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Re: Buying implements (toys) what should I pay?

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Posted by allen in texas on January 11, 2013 at 11:46:22 from (

In Reply to: Buying implements (toys) what should I pay? posted by rrlund on January 11, 2013 at 09:27:19:

You know, this post brought up a point that gives me a pain I can't locate and it has to do with scrappers going to auctions. I know that all is fair in love and war but sometimes it's hard to pay what some of the scrap iron dealers give for old implements. And it is sad that a piece of equipment that could serve someone well as a useful addition to their lineup of implements is going to be cut up and sold for scrap. The scrapper has no use for the stuff he buys except to make a buck. And another thing, they don't care if a piece of equipments is rare and hard to come by. I tried to buy a disk at auction but was outbid by a scrapper. He will make about a 10% profit when he cuts up the disk. I would have to out bid him THEN put a lot of money into the disk to make it serviceable but at least the disk would still lived. I couldn't afford to outbid the scrapper AND put the money into the disk to fix it up.

I wish that scrappers could only come in after the fact and get the stuff that was indeed junk or beyond repair. To bad though, that just ain't the way the world works.


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