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Why do good people throw out nice things?

Over the past two weeks I’ve found a bunch of great stuff at one of my spots in NDG.

This pile was big but not that great. 1,700 more words

Urban Treasure Hunting

It’s midnight. We’re dangling on the threshold between Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow morning, the bins will be empty-but tonight, they are chock-full of goodies. I gear up, dressing for both the weather and the grime. 322 more words

Above And Beyond The Call

I mentioned that I recently returned from a two-week vacation in Mexico. It was delightful — relaxing, meeting new people, having way too many liquid lunches. 630 more words


Recent sales (January 18 - January 31)

1. 1930s Canadian National Steamships pamphlet: On eBay for 10$. Found this summer in NDG.

2. Casio PB-110 data bank computer: On eBay for… 677 more words

That ain't garbage

I was having a grand old time digging through this trash when I heard the front door open. A man emerged and proceeded to tell me that everything he put on the curb was garbage (“not worth anything”) and that if I didn’t put it back he’d call local security. 949 more words

Recent sales (January 4 - January 17)

2016 is off to a great start thanks in large part to the sale of a luxurious find from my previous post. If I were to average the amount I made these past two weeks over the whole year I’d crack 30k in profit! 962 more words

Who throws out perfectly good beer??

Posted 1/17

Do you know anyone who throws out perfectly good beer??
Well that’s what someone is doing here.
Yesterday, just a few, but interesting, “New Belgium Fat Tire amber ale” and something called “Red Stripe”, Jamaican style lager. 678 more words

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