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Garage Sale Bonus!

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posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:08 PM
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This afternoon the bride and myself took our youngest to his piano lesson.

On the way there we passed a garage sale. Since we had an hour to kill, we dropped off our boy and went to the sale.


Browsing we found a 1956 Magic Hostess meat grinder/vegetable slicer in perfect condition WITH the manual.





This is what it looks like. (above)

We got it for the whopping price (they had on it) for 2 dollars!

2 dollars!


Of course my bride cleaned it when we got home then used it to make some ham salad.

It works perfectly!

Which led me to this thought. . . .

If something from 62 years ago works perfectly, will items made today work 62 years from now?

I'm guessing no, and to top it off, the 1956 meat grinder will still be working 62 years from now!



Sometimes the olden ways work best, sometimes it's the old stuff you need to go to.





posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The downside of capitalism. Make cheaper to sell cheaper. Disposable even. Awesome find though!



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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They made things sturdy back in the day .. built to last.

My greatest treasures and gifts I’ve purchased for others have been from garage sales. The finest oak end tables ( nicely sculpted),teak end tables, beautiful lamps.. the list goes on. Peoples jaws drop when I tell them what I paid for some really quality stuff.

Sounds like you got a bargain that you will put into good use. 👍🏼
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posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:27 PM
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Fantastic find DB!!! Most of my home is furnished with garage sale treasures.
I've gone to buying 'antique' items for use after the new modern crap breaks in 2 months!
After going through countless crappy can openers, I bought one exactly like my grandma used to have on her wall, I think it was made in 1957 or something.. it's worked just fine for 2 years and will work long after I'm gone methinks-lol!



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy



...it's...it's....BEAUTIFUL.

Gosh...1956. If that thing could only talk.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

It would sound a lot like me.




posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:41 PM
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Depends on how much you're willing to pay for something.

I can build a phone with every feature imaginable, encapsulate the entire thing, and make the electronics so small that the phone is mostly screen and shielding. The thing would never break and if you buried it and someone unearthed it 1000 years from now it would still work.

But you'd pay through the b-hole for it big time.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

2 dollars.



Maybe 3 dollars, but I draw the line at 5.




posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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Nice find! They don't make things the same anymore. My wife and I still use a Farberware indoor broiler that we got as a wedding present 38 years ago.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Nice!!

Very Nice!



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: DBCowboy



...it's...it's....BEAUTIFUL.

Gosh...1956. If that thing could only talk.


Would the statements made be admissible in a court of law?

Asking for a friend.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:03 PM
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There is no money in building quality any more. Cheap is the secret to today's capital success.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Sweet pickup. I always buy any old kitchen stuff I can. The old stuff is the best.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:40 PM
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people took pride in what they manufactured back in the day.
they didnt need to make a billion dollars a year.
now they do, so we get what they give us.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: autopat51
people took pride in what they manufactured back in the day.
they didnt need to make a billion dollars a year.
now they do, so we get what they give us.


The items that were built well and still work are a constant reminder of the plastic consumerism we deal with today.
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posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

That is not the downside of Capitalism.
It is the downside of Greed.

Greed and Corruption
are the downfall of any "ism".



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

A yes, "The Magic hostess".

HooHaa!



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
There is no money in building quality any more. Cheap is the secret to today's capital success.


Exactly! If it's not planned obsoleteness, it's planned cheapness that'll last just long enough for you to want to go and buy a copy of it when it breaks.

Why buy one of something when you can buy two or three? Cha-ching.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:25 PM
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Thats why i love yard sales. Never know what your going to find. Last year i found hess trucks still in the packaging from 1992 to 2001 got all 9 for 35.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Newer things aren't built to last - because then profits would go way down.

I stubbornly hang on to things until they are in actuality falling apart beyond repair. If it still works, then it's usable. I care not for appearances!

You sir, you got an excellent dealio right there. Highly jealous!



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