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Old 14-04-2013, 15:27   #46
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Re: Free Stuff (and bargains) you HAVE acquired or snaffled!

It is 183 days if you are a resident in some other country.
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Old 14-04-2013, 20:46   #47
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Re: Free Stuff (and bargains) you HAVE acquired or snaffled!

You can be born in Mexico and be brought to the U.S. at one day of age, and not be an American.

You can be born in the States and be brought to Canada at a week old and not stop being an American.

I actually know people who've never lived there (but who may wish to visit relatives) who are in a jam because the IRS wants them to file 30 years of tax forms on zero dollars of income earned in the States.

Not free and not a bargain, acquired or snaffled. It is, however, off-topic and a disincentive to visiting the States.
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Old 15-04-2013, 07:20   #48
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Re: Free Stuff (and bargains) you HAVE acquired or snaffled!

One thing I was happy to have is when I bought my boat, I found there was a new/unused pressure cooker and tea kettle, also looked unused. I've now so far used them more than the boat but trying to remedy that soon.
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Old 15-04-2013, 07:32   #49
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Re: Free Stuff (and bargains) you HAVE acquired or snaffled!

i found in mazatlan from a yachtie, 3 bp brand solar panels rated 3 amps each and an mppt controller all for 50 usdollars.
found my invaluable coffee pot and large cone for melitta for 5 usdollars....excellent bargain as my coffee is awesome......
found my genyoouwhine bruce anchor in sd for 200 usd
found redcrest inflatable -- i have been looking for many years for one of these fun toys--for 100 usd in zihuatenejo....
was given a 2 stroke genny that actually works
all since i left usa....
i have gifted----one ancient honda 2000i to my slave..
spinnaker pole to my slave
(slave as opposed to boat n*****, which he proudly calls self)
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I was living on board in New York and the crew and I were provisioning up for a cruise. Someone on a mega yacht nearby found out and let us have a bunch of stuff from their freezer as they were going to reprovision too. Had shrimp appetizers, steaks and other stuff for several days. Wish I had a freezer because we still had to leave some of the steaks on the dock.

Got a free fishnet and usually find a free extension cord or two being thrown out in the boatyard ever year. I repair them and use them where needed.
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Old 15-04-2013, 08:10   #51
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bubba daboatkat was the best ever freebie i got so far.....
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Old 16-04-2013, 15:22   #52
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bubba daboatkat was the best ever freebie i got so far.....
I'm thinking Bubba thinks He is the one that got the free servant!
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Guy on my dock wheeling the cart down the dock with a like new hatch air conditioner. I ask him if he is stowing it to go for a sail. He says no, he "does not want to mess with it". I tell him they are expensive, he says I can have it if it will save him lifting it into the dumpster.
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Got a free TapeDrive main and a full set of cushions from other C&C owners, along with invaluable advice from them and all of you!
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So the only cost was your integrity?
Is that a serious question, or just a jerk?

Once I salvaged the gear, I was its owner, and the warranty was not limited to the original owner.
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