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    One of my better finds was several boxes of "World Tour" stereo opticon cards with two stereo opticons inside one of the boxes. Estimated worth today I believe is around 650+!
    One of the cards shows the Indian who posed for the buffalo nickle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    One of my better finds was several boxes of "World Tour" stereo opticon cards with two stereo opticons inside one of the boxes. Estimated worth today I believe is around 650+!
    One of the cards shows the Indian who posed for the buffalo nickle.
    That is a spectacular find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    That is a spectacular find!
    Thank you! There is an incredible amount of history in the 3D stereo views.

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    When I was 13 or 14 I found a bunch of Playboy mags in the garbage. In the realm of best finds its hard to beat this in the eyes of my 13 year old self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon View Post
    When I was 13 or 14 I found a bunch of Playboy mags in the garbage. In the realm of best finds its hard to beat this in the eyes of my 13 year old self.
    I bet your parents wondered why all the boys in your grade were constantly coming to visit their new best friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon View Post
    When I was 13 or 14 I found a bunch of Playboy mags in the garbage. In the realm of best finds its hard to beat this in the eyes of my 13 year old self.
    Wow, You must have had the biggest forearms out of every freshman in HS
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

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    About six years ago, the olé lady and I went to Smith's on a Sunday morning and all the refrigerated shelves were empty. I asked an employee what was going on and he said the system for the refrigerators went out during the night. Because of liability issues, they couldn't even give the food away.
    I grabbed the olé lady and ran for the truck and headed for the dumpsters around back. There was one large dumpster and a small dumpster full of food. There was 5 or 6 shopping carts full of dairy products. We filled the back of my truck with over 75 one pound packages of bacon, over 30 Butter ball and Jenny O turkeys, over 50 smoked hams, several large Lloyds bbq rib packages, tons of steaks and roasts, and a shopping cart full of fancy cheeses.
    I gave about 2/3rds of it away to my neighbors and didn't have to buy meat for over 2 years afterwards. I filled a small dorm fridge plus the dairy drawer in my kitchen fridge, and then some just with cheese.
    That, my friends, was my best dumpster dive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
    ...he said the system for the refrigerators went out during the night. Because of liability issues, they couldn't even give the food away.
    That happened at my local walmart this winter, power outage. I asked a manager about it. he had been up all night with other employees. They had refrigerated semi trucks behind the store and saved everything. nobody got anything.
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    I make a daily run into town at the local dump to check the metal scrap dumpster. I've got lots of good material for welding. Last week, the town medical community center must have tossed out a whole bunch of metal bed frames. All nice straight angle iron lengths for lots of building projects. That stuff is pretty spendy when bought at the steel plant.
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    "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand"
    "There's gold in them there hills!" ( 360 degrees from my house)
    Even if a liberal told me to my face that they were lying to me, I still wouldn't believe them.
    "God Bless the USA!" Psalms 144:1 John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan View Post
    That happened at my local walmart this winter, power outage. I asked a manager about it. he had been up all night with other employees. They had refrigerated semi trucks behind the store and saved everything. nobody got anything.
    Thats because the owners of Wally Mart are greedy cheapskates!
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
    About six years ago, the olé lady and I went to Smith's on a Sunday morning and all the refrigerated shelves were empty. I asked an employee what was going on and he said the system for the refrigerators went out during the night. Because of liability issues, they couldn't even give the food away.
    I grabbed the olé lady and ran for the truck and headed for the dumpsters around back. There was one large dumpster and a small dumpster full of food. There was 5 or 6 shopping carts full of dairy products. We filled the back of my truck with over 75 one pound packages of bacon, over 30 Butter ball and Jenny O turkeys, over 50 smoked hams, several large Lloyds bbq rib packages, tons of steaks and roasts, and a shopping cart full of fancy cheeses.
    I gave about 2/3rds of it away to my neighbors and didn't have to buy meat for over 2 years afterwards. I filled a small dorm fridge plus the dairy drawer in my kitchen fridge, and then some just with cheese.
    That, my friends, was my best dumpster dive!
    There ain't nothing wrong with that kinda LOVE!
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  12. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFPatriot View Post
    I make a daily run into town at the local dump to check the metal scrap dumpster. I've got lots of good material for welding. Last week, the town medical community center must have tossed out a whole bunch of metal bed frames. All nice straight angle iron lengths for lots of building projects. That stuff is pretty spendy when bought at the steel plant.

    That metal bed frame has more uses than a roll of Duct tape!
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  13. #43
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    I found a workout bench with some of those bed frames and a trailer axle in the dumpster that I'm building a small trailer with to pull behind my moto tractor. Bed frames will be used as rails for sides as well as the deck that I welded from those frames.
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    "GET OFF THE PHONE, YOU IDIOT!"... Mark Levin
    "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"... Dr. Michael Savage
    "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand"
    "There's gold in them there hills!" ( 360 degrees from my house)
    Even if a liberal told me to my face that they were lying to me, I still wouldn't believe them.
    "God Bless the USA!" Psalms 144:1 John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    There ain't nothing wrong with that kinda LOVE!
    True that! I had a grin on my face from ear to ear with every bite and a happy full belly with all them eats!
    "GET OFF THE PHONE, YOU IDIOT!"... Mark Levin
    "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder"... Dr. Michael Savage
    "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand"
    "There's gold in them there hills!" ( 360 degrees from my house)
    Even if a liberal told me to my face that they were lying to me, I still wouldn't believe them.
    "God Bless the USA!" Psalms 144:1 John 3:16

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan View Post
    That happened at my local walmart this winter, power outage. I asked a manager about it. he had been up all night with other employees. They had refrigerated semi trucks behind the store and saved everything. nobody got anything.
    Would not of got it anyway, if it was not an old store, they likely have a compacter.
    Got a hair cut!

 

 
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