Local train show finds

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Gil Finn, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I got a bunch of HO at a local show from my local dealer.

    He gave me about 30% off on a $210 sale and stuck the money in his pocket and didnt right it up:D

    He was packing up to go and it worked out well for us both as some of the stuff I planned to buy in the shop next week and he gets dinner on the way home . :thumb:

    I bought 2 engines, a passenger coach and a dummy.

    I also got a weatherd UB 30 used at an other both.

    I hide then into the garage.sign1
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Cool!!!! :) :)
  3. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Cool indeed, it is great to live in such a place.

    I have no worries but my wife.
  4. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

    When I go to exhibitions and swapmeets I now always ask what's the best price the vendor can do for me if I get several items. A few pennies saved here and there soon adds up!
  5. hobokid

    hobokid thebull

    i cant wait till the day i finally make it to a swap meet and have more then 20 bucks in pocket.guess il start saving now.
  6. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Hobo kid do as do I, save your pocket change in a jar.

    I have filled up several old quart milk bottle and when cashed in I find a quart bottle will hold an average of $130 to $140.

    I have several full now that has taken less or about a year to save.

    Once in a while I cheat and take $20 to a car wash and tuen it into quarters to get a bottle going or maybe topped off. Dont put pennies in them save those else where. It takes up roon in the big money jars and you get less value when tou take them to the bank.

    Handy money for shows and hollidays, ect.

    Sort of like a part time job but you pay yourself.

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