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Monday, May 7, 2007

It's so sad-Favorite junking spot Closed

Well I went junk shopping today and headed for one of my favorite junk spots. This elderly gentleman has an un-air-conditioned whse full of stuff. To view it all you need to be ready to scavenge, get dirty, and be amazed at what one person can collect. Areas of nothing but vacuum cleaner parts, boxes of old records and the occasional true treasure, priced right too. I was ready to purchase some old windows from him, that are just the right size and at $3.00 each, can't be beat. When I drive up, nothing... all his stash that is usually outside---gone. Fortunately he is sitting next door at the other antique store (better organized and higher priced) so I go visit. Turns out the entire whse was sold, and his rent went way up. He was loosing sleep as to how to deal with it all. Someone offered him $4000 and he took it-gladly. He still has some stuff in a booth at the nicer place, but not the junk I like. All is not lost though, The new owners are gonna fix up this area of abandoned whses and make it a nice antique area. Can't wait for the new stuff, just probably won't be able to afford any of it. :(

1 comment:

Debbie said...

That is sad - but hey, maybe it's time for you to snag up some of that abandoned space and open your own place. But of course, that doesn't come without a price. Just a thought!

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