Wow too bad. Thats some response! I am also finding the same thing to be true for firewood. I see an ad up on craigslist for free firewood or someone looking to get rid of some trees that they cut down. Even if I respond within an hour, someone else sometimes has beaten me to it or arrives after I get there. I'm just trying to build up a nice wood supply. We burn wood frequently in an outdoor firepit when its nice weather.
Hey Doug, this AM I saw a #44 Crane , original, manual, NICE shape for $50.00. I called immediately and started on my way to Carlisle, MA. Got a call while on the road that a neighbor had seen it on CL and offered $100 and it was gone...........SOAB.