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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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I have for the better part of my life been a collector of stuff. I have been at it since I can remember dragging home my first bike from the alleys of Detroit. well its been 45 years worth of stuff collected around me over the years and I have come to appreciate marking my stuff. as an example I have 3lb coffee cans that I use for small stuff. they work well but if it gets out of hand you have like 300+ cans! its a nightmare of sorts but I love a good hunt.
well to make matters worse I know I own stuff, I am positive...I can't never find it? dunno why other then it gets put where it doesn't belong. today I installed a set of wheel bearing on my Gravely Lawn mower. nothing special right? wrong. the dealer looked them up last Tuesday and handed me a set. they were $7.40 ea. for the 2 that I needed. I figured since I had to have them it wasn't that bad. I also bought a new set of blades. so $54 later I was on my way. got home and sure enough they were the wrong ones. the guy at the dealer insisted they were correct. so now I was mad. I knew in my heart I owned a set and set about looking again...nothing. bummed about not finding them I went back Thursday to get the Correct bearings serial numbers in hand. well guess what? they didn't correspond with anything he could look up? go figure. anyways he says "we'll match them up". sure enough he come back in about 4-5 minutes carrying the exact right bearings. here's the kicker. they are now $13 each! oh I was mad. not only did the place cost me a trip, but now I had to pay more. I was fuming. so to make a long story short I got done fixing the mower. greased it gassed it up and there it sits ready to go. I started cleaning up my mess and one thing led to another and I am cleaning the top of my work bench. as I pull down coffee cans to put bits where they belong I find one marked tools and bits. sure enough there is the brand new pair of bearing that I knew I owned...1 1/2 hours after putting in the new ones. sucks to be me. mark your stuff so you can find it when you need it. end of story.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Put new bearings in box, return to dealer that fucked you over.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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LOL - I just ordered two new 520 master links to help me find the one I just saw around here last week.
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I've learned to just throw everything away so I'm positive I don't have one stashed somewhere. Saves a lot of stress, plus I'm not surrounded by a bunch of shit I may or may not ever have a use for.
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Lol, I keep it for about Year then do this. And I always need it the next week after I toss it.
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i bet yetties yard looks like a mix between a dirty farm ,trash dump and a hoarders house
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For cheap stuff If it is small, and pretty universal I will keep it, like nuts, bolts, washers, hose etc. For bigger $50+ stuff I will keep it if it isn't huge, as long as I have a place for it. Parts for my old for I like to keep, because they are getting rare, and usually expensive.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #13
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No my place is in nice shape. I even have 6' stockade fence around my bone yard. even when I had the sled yard I had stockade fence around it.
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not quite. I do have penchant for collecting odd bits, but I am no hoarder. at the worst I used to collect used tires. mostly truck stuff that traded for stuff I needed. highest count ever was 90. still have the racks all converted to shelving. maybe I should get back into it given the costs of tires lately?
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Dammit, I read all that crap thinking there would be a wise tie-in to scribing your name on your shit for when it gets stolen.

Hoarders deserve to lose their crap and re-buy it.
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