thing, just because I' haven't used it yet.
     
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    I woulda haggled...just because. I’d gladly paid $10 for it.
     
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    Holy Cow! Good find!
     
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    Even though I’m working minimizing my stuff I couldn’t pass this up for a $1 at an overstock/wholesale store. It has no identifying marks but it seems to fit my 40oz Klean Kanteen perfectly.

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    The pivoting loop is great and I think it just suits the bottle better than the original.
     
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    1DDCB117-FF8B-46CF-8327-C5283034C646.jpeg 0581654B-9966-4216-A15B-645EE4DFBC64.jpeg I hit 2 sales this morning and picked up a few treasures. My fav was a vintage Buck 110 in the box. Looks almost unused. The Remington UMC is close to perfect too.
     
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    A USA made (Seattle WA) rucksack; a vintage (circa 1950) down filled sleeping bag with snap out liner; and a self-inflating sit pad.
    $3 each. Can't beat a mountain thrift shop. Not shown: Like new Redington fishing/rain jacket for $5.
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    That is freaking awesome!
     
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    Got a bench vise!! 3 1/2in. 15bucks . No more C clamp menagerie! Also 3 stones and a giant Fresnel lens that were free with the vice








    Looks like my mom's garage.
    Easiest for me would be a fire then a loader .
     
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    My MIL snagged me a nice older Wenzel 14 cup SS perc and 4 double wall cups for $5 ...

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    Micro tin. Barely over a 1/4 inch thick. Already came with 15 hooks. Weighs 9 grams with hooks. 2 bucks
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    score at my local junk/toy store...
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    love old rusty stuff. The files are mostly Simonds. I am not sure about what the punch looking tool with the x cross section end is for, any ideas? The plan is to buy or make a forge and use some of the old files I have collected to try my hand at forging a knife, or several. How did I do?
     
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    Found an antique store that buys, sells and trades. I traded into this guy!
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    I believe thats for drilling a hole in rock.

    Hammer. Hammer .Turn a quarter .Hammer hammer. Turn a quarter.

    I remember an episode of Little House on the Prairie where Pa and another take up work with a railroad . Someone ends up dyin from dynamite .
     
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    Yes, it's called a star chisel. I have one in my toolbox from when I was a tin knocker. It was good for punching a hole through block or soft concrete with your hammer and some oomph.
     
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    @PAcanis thanks! Never knew the name.
     
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    Star drill.
     
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    Thanks guys that is what I was thinking. My great grandfather was a quarry-man in a granite quarry and I have some of his tools from when he worked there. There are some hammers and chisels as well as some what I think where feathers but nothing with a star shaped end. Thanks again. Love the knowledge available on this site. You all make this the best place on the web.
     
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    I was at a big name thrift store today. I ran across an old tool box that was zip tied shut. Me being me took out my knife and cut the zip ties because I refuse to buy something if I don’t know exactly what it contains. As I’m going through it an employee comes over and huffs and says, guess I’ll have to zip tie that shut again. I said, don’t bother, grabbed it and went to pay. $16.99. This was the good stuff that was in it. All American made as well. The files are all still sharp and usable. The cold chisels need some work but are still good. I’m not exactly sure what the spike hammer thing to the right with no handle is. I think it’s for stone work. I also have no clue what the little hammer with handle is for. Anyway, good haul for the price. 8060F20D-5C10-428E-BA1F-F4018977713F.jpeg 0B46051B-D9D0-40A0-AE4C-E8BDE13FDCD6.jpeg
     
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    Now that's a deal.
     
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    Got 30 brand new BIC lighters for 20 cents each today at the Dirt Cheap!
     
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    Since I was forced by physical issues to switch from backpacking to car camping, I picked up a few Chicago Cutlery knives at the local thrift store to add to my car camping kit. Otherwise, I only had my tiny Gerber backpacking knife and a Mora. I got them for $3.50, and then spent an hour sharpening the straight edges. Looking forward to using them at a camp site, but may play with them at home first.

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    One of my favorite things to find:
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    Today's haul. Brinkmann electric smoker like new $5, mini fire pit and two bags of charcoal $3, Sears camp stove $5, antlers $2, pure wool blanket $6, lantern $6, two jugs of lamp oil $1 each, compact spatula $1. Not bad for a Thursday!

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    Scored this 75 Glenfield 30a .30-30 today from a guy I know for $100. It's in pretty good shape, with a really nice leather sling. Even got 5 boxes of ammo with it. All Winchester 150 gr. Hunting ammo. IMG_20180807_190503179.jpg
     
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    Wow! Sweet looking rifle. Great deal on it too. :dblthumb:
     
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    Deal of the century, @colter !!!
     
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    Scored seven old files for future flint strikers and knives. 5.00 at a local garage sale! All made in the USA except two made in Finland. One is very thick!
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    Woke up this morning and looked out my front door and the neighbors were having a small yard sale. With my binoculars LOL, I spotted a mess kit on the table Of pots and pans. I go over to look at it, it’s a Wyott. No date stamped and it needs a good cleaning. It was .25 cents. I’ve got all kinds of cook sets, even an old mess kit I used in the Army. Didn’t need this one. But it was a quarter! lol surely I don’t have to explain to all of you? 90B8DE54-C68E-4C0D-993E-A6DFFE84A013.jpeg A941A6C0-65A6-4719-ACEF-6F0BD10476CE.jpeg
     
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    That's my dream gun.
     
