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All those "freebies", almost freebies and "came up-ons" and those really good deals can go here. LOTS OF PICS WELCOME. :-)
By luckyb18c5
#36229
I picked up a new to me jeep this saturday. It is diego jeep with doors and radio. I am going to tear this one down and do a full paint job and maybe some other stuff down the road. I plan on this one replacing my red one that my son has yet to drive. So excited to find this one.....$10!
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By luckyb18c5
#36230
Got a call from "MOM" today..."I think there is a jeep out by the mailbox down the street from us." As soon as I got out of my meeting at work, I drove as fast as I could over there. Sure enough, it was a Pink Barbie Crusin' Tunes Jeep! I wondered what it was doing there until I saw FREE on some painters tape on the lights. No sahme here, I threw that thing in the back of the truck one handed while I was on the phone. All i could think of was adam sandlers movie bedtime stories....."FOOORR FREEEEEEE???!!!!!!!!" when he got that Ferrari.
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By luckyb18c5
#36448
Sorry Sig, too late. I am not sure what you mean by the heat gun...I don't know about that technique. What does that accomplish??
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By luckyb18c5
#37541
I found on Craiglist today a Blue Wrangler Jeep that I wanted to match the one I have for my twin boys. The guy had it in a picture of stuff he had for a yard sale. I e-mailed him and asked if he still had it (yes), and would he drop it off at my brother's store and he would pay him (yes). So I call my brother and tell him that a guy will bring a jeep by and he needs to pay him $30. :lol: My brother was confused but said OK. So, pictures will follow.
By luckyb18c5
#39423
still waitin on the $30 delivered jeep, it will arrive this week via aunt joyce... but in the mean time, i bought this red one locally.
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By luckyb18c5
#39933
Here is the long awaited twin blue jeep for my twin boys... not bad, had charger and battery (battery may be dead), but $30 was a deal.
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By luckyb18c5
#39934
I also picked up another pink jeep that I "took an order for"...hope fully i can get the decals quick, so i can flip it
this would be jeep #8
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By luckyb18c5
#58183
Before you tell me I'm crazy, hear me out. I bought 16 power wheels from Toys R Us the other day. Each one was a brand new, with battery, charger, and paper work, floor model that were being stored in the back. On average I paid 35% of retail. There were lots of smaller ones, but a couple big ones. My plan was to buy them and sell them "Yard Sale" style out in front of my house (i live on a busy road). I am not trying to get rich on these, but rather trying to get my name out that I am doing the Power Wheels Thing. Of course you'll get the "I can buy that for $5 down the street", so I tell them have a nice day. Yesterday I had them out and sold 7. I made more than 1/2 my money back in 1 day. Plus, now i have a good inventory to sell from. Here are a couple pics.
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By luckyb18c5
#58184
In this Haul:
1 Hurricane
1 School Bus
1 Tough Talkin Jeep
1 Girls Fire Rock Jeep
2 green quads
2 barbie quads
1 lil lightening mcqueen
1 lightening mcqueen
1barbie smart car
2 thomas the train
3 tot rods mickey, princess, toy story
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By Whitepup
#58190
WTG LuckyB! I bet that was a fun day right there!
By luckyb18c5
#58340
I was able to sell 7 of the PW's I picked up friday on saturday. I will be out there again this saturday.
By Never enough
#58419
How did you make the connection with TRU? I have asked about buying a floor model old style gator thinking I would get a good deal and it wasn't.
By luckyb18c5
#58456
I started bsing with one of the guys who works there, and he told me that had 19 floor models stacked up in the back, and he would cut me a deal. He called me a couple days later with the price (1625) and retail (3400), and i went a bought 16 of the 19. I have called other tru's and they run their inventory tighter. One said they put out the floor models at rediculously low prices and they go quick, the other told me their power wheels rep buys them back.
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By madmaxdecals
#58501
That is pretty awesome stuff....nice work
By luckyb18c5
#59167
I got a Harley and jeep from Craigslist posts last week, for got to post. Both with good batteries and chargers. $125 for the pair.
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By luckyb18c5
#59169
My friend dropped these two off to me, a really faded barbie escalade, and a beach ranger really faded. dead batteries and chargers included...they were freebies on craigslist. i already tore down the jeep and started using parts....will probably part out the escalade.
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By luckyb18c5
#59172
I picked up these babie this morning...2 harleys and a metal frame jeep. All had chargers and batteries, not sure of the state of the batteries. The harley's have a little fading, but not too bad. the jeep is dirty. Not sure what is in store for the jeep. The harley's should be flippers though.
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By madmaxdecals
#59176
You're on a roll.... :D
By luckyb18c5
#60364
Well, i picked up the last 2 from toys r us, an escalade and another hurricane. They are both in great shape, both were bought and returned to the store. The escalade need a gear for the passenger gear box (got one from the faded donor out back) and the hurricane was perfect. Hopefully they will be gone on saturday.
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By luckyb18c5
#60365
I picked another barbie jeep last night of craigs list. I responded to their post 10 minutes after they posted. this one is in very good shape, needs a roll bar support, but other than that, no fading, and no damage.


