Looks like I'm in good company here !!!
I've got a lot of nice things from dumpster diving too.
Pulled an old homelite weed eater out of one and Mom prefers it to her new one. Didn't need much to get it going. Pulled a small 2 cycle tiller from a junk pile at a dealer it was bought new and the owner never put mix in it and the rod bearing was out. I tore it down and found a new needle bearing put it in there and it has worked fine. Too many other things to even remember.