And others, because they cannot do it, deride those who can and do. I don't do a lot of legwork. I have wanted to get out and see what I can really do with some effort, but my list of honeydos, home improvements (current kitchen remodel), and spats of health issues give me a fits and starts performance.
A relative of mine works at a prime Las Vegas Strip restaurant that has a country and western theme. He called and asked us if we knew of anywhere we could get him some stuff. We went looking, and in less than a week made more than $4k. They were absolutely thrilled with the stuff we came up with, and were absolutely amazed at the Packard hubcaps, spurs, child's pony saddle, 80 year old license plates, etc, etc, that we found, and the prices people were selling for. We go there for dinner, and remember the places and people we got the stuff from, and it's a neat experience. Some of them were straight out of "American Pickers."
But, as you know, it's easy when you see something that is worth $500 and the guy wants waaaaaaaaaaay less than that, it's almost sinful to take it. I let the seller set the price, and may haggle downward. I NEVER lowball anybody, offering $75 on a $500 item. Many times, they will come off with a price that is LESS than what I have in mind.
We are a dying breed, Ig. When the rest of the planet is starving, and the wheels are falling off society, we'll just be rolling along saying, "What?"
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