Buying From Goodwill...?

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  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    EDIT.
    I was busy shopping for a used photo enlarger
    And I am giving this idea up, too much work to sift through old crap to find something workable.

    While doing that, I considered Goodwill online, despite the average high shipping.
    How is the shopping there?
     
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    bc rich Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Too bad you are so far away, I have an excellent besselor enlarger, and we no longer do any dark room magic.
     
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    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    A 67, or the mighty 23c...?
    Few show up here, but most have from suffered poor storage neglect.
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    I've bought from GW a bit. I've been happy with my purchases.

    I thought the shipping has been more than reasonable.
     
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    uglyvw Well-Known Member

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    I would have to look at it, my wife is the photographer. Here is a pic though.

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    nomadh Well-Known Member

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    I always though that was the best model he made. Amazing the work he did between eye pokes and head slaps.
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    Looks like from 23c family, with the color-capable head (which is also helpful for advanced B&W work, I read). Nice stuff.
    EDIT: It may also be the motorized model... damn!
     
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    @Poodlesrule Think you may have nailed it it is the color head good for both b&w as well as color. home color is no harder than b&w if you can control temps and agitation as well as ou should . Temps being the tougher but doable.
     
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    dspellman Well-Known Member

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    I have a Beseler 45 and a pair of Durst 5x7 floor standers. If you were closer to LA and had a pickup...
     
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    I grabbed a Crate amp from them. Shipping and handling fees vary. Only issue with some items is they do minimal if any testing. If you can fix the item yourself, food deals may be had. I have found most guitars and amps go for prices too high considering no guarantee or return. Still worth looking for the needle in a haystack if you have time. @tobijohn scored a decent Agile awhile back.

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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    IIRC, I got two pretty good deals from them and the shipping was really quite reasonable. Still, there's a lot of chaff in the wheat and a fair amount of idiots who bid things up way past what the item is worth...
     
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    Yup, the more main-stream stuff, especially Epi's and Squiers gets bid up beyond what you would pay from GC and you have no return. But you can occasionally get good deals. Shipping and handling is set by the individual stores so it can range from 15 bucks to 70 for a guitar. Most are more on the cheaper end. Last thing I bought there was a classical guitar when I got a wild hair that told me I needed to add a classical to the heard. It turned out to be a damn good deal, like 45 shipped and the icing was it came with this near new TKL case that fits classicals and parlor sized guitars. I put my Recording king parlor in it.
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    and:

    I badly need a friend with a pilot license and a Gulfstream

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    Related: often, at night, on my tablet, I kick the Flightradar app, and it is showing a number of these birds crisscrossing the country, or heading for Europe, some with no ID. Hmm...
     
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    Illuminati.

    I gave up on Goodwill auctions. Anything I'm interested in always goes for far more than I was willingly bidding.
     
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    For 47-53+ million you can get a used G650. You can look to pay 1.5+ million to overhaul your engine (per engine) when it hits TBO if you fly 135... if you fly 91 then you it's on condition, but recommend against it.. Then your avionics can cost anywhere from 10k - 100k+ that's either a repaired one or overhauled. Of course they have 'programs" that you pay into x amount of dollars per flight hours. Then you have to pay fuel, crew, recurring crew training, maintenance, maintenance tracking program, landing fees, overnight fees, and other fees when you land at an airport. You could lease it back and charter it to make some money or break even. You don't want to know the price of a new tire. Sometimes you might have to pay 200.00 for a light bulb, but nowadays it's LED.

    Those aircraft without ID's pay so you can't see who they are. So lets say your rich or famous. If someone knows your tail number (N#) they can track you where you are going, Registration numbers (tail/ N#) is public knowledge https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/

    You can do this also for cheap
    https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/build
    https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
     
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    I think that's what happened to Scottie Pippen...though his was a much cheaper one.

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    Woah.. we went from shopping Goodwill, to financing private jet operation!

    Goodwill CEO, who probably has his own jet, must be LHAO!
     
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    It's hit or miss. A very nice donor sent me items for my school. Guitars and a bass amp were good, but 2 squier amps weren't working.
     

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