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Dumpster Diving
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:53:54 PM »
I found an old dirt bike next to a storage facility dumpster. Loaded it up, put it on Craigslist and 2 hours later I had $80 more in my pocket. 

Has anyone else found dumpster treasure?

Re: Dumpster Diving
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 08:10:20 PM »
I pick up things on the road too.  Returned a tonneu cover to a dealer that blew off a customer's truck on their rollback got a free service on my van ;)  Found by the road for trash pick up a vacuum cleaned the filters sold it to my neighbor for $20 ;D  I bought a house from a lady and was hauling off a bag of trash for her.  Heard some metal rattling and thought recycle, but found it was a Dietz Monark lantern made between 1915-1936 :-\  It is in my booth at Southern Pickers for $49.95 as of today.  Also found an old STOP sign at that house behind the shrubs cleaned it and it is in my booth at Southern Pickers for $49.95 as of today too :D  Never be ashamed to make a little profit!

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Re: Dumpster Diving
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 11:38:08 AM »
nice come up with teh bike. i dont actively go to dumpsters or cruise neighborhoods looking for junk but if i see something interesting on the side of the road or in a dumpster ill definately grab it and try flip it on craigslist

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Re: Dumpster Diving
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 01:11:36 PM »
I don't dumpster dive specifically.  But I do keep my eyes open.

When ever I'm in a certain area I have spots I'll check out.   Car batteries, auto parts......just a few weeks ago I got a porsche 911 fender with a slight dent.  Rubbed it out and sold for $160 (tho I agreed to deliver and cost about $30 in gas so really $130).   Could most likely got more on eBay but shipping those things is. B*tch!!   And ya'll know by now tht I HATE shipping! 

And the universities around the years end is good.


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