Shopping Around!

Anything that might not belong on the other message boards!

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
1. Keep it clean.
2. Keep the discussion civil.
3. Name calling is not allowed.

Politics and religion are two topics that tend to degenerate into a violation of one of the three simple rules above.

The mods and the site admin reserve the right to "lock" or "delete" any discussion that in our opinion, is "heading in the wrong direction."

MOST of all, be respectful of your fellow Cubber's opinions. Don't expect to change someones belief system from a simple forum on the internet.

Shopping Around!

Postby Barnyard » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:07 pm

I was in need of about 30 four foot long 2x6’sfor a project I am working on. New eight footers are about five bucks each so it would cost around $75.00 for 15 boards to do my job. Since used lumber would do the job I turned to my good friend, Craigslist to see if anybody had cut off pieces listed.

It took several days but finally this morning there was an ad for 15-20 12’ 2x6’s. They were listed as “used once to form concrete. Some still have nails”. The concrete and nails would not bother me one bit. The ad said the seller was asking $60.00 or OBO for all. Well, because of the distance, it was going to add another $25.00 just for fuel so the overall cost would jump to $85.00, about ten bucks more than new. There was more than enough boards there figuring I would only need ten 12-footers to get my thirty boards, so I gave it a shot and called.

The guy said the boards were all straight and none were broke. He said there were also six or seven four footers along with them. Since the ad said “OBO” I asked what his best price would be. He said because of the distance I had to travel and the fact he wanted them gone, he would take $40.00 for all. I told him I would be there in about an hour to get them.

When I got there it was obvious there were a few more than he listed but he said they were all part of the deal. I just unloaded the truck. In all there were actually;
28 - five footers
12 – twelve footers
12 – fourteen footers.

The five footers will handle my project easy enough. Now I need to find another project for all those long fellas.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

Barnyard Bash CubFest May 30th - May 31st, 2014
Click here for info http://www.barnyardbash.com
http://www.Savethecub.com
User avatar
Barnyard
Team Cub
Team Cub
 
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:39 pm
Location: OH, New Haven (Hamilton County)
Zip Code: 45030
Tractors Owned: At This Time
40 Farmall Cubs (Round Hood)
2 Farmall Cub (Square Hood)
2 IH Cubs (Square Hood)
5 Lo-Boys (Round Hood)
2 Lo-Boys (Square Hood)
2 Farmall 404's
1 Farmall H
1 Ferguson 20
1 Cub Cadet 125
1 Kubota B-7100
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby VinceD » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:42 pm

You got a really good deal. Congrats!!! :D :D
Vince
High atop Hummingbird Hill
In the Missouri Ozarks
Image
VinceD
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 4561
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:17 pm
Location: MO, Bakersfield, (South - Central)
Zip Code: 65626
Tractors Owned: 1949 Cub "Frodo"
1949 Cub "Sam" (future Project)
1965 Lo-Boy "Pippin"
1940 H "Walter"
1953 SC "Gimli"
Cub Cadet HDS 2155
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Rudi » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Nice Deal :!: :!:

I like my local Kijiji .... our version of Craig's LIst I guess. Some really good deals if you check often.
Confusion breeds Discussion which breeds Knowledge which breeds Confidence which breeds Friendship

User avatar
Rudi
Team Cub
Team Cub
 
Posts: 28467
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:37 pm
Location: NB Dieppe, Canada
Zip Code: E1A7J3
eBay ID: ve9rhs
Skype Name: R.H. "Rudi" Saueracker, SSM
Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub "Granny"
1948 Cub "Ellie-Mae"
1951 Cub "Jethro"
Dad's Putt-Putt
IH 129 CC
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y
Twitter ID: Rudi Saueracker, SSM

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby randallc » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:13 am

Way to go Barnyard. Good deals seem to follow you around, or maybe it is because you work for them, any way, glad to see a good deal go down. I bet you can find plenty of good projects.
Guiena, 1951 Farmall Cub; Jumping Willy, 1949 Farmall Cub.
User avatar
randallc
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 1079
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:16 am
Location: Witcherville, AR
Zip Code: 72940
Tractors Owned: 1951 Farmall Cub, 152 disk plow, 2 gang disk, belly mower, sickle mower
1949 Farmall Cub, cultivator, moldboard plow, disk,front blade. Cub Cadet, LTX1045 Mower. Cub Cadet's 109, 1000, and 1250
1961 cub c2 belly mower and full blade.
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Barnyard » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:25 am

randallc wrote:Good deals seem to follow you around, or maybe it is because you work for them,

Randall, the deals are out there if a person looks hard enough. I usually check Craigslist several times everyday. You never know what you might find unexpectantly. I use a lot of pallets for stacking wood, Jeep parts, extra tractor stuff, etc, etc. The other day I saw an ad for metal pallets. It was a distributor for conveyors and other material handling stuff who was wanting to get rid of some of the pallets they accumulate now and then. They had 14 skids that were 30" X 44" X 5" and 6 that were 36" X 36" X 6". When I called about them the guy said they he would take $25.00 for all of them. The dually was on the road within a half hour.

