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What have you found in the thrift stores that you can modify or use as is?
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DEALS

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:09 pm

Cuz, I can't find those sweet deals that seem to be so common in the NW. I went to a gun and knife show today hoping to sell a shotgun to get a little sock money. Instead, I came home with these military surplus items. the Military Surplus store in Hamilton has the swing handled canteen cups for $18. I thought, "they're NUTS"! I picked 2 of these up at the show for $4 ea. and the other one came with the canteen and carrying bag for $5. I can live with those prices. Then I ran across a vender that had 7 military one burner stoves. I bit the bullet and bought one of his Coleman 530's that was missing the wrench/handle for $30. So much for making a little sock money! :roll: :lol:
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Re: DEALS

Postby zelph » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:16 pm

:D I can see how the two of you are related :lol: You coulda had a Kettle stove by now if only.................... :lol:
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: DEALS

Postby realityguy » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:04 am

Shoot..All I got today was a super lightweight Large REI (polyester filled,1lb 6oz) bag for $5,a book on hiking recipes for 79 cents(Simple Foods For The Pack/Sierra Club guide to delicious natural foods for the trail) and a Mongoose BMX bicycle for parts for $6(I wanted the tires,alloy rims,and handlebars). I also did get a custom bike seat for $6...and a pack of 2-p38 can openers I've been looking for.

The mongoose tires turned out too large and scrape on the forks(Damn!) :cry: and I decided to stick with the chrome on my folder for now.The Raleigh bike cleaned up nice..I do need a pair of chrome handlebars and seat stem though..only things I couldn't save...figure about $15-20..but I could go to the black ones on the mongoose.Tires are the original Raleigh ones;have some cracks but seem to hold up fine(till I find some better ones for trails).I still need to adjust the shifter to find first gear(out of 3 speeds).Rides nice!
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I just sold two sets of panniers(GRRRR!)should have kept one!Oh well..I'll find another cheap set! Trail-biking! :mrgreen:

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EDIT:..doing some checking.."super lightweight Large REI (polyester filled,1lb 6oz) bag for $5"..appears to be an REI "texolite" bag liner that weigh 25oz from the early 80s..appears it wasn't used much if at all...It's big enough to go around a down bag to increase the ratings..or inside a bag for a heftier person...sold for $50 back then..It could still be used as a very roomy warm summer bag by itself..
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Re: DEALS

Postby realityguy » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:35 am

:D I can see how the two of you are related :lol: You coulda had a Kettle stove by now if only.................... :lol:


More important than anything is "the thrill of the hunt!" ;) ..It's not important "what we find" as is "getting a good deal on it"!

I've found I can't really hit thrift stores looking for one specific item..99% of the time,I won't find it!..But..I do find a lot of other stuff while I'm looking because while I'm there,I check ALL the departments for anything of "value".If you have a good idea of values of sellable/collectible items(on ebay,craigs,or retail),it's harder to come home empty-handed! :lol:
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