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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ahh, the joy of bargain hunting!

The best site to go to when buying second hand goods in NZ is inarguably TradeMe. This is NZ’s equivalent of eBay. Last week I saw this fridge in TradeMe. The seller’s description says “In working order - kept beer cold but might need new seals. Graffiti is free (can be cleaned with jiff and a bit of elbow grease)”.

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There was no reserve for the auction and the starting bid was 0.50 (50 cents). Another person placed a bid for $1. Just for fun I placed my bid at $1.50. Last Sunday at 6 PM, the auction ended. Sunday night, I opened my PC and went to my inbox. I got the following email.

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I immediately contacted the seller and arranged to pick up the fridge the following day. And so yesterday I became the proud owner of a Kelvinator fridge/freezer with a capacity of 175 Liters,and is about 1.3 Meters high and half a meter wide and definitely had lots of graffitti. I plugged it to a power outlet and viola, it was working! It even has a small freezer, wala nga lang cover. I tried acetone to remove the graffitti, naaalis naman. Isang bote ng acetone at konting ajax, tiyak gwapo na naman ang fridge. O say nyo. Saan ka makakahanap ng fridge na mas mahal pa yata ang bote ng acetone at ajax?


20 Comments:

  • Wow, ang swerte nyo naman mang Ka Uro. Try nyo rin clorox... Tatagal kaya yan ng isang buwan?

    Mura talaga pag second hand. Plano ko nga sa second hand store nalang ako bibili pang pasalubong pag-uuwi ako sa pinas.

    By Anonymous Raquel, at 3:08 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • wow! what a bargain!

    By Blogger JO, at 3:41 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • sige try ko clorox. mukha naman tatagal kahit isang taon.

    okay yon. magpa-ukay-ukay ka sa atin. siguraduhin mo lang na hindi mga galing sa patay. hehehe

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 3:43 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • ang suwerte naman, wala bang pinapa-auction jan na bahay? hehehe...

    kumusta po jan? tagal ko na di napupunta dito..hehehe...

    Dops

    By Blogger DOPS, at 4:53 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • ang cute naman ng ref, bakit mo naman binura? cool nga eh. sabagay yan ang gusto mo eh.

    but it's so cool! Check your elect. bill, dami kasi akong naririnig na malakas sa kuryente ang mga secondhand ref.

    By Blogger Mmy-Lei, at 6:22 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • Akala ko nagpapakulo ng tubig yang ref na yan kaya mura. Ref pala talaga...

    Great bargain!

    May point si mmy-lei baka nga makunsumo sa electric yan....

    By Blogger Flex J!, at 10:44 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • Wow naman KU, great bargain! Buti na lang malapit lang sa inyo address ni joch1 kundi mapamahal kayo sa shipping he he he

    Ayon, may ref ka na na paglagyan mo ng beer and more beer. Have a great week!

    By Anonymous Joy, at 10:59 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • Ka Uro, baka sa electric bill mo pagbayaran ang lahat! Yung ibang appliances kasi, malakas kumain ng kuryente.

    Pero sa totoo lang ha, good deal yan! :-)

    By Blogger Rhada, at 2:38 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • pareho kayo ni Papsie pagdating sa pagbili ng mga ganito.

    ako siguro, makita ko lang ang mga graffiti, would not look at it the second time. ha ha

    By Blogger bing, at 2:40 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • ka Uro, you can use rubbing compound and the auto glaze. it will look like brand new.
    rOnee

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:48 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • okay din yung fridge na yan ah. ang mura nga. sana lang, hindi malakas sa kuryente :)

    By Blogger Des, at 6:46 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • hahaha natawa ko sa itsura ng ref.
    at lalo kong naaliw sa kuwento kung paano niyo ito nakuha.
    i think the graffiti adds "character" to the ref and keeps it from being boring.
    i'm conjuring up visions of a biker-dude having previously owned it.
    i bet you never thought mananalo kayo sa auction---para sa inyo tlga yan!!! ;)

    By Blogger Sassafras, at 9:05 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • Wala bang naisama na Steinlager o DB draught? hehehe... Sigurado ako may nakasulat sa fridge na "Blues o Warriors rulz!" kung galing Auckland. Looks like it went through a lot of rugby games.

    By Blogger Huseng Busabos, at 9:34 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • hi!

    great bargain. i'm using trademe to look for a bike for my kids nga. but just have a look at the seal leak. kung sa pinto yun at malakas singaw, lalakas gastos sa elec. good day.

    By Anonymous mark, at 9:41 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • Hi Ka Uro, good deal talaga ang nakuha mo. Nice naman, it's good and much needed sa Summer. Naku! We need one too, kaso settle lang muna kami sa reg ref. Mabuti naman kong may ganon kayo dyan na local like Ebay. Kakatuwa talaga ang may blog from other countries kasi you'd get to know a bit sa kong anong ang naga going on at lifestyle. Thanks for sharing ah. Sa mga ganon masurprise ka sa mga prices, a good way to buy and re-sell, profitable siguro.

    By Anonymous ~Ana~, at 11:31 AM, January 18, 2006  

  • hehe, what a buy!!!

    By Blogger Analyse, at 10:30 AM, January 19, 2006  

  • ang asteeg!!! wag mo na i-resell ah hahaha... have a nice day :-)

    By Blogger Coin Operated Boy, at 3:56 PM, January 19, 2006  

  • hello KU! pakitawagan ako pag malamig na ang beer, sasamahan kitang uminom, hehehehe
    musta na?

    By Blogger Tanggero, at 9:34 PM, January 19, 2006  

  • KU,
    Share mo naman sa amin yung graffiti. Mga love notes ba?

    By Blogger jinkee, at 1:44 PM, January 20, 2006  

  • Woww! clap clap..galing naman ni KU^_~ eh di madami ka na mapapalamig nyan?oops tagay na hehe^_~ samahan mo na ng sisig paglabas mo ng inumin hehe para masaya..

    By Blogger lil _kath, at 4:53 AM, January 21, 2006  

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