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post #4036 of 5805
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Looks really great, Gnatty.

What's the mosquito situation like? I remember renting a cabin outside Pigeon Forge in the 90s and think I donated a few quarts while using the hottub.

Thanks buddy. As far as mosquitoes go, I think of the 8 years I've owned this place now, I recall one year where they seemed to be noticeably pesky, and that was actually last year..
post #4037 of 5805

Very nice. When was this built? 

 

lefty

post #4038 of 5805
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Post dem Picts.

My wife, my mother, and I went over some potential drawings for our kitchen remodel coming up (my mother has always done her own drafting so that's nice to take advantage of!) getting close to figuring out the layout.



Also it's pretty cool, she has our layout, but also made movable cutout pieces for various potential appliances or cabinet/island configurations. For example, you can see above that I have the fridge part overlaid, which also shows the door swing paths - the same is true for the double oven cutout. She could have had a good career as a designer if she hadn't decided to raise yours truly and wasn't such a bear to work with.
post #4039 of 5805
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Very nice. When was this built? 

lefty

No idea. I don't think it's any older than 15 to 20 years though..
post #4040 of 5805

Just curious. Our now ex-Canadian place was a rebuilt barn. Unfortunately, the person who built it left the 20" x 20" logs on the property over a winter and a third of them were stolen. Which made thick mortar necessary to make up the difference. I came to love the look.   

 

Like to see more - it's pretty sweet.

 

lefty

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

auctionzip.com is another one that is good.  An auctioneer friend uses that exclusively for online but still said he only gets about 10% from online sales.
So I took a look at there site. Does anyone know what kind of guarantees these places typically have or how consistent the product is compared to its description? Looking through some jewelry auctions, a lot of the prices seemed to good to be true. And then there is this, pure gold sold below spot . . . seems a little dubious.
http://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/lot_35246298D6
post #4042 of 5805
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post


So I took a look at there site. Does anyone know what kind of guarantees these places typically have or how consistent the product is compared to its description? Looking through some jewelry auctions, a lot of the prices seemed to good to be true. And then there is this, pure gold sold below spot . . . seems a little dubious.
http://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/lot_35246298D6

 

I was thinking the same thing looking at the other auction site posted.

post #4043 of 5805

Always ask for a condition report in writing. I've had auction houses refurbish items that were not as described.

Understand that estimates are that. These days it seems most auctions underestimate.

And remember the buyer's premium. Expensive icing on that cake you just bought.

Don't forget shipping.

 

Sometimes 1stDibs is a deal if you can negotiate down.

 

lefty

post #4044 of 5805
We recently went from a two story, 80's built, no-yard condo of 1250 sq. ft. to a two story, 1930's built 2600 sq ft. single family home on a 1/4 acre (that's a lot of land for where I am here in the Bay Area). Gotta say... it's pretty sweet.
post #4045 of 5805
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post


So I took a look at there site. Does anyone know what kind of guarantees these places typically have or how consistent the product is compared to its description? Looking through some jewelry auctions, a lot of the prices seemed to good to be true. And then there is this, pure gold sold below spot . . . seems a little dubious.
http://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/lot_35246298D6


I don't know about guarantees as they are auctions and it is up to the ability of the seller to verify the best they can the items they have at auction.  For instance, my auctioneer friend won't pay to have something authenticated unless he thinks that will bring more money to justify the price.  For instance a Rolex, he may just sell it as is but some obscure piece of barn trash he may authenticate because it would bring more money.

 

And as someone else mentioned, buyers premium which can vary by auctioneer.  I know he makes money from the buyers premium and then a percent off the top from the seller.

post #4046 of 5805
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We recently went from a two story, 80's built, no-yard condo of 1250 sq. ft. to a two story, 1930's built 2600 sq ft. single family home on a 1/4 acre (that's a lot of land for where I am here in the Bay Area). Gotta say... it's pretty sweet.

Now THAT has got to be a welcome change. I remember a similar feeling when I first moved from New England to Houston. I had no idea what to do with the space. I filled it with two kids, lol
post #4047 of 5805
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

We recently went from a two story, 80's built, no-yard condo of 1250 sq. ft. to a two story, 1930's built 2600 sq ft. single family home on a 1/4 acre (that's a lot of land for where I am here in the Bay Area). Gotta say... it's pretty sweet.

Congrats.
post #4048 of 5805
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Now THAT has got to be a welcome change. I remember a similar feeling when I first moved from New England to Houston. I had no idea what to do with the space. I filled it with two kids, lol

Ha! We had the same feeling in our condo... it was massive! when we bought it. Then a dog. Then one kid. Then two kids. Suddenly it felt like we were leasing back a small snippet of the condo from all of the other occupants.

That cabin you bought is terrific, by the way. I can see something like that on the docket in 5-10 years or so.

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Congrats.

Thanks!
post #4049 of 5805
Posted a few weeks back looking for a washer and dryer. Ended up buying the Samsung 9100 series in onyx - they have insane capacity so it should be able to keep up with the family. CR's top rated and was able to beat up Best Buy on the price pretty good.
post #4050 of 5805

I was just informed the curtains are in for the baby's room.  After finally taking the rods out of the box and having 8 ft. of silk attached to them, I am going to need some monster anchors.  I swear the rods and decorative ends could be used as a mace to stop intruders.

 

Will update once I hang them this weekend.

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