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Craigslist Rental
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:54:15 PM »
So, I had some big piles of brush to get rid of. Rental of a chipper/shredder would have been $150/day and I would have needed it for 2 days due to transport logistics. Burn piles were not an option for a variety of reasons. So, bought a used chipper/shredder for $170 from a pawn shop (a first for me), and then sold it on craigslist a week later for $200.

Difference is spending about $300 on a rental vs. netting about $25 (I did run a bit of gas through it).  Bonus: I don't have to own and store a chipper. Logistics were about as easy as renting.

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Re: Craigslist Rental
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 03:21:08 PM »
One of the most eye-opening concepts MMM ever brought up is the idea of using craigslist as a storage unit. If you don't need something, "store" it in craigslist. Then when you need it, just go bring it out of storage.

The same is true for libraries. I love books, and have had a huge personal library for many years. But now my library is hundreds of times bigger, with a full-time paid staff!

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Re: Craigslist Rental
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 03:28:08 PM »
Wow, this is awesome.  I've been meaning to check out the local pawnshops for some stuff that I can't seem to find on craigslist, but those places kind of scare me. 

Anyway, way to think outside the box. 

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Re: Craigslist Rental
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 12:38:11 PM »
So, I had some big piles of brush to get rid of. Rental of a chipper/shredder would have been $150/day and I would have needed it for 2 days due to transport logistics. Burn piles were not an option for a variety of reasons. So, bought a used chipper/shredder for $170 from a pawn shop (a first for me), and then sold it on craigslist a week later for $200.

Difference is spending about $300 on a rental vs. netting about $25 (I did run a bit of gas through it).  Bonus: I don't have to own and store a chipper. Logistics were about as easy as renting.

That's badass out of the box thinking.  Love it!
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