I just figured out that this one is number 34....i wanted to document this so i will remember down the road.
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By madmaxdecals
#60368
How much are you getting the returns from at Toy's r us? Just curious...really nice hauls
By luckyb18c5
#60374
It depends on how much I have in it, and how much it is worth.... Some of them I may only make $25 on, but the one I bought for $150, and have a buyer for $325. The appealing part of the Toys R Us haul is that they are all brand new. So my customers understand that they are buying a brand new toy for a lot less than retail. It is risky, but has been working out well. The hardest thing for me to calculate is how much to sell refurbs for. I see a guy in sicklerville PA selling refurbs for $200, I struggle getting $125-$150.

I just reread your post....I bought most of the ones from toys r us for about 35% or 40% of retail...some i only got 15%-20% off retail.
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By madmaxdecals
#60380
Thanks...I was curious....glad it is paying off for you. I have certain vehicles that people just can't pay enough for...then others are tough sells. It seems to totally depend on your area..
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By SigEp
#60401
madmaxdecals wrote:Thanks...I was curious....glad it is paying off for you. I have certain vehicles that people just can't pay enough for...then others are tough sells. It seems to totally depend on your area..
Yeah, that's the trick, figuring out what sells and for how much and what doesn't sell. I've had a few (like 6v PW jeeps or PW Harleys) that I've practically had to give away because no one wants them. I've never tried purchasing them new as store closeouts. Might have to look into that...
By luckyb18c5
#62002
I picked up a couple more today. Jeeps are in high demand around here. I am having to act quick when i find them, but they sell quick too. The pink one was $50 with 2 batteries and charger, the purple one was $100 with two batteries and a charger. The purple one was a little steep, but 2 batteries and i don't have to do anything but sell it.
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By Whitepup
#62069
Very nice!
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By madmaxdecals
#62143
they are in great shape
By luckyb18c5
#62196
a friend gave this to me today to play with. his grandson doesn't ride it anymore, and he told me it needs a battery. I got it home, flipped the switch and off it went! i have not played with one of these, but he told me if i want it to flip, he would take $50. i think i can flip it!
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By luckyb18c5
#64039
Took a run for this one this morning, i supposed to get 3, 1 guy never called me back, and 1 didn't show up. But, i got this beauty for $20...battery, charger, and take along tunes radio!!!!! decals good, hardly any fading, wash n flip!
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By madmaxdecals
#64043
Awesome...especially with the radio
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By Whitepup
#64047
luckyb18c5 wrote:wash n flip!
Name of the game. :) Gratz!
By luckyb18c5
#64208
Latest pick up, $25 after work late one night...dead battery, no charger, but cleaned up really nice.
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By Whitepup
#64236
WTG Lucky! Awesome sign. :)
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By madmaxdecals
#64301
Nice Sign....guess what is going up in my yard..haha
By luckyb18c5
#64930
i have one facing each way... have you checked out the facebook page?? first state power wheels on facebook
By luckyb18c5
#68430
Sorry I dropped the ball on this one. I picked up these two on memorial day, and never posted pictures. Both of these were complete tear downs and rebuilds. the eliminator was a paint project, the mustang needed clean up and some paint on small pieces.
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By luckyb18c5
#68442
Eliminator sold 15 minutes after i put it out this morning!!! $150
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By madmaxdecals
#68642
luckyb18c5 wrote:Eliminator sold 15 minutes after i put it out this morning!!! $150
Awesome!....I love nothing more than a quick sale
By luckyb18c5
#68833
I picked up these three the other night. Mostly because i wanted the red jeep for a friend's son. $50 for all three, all had dead batteries and one with a charger. The jeep cleaned up really nice! i did not know that the larger four wheeler is a 6v!!?? what a bummer! The big will be cleaned up and flipped, the red one is a gift, and the small one will probably be trashed, or parted out. :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?:
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By madmaxdecals
#68836
The larger 4 wheeler is a super six I believe...put 18volts on that little one and do some wheelies..haha

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