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    Ever give something away to find out you screwed up?

    I was at a yardsale an bought a 1931 electrical code booklet for .25.. My g/f that her brother probly would be interested in it..so with out looking it up thinking I would be out 10-15.00 tops if I sold it .. it was no big deal. Well I checked on it on Tuesday out of curirosity an about crapped my pants when I seen what they sell for... this isn't mine just a auction show value there was 18 bids an 9 people bidding.. So I would think this would be the average price 1931 VINTAGE NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE BOOK ELECTRICIAN ELECTRIC WIREMAN | eBay
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    My worst one so far was finding this at a garage sale and not even bothering to look it up on my phone. It was worthless!

    INSPECTOR MORSE Complete Collection 35 DVD Box Set in Wood Box + Book 066805307409 | eBay

    I am a *&%^$*^%$*&$ moron sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndisbest View Post
    I am a *&%^$*^%$*&$ moron sometimes.
    No argument there.


    To answer your question Creeper- I more or less gave away a piece when I was young in my early 20's and didn't care/know any better. It was a sterling silver and mother of pearl cylindrical lighter that I found out in later years was a Tiffany circa 1900-1920, sold it to the local antique shop for $10. I found it behind the mantle of a fireplace in an old Victorian house I lived in at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    No argument there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndisbest View Post
    Wait, you think Diggum is trolling YOU

    I just read through your posts and at least in 50% of them, I get the feeling that YOU are trolling. Meanwhile, Diggum has been an upstanding contributing member of this forum for some time now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    No argument there.


    To answer your question Creeper- I more or less gave away a piece when I was young in my early 20's and didn't care/know any better. It was a sterling silver and mother of pearl cylindrical lighter that I found out in later years was a Tiffany circa 1900-1920, sold it to the local antique shop for $10. I found it behind the mantle of a fireplace in an old Victorian house I lived in at the time.
    wow Digs that had to be worth more then I lost... Lesson learned here never give nothing away til after research has been made an confirmed... on a side note i picked up a pair of WW2 german Goggles at the same sale for .50. I'll get a pic up soon cause I can't figure out exactly what kind they are...
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71 View Post
    wow Digs that had to be worth more then I lost... Lesson learned here never give nothing away til after research has been made an confirmed... on a side note i picked up a pair of WW2 german Goggles at the same sale for .50. I'll get a pic up soon cause I can't figure out exactly what kind they are...
    Yeah but it was 10-12 years later when I learned about it so it didn't matter at that point. Can't wait to see those goggles. Lets see if we can ID them.
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    My wife says I'm the king of throw away, yet I find other stuff in the trash.. But I regret giving away my Star Wars collection.. Un-opened figures and play sets.. the story goes.. I met this woman and her son at the laundry mat, I watcher son playing on the floor with a stick.. sort of reminded me of myself when I was little.. I assumed the stick was an airplane at how he was using it.. anyway.. I just felt compelled to do something.. thus I gave the mother and her son all of my Star Wars toys.. years later I learn how much some of those toys went for.. but after all it's just money.. comes and goes.. but the memory of me doing something for others.. will last me a lift time.
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