Any scavengers out there?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by PeasAndCarrots, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Maybe it's due to me only driving 3-5 days a week right now as a CD and supporting a wife with 2 kids but when I see something like this on the curb, I can't pass it up. I asked the owner if I could swing by after work and boom, a ton of good lumber. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1393045496.384371.jpg

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  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Made this from pallets I found on my route.
    Total cost was about 10 nails and about 2 hours.

    They are doing a ton of home building in my area and I've found shoe moulding and door casing (just replaced my back door with French doors) for free.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I make $70K/year and still pick up stuff I see on the side of the road, whether on the clock or not. I picked up a nice set of Martha Stewart Living patio furniture on area. The homeowner lived at the end of a cul-de-sac and had put them out by the curb. Loaded them in to the pkg car and unloaded them when I went home for break.

    My son has a vacuum cleaner that someone had put out by the curb. All it needed was a good cleaning---it was clogged really badly---and a new filter. It's nothing I would use in my home but it is perfect for his college housing.
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Lots of good stuff, this year I've picked up enough cut firewood to keep the house toasty on the really cold nights. I've also found ammo, tools, and yesterday I found a Gerber(knockoff) multitool.
  5. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    I am the anti-scavenger; I am purposely disposing of things that I don't use on a regular basis.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have a couple of locals who drive around all day looking for stuff to pickup along the side of the road. I can put something out by the street in the morning and know that it will be gone by the time I come home for break.

    "One man's trash is another man's treasure". Upstate
  7. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Scavengers can easily cross that threshold where they become
    owned by things. I have reached a stage of life where less really is more. De-clutter and then organize the remains for real contentment.
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  8. I once found a dog on my area. I went back and found her. She was my dog for another 12 years until her kidneys shut down. It devastated me. She was my best friend. I found her because I worked at ups and she was the gift of a lifetime. Thanks God
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Some stuff like scrap metal, old A/C units, etc, can make some bucks.

    Some guys buy used cars and try to flip them. The key is buying at the right price.
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Some of the best treasures I have found have been right here in my condo complex. I am continually amazed at some of the stuff these people throw out. Sometimes I will carry the stuff that I can't use out to the curb (scavengers aren't allowed on property) but other times I will keep the stuff for myself.
  11. Xexys

    Xexys Retired and Happy

    You shouldn't be using UPS's vehicles to carry your stuff. That's a big no-no.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hell, Sober puts livestock in the back of his---why can't I put a couple of pieces of patio furniture in mine?

    I once put a wood chipper that I borrowed from a customer in the back of the truck to bring home.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    78b56dba1cd5f5b4_Ottoman-Tub-linen-2-1.jpg mine is multi-functional...
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I once found an Art Deco waterfall armoire someone had put at the curb. Beautiful piece of furniture. Loaded it in my truck. I was talking to a customer a few stops later and she wanted to pay me $100 for it. It was so musty I had to air it out for a while.
  15. Xexys

    Xexys Retired and Happy

    Just to be safe, let your management team know and I don't think they'd have a problem with it. If you were to get into some type of accident with personal items in the truck you'd be in big trouble.

    I know you were making a joke, but they are UPS's vehicles and you know how they get with their stuff.
  16. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Not really. I don't have any need for empty beer cans, used syringes, or cigarette butts.

    I make $90,000 a year. I'll just buy what I need, thanks.
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  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Was this thread scavenged from UPS discussions to Life After Brown ???
  18. Maybe

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    Rescues make the best dogs.

    Curious. Have you ever found a load of firewood & taken that home too?
  20. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    your a good man,,that dog was blessed to be rescued !!!