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Towrigdually

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Recently moved up to to whidbey island, Washington and I'm looking for a few things to make life easier around the house and shop. 

 

Could anyone point me in the direction of good equipment, farm, or even estate sale auctions so I could possibly get some stuff? 

Im not finding to much by google or from people I work with because the general sense is "just buy new" 

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I used to buy some stuff from government liquidation but that was years ago and already had competition, not sure how it is now. But once in a while you can score, and that goes for any place just need to be in right place at right time with cash. I've picked up duce and half for 1200 with fees and taxes and someone I know got one for 100, he was the only one bidding lol, drove it home.

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1 hour ago, Towrigdually said:

Recently moved up to to whidbey island, Washington and I'm looking for a few things to make life easier around the house and shop. 

 

Could anyone point me in the direction of good equipment, farm, or even estate sale auctions so I could possibly get some stuff? 

Im not finding to much by google or from people I work with because the general sense is "just buy new" 

 

Nice, I’m on Whidbey as well!

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I lived in Oak Harbor there in the early 60's for a couple years. Used to watch the Sea Planes running while my folks shopped at the naval commissary. It was cool watching those run up the launch ramp after landing and then go back out to take off again. Think they were called PBYs.

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8 hours ago, notlimah said:

Yup they have a PBY on display at the museum. Would’ve been fun to see that. I imagine the commissary is probably in about the same location as it was back then too! Haha

Probably so. Whats amazing is those old buildings were so simple. Even the Hospital was plain inside all wood framing and siding. If anything needed maintanence chances are it was just a coat of all white paint or a new roof. 

 

I was in a hospital the other day (nothing serious) and would have to say the entry way was not simple and thought....... just the entry must be a million bucks. The inside was no different, was high detail and expensive. 

 

Towrigdually, I think you could try calling some local excavators or used car dealers. Those guys usually know about auctions. I wonder if the small town auctions might be better for a real 'score'?

 

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1 hour ago, JAG1 said:

 

Towrigdually, I think you could try calling some local excavators or used car dealers. Those guys usually know about auctions. I wonder if the small town auctions might be better for a real 'score'?

 

 

I'll have to give that a shot, hopefully they are willing to give up some information about them

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2 hours ago, Towrigdually said:

 

I'll have to give that a shot, hopefully they are willing to give up some information about them

If they persnickers about that at least you'll know who not to deal with in future. lol

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