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    Spent $50 but half of what I got was cause my sister didn't have money. I'm to be paid back soon. Got a cheap wedding dress for her, there was a faux fur blanket there she wanted to. But what I picked up was awesome. I found some boots which are by Lake'N Trail which have a waterproof rubber bottom and leather sides. It's got thinsulate sleeves on the inside. It's like putting my foot into a pillow and then walking around in it. And then I got a pair of wool gloves as well. Very nice gloves if I must say so. But the big score was some a pair of Cabela's Goose Down Underwear. It's a button up jacket and a pair of pants which I plan on sleeping in during cold winter trips. I'll get in the sleeping bag wearing them. Below's a picture of them from the website.
     

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    Zenith Egg Grader. Scored for $2 at the local Thrift Shop. More than likely I'll eBay this one.
     
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    Flea market finds to day. Imacasa 24"blade and a Disston us 1945 17 3/4"blade. flea market.JPG
     
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    Very excited by this, and still figuring out what I have.

    This was at a salvage place not far from where I live, it’s a Peavey Mfc. Co. axe, maybe 4 lbs? It’s 5 lbs even with the handle, which is super, super slender. I believed it’s unused, and the edge is ready to go. What a beaut!! I assume it’s an older axe given these features and I can’t account for it.

    The Peavey factory in Oakland burned down in 1966, if I can trust a label that means this was manufactured before that date.

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    I spent a couple bucks at the thrift store to get a wine bottle box. I had never seen one before since I don't drink. I thought it would be perfect for holding my kitchen knives and utensils for car camping. I painted over the winery label on the sliding lid just to give the box a different character.

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    NOTE: Lengthy post. Sorry. :(

    Not a yard sale/thrift store find, but more or less an estate sale. I have collected knives for a few years now, so when I over heard this news I was quite interested...

    I was in a supermarket (in line at the register) and over heard a couple of ladies talking. One was lamenting about what she was going to do with her late father house & its contents. Turns out her father collected knives and she was overwhelmed by what to do with the collection.

    I was ahead of her in line, so after she finished her transaction at the register, I approached her and told her of my eavesdropping. I apologized fro doing so and expressed my condolence for her loss to her. I then asked if I could see her fathers collection, being interested in possibly buying some or all of it. I could tell she was reluctant not knowing me, but she agreed. She gave me the address to her fathers house and set a date & time.

    Upon arrival, I wasn't sure what to expect. The lady (Cara, was her name) met me in the driveway with her daughter. The inside of the house was filled with antiques & collectibles. Quite an eclectic mix of items and furniture. You immediately got the sense that the owner loved to travel. Cara led me to a den/office, and an old free standing armoire, and opened it. It had custom built drawers and shelves from top to bottom. We began opening the drawers and investigating the contents. Not a huge collection, but a decent one. I'd say she had 100-150 knives total, and mostly pocket knives. Many were advertisement knives for businesses, dealers, stores, etc. I'm sure some had value, but most would not be worth much due to their condition. Many were rusty and pitted. Obviously a collection that at one time was well cared for, but not in many years.

    There was, however, about a dozen fixed blades, which was what I was primarily interested in. I spent about 30 minutes scrutinizing and inspecting the fixed blade knives. Ultimately, I chose 6 that I liked, based on primarily their condition. Cara & I haggled for a few minutes. She tried to get me to commit to individual prices for the items. I laid out the ones I liked, and asked what she wanted for all of them. She thought for a minute, and said $60. Knowing what a couple were worth, I told her I would pay her double that because each knife was worth more than $10.

    When I got home with my new blades, I explained to my wife that I kind of felt bad. Like I had taken advantage of Cara's lack of knowledge on the collection. My wife assured me that I had not because Cara had not done her research before selling them. I had exchanged numbers with Cara before I left, so I called her and gave her the names of a couple of local antique dealer I know. Since then, The contacts I gave her have bought most of the items in the house, and trust me, Cara was paid very well for some of those items (including the knife collection).

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    The prize in this collection is the 1st Gen. USMC Kabar with original sheath. This is the round tang peened pommel that was first introduced by Kabar.
     
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    PMSteve Old Timey Outdoorsman Supporter

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    When my Wife and I moved from a furnished apartment to an unfurnished one, we needed furniture - fast!

    I went to the local thrift stores and bought a dining table and two chairs, a drawered cabinet to place our microwave and toaster on, two comfy wing back chairs, a TV stand and a bedroom dresser. All for $60. Everything was in great condition and clean.

    We purchased our bed new. We didn't want to sleep in someone's dried bodily fluids and bedbugs. We'll make our OWN bodily fluids and bedbugs, thank you!

    Steve
     
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    Kelly W Love the Axe Supporter

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    Our local true value is changing into an Ace hardware and has been discounting for several weeks now. I saw the sign flashing as I drove by today and stopped in. I guess I'll be building a scythe. I've been eyeing this handle since they opened 3 years ago. It was retailed for 90$, I bought it for 16$ today.

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