Monday, October 19, 2015
A Bucket List Item
I got very little done today because there was another auction I went to. This one was a bit out of my usual radius and appeared to be another rural auction until I got there and found out the once more rural setting had become an outlying suburb of Central Missouri's isolated Liberal bastion known as Columbia.
I try to stay away from there as much as possible because you never know what type of new weird law they have made. If you ever want a small city taste of a big liberal cess-pit go to Columbia, Missouri. Sure it's a college town with great night life if your into that sort of thing and money everywhere but don't bring your guns, your smokes and remember to smile for the cameras.
Gas is usually cheaper there for some reason though.
Anyway there were several items on my bucket list that were advertised and even a nice little Kubota diesel I might have been interested in if the price was right.
Well apparently no one was there looking for deals today except me and a couple of others because things were going for very close to new retail prices. At least I got to bid on one of my holy grail items in the form of a one bottom plow.
I was about to just give up when they started auctioning off a six foot cross cut saw that appeared to be in great shape. I stole the picture of one above, the one I bought looks much better actually. First time I have seen one for sale where both handles were still in good shape too.
Anyway the guy stops getting bids at $12.00? I am like WTF is that suppose to be $112.00? Last one I saw like that went for over $175.00 to a collector.
I bought it for fifteen bucks.
So the end result was actually a worthwhile trip. I got to scratch an item off my bucket list of must have hand tools for post collapse living that I honestly wondered if I would ever get for under a hundred bucks. The saw actually works pretty well too even though it is dull. Going to be fun figuring out how to sharpen it. I have a smaller one but I been looking for one of the six footers for a long time but the collectors and corporate buyers keep bidding them up too high.
Tomorrow us honey bottling day then back to work on the fence project. Still investigating options for the Ford engine rebuild too.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!