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Friday, May 29, 2015

Weber Scavenge

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-in Copper Porcelain Enamel Kettle Charcoal Grill
Weber 22" grill, but black

While my friend and I were putting things in an empty storage unit, we asked two guys who had the only two carts if we could use one for just a short time. They agreed, and we got things into the storage units quickly.

When we took the cart back, they asked if either of us wanted the items in the hall--Weber grill and ping pong table. She claimed both. I really wanted the ping pong table, but have no place to put it and use it. She has six children. But, she could not get the grill and table home!

Since I had the empty unit, I allowed her to store both until she could get them home. So, she rolled them both to the unit. Both had wheels, and the ping pong table was the type that folded in the middle. The table above, $400, is similar to what she received. The net is missing.

The person she called had a truck so wide that the table easily lay in the bed. He lives next door to her mother, so he took it and put it in her basement. I had taken the folding camo camp chair. However, it must have had charcoal dust all over it. When I saw the mess in my trunk, I gave the guy the chair, too.

Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter
Along with the grill was the charcoal starter. That is $24.99 online and at Lowe's. Every time I make the above picture smaller, it disappears!

We had a good day! This was all lightly used, over $600 worth including tax. Remember, this is where I got the free red table last year.

Your turn
What is your best or latest scavenging story? Have you ever just been in the right spot at the right time for an unplanned gift?


  1. Super finds! I am the new proud owner of a kiddie kitchen set. One of my neighbors posted on the neighborhood facebook page that she wanted to get rid of it and offered it free to anyone willing to come get it. It is for my granddaughter who visits rarely so the free price was perfect.

    1. Anne,
      What a great freebie! Even a grandson would love a kitchen.

  2. I have NEVER been in the right place at the right time, but others have been along when I decided to start chucking things before we moved. I just said "Go in the house and if you want it, you can have it."

    Now there's a few things I wish I had back, like those humongous wind chimes that sounded with deep gongs instead of tiny plinks.

    1. lotta joy,
      I have never been at a place that had "if you want it you can have it" policy. I have a few regrets when I have been overly generous! sigh..... Put some mini wind chimes in your froggy land. I bet you could make some.


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