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jhb8426
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05/05/2021 11:38PM  
Just throw it away...
old canoe leaks - $25



Keeerist, the guy can't even dump the leaves before he takes a picture...
 
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mschi772
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05/05/2021 11:59PM  
But why? Why add it to a landfill if someone really would like to utilize it as a planter or some other crafty thing? And what does it matter to you? Is it your canoe? Is anyone forcing you to buy it? What business is it of yours?
 
R1verrunner
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05/06/2021 05:09AM  
Looks like fiber glass that is easy to repair.

What does one expect for 25 dollars.

If it was close I would take a look.
 
05/06/2021 10:34AM  
flex seal?
 
05/06/2021 10:39AM  
Artificial reef!
 
Unas10
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05/06/2021 03:08PM  
I half agree with the OP. Just by cleaning out the leaves he could double his asking price. If it still floats someone will have some fun with it.
 
casualbriday
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05/06/2021 05:31PM  
It'd likely be a good project for a kid going to auto body school.
 
jhb8426
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05/06/2021 07:15PM  
mschi772: "And what does it matter to you? Is it your canoe? Is anyone forcing you to buy it? What business is it of yours?"

Doesn't matter a damned thing to me really. I just think some of the ads on CL are a real hoot. Here's a guy trying to sell something and he can't even take 2 minutes to dump the crap out. I've seen canoes listed sitting out in the weeds in the south 40, hadn't been moved in 20 years, full of dirt and leaves. One guy listed a Navarro canoe with a picture listed as repairable sitting in the weeds behind his house. All that was left was a bit of the hull and the ribs. I think generally if you're trying to sell something you might want to present it in a good manner. I guess some people don't and I find it funny.
 
GraniteCliffs
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05/06/2021 09:33PM  
I saw and appreciated your OP. I figure if I could clean the canoe up by flipping it over once or twice and earn a quick 25 bucks more I would most certainly do it. Kind of like cleaning and washing your car before you sell it.
 
mschi772
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05/06/2021 10:20PM  
jhb8426: I think generally if you're trying to sell something you might want to present it in a good manner."

This I agree strongly with. It blows me away every time I see someone selling a car, and they couldn't even be bothered to get the car into the frame of their photo properly or in focus, nevermind their lack of interest in actually photographing more than one angle. I'm honestly surprised that I even feel surprised at the laziness and stupidity of people anymore, especially regarding online marketplaces.
 
tumblehome
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05/07/2021 07:41AM  
It’s reverse psychology. Look at the interest generated by his ad. The guy is a genius!
 
05/07/2021 08:14AM  
It looks like somebody's winter project. A little elbow grease (and perhaps resin mix) and she'd be back on the water.
 
05/07/2021 08:21AM  
Ha just throw it away. That takes effort though.... Easier to sell for cheap and have someone just take it from ya. I get where the guy is coming from. I learned and old thing around here. If you put stuff on the curb for free it might go away but if you list a small amount of money it might just get taken because it supposedly has worth ;)
 
dustytrail
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05/07/2021 08:24AM  
x2jmorris: I learned and old thing around here. If you put stuff on the curb for free it might go away but if you list a small amount of money it might just get taken because it supposedly has worth ;)"

I know what you are saying. I use to work for an agency that periodicaly had public meetings and few would attend. At the advise of marketing experts We started charging $5 and would have capacity crowds.
 
05/07/2021 11:00AM  
It's been a few years, but it reminds me of the store that couldn't sell a garter belt - so they priced it in the thousands and sold it right away. Can't find the story anywhere, but it was funny.
 
WIMike
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05/07/2021 12:23PM  
Cc26: "It's been a few years, but it reminds me of the store that couldn't sell a garter belt - so they priced it in the thousands and sold it right away. Can't find the story anywhere, but it was funny."

IIRC the company that sells the Peloton indoor bike was struggling and decided to RAISE their price by a considerable amount. What was viewed as another ho-hum indoor exercise product became upscale and sales skyrocketed.
 
05/07/2021 01:01PM  
We learned from moving that it's a hell of a lot easier (at least around here) to put some things out on the curb than it is to donate it. On the curb it disappears one way or another overnight.
 
05/07/2021 01:29PM  
casualbriday: "It'd likely be a good project for a kid going to auto body school."

And it could be called a “bondo beauty.”
 
fraxinus
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05/07/2021 04:04PM  
I think it would sell if he used the three sure-sell standard CL descriptions, "only used twice", "kept in a smoke free home", and, "only selling because I'm moving"
Some people have no marketing sense!!
 
Gunwhale
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05/07/2021 07:09PM  

Or" It ran good when we parked it."

fraxinus: "I think it would sell if he used the three sure-sell standard CL descriptions, "only used twice", "kept in a smoke free home", and, "only selling because I'm moving"
Some people have no marketing sense!! "
 
gvsope15
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05/08/2021 08:35AM  
Ha! Like you said, at least tip out the leaves before you post it.

On the flip side, I’ve revived a couple of canoes stored uncovered in the backyard for years on end.

One I bought for $30 or so and was stored almost exactly like the one above. There was a pile of acorn shells in a bulkhead I vacuumed out that I assume was from some kind of rodent. I didn’t really know what I was doing and used a lot of flex seal where I probably should have patched with fiber glass. Nonetheless, it floated, didn’t leak, and looked pretty good. I ended up giving it to my brother.

A neighbor gave me another backyard boat, an old Wenonah he'd used for running rivers up north. He shared fond memories of canoe camping with his now adult children, but it was clear he wanted it out of the yard. His wife didn’t seem to want to let it go, even though it obviously hadn’t been used in years, maybe decades. The original fiberglass had been encased in a full second layer of fiberglass by a local repair company, about half of which had rotted away. I sanded it as clean as I could get it and repainted. My wife and I paddled it on the Lower Wisconsin last summer. It weighs approximately two tons because of the multiple layers of fiberglass but paddles wonderfully.

I love these old, broken boats. I’d flip another one if I had the time and it was close by.

 
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