I bought two glass front coolers today on eBay. I had bid on them several weeks ago but lost the bis and though "Oh well, that is that". Than yesterday I got an email saying the winning bidder didn't want them and I could get them for my last bid of $500. So I jumped on that and now own a Coke and a Pepsi glass front cooler.
Now just have to borrow a truck and drive over to Shelbyville, IN to get 'em before the end of Feb.
I am so excited, we needed a glass front cooler and figured we would shell out $1000+ for a used one that would be about half the size of one of these. And since we are chronically lacking in fridge space in the summer the other glass front fridge will be used for cold storage in the back of the store. Or maybe sold, haven't decided yet.
Post by houseodessey on Jan 2, 2008 20:45:37 GMT -5
It wasn't a "second chance offer" was it? If it was, make damned sure it was legitimate and from the actual seller before you pay for it. I do a lot of ebaying and get a lot of scams that seem on the up and up until you start asking questions and investigating them. When I get an email regarding an item I initially lost on ebay, I send an ebay message to the seller linked on the original listing (not the email message) just to make sure that it's the original seller, not a copycat. Many times, I've had them call saying, "What? I shipped that item a week ago to the winning bidder." You can never be too careful. I'm sure that you are, but just in case...
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Picked up the fridges this past Monday and got a whole lot of free stuff as well including a digital scale, many bushel baskets (which I don't really need) 10 or so plastic lugs with lids that also stack (which I do need) and a bunch of yard sale stuff like cement cherubs and some copper and glass dragonflies that are pretty nice (which hopefully will sell).
It was an adventure that you can read about on my blog.
I still don't know if both fridges work, one does (or did until we moved them, now it may not). We threw them in the front of the store and have not dealt with them since.
Post by ohiorganic on Feb 21, 2008 17:49:24 GMT -5
No they are not running but as of an hour ago they are clean. the reason they are not running is they are not near a plug and Eugene does not seem to want to use a heavy duty electric cord to plug them into the nearest outlet just to see if they will run after being moved.
It is his project so he will get them running in the fullness of time.
Sounds like you got a real steel on the deal friend! Congrats, having refrigeration units is a great thing when dealing with produce or cut flowers. I wish I had some and a shop to sell my produce from, but one of these days we will work that out!
You got a digital scale? Like a produce scale? I wish someone would give me a digital produce scale, I wouldn't complain not one bit at all!
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Post by ohiorganic on Feb 23, 2008 10:05:19 GMT -5
yeah got a FREE digital scale. haven't gotten it to work yet-it does turn on and cycles through something and than displays EEEEEEEEEEEEE (what i think of a silent scream). I believe the proiblem is a lack of level surface where it is at the moment. the level on the scale says it is rather tilted.
Update of the fridges. one works but sucks electric like an alcoholic sucks down hootch and the other was found to be DOA but has been pressed into service as an onion drying rack and likely, after we take out all the copper tubing (and any other metal) and sell it to the recycling center in Richmond, IN, will become some sort of coldframe/grow room thing.
The working fridge, despite its' age, has been worth the effort. We now have a place in the store to put berries for sale. And since we have had a bumper crop of raspberries and great crops of strawberries this summer this has boosted sales and kept thing fresh and sellable. My customers all seem to really like the fact we have a glass door fridge in the store.
i have found several items i thought needed refrigeration do not. Cukes and eggplant, it turns out, do not like being in cold storage and last a lot longer at room temp. green beans also don't really like it cold. i was surprised to find there has been a learning curve on using fridges. i figured all my years working in commercial kitchens and having a nice commercial fridge for food storage was enough learning. I was wrong.