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  1. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I just got home with a load of model airplanes and vintage beer cans. My van is FULL. Going to try selling some different items. No idea how I will do. Will try and get some pics tomorrow of the massive size of it.
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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Lewis and Clark managed to climb Mt. Everest today.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    It was a balmy 36* F and I washed our massive van, it was filthy.

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    Solar shower ? On the back.
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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Yep, 10 gallons, flows about a gallon per minute, very simple gravity feed system, big cap on top for fill/vent. Works awesome. Collapsing hose on board for refilling.

    It was where the wheelchair lift used to be. I was going to remove it because I couldn't think of any use for it. It was 95* in the shade that day, and I said to myself "Man I can't wait to take a shower". Then it just hit me, every adventure vehicle needs a way to shower.

    There's also a beer opener on the other side. :evil

    In good weather we have a full sized twin bed (with box springs), 2 hanging hammock, window screens, and a 12 volt fan. I may add a small generator and air con for hot weather camping. Sleeps 3 quite comfortably, with lots of room left over for gear.
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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Model airplanes, I think most are vintage and/or out of production. Some of the boxes are marked $60 to $100 per item.

    I had bought a very nice vintage Honda, from a collector, and paid a collector's price (it would have been almost impossible to get my money back). I have nowhere to display bikes, it was too nice to ride, so it just sat at my warehouse for ~5 years. Mr. Kamikaze wanted it for his collection. So we did some trading.

    I'm not sure what the models and beer cans will make me, if it's $4k or so I will break even. This is a total toss of the dice, on my end. Hopefully I will make some actual profit, this is going to be a lot of hours of work to list all this stuff.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    When I hit the brakes, a few model airplanes flew forward and hit Mr. Biggs in the back of the head. He was not hurt but also not happy. Sorry, dude. Kids helped me load all this yesterday.

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Monday morning I hauled a large load of stuff to the thrift store... but the finished basement is still a wreck. We just don't use it, it's become storage. When the models and beer cans are gone I will fix it up into a nice family room, like it used to be.

    I think there's quite a bit of money here, the quantity is pretty big! :eekers

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    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Mr. Kamikaze started out selling collectible beer cans on eBay, he got booted over some PayPal dispute that he refused to cave in to. He swears some of these cans are worth $50 each. Of course many are worth $1 each. It's going to take HOURS to price all this out. There's another box of beer cans, that wouldn't fit. The box is double the size of a steamer trunk. A LOT of beer cans here.

    The ones in the blue bucket are still full... if youse guys want to come over for a 40 year old beer tonight, I will stick them in the snow! :lol2

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    This pile is all MRE's with some other random crap mixed in. I have been selling the hell out of the MRE's. I got them cheap so I can be pretty competitive on price. I sell them per MRE and they are selling very good. I think I had around 250 US MRE and also a few dozen internationals, some of the internationals sell for $100 each. I don't know why I bought so many, I just want them gone. I will keep a case or two around, but this pile is ridiculous. Going, going, gone.

    I only make maybe $4 per sale, but I sell 4-5 a day, it adds up, and they only take a few seconds to ship. It's kind of good to diversify, anyway. But I doubt I will buy any more huge piles of MRE's, it's not really that much profit versus the storage it takes. They must be stored in a clean, cool, dry place without temperature variations. My basement is the only place like that, the warehouse is hot/cold, dirty, dusty, and very humid in the summer.

    I will just be glad when my basement is empty of all this shit!

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    Heavy sales, of course, means lots to ship. Hours of work. I would say my least favorite part of my work. Boring as hell.

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    6 buckets of moto parts, plus some carb racks and a new aftermarket ATV bumper still in the van. The aftermarket brake shoes aren't worth very much, nor do they sell very quick. I have no idea what the tubes are worth. But I got dozens of them in the trade.

    I'm pretty confident there's some money here to be made, I really don't know how much though. Time will tell.

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    You have some pretty nice models there.
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    Thanks, I hope they turn some profit. I told the kids, when I find some that aren't worth $100, we will build a couple together. I used to love building model airplanes as a kid! It's a pretty neat hobby. Before I moved into this house, I rented an older house that had a massive unfinished basement, and built a giant HO scale train layout. It was L shaped and 8 x 20 feet, with another 2 foot wide switch yard on the front. Double main line, several reversing loops, lots of bridges and elevation changes. I used to love doing the scenery, especially weathering the buildings and rail cars to make them look real. Air brush, chalks, dry brushing... fun times. Unfortunately I really don't have the room for such things these days. I used to really have fun with models.
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    Drug a bag of mystery shrouds into the shop. It was outside, it's going to snow and get very cold soon.

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    Rolled a $40 Ninja into the shop. For what I paid, the damaged stuff will get scrapped and recycled without a second thought.

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    The exhaust is worth something, and there will be some good engine, frame, and body parts here.

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    Then there were four.

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    Most of the snow and ice melted today and yesterday. Another snow storm starts tonight. By the weekend it will be minus 5* F.

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    Nice to have the huge van, loaded up some seats, tanks, and other large items. It will sit for 2 days, it's like a shed on wheels.

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