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Old 10-13-2011, 11:50 PM
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I used a couple 7-8 footers for bird houses this year and they are a bear to do by yourself. Definitely want to dig the hole as close to the pole as possible! I found that out real quick.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:21 AM
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It's not just tractors. Someone tried to take me over a $100 chest freezer. But in that case they were after as much personal info as they could get as well. I use a separate email account just for Craigs list and don't give any info out till I get info from the seller. They sold that email address and the spam file is now slam full of porn and letters from Nigeria.
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Gotta love Craigslist!!!

Was advertised as 300 Rootmaker 18, for 0.75 each or all 18 cell for $200 and 1,513 Rootmaker 4 cell 0.25 each or all 4 cell for $300. Went to check them out and pick up a few if they were in usable condition. Turns out it was a local nursury that had changed to different propagation pots and had these sitting around in the barn. On the way to the barn to take a look at them, got to talking to the guy and he said they had been talking about throwing them all away, but one of the office staff suggested putting them on Craiglist. He said he didn't think anyone would respond or know what Rootmaker was. Got to the barn to look at them and the 4 cells looked as they had been used for a couple of years but were in great shape and are about 10X heavier plastic. Then looked at a couple of the Rootmaker 18s on the top of a couple of stacks and they were dirty but looked to be in good useable condition. Offered him $300 for all of them.

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They were even nice enough to have their workers help load them. (Thank Goodness!) They were in the loft!

Got them home and had Dad come help unload them. Took a quick rough count in the barn of the Rootmaker 18s cause it looked like more than 300. Had about 75 in a stack and had 11 stacks, plus another 2 stacks that I left in the garage. So I guess somewhere around 900-1000. I didn't take time to even rough count the 4 cell but would guess 1000-1500 of them.

Got some of the 18s out yesterday to mess with. The top one was dirty from sitting in their barn, but so far the stack I kept out are brand new and never been used.

What a deal. Gotta keep an eye on Craigs!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:11 AM
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I just got a good deal on 4'-5' tall leyland cypress trees. I needed some to use as screening for my food plot and was quoted $23 for 6 footers, but got the 4 footers for $14 each! The guy I bought them from threw in three others for free. And, he too was a hunter which made the conversation even sweeter.
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Great find on the t-posts. I use 1/2" PVC tubing for tree protective wire.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:46 AM
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Therapy, are you interested in parting with a few of those possibly??

Im in Franklin County
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:58 AM
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Holycrap on the rootmakers. Nice score!
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:17 AM
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depending on what you are looking for, craigs can be a bear.


Lets say you are willing to drive about 150 miles from where you are for something, are you familiar with all the listing cities for craigs that far from where you live? if not use this: http://www.searchtempest.com/ pop in your zipcode, and how far away you are willing to drive and bam, all the areas included will be listed.
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Gotta love Craigslist!!!

Was advertised as 300 Rootmaker 18, for 0.75 each or all 18 cell for $200 and 1,513 Rootmaker 4 cell 0.25 each or all 4 cell for $300. Went to check them out and pick up a few if they were in usable condition. Turns out it was a local nursury that had changed to different propagation pots and had these sitting around in the barn. On the way to the barn to take a look at them, got to talking to the guy and he said they had been talking about throwing them all away, but one of the office staff suggested putting them on Craiglist. He said he didn't think anyone would respond or know what Rootmaker was. Got to the barn to look at them and the 4 cells looked as they had been used for a couple of years but were in great shape and are about 10X heavier plastic. Then looked at a couple of the Rootmaker 18s on the top of a couple of stacks and they were dirty but looked to be in good useable condition. Offered him $300 for all of them.

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They were even nice enough to have their workers help load them. (Thank Goodness!) They were in the loft!

Got them home and had Dad come help unload them. Took a quick rough count in the barn of the Rootmaker 18s cause it looked like more than 300. Had about 75 in a stack and had 11 stacks, plus another 2 stacks that I left in the garage. So I guess somewhere around 900-1000. I didn't take time to even rough count the 4 cell but would guess 1000-1500 of them.

Got some of the 18s out yesterday to mess with. The top one was dirty from sitting in their barn, but so far the stack I kept out are brand new and never been used.

What a deal. Gotta keep an eye on Craigs!!!

Did you put some of these back up, or is the same ad still there?

I'm looking to pick up a few more 18-cell, hopefully used this time.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:31 PM
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+1 on SearchTempest.com... I am willing to drive fairly far for some of the stuff I need. Works great!
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That's what I thought CrazyED! Hopefully I'll find a deal like you did on some T-posts.

I had initially thought about trying to sell some of the RM, but have no idea about shipping costs and/or if I have the desire to spend the time and effort to ship them. Guess I should have thought of this before posting my find.

I did take all they had and I didn't repost them on craigslist. I saw they removed the ad for the 18 cells but the ad for the 4 cell was still up yesterday.

I may consider selling some in the future, if I do I will be sure to post them in the equipment for sale section.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:03 AM
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tioga, check with the monster growers up in your area, van wingerden has 16 acres or so under glass in upper bucks county, durham rd Pipersville, they might have quite a few pots in their used piles, that is if they didn't burn em all to heat that place.
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We have a significant road frontage that is already fenced but for $20 this is a deal. Picked them up last night.

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Good tip. I do check there frequently, it's just nice to be reminded every once in a while. I wish I could get my wife to remind of this stuff and not everything else.

Either you are a newlywed or no one ever told you wives are programmed to do this.
I think they have a class on this in 9 th. grade home economics.
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