So an Ace hardware went out of business a few weeks back and the other day
they auctioned off the remaining inventory that didnt sell.
Here was the haul.
An entire display of shop vac stuff. 2 1/2" hoses, wands, sweeps,
etc...about 25 pieces total - $5.00
15 - 48" piano hinges - $20.00
25 - 36" piano hinges - $35.00
An entire sand paper display unit and paper (the yellow alligator display-
about 30 bins total) - $15.00
6 cans of contact cement (the small quart size ones) + a can of the 3M spray
adhesive+ a few epoxy mixtures - $5.00
A hugh adhesive display - roughly 10 rolls of double back tape - about 30+
rolls of scotch tape - various other tapes and stuff - $5.00
15 double coat hooks (white and brass) + other hooks and hangers - $10.00
6 big boxes of drywall screws 1"-3" + 1 box of senco 1 1/2" staples - $5.00
An entire safety glasses display w/ 15 glasses + 24 crokies - $30.00 (I
have a bad habit of losing glasses or leaving them in the house then go back
to the shop - I figure now I can pretty much leave 1 at every machine!)
15 sets of the magnetetic child saftey latches (these go for $10.00 each
set) plus about 30+ other child saftey things - $10.00 ( the wife have been
bugging me to finish doing the rest of the kitchen w/ them)
And the mommy of the haul
and entire display of cabinet hardware, hinges, handles,drawer slides + the
display itself - $125.00
The kicker is the entire display was full - picture the knob wall the the
local borg - from the really good stuff (there were 3 bins of handles that
were 11.99 each - each bin had 10-15 handles in it) to the small wooden
knobs and every thing in between.
(Ill post pics when I get a chance)
A few things I missed out on (which I was just too cheap to go higher)
You know the row in the borg that has all the carriage bolts - hex
bolts -etc...they were selling 2 isles of that stuff about 6 rows at a time.
prices ranged from 60 bux to about $350 for the grade A stuff.
All in all a great day -Merry xmas to me!!!!
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r_b_v at v_e_r_z_e_r_a doht c_o_m
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