I’m doing my thing…
looking on craigslist for the next great tool deal.
I usually rummage thru the “For Sale – tools” section for ideas.
Then I look thru garage sales which often will have better prices on the same types of tools.
One Saturday a few weeks back…
I stumble across an add in the garage sale section for a sale at a storage unit business.
They’re cutting locks & selling stuff at some units.
Other units, the people are there, selling the items that are of less importance to them, so they can generate cash to pay that months bill before they have their unit, & possessions confiscated.
It was only a few miles away from my house.
So, I went to check it out.
The manager tells me they do a sale like this every 3 to 4 months, and that most storage unit businesses do the same type of thing.
Whether it’s a “garage/unit sale, or sometimes it’s a blind auction.
Anyway, take a look at what this “turn” of events produced…
I had been thinking about a lathe. But had thought it best to wait till I rebuilt the budget…
Would you believe me if I told you that I got this lathe, along with the worktable, delivered to my house…
(take another look)
...along with these Shopsmith carving tools!
For $50.00? !!
Would you? Cause that’s what I paid.
The guy that I got it from had 2 units that he had a wood shop set up in. Said he wasn’t really using the lathe that much anymore & the $50 would help out w/ rent.
Win/Win? I’ll take it!
So, I discovered another awesome method of finding super deals on tools for the shop. I will call all of the storage unit facilities in my area to find out when they do their sales & mark my calendar. Sounds like a real treasure hunt to me…
What do you think?
-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill