Sunday, November 3, 2013

We said goodbye to our trusty friend last night......

She served us well over the past four years, but as many of you know she gave up the ghost in June.  Now to be fair dh welded up the chassis and she did work, but has been outside since.  We used her to pull things in the trailer, but we never put the cutting deck back on her.

Over the last week or so I have put things onto Kijiji and we decided to have a go selling her.  On Saturday afternoon I went onto Kijiji to see what lawn tractors were selling for and there was an ad on Kijiji that said "Wanted Craftsman Tractors Dead or Alive."  To cut a long story short we sold her for $125, as honestly she wasn't worth much and we were pleased to get that much for her. Mind you the guy also got spare parts that were worth in excess of $100, but they were of no use to us.

So, so far in the last month we have sold a kitchen sink, some bundles of insulation, a package of vapor barrier, an old sewing machine and at least 75 magazines and now the tractor.  I still think it is a total pain in the butt selling things on Kijiji, but the goods we sold will come in useful for the people who bought them and the money comes in handy for us.

I hope come spring we have as much success in selling the wood chipper, the rototiller and the log splitter!

Look at all the Christmas trees that are cut and wrapped already?  This is why I prefer my artificial tree rather than a "fresh" one that drops it's needles!


7 comments:

j said...

Congratulations! That is great that you got more money then you thought you would also! We are selling things also. I sold two cell phones to gazelle and donated the ones they didn't want. We are getting rid of more stuff but probably not till spring, Lord knows there is enough in my garage.

We have a fake tree also. My dad was always afraid of fire so am I plus I like just putting it back in the box and packing it away. No fuss no muss why kill a perfectly good tree!

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like your friend served you very well right up until the very end.

callie brady said...

We have an artificial tree too even though we live in the forest but I don't want to deal with all the needles and trying to keep the tree alive. Never knew the trees were cut and packed so early. Happy Thanksgiving!

callie brady said...

We have an artificial tree too even though we live in the forest but I don't want to deal with all the needles and trying to keep the tree alive. Never knew the trees were cut and packed so early. Happy Thanksgiving!

Evelyn said...

I love a real tree and will put up with the mess. I don't bother to sell on kijiji. I take all my unwanted used things to a place called Value Village where they resell them in their store and donate profits to charity. If my unwanted stuff isn't worth anything, I toss.

Jane said...

Wow - Christmas trees already cut?!! Its only Nov. 3rd! I have a fake tree but michael prefers real so we go to one of those places where you cut your own. After Christmas we use it out back for a little bird sanctuary. It's still a waste in my mind though. Great luck on kijiji - I've sold my 2 lazyboy chairs most recently, and have a few other things listed.Win/win situation :)

Rose said...

I wish we had the luck you do in selling things...we never have any luck...although in truth only tried to sell one thing recently. But in years past...just don't have much luck at all.