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Old 04-11-2015, 08:26 AM   #1
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I need a safe. got some shiny things I'd like to keep mine should someone wander in. I don't want a gun safe. 3-4 cubic feet. anyone have any input on safes? where to buy? what to buy? I don't want an electronic lock. thank you.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:45 AM   #2
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Google's pretty amazing.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:21 AM   #3
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Go to Amazon, type in "safes and vaults", and shop away!
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:46 AM   #4
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Shopping locally might save you some shipping trouble, plus having a local sell it to you encourages them to help you out if you have problems later.

Not that you should - I've got a Browning gun safe with a Sargent and Greenlee combo lock that has been opened thousands of times and still works slick and smooth.

I assume you want both fire and security. One part of security is securing the thing. the lighter the safe, the tighter the bolts to the concrete floor!
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:49 AM   #5
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what are google and amazon? I've never heard of them?

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Old 04-11-2015, 10:50 AM   #6
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Shopping locally might save you some shipping trouble, plus having a local sell it to you encourages them to help you out if you have problems later.

Not that you should - I've got a Browning gun safe with a Sargent and Greenlee combo lock that has been opened thousands of times and still works slick and smooth.

I assume you want both fire and security. One part of security is securing the thing. the lighter the safe, the tighter the bolts to the concrete floor!
thanks dude. the problem is finding/knowing who carries them?
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:44 AM   #7
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what are google and amazon? I've never heard of them?

The fuck do you want, someone to tell you exactly where the nearest safe seller is to 'Harry's Place'?
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:49 AM   #8
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thanks dude. the problem is finding/knowing who carries them?
In the old days, I'd have used the yellow pages Google should still help.

I miss the yellow pages.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:23 PM   #9
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I need a safe. got some shiny things I'd like to keep mine should someone wander in. I don't want a gun safe. 3-4 cubic feet. anyone have any input on safes? where to buy? what to buy? I don't want an electronic lock. thank you.

Best advice I ever got WRT to safes was 'buy an antique'. Kijiji/CL/auctionhouse. Pennies on the dollar compared to new and has character.
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:02 PM   #10
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Generally, your full-service key shop and locksmith will also have a showroom of safes available.

Ours here locally is Bee's Keys. They carry (among other brands) Fort Knox, one of the best lines around.

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Old 04-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #11
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I assume you want both fire and security. One part of security is securing the thing. the lighter the safe, the tighter the bolts to the concrete floor!
Having seen photos of Flug's place while it was unfinished, that was my first thought; no point in buying a safe that they can just take with them.
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:20 PM   #12
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Here's one. You can fly-in, buy it, and fly it home.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/atq/4942838555.html
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:23 PM   #13
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Here's one. You can fly-in, buy it, and fly it home.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/atq/4942838555.html
Imagine the excess baggage fees, let alone claiming it from the broken luggage carousel.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:17 PM   #14
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an old wise jewelry dealer once told me to get any safe at all, place it conspicuously, and hide your valuable shit someplace else.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #15
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Do you need 24/7 access to the items to be stored? If not a safe deposit box isn't that expensive. A friend had the safe (that was bolted to the floor) ripped out of his house while he was on vacation. Don't know if the burglars ever got the safe open. My friend was still out the contents.

And a note to the wise: Don't put the list of important serial numbers inside the safe with the important stuff.
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