December 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm #516460crystalMember
I met a guy once who was parking a mower, whipper snipper, hedge trimmer and a blower on the footpath. I stopped, asked why… He said he’d hurt his back and couldnt do the yard work anymore so he was paying some one else to do it and was chucking all his stuff out. So igathered it all into my car and left! His loss on the few hundred dollars he would have got for the almost new stuff he chucked!December 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm #516461luvinMember
great score crystalDecember 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm #516462Starting OverMember
Someone on my local areas freecycle wanted a 58″ or bigger oldstyle tv for their kids to use for games and I offered our 53″ and she said that noone will want any oldstyle tv of that size or smaller… It makes me wonder just what we’re going to to do with these tv’s… :shrug:December 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm #516463dierichParticipant
I have to disagree Froot_loopz, can’t say that I have ever been abused in Adelaide (city or south of city) by anyone – pink, brown, white or black! The occasional driver on the road perhaps, but you get that anywhere in Australia, not just Adelaide.December 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm #516464Queen MabMember
What a find… I’m pretty damn jealous of that sewing machine right now!
What is wrong with people? Time, I think, or perceived lack of it. Or just perception on it’s own, maybe they were given this by someone & thought “I don’t want this, nobody wants this…” – which is skewed & incorrect, obviously, but it’s all I can think of!January 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm #516465ClarafloMember
— Duped post… :shrug:January 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm #516466ClarafloMember
Queen Mab post=333920 wrote: What a find… I’m pretty damn jealous of that sewing machine right now!
What is wrong with people? Time, I think, or perceived lack of it. Or just perception on it’s own, maybe they were given this by someone & thought “I don’t want this, nobody wants this…” – which is skewed & incorrect, obviously, but it’s all I can think of!
I’m really thankful for the old dears who pass away leaving collectible and amazing sewing machines to family members who haven’t a clue what to do with it. I’ve bought all my machines this way. My first sewing machine was a 1930’s Singer in pristine condition with every attachment ever made at the time. I had that machine for 15yrs and it never needed repairing or servicing in all that time. I only lost it because I lent it to my sister who promptly declared it ‘lost’ when I asked for it back…. 🙁
No matter because the Hobart Tip Shop had another gem for which I paid $15.00, it’s a little younger being a 1970’s model but it’s still a classic Singer made in the days when there was no difference between a home or industrial machine. I’ve had it for the past 6yrs, it’s brilliant and hasn’t needed a repair or service either. Everytime I see a dusty Singer somewhere I buy it, knowing that 99% of the time it will run like clockwork and never need attention. You cannot buy machines anywhere for any price these days that compare to the cast metal Singers. They are treasure.February 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm #516467
My Kenwood gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago and as I have had it for 37 years its part and parcel of our family. Kids called it Kenny. :kiss: I use it for a lot of cooking and bread making :clap:
I thought I would look on Ebay to replace it but most went over $100 then postage on top. out of my price range at the moment. Saw one in NSW for $80 but pick up only. I emailed them to see if they could find out what the postage would be and they never bothered to answer me either way. It was a good buy as it had some extras with it, some I don’t have for mine.
So last night hubby pulled Kenny to pieces and said there was no guarantee it would work. He found it all gummed up with years of flour in areas you couldn’t get too for cleaning like all around the motor. He checked the bushes as he had replaced them 25 years ago and he is replacing the wire as its broken in several places inside the machine. He has greased the motor so the big test will be tonight when he gets home to see if it works.
A local guy said to throw it away and buy a new one. todays way of life but not mineFebruary 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm #516468DaylaMember
It breaks your heart seeing what some people throw away.
I have found amazing stuff on rubbish piles on nature strips/verges.
Several sewing machines. suitcases of beautifully embroidered linen. Train sets, antique crockery, electrical items, preserving outfits, complete with lids and rings and clips. Alsorts of kitchen stuff. Enough to have 3 garage sales over the course of a year and sell lots on ebay.
I know that when I have moved house and things get stressed I put good stuff out on the nature strip well before Council is due to pick up and it all gets taken. I just wish people didn’t make a mess when they sift thru the piles. This is what gets up the nose of the council and they try to stop people from scrounging. I love scrounging!
We recently had an incident in our municipality where a man was scrounging and subsequently dobbed in. The Council wanted him fined but the police let him off as they said it was not an offence.February 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm #516469
We don’t have council pick up so most goes either to the dump or to the Lions auction and they are getting very fussy about it. there is no opshop bins around to put stuff in but you can drop off stuff at the local opshop, when thye are open.
Gas bottles are $6 each to take to the tip and Tvs are $25 each to dump so more and more are being dumped in the supermarket car park so it has to be paid by the supermarkets who inturn charge you with higher prices in food. You can take oil to the recycle center at the dump and they take it for free but they get paid for it so when they stop paying you will be charged. 👿February 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm #516470
This morning there was a hell of a noise out the front of our place. 2 dogs both either ridge backs or pit bulls were after the beagle across the road.SHe digs out and takes herself for a walk.
I heard Barb yell but Milly was still yelping so I grabbed my broom and a few rocks on the way to the front and threw the rocks at these dogs who moved away enough to get Milly in hre yard. They didn’t come at me as I was waving my broom around.
I have never seen these dogs around here before but Barb got Milly inside and I thougth if I was out she could of been really hurt or these dogs could of jumped my side fence and killed my little Tenterfeilds.
So when I came inside I rang the council and told them aout the dogs and said if they didn’t do anything if these dogs got hold of my little dogs the council will get the vet bills.
It annoys me people with these dogs allowing them out or if they have gotten out they should go looking for them before a child is bitten we are not that far from the schools. I have had large dogs and they were never out of their yards. Neither of these dogs had collars on them
Since then the council has been and both dogs have been picked up and taken away.March 11, 2016 at 5:20 am #516471StarryGMember
I was given this same exact machine a few weeks ago and I am… well, ecstatic doesn’t even begin to explain it. The Janome 611 is a magnificent specimen of good workmanship and creativity. You can be sure I’ll be keeping it for as long as I draw breath. Shame on whoever decided to throw one out!March 11, 2016 at 5:52 am #516472AUSSIEDOWNUNDERParticipant
Yep true I have made good money from hard rubbish and recycling centres
I still do
Best thing I got was a commercial coffee grinder it sold for $1680.00
And the bloke even payed to have it express shipped to perthMarch 11, 2016 at 7:05 am #516473SnagsMember
I wish I had a uteMarch 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm #516474calliecatParticipant
what did you find that you couldn’t pick up??
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