• 7 years 3 months ago
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    DebrisStorm wrote:
    We actually have a pair of those at the comic shop. The owner uses them to make pants for costumes.


    Ah, the possibilties are endless..! What a find.
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      • 7 years 3 months ago
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      i know its not what you meant, but ive found 2 stop signs, a road closed sign, and a one way sign (actualy 2)....



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        • 7 years 3 months ago
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        last summer during a jog- I found a brand new sealed in the plastic dvd and it worked. It was v for vengance or something like that -it seemed kinda wrong to take it though, like stealing or somethin
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          • 7 years 3 months ago
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          For whatever reason, last year I found a satellite radio system on a bridge while out walking. Still works great.

          I've also found $50, a purple Game Boy color with Pokemon Yellow, a winning scratchcard ($100), and a full, unopened case of Michelob light
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            • 7 years 3 months ago
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            Eh, let's see. Not that I can clearly remember, no. I think some of my Pogs collection was found in the street/curb/sidewalk.
            ... That's one bleak future you come from.
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              • 7 years 2 months ago
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              A giant pile of Playboy magazines when I was 9 or 10 years old back in 1983 or 84.
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                • 7 years 2 months ago
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                Okay, my father just grabbed some plumbing supplies out of the garbage a few weeks back. One was a diehead threader for making threads on a pipe and the other was a kettle filling faucet. He was going to throw the threader out since he wasn't sure what it was. I told him to check on ebay and see if there was anything like. There was. Brand new they go for about $300. The faucet went for about $200. So, I put them up for auction on ebay last week. They both sold.

                The diehead went for about $91 and the faucet went for $66. Its all profit. :)
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                  • 7 years 2 months ago
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                  a cd player
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                    • 7 years 2 months ago
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                    I just picked myself up a 5 sided end table while I was curb shopping. :)
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                      • 7 years 2 months ago
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                      I guess you could say that I was blessed with good timing. It was my last day in my old neighborhood (before I moved to my new house) and I was walking my dog for old time's sake along the same route we took every day.

                      I heard some screaming, which ended up being a husband and wife arguing. . . . he was on the lawn, she was just inside the front door. Something about, "get them out of here, they're ugly!" "But, they're worth money!!!" "Then sell them, stupid!" "It would take weeks to sell them on ebay!" "I want them out today!" I guess the wife won the argument, because he started carrying out these large beer advertising mirrors, obviously from a bar or restaurant. They were beautiful, but I had to keep moving with the dog. I saw him leaning them against his garbage cans near the street as I rounded the block.

                      Of course, I RAN the dog back home, jumped in my car, and started loading them into my trunk. Miller, Rolling Rock, Leinenkeugel's, Sprecher, and Corona were all represented. I always admired these types of mirrors, but thought that starting a collection of them would be expensive and space-wasting. Well, when a collection is thrown away right in front of you, you move first and think later!

                      They're beautiful, and a local appraiser says they're worth between $800 and $1,000. Pretty sweet for being totally free!
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                        • 7 years 2 months ago
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                        A working girl
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                          • 7 years 2 months ago
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                          "do your balls itch, son?"

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                            • 7 years 2 months ago
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                            I've picked up a few lamps and tables that were curbside trash and refurbished them to look pretty cool! But...my FAVORITE pick-up was $80 on a campground bathroom's floor!!!
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                              • 7 years 2 months ago
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                              I'm always finding good stuff, I'd say at least 40% of the furnature in my apartment was pulled off of some curb somewhere, and all of it is pretty decent save a few blemishes and damage here and there.

                              I also collect vintage computers, and one of my main old haunts for those was roadsides and curbs. I once pulled the following from ONE curb......

                              2 IBM 5151 green screen Monochrome Monitors (for the original PC)
                              an original IBM PC Keyboard (which still worked nonetheless)
                              2 Macintosh SE, one with a motherboard that actually worked somewhat despite being covered and jammed with mud
                              more and more keyboards of XT and AT variety
                              a Tandy TRS-80 CoCo, in fully working order

                              All that stuff was muddy, much of it was hosed off and clearned out, and I'd say most of my scores still worked save one Mac SE, both green screens, and maybe one or two keyboards.

                              I also pull old outdoor power equipment off the curb once in awhile, fix it up, and give it to someone less fortunate. It's amazing how many fully working mowers and trimmers in need of some basic maintenance and maybe a paintjob get tossed. We really do live in a disposable society. People really don't take care of their stuff anymore do they?
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                                • 7 years 2 months ago
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                                MissALibra86 wrote:
                                Has anyone here ever saw something nice sitting out on someone's curb, meant to be thrown away, and picked it up?

                                Once I went by this house and saw a nice 60s record table (with space for holding records underneath the table top).

                                It was out on the curb, meant to be thrown away, and it was in good condition! :eek:

                                So I saved the record table from the dump, and had my dad repaint the table top white. It now sits in my basement today. When I looked under the table top where the record shelf was, I saw a Jimmy Buffet tape in there! :cool:

                                My Dad has also put some of our old stuff out on the curb, like an old bicycle, an old tv, etc. so it can be taken by someone else.

                                Anyone else have any good stories? :)



                                i used to do it all the time when i was younger and me and my freinds would look in dumpsters and always pull stuff out we found a little portable TV probaly about 3 inch worked great and more stuff
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                                  • 7 years 2 months ago
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                                  just a old GI Joe doll I found on the curb in the park near where I lived

                                  intresting thing is the dolls legs could stretch because of some black rubberish material(attached to the joints. so the plastic legs couls stretch from the torso
                                  I dont think I have him anymore though
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                                    • 7 years 2 months ago
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                                    Pastfan245 wrote:
                                    just a old GI Joe doll I found on the curb in the park near where I lived

                                    intresting thing is the dolls legs could stretch because of some black rubberish material(attached to the joints. so the plastic legs couls stretch from the torso
                                    I dont think I have him anymore though


                                    i have a ton of those from when i was little, and just recently i picked up a whole bin full from a garage sale !
                                    "No beer and no TV make Homer...something something."
                                    "Go crazy ?"
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                                      • 7 years 1 month ago
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                                      I guess this counts as the curb...the day before move-out from my old dorm, all the garbage rooms on every floor were overflowing with stuff people threw away, most of it being stuff they were too lazy to move. These items included chairs, pillows, blankets, computer monitors, clothes, and even textbooks. I took home a game design textbook that costs over $100 new that someone had thrown out. I gave it to my friend who really wanted a copy but could not afford it.

                                      There aren't enough residential areas where I live in my hometown or where I go to school for me to go trash diving - I'd seriously love to because I see people in the downtown area in my hometown throwing a lot of good stuff away sometimes. I loves me some junk, especially when it's free.
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                                        • 7 years 1 month ago
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                                        I would SO like to do something like this, but nobody ever leaves anything on the curb around here. I've read from other people that they've found MP3 players and stuff. I once found CDs thrown on the side of the road, but they were all scratched up.
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                                          • 7 years 1 month ago
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                                          I once found a visor case full of CDs. Some of them were decent.

                                          At my father's company, customers sometimes ask him to haul off trash. I found an Eminem and a Sublime CD. I also found a new package of Windows 98 operating system software.

                                          Last year I found an old computer that someone was throwing out. It was only missing memory and a couple hardware cables. It worked, but I think it had a lot of viruses. I erased everything from the hard drive and I was able to use it on another computer who's drive was going bad.
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