Busy day today - more auction stuff

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I spent today getting two items I won at an online auction. This one is kind of fun as it is all of the surplus items and customs seizures from British Columbia. I used to have a print/copy business and I got a platemaker and also a really nice pen plotter. The platemaker is a bit of a bust as I was expecting it to be a different kind and this kind is not usable to me. It was only $21 so it's not like I'm out any money. Craigslist here we come... The pen plotter was a real find, a Mutoh XP501 in great shape. These have been superseded by wide carriage ink-jet printers but they still do excellent work if a bit slow. Having this will allow me to print out drawings as well as hire it out to local builders and architects. A unit like this cost about $4K new and I got it for $63. A welcome addition to the DaveCave(tm). It was interesting being in a large city again after being up here for six years -- I was planning to drive further into Coquitlam and go to the Ikea store there but I was so burned out after finally finding the surplus place that i just got back on route 1 and headed home... The surplus place is fun in that it also has retail sales (I can see Jen now slowly shaking her head) -- there was a place south of Seattle where Boeing used to sell off their surplus but it closed a year or so ago. This place is very similar -- really nice office chairs, file cabinets, high-end big Mayline drafting tables selling for $25 when they sold new for $2K. Fun stuff and now I know where to come (or where to send people) when I need anything like this.

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