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Marlboro

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:58 pm

Well, I don't smoke cigarettes but apparently Marlboro and Camels use to put out some nice gear if you were willing to blacken your lungs for the stuff. I wait around a few years and it shows up at yard sales. Here are some items I found last weekend and at an auction a month ago.

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The monocular I found in a Quarter box. The Swiss Army watch(H2O resistant to 330 ft) I found at a different yard sale for a dollar but had to buy a $2 battery to get it back to snuff. The Power pack was $3 (hard to believe that one) at another yard sale. The combination pack fly/spin reel set me back $20 at an auction. Hey, I don't get everything dirt cheap. :lol: I wonder what other descent camping items that Marlboro or Camel put out. I know Marlboro had a backpack, tent and battery operated lantern with remote. Anyone else come across any goods from these companies?
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Re: Marlboro

Postby oops56 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:41 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:Well, I don't smoke cigarettes but apparently Marlboro and Camels use to put out some nice gear if you were willing to blacken your lungs for the stuff. I wait around a few years and it shows up at yard sales. Here are some items I found last weekend and at an auction a month ago.

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The monocular I found in a Quarter box. The Swiss Army watch(H2O resistant to 330 ft) I found at a different yard sale for a dollar but had to buy a $2 battery to get it back to snuff. The Power pack was $3 (hard to believe that one) at another yard sale. The combination pack fly/spin reel set me back $20 at an auction. Hey, I don't get everything dirt cheap. :lol: I wonder what other descent camping items that Marlboro or Camel put out. I know Marlboro had a backpack, tent and battery operated lantern with remote. Anyone else come across any goods from these companies?


I smoke i save a lot of coupons got lots of it 2 or 3 coats that battery pack same rain jacket forgot most that i got
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Re: Marlboro

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:49 pm

There was some good stuff in the unlimited and Adventure catalogs. I could not find anyone to give up their coupons :lol: I've picked it up all second had. I forgot, I have a Zero degree Mummy bag from Marlboro also. If i recall, it was too snug for my liking. I'm going to let a friend use it when we go up to northern Michigan in a month. He's been whining about the cold up there that time of year. I also have a Marlboro 2 piece rain suit Igot off ebay that after riding my motorcycle home in a rain storm came to the conclusion that the seller did not know what they were taliking about as I was soaked to the bone. :o Guess it is a windbreaker/jogging suit. :lol:
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Re: Marlboro

Postby oops56 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:12 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:There was some good stuff in the unlimited and Adventure catalogs. I could not find anyone to give up their coupons :lol: I've picked it up all second had. I forgot, I have a Zero degree Mummy bag from Marlboro also. If i recall, it was too snug for my liking. I'm going to let a friend use it when we go up to northern Michigan in a month. He's been whining about the cold up there that time of year. I also have a Marlboro 2 piece rain suit Igot off ebay that after riding my motorcycle home in a rain storm came to the conclusion that the seller did not know what they were taliking about as I was soaked to the bone. :o Guess it is a windbreaker/jogging suit. :lol:


That windbreaker i got 3 at a lawn sale i also thought a rain jacket they are nylon right paid 1.00 each
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Re: Marlboro

Postby zelph » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:49 pm

Nice stuff, nice prices.

Last week I picked up a Heineken umbrella for $1.00 Nice kelly green color with logos. For resale on ebay :mrgreen:

Have not noticed Marlboro stuff at thrift stores, don't do garage sales, too addictive :mrgreen:
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Re: Marlboro

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:54 pm

don't do garage sales, too addictive


Yes , it can be addictive as that is where you find your cheapest prices and almost always can barter them down even cheaper as they just want the stuff gone. ;)
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Re: Marlboro

Postby oops56 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:40 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:
don't do garage sales, too addictive


Yes , it can be addictive as that is where you find your cheapest prices and almost always can barter them down even cheaper as they just want the stuff gone. ;)


Oh you need me to show you how do your daily check go back after they are done then there is a lot by the road says free
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Re: Marlboro

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:47 am

oops56 wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:
don't do garage sales, too addictive


Yes , it can be addictive as that is where you find your cheapest prices and almost always can barter them down even cheaper as they just want the stuff gone. ;)


Oh you need me to show you how do your daily check go back after they are done then there is a lot by the road says free


Once in awhile it is free. I got a cabin tent that way. Stumpjumper will go back at the end of the sale to get a cheaper price. :lol: Usually, if it doesn't sell, they will have another sale or take it to Goodwill, which is close.
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Re: Marlboro

Postby zelph » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:45 am

On an item I'm looking for or I know it's a good deal, I never try to negotiate. I pay full price and say I'm glad I got it (my jewelers lathe as an example)
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Re: Marlboro

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:53 pm

zelph wrote:On an item I'm looking for or I know it's a good deal, I never try to negotiate. I pay full price and say I'm glad I got it (my jewelers lathe as an example)


I've done that many times. Like the two Gerber Multi-tools for $5 ea. I just hand him $10 and am tickled pink for what I found. I think most yard sellers expect to barter a little and might even price things accordingly.
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