LDH posted a thread about his new blower he got at a pawn shop. It reminded me of a wonderfull story. A fire station I used to be assigned to had a pawn shop across the street near the grocery store. One day, we were walking back to the station with a few groceries and decided to just pop in to browse. I hadn't been in there a couple of minutes when I noticed a Lesco broadcast spreader with the drop-spreader attachment. All it needed was a cotter pin in the axle (to turn the broadcaster) and the cover was missing. The price: $59. I asked the guy was that the cheapest he'd go (just for the heck of it) and he said he'd go an even $50 because "those things cost over $100 new". I told him to hold it while I went back to the fire station to get my checkbook. It took me a little while to get back over there and when I did, he said another guy had tried to buy it. Later, I went to Lesco to order a cover and we looked up the serial numbers. They had no record of that spreader anywhere in the area. They said they rarely sell the one's with the drop spreader attachment since they're retailed at $459.00. That was 3-4 years ago and I still use this spreader multiple times a year. Anybody else got a nice "pawn shop story"?