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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:13 AM

let me clear up that statement, NEVER LISTEN TO THE WIFE WHEN IT COMES TO GTS, i saw an ad about a wheelhorse 416-8 for $200 pics looked good, the guy calls and says first $200 get it, no holds, well my wife does not want me taking her car, she wants me to take the truck and a 20 ft trailer and bring it home, which would take me 20-30 min to hook up and ckeck the tire pressure. well i jump in her car and drive, a little over the speed limit, On the way I happen to notice a new dodge truck with a red door and a trailer on the highway, pass him get to the guys house , i havent even seen the wheel horse hand him $200 just as a dodge truck with a red door pulls into his driveway, i will be going back today to pick it up, and post pics asap, poor guy had drove 100 miles (me 40) only to lose out by 2 minutes

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Good snag. What's it look like?

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:33 AM

good deal. now how u getting it home in a car

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:57 AM

You should have a big enough truck and it should be ready to go at all times! BE PREPARED! Good Luck, Rick

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Wow....close call there!  Kinda feel bad for the 100 mile guy, but then it coulda been you losing out.  Nature of the sale!

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Need to change your handle to "Tractor Shark" after that feeding frenzy.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Smart move on your part. That had to have you smiling all the home. Congratulations.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Sure hope the guy in the truck isn't a member here!  :ah_shoot:  Nice catch now for some  :picsoritsnotyours:

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 10:10 AM

  • Good move . I have had that happen to me at a garage sale. I was talking to the  The m an who owned one of these new electric heaters everyone is talking about The wife all but had her hands on it and a man steppeds up and took it right out from under us . The wife was mad but she itsn't one to cause a scene.


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Money talks I guess. Some folks will treat people fairly on a first to call has first chance to buy basis and some just take the first money that shows up. The only reason I got my 317 is because the seller held off all the other callers because I was first to call. Took me a while to get there but I really appreciated him keeping it for me. They are hard to get up here. I've lost out on several because of being too far away to get there first.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 12:02 PM

When they list it first money gets it, it usually is a foot race.  


I called on an item that was about 30 minutes from me.  It was not a had to have for me, but a good deal.  When I called the guy said someone else was coming from much further away, but would be there before me and he really wanted it.  I stayed home.  I don't know if the guy came or not.  


I'm glad you prevailed and will get it tomorrow.  Of course you will need to have photographs.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 12:02 PM

I did the same thing to a poor chap back in the 90's when I spotted a 1970 Ford Torino GT convertible in the classified section of the paper.  The man selling it did me a huge favor as I was at work and he held it until I could get there as I was the first one who called.  The 2nd caller was at the end of the driveway when I got there..  I didn't haggle or anything..  Put the $$ down and the rest is history!  



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 01:13 PM

I just sold me Homelite today, and it was sold to the 2nd person who called, the first only wanted a few implements. I'd rather the package stay together. Now I have to call or email back about 6 or 7 folk back that were waiting in line. 10 inquiries in 3 days tells me I sold too cheap... :rolling:


Congrats on the horse, looking forward to pics.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 02:24 PM

I lost out on a Sears suburban like that this weekend. Guy sold it 20 minutes before I got there. Oh well.



I stopped at a yard sale Saturday and the guy had a little gas cooker. I bought it and was waiting for the wife to show up to put it on her truck since I didn't was a bottle of propane in my Suburban,  then about 15 people came up to him wanting it. I had to pull it back behind some bushes to take the pressure off.

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