Originally Posted by s/v Breakaway
CMC, where do you get these deals!?
Mostly craigslist and ebay.
the trick is to WAIT. And always watch...
For these particular examples; I've known I wanted a radar reflector for many months, but didn't want to pay $50 for one... I figured if the time came to go offshore
and I still didn't have one, I'd just pay the $50. But behold, the deal shows up and I was there to take it
The C.A.R.D. was on a boat that was being parted out on craigslist. The CARD wasn't advertised, but I went to check out the boat to see what it had anyway. Made an offer and he took it
Similar to thrift store shopping
. It's impossible to just 'go buy what you want' from a thrift store. You have to be a regular visitor and just wait for the right stuff to show up. I might stop in the local thrift store twice a week, but only buy something once a month...
It's all about being in the right place at the right time.
Next month there will be a local 'boaters flea market'. I'm taking a few things to sell and will see what I can find