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post #1 of 29 Old 07-17-2013, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yep just as you suspected. This is a twist off of the Cheap people thread.

There are so many negatives that we tend to focus on so I would like to create a location to read positive encounters with your local Homosapien population.


I tend to have a few listings on CL for Jeep parts. I had a stock fuel tank, fuel tank skid plate and transfer case skid plate listed very reasonably consider how good of shape they were in. Several people texted, called or emailed about the parts and wanting them for half what I was asking. Finally had a guy who was on his way home from vacation call and wanted to stop by to look them over. I was almost an hour out of his way home and he kept texting me updates on how close he was so I didn't think he was scamming. Showed up and pull out the exact amount, loaded it up and shook hands with a grateful smile for having found good parts. We stood around for just a couple of minutes talking Jeep before letting him get back to his drive.I offered him a little bit back for making the deal pleasurable, but said he felt he was already receiving a great deal and couldn't accept it.

Let's hear your stories..Thanks

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post #2 of 29 Old 07-17-2013, 12:55 PM
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Yep just as you suspected. This is a twist off of the Cheap people thread.

There are so many negatives that we tend to focus on so I would like to create a location to read positive encounters with your local Homosapien population.


I tend to have a few listings on CL for Jeep parts. I had a stock fuel tank, fuel tank skid plate and transfer case skid plate listed very reasonably consider how good of shape they were in. Several people texted, called or emailed about the parts and wanting them for half what I was asking. Finally had a guy who was on his way home from vacation call and wanted to stop by to look them over. I was almost an hour out of his way home and he kept texting me updates on how close he was so I didn't think he was scamming. Showed up and pull out the exact amount, loaded it up and shook hands with a grateful smile for having found good parts. We stood around for just a couple of minutes talking Jeep before letting him get back to his drive.I offered him a little bit back for making the deal pleasurable, but said he felt he was already receiving a great deal and couldn't accept it.

Let's hear your stories..Thanks
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That's a great story and I'm not surprised it was Jeep related. I have a good friend who is a Jeeper and will do just about anything for anyone if Jeepin' is involved. Actually, he'll pretty much do that if it's not but Jeeps are his passion.

He was even quite helpful to me when I bought my Wrangler.

So not exactly on topic but thought I would share.

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Yep just as you suspected. This is a twist off of the Cheap people thread.

There are so many negatives that we tend to focus on so I would like to create a location to read positive encounters with your local Homosapien population.


I tend to have a few listings on CL for Jeep parts. I had a stock fuel tank, fuel tank skid plate and transfer case skid plate listed very reasonably consider how good of shape they were in. Several people texted, called or emailed about the parts and wanting them for half what I was asking. Finally had a guy who was on his way home from vacation call and wanted to stop by to look them over. I was almost an hour out of his way home and he kept texting me updates on how close he was so I didn't think he was scamming. Showed up and pull out the exact amount, loaded it up and shook hands with a grateful smile for having found good parts. We stood around for just a couple of minutes talking Jeep before letting him get back to his drive.I offered him a little bit back for making the deal pleasurable, but said he felt he was already receiving a great deal and couldn't accept it.

Let's hear your stories..Thanks
When I buy I look at the price and see if it's an acceptable price or not. If it isn't I don't contact the seller. If it is I go pay what they are asking. The only exception to that is when buying cars and horses as they are expected to be priced high and then come down some in bargaining. Even then I don't look at ones that are out of my price range.
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post #5 of 29 Old 07-17-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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I know there are some great stories out there waiting to be told. Please post them up so we can enjoy knowing that people still have good moments in their life.

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post #6 of 29 Old 07-17-2013, 05:38 PM
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Well, we lost our barn to a fire a little over 3 years ago. Thankfully, there was no loss of animal life and most of the tack that we use consistently was saved.

We were doing some cleanup about 3 weeks later, hauling off the old burned tin and bars from the stalls when my Dad got a call from a family friend asking him to come down to the bank here in town...but he wouldn't say why.

Turns out, this guy had set up an account that anyone could deposit money into and spread the word around the county so anyone who wanted to make donations could. Turned out, there was over $30K in this account. It paid for a whole new barn with enough left over to buy a few loads of hay and some new fence panels.

Needless to say, we were both very overwhelmed at the outpouring of assistance we got from our extended community.

Picture of the new barn after it was built and we had gotten all the pens set up...
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I can't even close compete with smrobs but I was really quite overwhelmed when a local landscape garden contractor asked if he could have our 'muck heaps' that we have in the past had to pay quite a lot of money to get removed. He took it away for free and as a sign of gratitude sent two of his guys down with a machine to clear away a pile of stuff that's been sitting at the bottom of our place since before we came here.
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post #8 of 29 Old 07-17-2013, 06:08 PM
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There was a lady looking for a reasonably priced vet clinic for her kitten because the previous one she was at charged her $400 for overnight and an IV and claimed her kitten was now fine. She posted a wanted ad on our local swap and buy FB group. This incredibly generous man commented and told her to contact a clinic with his name and he would take care of it. He ended up offering to pay for her entire vet bill. I was so pleased to see that, especially since her kitten was showing symptoms of poisoning.
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Although I work for a polo player and exercise his horses as part of the job, I don't want to spend my retirement on buying my own string to play.

A player surprised me and offered me a couple to use. Then a long time rancher friend just offered me two from his string.

I was quite touched that people would lend me these.

Oh, and another person is providing pasture for four and lending me their truck and trailer if they aren't going in exchange for me cleaning their tack. Takes me about an hour a week. I've offered to pay something and they won't take it. They do take homemade bread and rolls, though!
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post #10 of 29 Old 07-18-2013, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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That's what I'm talking about. Those are all great stories of the generosity we know that is out there. Thanks for those who shared and I look forward to more and I'll add another to this myself.

My wife has Disc Deterioration disease and had to have L3, 4 & 5 fused a couple of years ago. We have BCBS, but the surgery was so exspensive we still needed a sizable down payment that we didn't have due to some other emergencies earlier in the year. We didn't find out about the down payment til the week before the surgery was scheduled. We canceled the surgery til we could save up for another month or two. Several of our church family got together and sent the down payment to the hospital. It took me all evening to stop crying when the hospital called and said it was taken care of.

She is 120% better now than she was 6 months before the surgery, but due to the nature of the disease we are looking at going through this again within the next 10 years.
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