I recently got a lead from Panzerguy about a Pennsylvania dump cart that was offered to him for sale a few years prior. He told me he wasn't too keen on the asking price and just kept the number and contact information for safe keeping. I had expressed an interest in finding a nice original condition cart or accessory for my Panzer collection. He kindly passed on the owner's name. I was able to get in contact with him. He said he was pretty busy that week, but he still had it. He said it was bought new by his father-in-law and when he passed at an early age it just sat in a shed, unused but protected; waiting for a collector to come along. The owner said I just may be that guy! I was anxious to say the least. Wondering if and when he would get back to me with the ever waited pictures. He sent me these few photos. He said he even had the original assembly instructions! Folks, I was STOKED!!!
As you can see, the pictures had very low light and not the best resolution. He said the pictures didn't do this cart justice and promised it was MUCH nicer in person he just wasn't able to get better photos at this time. Now the hard part! I live in IL, not far across the river from St. Louis MO. He lives in PA! I told him I just couldn't justify a 12.5 hour drive at a little over 800 mile trip to PA for a garden cart and asked if he'd possibly ship it. He said he had never done that but was open to the idea. He said the cart was very awkward and didn't know how he'd get it to fit on a pallet. I asked if he could disassemble it and bag up all of the parts. He agreed and folks, I gotta say my heart went about a mile a minute! He shot me a price and the approximate weight and size to get a shipping quote. It was higher than I wanted to pay when I got the quote, but when I saw the photos once it was in the daylight I jumped at it!
Here are the pictures of the cart and how carefully he disassembled and packaged it to drop off at Fastenal for me. Dave, if you find yourself on here, I appreciate the sale and will take good care of the cart. And as for the guy who got Dave and I together to make this deal happen, I have to extend a great big THANK YOU to my good friend, Al!