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#114673 29/03/22 08:06 PM
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Went to a tip I used to frequent often yesterday- hadn't been for a good few months.

Noted they were taken over by a different management company.

Walked through the door and there was a ryobi 36v mower in good nick - looked at the price $200, next to it a 20 year old MTD Ryan engined curved shaft trimmer marked full working condition $80, next to it a rover jet blower in very good nick marked working 27/2/22 $50. The last one I thought was the only fairish price of the lot.

Walked outside and there was a shelf with some of the most crappy line trimmers and blowers I have ever seen. Got up closer and noted they were all marked with prices - on average $45 for non functioning ryobis missings AF housings, fuel caps, bumpfeeds, etc.

Look at the mowers. Old Scotty bonnar rotary with 5hp vertical pull briggs $75 - nearly fell over. it didn't even have a starter. Next to it was a victa sabre with a 450 briggs - $50 and a victa vantage 158cc briggs $100!

I asked the worker walking past how come the other functional ones are inside whereas these are outside - he said no these don't work haha

Walk back in and while looking at a box of sprinkler heads, each marked at retail price, overhear an argument that something is $50 here but $30 new at kmart.

As I am walking out the door past a $200 comprehensively stuffed pool Kreepy Crawly cleaner, the woman (who I have dealt with before and is an absolute cow) on the counter asks if I have found anything of interest.

I said yes I did find many things of interest...

But I won't be buying until whoever does the pricing puts down their bong for long enough to think what numbers they are writing!

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Tyler #114675 29/03/22 11:32 PM
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Under new management is code for the good times are over!

What a clown show this sounds like. Hopefully they'll be forced to do an about face when nothing shifts from the store.


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
Tyler #114676 29/03/22 11:55 PM
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It’s a cycle you see a bit of.

Tip shop does a half decent trade rehoming junk.

Opportunists take over thinking “I bet I can make more cash” and jack up prices.

Then, nothing sells and tip shop is shut down as “uneconomic”.

either that or

the second hand shop down the road gets in the ear of someone on the council and, magically, the tip shop is shut down due to health and safety reasons.

I lived in a town where the local men’s shed ran the tip shop. The blokes got the boot because dodgy secondhand dealers got in the ear of politicians.

It was a brilliant tip shop because the people sorting the junk new what was what.

Tyler #114681 30/03/22 01:06 PM
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That makes me seeth.
They are beneath trailer trash on the social scale.
Utter oxygen depleters.


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!

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