Image

Image

The guy said they usually scrap a lot of their stuff but the guy who picks it up makes most of the profit so they just advertise it now to get more bucks. He even threw in a couple that were bent up. He said he would keep my number for when they get the next bunch and would give me a call first. I could have stopped at the scrap yard on the way home and tripled my money, but I need the skids.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

Barnyard Bash CubFest May 30th - May 31st, 2014
Click here for info http://www.barnyardbash.com
http://www.Savethecub.com
User avatar
Barnyard
Team Cub
Team Cub
 
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:39 pm
Location: OH, New Haven (Hamilton County)
Zip Code: 45030
Tractors Owned: At This Time
40 Farmall Cubs (Round Hood)
2 Farmall Cub (Square Hood)
2 IH Cubs (Square Hood)
5 Lo-Boys (Round Hood)
2 Lo-Boys (Square Hood)
2 Farmall 404's
1 Farmall H
1 Ferguson 20
1 Cub Cadet 125
1 Kubota B-7100
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Donegal Cub » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:45 pm

Great deal there, you got nearly enough timber to build a new barn in your yard :{_}: (no pun intended)
Many years ago when we were building houses, we used the roof rafters to shutter the lintels over the windows and for the seat for the wall plate, and then cleaned it up and pulled the nails and reused the timber for the roof as they were intended. :{_}: There was a lot of make do, and reuse in those days.
Bernard.
Donegal Cub :D
Donegal Cub
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
 
Posts: 364
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:30 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Goraidh (Jeff) » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Great deals, Bill. You do know how to find them.
'49 Cub (#77786) "Jessie"
"64 Farmall Cub (#224657) "Alex"
Woods 42C-6
C-3 mower
Cub 54 Blade
193 Moldboard plow
Cub L-38 disc harrow
Cub-144 Cultivator
Cordwood Saw
User avatar
Goraidh (Jeff)
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:00 pm
Location: Maine
Zip Code: 04236
Tractors Owned: '49 Cub "Jessie"
'64 Cub "Alex"
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:20 am

Nice score on the pallets, Bill! Those look mighty handy!
Gary Dotson
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
 
Posts: 2559
Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:20 am
Location: OH West Mansfield
Zip Code: 43358
Tractors Owned: 48 Cub Diesel (Cubota)
53 Cockshutt 20 restored (Shooter)
52 Cockshutt 20 unrestored
47 Leader "B" (Herckie)
49 Leader "D" (Princess)
49 Leader "D" very rough
48 Leader "D" unrestored
Kubota B6200E
Kubota B6200HST
Kubota B8200HST-D
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Thackery » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:28 am

Couple os good deals there Bill, I have found several goods deals for reusable materials, good for you.
Doug
1953 Cub, Sickle Mower, 42" Mower, Cultivators, 189 Double Plow, 54 Blade, Grader Blade
1968 Lo-Boy w/1000 Loader, 1957 Lo-Boy w/FH, FH Disc, FH Potato Plow.
Thackery
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 434
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:53 pm
Location: West Central Ohio

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby Bus Driver » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:03 pm

Advertise the lumber that is surplus to your needs on Craigslist. In the 1950s, a relative bought all the aromatic cedar that a local sawmill had, planed into tongue and groove boards, for $300.00. Lined two closets. walls and ceiling. Sold the surplus for $300.00 and that buyer did a closet and sold the remainder of the cedar for $300.00.
Luck favors those who are prepared
User avatar
Bus Driver
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
 
Posts: 2648
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:26 pm
Location: NC

Re: Shopping Around!

Postby danovercash » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:06 pm

I love it when a good deal comes together, but I'm the only one at this home that sees it that way. Recently swaped fire wood for saw logs and a having them sawed for havers. Actually a little more complicated , but too long for here.
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." -Epictetus

252646 & 221525. 195897 (Gone but not forgotten!)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dansfarmallcub/
danovercash
10+ Years
10+ Years
 
Posts: 2889
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:48 pm
Location: NC, Kannapolis
Zip Code: 28081
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y


Return to Off Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron