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Thread: GOOD (Gloat) Story

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Minneapolis/Grand Marais Minnesota

    GOOD (Gloat) Story

    This baby finally went into service at the new place this weekend.
    It's been in storage all winter.
    I had one of the tan 3HP models in the corner of my garage during a G. sale.
    A neighbor fell in love, and had to have it. Had it 3 years with no plans to sell.
    He tried to low ball me and I reminded him it wasn't for sale.
    He came back 4 times insisting I sell it to him.
    I quoted a huge price to get rid of him. He kept pressing.
    I finally suggested he could do better with a new one. Even told him about TSC or Northern tools.
    On the 4th trip he returned with a check from his wife, cash from his brother and the contents of his kids piggy bank.

    I threw in $25 of my own and bought the 5 HP Titanium... Tried to warn him!!!!
    PIX is pretty distorted, my photo program keeps messing with it?
    That thing is over six feet tall on the pallet.
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    Live Like You Mean It!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ever think of sellin` used cars tyler?
    nice score......
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Good deal,

    I have had the same situation happen with firearms. Some friends of mine will fall in love with something I have and insist on having just that one. I tell them up front I will sell to them what it will cost to replace with new, including tax.

    Some people just amaze me what they will do.

    Good luck with the new one, wish i had one like/similar to that one.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Placitas, NM in the foothills of the Sandia Mt
    Double gloat!
    Well done. Sure wish I had something like that instead of my little pancake.

    What will you take to send that guy over the next time I have a garage sale?
    Don't believe everything you think!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
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  6. #6
    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Way to go Tyler!
    You are right, you did warn him repeatedly. Enjoy your new tool. It is amazing what you can accomplish with air.


  7. #7
    Steve Clardy Guest
    Yo Tyler.

    Did you receive a step ladder with it.

    Is that the Hot Air Model

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    Ok, Ok, enough of the CONGRATULATIONS, already. What I want to know is WHY we now have a BIG....POWERFUL.... compressor, but a TEEEEEEEENSY PICTURE of it? (and this, from a Long Time Pic POLICE Afficianado, No Less)

    So what is a Titanium, Tyler, is it a Brand, or a Model? (Guess I'm not up to date on all the new stuff).

    PS: Can I park my Sea Ray Boat in your garage when You have your NEXT Garage Sale? I think I might be able to finish my Shop and Get Electricity to it TOO.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Congrats Tyler, nothing like having all that air on hand!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Congrats Tyler. The IR Titanium is new to me too, tell us about it.

    I agree with Norman….that picture is pitiful!
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

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