I picked up a JD 216 with a broken trans. No deck but it had a rear lift. It was in really good shape and had 4 50# cast iron weights for $250. I picked up a transmission for $100. Fixed a couple other minor things and sold it for $350 and I kept the weights.
I also picked up a 71 140 H3 from the same guy that hadn't been run in 15 years for $100.
...if I think need it....the I go to Craigslist first....if and only if I can not find it there....will I go buy it at a store....
Me too. The good thing is that it at least keeps the money local for a little bit longer and it keeps stuff out of the landfills and scrap yards!
I'm willing to bet that I might take the cake for CL finds and CL profit margins on this deal...
I found this listed at $475 with blown head gasket and possible cracked head. I called about 3 hours after he listed and said I'd be there the next morning to pick it up. I showed up and gave him $380 and promised another hundred dollar bill when he delivered the title... Roll it onto my trailer, get home top off the fluids (including 1 gal of coolant) and fire it up. it rattled and clanked for a few minutes but finally smoothed out. I drove it around the neighborhood for a few weeks and never found anything wrong with it. 1.5 months later he finally comes through with the title and I guess felt bad enough for the delay that he said to keep the last hundred... OKAY. I used it as my DD for another 6 months but the 20mpg just wasn't good enough when we bought our new house (45mi each way to work) so I listed it on CL for $3000 and sold it in 6 hours.
Craigslist deal of the day. For me.
100 gallons of heating oil, give or take a few, with like new 275 gallon tank for $200.
I just got back from buying it, picking it up in the next few days.
Off road diesel is going for 3.70 per gallon around me rite now.
I'm not sure what the tank it worth, but I'm guessing 300 - 400 for a new one at least.
Maybe John @ Relible can let us know. Since he is the "oil heat expert"
Craigslist deal of the day. For me. <br><br>
100 gallons of heating oil, give or take a few, with like new 275 gallon tank for $200. <br><br>
I just got back from buying it, picking it up in the next few days. <br><br>
Off road diesel is going for 3.70 per gallon around me rite now. <br><br>
I'm not sure what the tank it worth, but I'm guessing 300 - 400 for a new one at least. <br><br>
Maybe John @ Reliable can let us know. Since he is the "oil heat expert"
Legs,vent-alarm,2" plugs, tank, > you hit the right numbers,
Ken you need a few plastic 55 gallon drums, and my 18 gpm pump, > done
P.S. I too use CL all the time, the one that sticks out was a brand new "Beam" central vacuum unit in the Free section on CL, guy said I'll leave it next to garage for you, to my surprise he did. For those that don't know it's one of the "best" brands.
The 90 gallons of fuel oil and the 275 gallon tank are safely home.
Today's CL deal ? 3 - 4 cords of cut to 18" length cherry firewood. I'm picking it up Monday, which gives me time to unload my big trailer which is still full of the oak & hickory that I got last week.
My wife suggested that I go see a shrink. I don't get it, who don't want a surplus of fuel oil and firewood ? Either cheap or free ?
And no, I'm not a doomsday prepper. : )
Nothing recent but quite a few good deals in the past. A CC129 for $150, ran, cut, looked nice. My graders main chassis was bought with no engine for $60. Many other items bought and a few sold. That reminds me, be back in a minute..........................
I picked up a free Tanaka gas-powered drill last week. Pulls over and has good compression but wouldn't fire - found the coil wire is cracked and shorting out. It will be a nice drill when I put a new wire or coil on it.
3 or 4 years ago, I answered an ad for free coal. Turns out it was a LOT of coal. It was about 40 TONS of coal. It was located in the basement of a huge church in Dorchester, MA - they switched over their two boilers, each about the size of a pickup truck, to oil back in 1968 but forgot to turn off the automatic delivery so they ended up with a full bin.
The pastor let all of the people who responded come and get coal but in the end, he still had about 36 tons to get rid of. I had let him know in the beginning that I didn't want to be greedy but if nobody else wanted it I would take all of it. It ended up taking me most of a year of Sunday mornings, but my son and I emptied it out.
I could haul about 2,400 lbs per trip, spread between my truck and trailer. I stored most of it in blue plastic 55 gallon drums that I got for free off of... Craigslist, where else?
I estimate I still have several years worth of mostly free fuel stored up.
Here's a video I made that shows how we got it all out of the basement, by hand.