Bargains from Garage Sales

Went to a garage sale couple of weeks back and got a Mitchell 499 high speed spinning reel in excellent condition except for dust/dirt on outside for $10.Have watched some on EBAY in lots worse condition go for between $250 -$300. Also go a UNIDEN UHF radio unmarked for $2 with a guarantee if it didn't work he would take it back.Nearly fell over when he said the prices,just had to tell him what they were worth --AFTER I had paid for them
Anyone else had a good win or bargain lately

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a few eeks back igot a 10 ft

Sun, 2008-08-31 17:25

a few eeks back igot a 10 ft fibreglass jarvis walker rod for free with some line, weights etc from some garage sale under the freee section


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A steal

Mon, 2008-09-01 12:52

What a steal for the 499 - i just paid $60 for a spare spool loaded with Pink Fireline - let's be fair, i will give you $20 for it AND pay postage - so double your money! - can't say fairer than that.

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Mon, 2008-09-01 13:24

You wish!!!! no offence,it's now loaded with 30lb fireline and sitting in a box along with another 3 x 499s and a 489

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Oh well,

Mon, 2008-09-01 14:15

worth a try - if you ever want to unload a 499, let me know - my brother is the Mitchell freak and i bought the spool for him. Great reel - it accounted for a couple of top size Pinks in Shark Bay a couple of weeks ago.