The other day Cliff saw some fuel tank fenders sell on Ebay for $800, so I guess he got a good deal on the ones he bought.
About a month ago, he had me list the regular fenders on Craigslist, the ones that were on the tractor when he bought it; he asked $400 for them. We bumped the ad up a time or two, but nobody had called about them until yesterday. It was a guy who lives less than ten miles from here, and he wanted to come and look at the fenders.
Turns out the guy is a fairly big-time farmer and is addicted to Olivers, just like Cliff is. He's going to Tennessee before long to pick up a 2255 he bought down there.
The guy drooled all over Cliff's big Ollie, said he'd never seen one look so good.
Now, when you get two tractor addicts together, they're going to be talking awhile. The guy was here over an hour. He didn't leave with the fenders, because he told Cliff he'd give him an extra $100 bucks to paint them. So, $500 will go back into the tractor fund, and Cliff made a new friend.
Not a bad deal at all.
Now if somebody would come and buy that 1655 we have listed on Craigslist, Cliff's tractor fund would be right back where it was two years ago.