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You've been picked!! #251473
Fri Apr 29 2011 05:42 PM
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Generally it is a pet-peeve of mine when things are not held until BOTW, and they display there daily findings. However, this has a good story, and I will post all of my stuff on Sunday...but this couldn't wait and you will see why.

I was out and about, looking...praying to find something good. Made a delivery to Peoria and found a goldmine in Galesburg, Illinois. Sorry Brad(gasoildude). Going back there tomorrow. Will post some of those pictures on Sunday. But an impromptu trip that was made to AP in LeClaire, Iowa turned up something interesting. There is only so much to look at there, because they are constanly selling and a lot of it has been there a while. So if your there to buy...can be 50/50. After an older gentleman walks in and out of the building a few times, back and forth to his truck...you get curious. Turns out, after hearing his story that he was there to sell a sign. A sign that had been covered in grease for the last 60 years and nailed to a bench or wall at one time. The person he was suppose to sell it to was over an hour late,(will give you two guesses) and this man was upset to say the least. So after all was said and done, and it may only be one item... this was a good "pick." I'm sure he was glad to get the heck out of there and I'm certain that I was glad to have the sign.

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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: chadrock00] #251477
Fri Apr 29 2011 05:46 PM
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Nice one!!!!!!! and if it was cheap...very nice!!!!!


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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: 1970mach] #251479
Fri Apr 29 2011 05:57 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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DAYUM! That is a nice find! I should pray more when I'm searching too!


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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: 1970mach] #251480
Fri Apr 29 2011 06:02 PM
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Some things need to be posted when found & can't wait till Sunday.
Pat yourself on the back for being in the right place @ the right time. GOOD FOR YOU.
I've been one or two steps away too many times for a GREAT DEAL.

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: Dick Bennett] #251486
Fri Apr 29 2011 06:17 PM
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Plainfield Il. US
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Great find there Chad! grin

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: JOSBORN] #251493
Fri Apr 29 2011 06:33 PM
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Thank you Dick...It was truely a right place at the right time deal and thought it was thread worthy on it's own. I have bought a few items out of parking lots at gas shows, but this particular parking lot made the story for me.

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: chadrock00] #251497
Fri Apr 29 2011 07:04 PM
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Kinda makes up for all the missed deals and day lates, doesn't it!!! Good for you and glad you posted it!! Nice Pick!!


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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: K W FRITH] #251502
Fri Apr 29 2011 07:32 PM
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Great sign, Chad! That's a really lucky find. Let us all know what you've dug up in Galesburg.

Hey Brad - you might want to go check your barn! smile

Wes

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: thermactor] #251550
Sat Apr 30 2011 04:22 AM
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I BET YOU WOULD LOOK LONG AND HARD TO FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE THAT,NICE SIGN.


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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: dodgeman60] #251563
Sat Apr 30 2011 06:36 AM
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Warsaw,Il.62379
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I,ll bet the two in La Claire wish they would have been at the base instead of out pckin.

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: oilmanpat] #251580
Sat Apr 30 2011 08:13 AM
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Nice score!


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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: DIESEL] #251642
Sat Apr 30 2011 05:08 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Now tell us the best part of the story....... what you paid!? Just kidding. Very nice score.

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: barn_raider] #251643
Sat Apr 30 2011 05:09 PM
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I couldn't buy two new tires for what I paid for it. It was a bargin and above his asking price.

Re: You've been picked!! [Re: chadrock00] #251657
Sat Apr 30 2011 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: chadrock00
I couldn't buy two new tires for what I paid for it. It was a bargin and above his asking price.


Depending what size tires LOL NICE FIND Great LOOKING sign!!


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Re: You've been picked!! [Re: 57tbirdkid] #251669
Sat Apr 30 2011 08:36 PM
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Good point. Some tires cost $30,000 a piece. But, I guess most are around $120 smile

Wes

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