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    Major Score At Lowes

    This is completely off topic, but I feel obligated to report it anyway.

    I went to my local hardware store (Lowes) to buy some toilet repair parts. I picked up the parts, paid for them and was walking out the front door.

    On the front sidewalk was a Craftsmen 3300i generator. (It's actually a Generac, with a Craftsman badge on it.)

    The important part is that it had a sign on it that said: "For Parts only, no Returns. $25"

    I ran back into the store and gave them the $25 and took it home.

    To shorten the story, all it needed was a new spark plug, ($3.50) and two disconnected wires plugged it.


    IT RUNS!


    I just had to tell someone.

    Thanks for your patience.

    This is my big win for October.

    Anybody got a better deal?

    #2
    Nice score!... I just wonder how long until this gets spammed
    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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      #3
      Awesome deal! Pays to be handy.
      1984 318i Coupe 66k Auto. Status: Non-Operational
      Looking for help getting it to run in the bay area!

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        #4
        that's awesome. I would have done the same thing! I'm sure you could have resold it for more than $25 even if you couldn't get it working yourself.
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        Bimmerlabs

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          #5
          A few other details I forgot to include:

          1.) The engine had never been run. The top of the piston was a clean as it was when they installed it in the engine. This unit is brand new!

          2.) The retail price for this unit is $900!


          I need to go to the garage and start it up right now, just to hear it run.

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            #6
            If it really is 5am where you are, I would discourage this. You should be doing it at about 230am with random nuts and bolts on top of it to "Heighten the experience"

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              #7
              Good score!

              Nothing much here other than faulty new parts not at scrap prices.

              I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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                #8
                BTW, If anybody needs a loaner Generator, please let me know. This one is available.

                It's probably too heavy to ship, but anyone local can just come and get it.

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