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    • August 24, 2011 8:06 PM CDT
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      This was several years ago... I stopped at a rummage sale a couple blocks from my house.  They didn't appear to have much but I found a military rifle scope box with the leather strap for $1.00.  I left it sit on the table as I walked around for other stuff and decided to go back and pick it up knowing that I could sell it to the local gun shop for $9.00.  That weekend the family and I went to a public pool for an afternoon of swimming and I fell and broke my back (this is not the good part).  For several months I used the scope box to elevate my foot under my desk at home.  It seemed to be just the right height to dull the pain a little and give me a little boost when I needed to get up.  After a year or so I decided to put it on Ebay and I opened it up to international buyers.  I started the auction at 1.00, just what I had paid for it.  The first night it was up to 30 + dollars and by mid-week over 100.00.  When it reached 100. I emailed the bidders and made sure they knew that no scope was coming with the box.  Neither bidder responded to my email.  At auction end the box sold for over $490.00 - I about broke my back doing cartwheels - LOL.

    • August 27, 2011 9:16 PM CDT
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      That is great - also glad you didn't do those cartwheels!

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