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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2016 - 05:53 AM

A gent at the flea market had a snow blower.
The tag had been removed, the chute lever, the engagement lever we're both missing and someone had drilled in bolts to hold a clear rubber "sheet" across the top front. Probably because there was a 3/4" gap between the paddles and the case. The guide feet were bent and I think the lower support arms were home made.
I believe it was a Sears blower, but he was insistent to everyone that it was a DB.

Repainted in Baby Blue, centered chute, and the tag removed... If it was, it was the very last one and they were the same, so without the tag...

Anyways, the guy was finally at his stand after missing him for almost the whole day.
He was reading a paperback, sitting in a lawn chair and smoking a cigar big enough to make me wonder what he was compensating for.
I said Hello and asked the guy the price. He told me $35. I asked if there was any movement there and his response stunned me.
"Yep, you can move along and buy one for $200 somewhere else" and went back to his book with a dismissive flip of his hand.
Pretty rare I get mad enough to see spots
I had my kids with me or I would've gotten tossed out of there.

We were only a $5 different in my mental max number and his.
He had NC liscense plates and this was Ohio... Near as I know he left with it. Bet it will use up more than $5 in gas to go home with it.

This was the only bad spot in an entire show where they had a gate attendance that showed over 2500 people in there on Sat.

Guess it really does only take one.
Decided I wouldn't let him ruin my day, So, I went and bought a plow.
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Posted July 04, 2016 - 05:59 AM

Gotta love people.  It's just as easy to say "no, I really need to have this price".  He may have sold it if you were that close.  Of course, he may have had some really bad dealings in the past.  Lovely people tend to work both sides.  You did better than I would have.  Glad you enjoyed the rest of your day.  Where was this in Ohio if I may ask?


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:01 AM

Gotta love people.  It's just as easy to say "no, I really need to have this price".  He may have sold it if you were that close.  Of course, he may have had some really bad dealings in the past.  Lovely people tend to work both sides.  You did better than I would have.  Glad you enjoyed the rest of your day.  Where was this in Ohio if I may ask?

Ashtabula Antique Equipment Show
About 10 miles west of Williamsfield
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Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:45 AM

I went to the local Flea last week and a guy had a lot of old stop signs and road signs laying in the lawn..  I asked him how much for the 'no parking' sign..  $60 he said..  I quipped- a public road sign and you want that kind of cash?!?!  Oh-  It's not stolen he said..  

 

What a crock!  I walked away..  Idiots everywhere..  


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 07:27 AM

Ashtabula Antique Equipment Show
About 10 miles west of Williamsfield

That's what I thought.  That's the show that I've been wanting to take my tractors to for many, many years.  Still haven't managed to do it.  Heck, I'm down to one show a year and I may not even be able to make that this year.


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 07:29 AM

That's what I thought.  That's the show that I've been wanting to take my tractors to for many, many years.  Still haven't managed to do it.  Heck, I'm down to one show a year and I may not even be able to make that this year.


That's just you being lazy...
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Posted July 04, 2016 - 07:59 AM

That's just you being lazy...

Yeah, I know.  What do I do with my free ten minutes everyday anyway?


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 08:01 AM

Alan, were you there on Saturday? I think it was the biggest I've ever seen the show there. I could only make it the one day. Said Hi to your Mom but don't think she recognized me. It's good to see her still coming to the show.


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 08:08 AM

One of the few times I about lost it at a market was when a man and woman walked in my booth. He found something he wanted and said: "Hey BOY I'll give you $$ for this", needless to said it was down hill from there. Simply explained I wasn't his boy and don't tell me what you will give me, ask if I'll take this amount and he could get out now. No need in rudeness.
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Posted July 04, 2016 - 08:16 AM

Alan, were you there on Saturday? I think it was the biggest I've ever seen the show there. I could only make it the one day. Said Hi to your Mom but don't think she recognized me. It's good to see her still coming to the show.

I had to work till 3:30, got there about 4:30
Immediately started cruising the flea, but didn't see you.
Saw Daryl. He was busy talking. Now that he has two good shoulders, he can talk with his hands much more LOL
Asked Mom if she had seen you and she said she wasn't sure. Said someone spoke to her that could've been you.
Did you lose weight?

On another not, did you see that General? Wow... Nice job.

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Posted July 04, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I find people very challenging I usually walk away making them happy or more miserable than they were before I met them because of their attitude. I figure if I gave them a little joy that's a good thing but because of their attitude if I make that person more miserable then that's a good thing too. :D One thing I won't do is to allow them to see how mad I get because of their attitude.  ​

 

I think you done the right thing I have had to walk away many times smiling while wanting to push their item over....accidently you know.


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Some people are born to be kind

The majority on the planet I usually find

Some people are born to be a pain

Perhaps they live in eternal rain

The latter make you appreciate the first even more

And someday they will have to account for their score

Smile like you did and walk away proud

That you are not a member of their lonely crowd

 


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 12:12 PM

I had to work till 3:30, got there about 4:30
Immediately started cruising the flea, but didn't see you.
Saw Daryl. He was busy talking. Now that he has two good shoulders, he can talk with his hands much more LOL
Asked Mom if she had seen you and she said she wasn't sure. Said someone spoke to her that could've been you.
Did you lose weight?

On another not, did you see that General? Wow... Nice job.

I talked to Daryl a bit. Said he is self unemployed, not officially retired. I have lost a few pounds and inches. I was going to introduce myself to your mom but she seemed busy so I didn't bother. Rode by a few times to see if you were around. We started loading shortly after 5 and was on the road before 6.

 

The General was the one Larry Walker owned/restored. He sold it last year. Malvern gets it out more than Larry did. I'm still in search of pistons.    :wallbanging:


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Posted July 04, 2016 - 12:30 PM

A gent at the flea market had a snow blower.

You don't suppose it was anyone from here, do you? We should have a secret forum sign to avoid such a thing.



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Posted July 04, 2016 - 12:37 PM

You don't suppose it was anyone from here, do you? We should have a secret forum sign to avoid such a thing.


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