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#1 gapper OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 12:43 PM

:mecry:I went to the scrap yard today to cash in on some old junk metal i collected this past week. As i was unloading my trailer another truck backed in beside me. I was not paying much attention to the the young man unloading this truck. He finished unloading before me and pulled away to go back on the scales. i continued to unload my trailer and as i did i seen a LARGE trackhoe heading for the pile of things that young man had just unloaded. As i quickly scanned the pile, I seen what looked to be a very nice JD lawn trailer being run over by the trackhoe. If i had only been a little more nosy and seen it sooner i could have saved it!!! Now i can only sit here and say WHY!!!! Why would someone trash something for pennies when with just a little more effort and a free posting somewhere could have gotten so much more???

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 07:12 PM

:mecry:I went to the scrap yard today to cash in on some old junk metal i collected this past week. As i was unloading my trailer another truck backed in beside me. I was not paying much attention to the the young man unloading this truck. He finished unloading before me and pulled away to go back on the scales. i continued to unload my trailer and as i did i seen a LARGE trackhoe heading for the pile of things that young man had just unloaded. As i quickly scanned the pile, I seen what looked to be a very nice JD lawn trailer being run over by the trackhoe. If i had only been a little more nosy and seen it sooner i could have saved it!!! Now i can only sit here and say WHY!!!! Why would someone trash something for pennies when with just a little more effort and a free posting somewhere could have gotten so much more???


That sucks, it is amazing how some could care less and don't think about somethings value. Even if it isn't a whole lot, it could mean the world to someone else. As the old saying goes: "One man's garbage is another man's treasure".

Might have to start being more nosy LOL.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 07:13 PM

This wasn't at J&K Salvage was it?

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 07:27 PM

Sure was at J&K , It was not you by chance was it? LOL

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 08:45 PM

One of the unfortunate things happening is that during house reposessions people just walk away from good stuff. Other people are paid to just haul away "debris" to make the house sellable. My BIL does some of this but he has an eye for salvage.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 08:46 PM

LOL, wasn't me. I just seen you were from York and I think there are only two places anymore to take stuff for scrap. I am in Dover.

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 10:33 PM

With the price of metal these days, some folks in my part of the country are stealing anything of metal, indiscriminately. Police sit across from the processing plant and just haul them to jail. Just last week someone stole 87 city manhole covers with a retail cost of about $110 ea. Worst was the 110 brass flower vases from a local cemetery. That guy was busted yesterday as he pulled up to the scalehouse. These folks could care less what it is, or what its value is to someone else!

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 10:56 PM

Last year we had a rash of area cemeteries getting hit on Veteran's day, Memorial Day, etc... any weekend when all the Brass Military Memorial markers were out. I don't think they ever caught the perps, but I sure hope they have a tolerance for heat. When the final judgement comes, the tickets will be for much warmer climates.

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 01:40 PM

I know times are bad, I have been layed off for 6 months now. But that is no reason to steel from anyone!!! I had some scrap stollen from my home a few years back when the price of metal was up the last time.
I just don't understand why someone would scrap things that are worth so much more. I was at a farm auction today and the scrappers where there to buy up good usable equipment to scrap. Being out of work myself i was not able to buy anything to save it from the scrap pile but i was glad to see that another person was able to buy the only GT up for sale. It was in very bad shape( cub cadet 14?? hydro) For the price the man paid he must have been a collector or looking to part it out.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 12:04 PM

Hey gapper better be carefull. I think you cought the tractor bug.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 05:17 PM

I am VERY sure the BUG bit me!!! LOL

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 06:10 PM

Trying to get anything out of a scrap yard here is kinda like getting a gram of gold out of Fort Knox.

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Posted March 20, 2011 - 09:08 PM

That Wards twowheel tractor I saved last month from the scrap yard, was on a guys truck at the gas station in my town. I asked him to come to my place, and I would unload it, pay him 50% more than scrap, And he told me if I wanted it, I had better follow him to the yard 25 miles away to get it. So he lost money and it cost me more money, that scrap yard charges double to buy back then what they pay. Oh well, I followed him and brought it back home.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 08:22 PM

Being the cheap wad tight fisted money budgeted thrifty kind of guy (ain't married cause it costs too much) it truely makes me wonder why some people gotta have the latest shinniest new machine when a repair will work just fine.




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