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Why I HATE ebay.com?

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Why is ebay crappy?  I find crap at my house to sell then I purchase crap from ebay.  It is a vicious cycle.  I have always wanted a Laser Disk player and guess what I purchased the other day?  I guess I am having buyers remorse?  I purchased a Pioneer CLD-M301 Laser Disk player which also plays cds and it came with a couple laser disk movies.  This Pioneer is awesome: it weighs 100 pounds and is quite large.  Now the laser disk movies are awesome also: it takes 3 sides of a laser disk for one movie (The Blues Brothers).  Also the disks are shiny and are as big as my head.

While searching the web for a review on my fly new player I found this article from cnnmoney.com  from August 1, 1992.  The title is very long but this is part of it: “What to Buy in the ’90s. Should you wait for high-definition TV?”  I say NO!  This player plugs into my HDTV!  (It is just not HD.)  The player apparently retailed for $650 in 1992 and you can purchase it for $30 in 2008.  Now who is the sucker?  Wait…….

I also spotted this player for sale.  Now this guy is from Canada so….. (insert joke).  But he is trying to sell a CLD-M301 (like mine) for $125.  That seems like a lot of money and this guy listed it in September 3, 2007 and was just renewed again in June 8, 2008 and his listing expires on July 8, 2008.   I wonder if he will sell it before July?  When would a normal person decide “I am NEVER going to sell this.  Only a moron would purchase it!”?

No money down and FREE delivery!

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Greg sold me a ton of his carwash stuff in his basement today.  But I finally purchased his PUR-CLEAN RO system, with a charcoal filter and a magic water softener thing (last picture) with included directions.

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Also included a chemical sprayer, empty drums, and some chemical (Qual Chem – Q Enhance Low, Q No – Touch Low, and Q Enhance High).

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Lastly a truck full of stuff.  I can not list all the stuff but it is really great stuff.  Now, like Greg said, I need to open a car wash in my basement (which I actually could open a 4 bay if I had the electrical and a working air compressor).  Greg sold me all this stuff for $280 (I think?), which is really great.  Thanks Greg!

Ebay.com crap, I mean good stuff

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At least I thought it was a good product when I was bidding on them. Actually, I thought it was a really good deal if you wanted some sds drill bits. I got 17: maybe you want to purchase some from me?

BOSCH: 1 x 7/16″, S4, 12″; 1 x 9/16″, s4,12″; 2 x 1/4″, S4, 10″; 1 each 3/16″, S4, 10″; 3 x 0.202, S4, 9 1/4″; 3 x 3/16″ ,S4, 14″ Long
Dewalt: 2 x 3/8″ 18″; 1 x 5/8″ , 18″
MaKita: 1 x 7/8″ , 18″
Century: 2 x 3/16″ – 4″

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I purchased these from toolsandmorellc (ebay name) and she owns a store close by called “Tools & More” in Alabaster. I have been getting my cones stolen alot recently so I purchased some “Temporarily Closed” tape. At least it will be cheaper when they break or steal it.

I purchased more stuff from Greg today

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Well, I purchased some garbage can lids from Greg’s brother technically.  Greg gave them to his brother and I actually purchased them from Greg.  But they used to be my Dad’s garbage can lids from his Valleydale car wash, which Greg replaced with the tepee type lids.  Right?  Well, I have them now, which is good.  Thanks Greg and Greg’s brother!

Are SDS drill bits the best idea ever?

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Greg told me to purchase a SDS drill and I purchased this DeWalt D25313K Heavy-Duty 1 inch SDS L-Shape 3 Mode Hammer.  I love these SDS drill bits and I guess the drill and my cheap Harbor Freight drill bits ($10 a piece, 42639, 42651 Drill Master masonry bits) are good.  Why does every drill bit not use this system.  The second picture shows the SDS bit layout, it consists of a locking mechanism.  The third picture shows the chuck, which you just jam the drill bit in and it clicks in place.  The fourth picture shows how you remove the bit by just pulling the chuck back.  This system is just for masonry bits I guess, but why?

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I did actually use the drill and I mounted and reinforced some stuff.  The last picture is all the crap I needed to install a couple screws.

If you have something to sell let me know.

I purchased some stuff from Greg today so he could clean out his garage.

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I purchased this broken computer?  It has some sort of oily black stuff in it but it was a good deal and maybe it will work.

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I also purchased these Water Wizard 2 Hyper-Concentrate tanks, a garbage can, some Hydro Pel Yellow, some Qual Chem Qyellow Additive, a motor with a propeller at the end, 3×3 solenoids blocks and a 1×4 solenoid block and a Dema solenoid electrical thing.  I also am purchasing some other stuff from his brother, lots of interesting things.  Maybe I should sell some of this stuff or my stuff?

Fake Craftsman tools?

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I got my fake Craftsman tools today from Woot.com.  I paid $5.03 for 3 x 12 piece sets.  I needed some extra screw drivers and I always purchase the best.

I did learn a lot about using a screw driver from reading the Warning label on back of the package:

1)  always wear eye protection (I can not see without eye protection so I am safe (glasses).)
2)  disconnect power before using the tool on electric work or electrical sources (This would add a step to every electrical project! 🙂 )
3)  never use to pry (What?  I thought that is what a flat head screw drivers were for;  also for digging.)