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Forum topic by DucKnuckles posted 01-11-2021 09:22 PM 524 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DucKnuckles

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01-11-2021 09:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: brag score

As I was refurbishing this planer a few weeks that I got for free and talked about here on a forum, I got a wild hair to post on Craigslist. I honestly didn’t think much would come from it. I’ve gotten so many replies. So many interesting people and stories. Anyways, Here it is:

since I’ve spoke to a dozen people, been offered a few deals (not one worth it yet), someone gave me two grip sanders and a belt sander (which is more than I could have expected and awesome because I had neither)!

And then a guy hit me up with the score of a life time. “Free insulation”. Polyurethane Foam sheets that have 2-3 times the R-Value of fiberglass insulation. I need to do my walls, ceiling, and also the bottom of my home. This is about 4,000 square feet total that I need.

That crap is not only great… it’s expensive. But it’s weight in dollars makes this the “Score of a lifetime” in my books.

-- “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax.”


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DucKnuckles

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#1 posted 01-13-2021 08:05 PM

I’ve been marked as spam? Testing post

-- “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax.”

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MikeB_UK

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#2 posted 01-13-2021 08:25 PM

Someone probably mistook it for spam, unless you read everything it kinda looks like an advert for PU Foam :)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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Underdog

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#3 posted 01-13-2021 09:11 PM

Great score! Wish I’d luck into some. My shop gets unbearable in the summertime.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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DucKnuckles

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#4 posted 01-13-2021 10:04 PM

Not fair!

-- “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax.”

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sansoo22

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#5 posted 01-13-2021 11:14 PM

Nice score on the insulation. That stuff is awesome and yes expensive. As far as the ad you put out, sometimes it just takes a few words from someone enthusiastic to encourage someone else to let go of a tool they’ve held on to for too long.

My last 2 project vehicles I should have sold much sooner than I did because of outside forces causing me to not have time to work on them. And you know what it took? Someone who was an enthusiast of each vehicle type sparking up a random conversation. I sold my C10 to a young kid who was in school to become automotive tech. He already did an LS swap and fixed the minor cosmetic issues on the body. Sold my 350z to a Z collector who had one of every model but his 350 was an auto and he wanted my 6spd with the burnt orange leather seats. Both of them rarely got driven but for some reason I just couldn’t sell them until I lucked into finding someone who would really appreciate them.

I think the same thing happens with tools sometimes.

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