whoo hoo! bought an extractor

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  1. DLMKA

    DLMKA New Member

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    An ad popped up on craigslist locally for a honey extractor for $40 and it turns out to be a Dadant Little Wonder 4-frame tangential extractor. The guy was surprised because the ad had only been up for a few minutes before I called. We're going to meet tomorrow afternoon to make the exchange. I was planning on using a friend's 12 frame radial this season but this makes it easier for me to do small, early extractions as soon as I have a few supers to extract. I'm eventually going to replace this with a 20 frame radial but I couldn't pass it up for $40. I can resell for much more than that, a new Little Wonder is $417+tax&shipping.

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  2. Slowmodem

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    You should go and buy a lottery ticket! This looks like your lucky day! :)
     

  3. Bsweet

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    Very nice, Congrats. Jim
     
  4. G3farms

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    What a great find for sure!!

    Did you ask if he had any more bee junk??
     
  5. afterburn001

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    $40.00?! Wow the stainless steel is worth more than that! Nice score!
     
  6. blueblood

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    Wow, yes, very good find!!
     
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    :thumbsup: That's a great score. Congratulations :smile:
     
  9. DLMKA

    DLMKA New Member

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    I need to ask about any other bee stuff. He had two extractors, this one and a two frame with the crank on top, was asking $40 for that one too.

    I'm excited. I went and checked on bees today too and they're busy drawing foundation on the supers I gave them last weekend and packing nectar in. I accidentally dumped a bunch out when looking at the progress.
     
  10. riverbee

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    very, very, cool! 40 bucks?! for that, i'd be inclined to hang onto it even if you purchase a 20 framer, in case you want to take a few frames off early and spin them out. sorta comes in handy, and that's a nice little unit.
     
  11. wadehump

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    I would have bought both resold the 2 frame
     
  12. DLMKA

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    Frikking guy sold it out from under me yesterday!!! :frustrated:
     
  13. afterburn001

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    Bummer :( I was going to say that you should go get it as soon as possible. People on Craigslist will give it to the first person who shows up with money.
     
  14. Slowmodem

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    Dang, that happened to me on a car deal on CL 3 years ago. I was furious. But, found a much better car later. Maybe it was a protection. The extractor may have been broke.
     
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    Frustrating to say the least :mad: