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    Proud to be a Scrapper?

    I am proud to be a scrapper, and I hope to blend another business into the mix. My wife and I have started an online store featuring scrapper t-shirts. (scrappertshirts.com) We started with a simple design, “Keep calm and scrap on!” We will add new designs and products each week, and hope you’ll look in and give us some feedback and pointers.

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    scrappertshirt.com is not registered and still available for purchase.... are you sure you purchased this domain and set this up or are you just saying you plan to? Because anyone with $6.98 can buy that domain this very second.....

    I do like scrapping, and am not ashamed of it at all....... but idk I enjoy it enough to need a shirt that says so, I already have a recycling sticker on my truck..... that probably says enough lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by kss View Post
    scrappertshirt.com is not registered and still available for purchase.... are you sure you purchased this domain and set this up or are you just saying you plan to? Because anyone with $6.98 can buy that domain this very second.....

    I do like scrapping, and am not ashamed of it at all....... but idk I enjoy it enough to need a shirt that says so, I already have a recycling sticker on my truck..... that probably says enough lol
    I thought about buying it for schitts and giggles and decided against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    I thought about buying it for schitts and giggles and decided against it.


    As did I.... I have probably 10-20 domains currently for various things..... but I decided I didnt want to be a butthole today

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    Thanks you guys. My typo. (scrappertshirts.com) I left out the s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kss View Post


    I do like scrapping, and am not ashamed of it at all....... but idk I enjoy it enough to need a shirt that says so, I already have a recycling sticker on my truck..... that probably says enough lol
    But I bet you DO need more stickers for your truck, one on each door, one on the grill, one on each fender, one on the hood, one on the rear, and for good measure one on the top so the second story dudes will know you are a scrapper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmerlinn View Post
    But I bet you DO need more stickers for your truck, one on each door, one on the grill, one on each fender, one on the hood, one on the rear, and for good measure one on the top so the second story dudes will know you are a scrapper.
    Can't you just buy this stuff from Vista Print or some other outlet on the internet.......I wish you the best but you are going to have to make your shirts/stickers/decals etc cheaper and better than the competition that has been doing this for years and has spent millions of dollars on advertising and directing traffic to their website

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmerlinn View Post
    But I bet you DO need more stickers for your truck, one on each door, one on the grill, one on each fender, one on the hood, one on the rear, and for good measure one on the top so the second story dudes will know you are a scrapper.
    Perhaps lol. I do love stickers. And people have flagged me down when seeing metal in my truck to give me more metal, many many times.... So more stickers would probably help increase that happening. Which would be good. Look like you should have bought scrappertshirtsandstickers.com lol


    Good luck with the site

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    When im out I wear high visibility shirts, hats, hoodies, ect. Totally pro lol and people know your not on b.s. sneaking around

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    I get it Greytruck. I do the same, but my County is so small and towns are so tiny that most people already know who I am and what I do. I’ve sold quite a few of my personal shirts locally s people get a kick out of some of the sayings on them.

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    I don't mind when people look down their noses at me... that's their issues, not mine. 6 days a week I drive around to 40-something houses a day & scoop dog poop in a truck that advertises the business rather loudly... while I'm at it, I find treasures to resell, scrap, re=use, whatever.

    Next week, the missus and I are going to close on this lovely slice of exurbia northeast of DFW... we're doing alright, thank you very much!

    I really like the semi-detached garage for Sunday morning scrappin while the missus is still sleeping.


    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I don't mind when people look down their noses at me... that's their issues, not mine. 6 days a week I drive around to 40-something houses a day & scoop dog poop in a truck that advertises the business rather loudly... while I'm at it, I find treasures to resell, scrap, re=use, whatever.

    Next week, the missus and I are going to close on this lovely slice of exurbia northeast of DFW... we're doing alright, thank you very much!

    I really like the semi-detached garage for Sunday morning scrappin while the missus is still sleeping.




    Thats a gorgeous house and plot of land! Congrats. I wash just picking up scrap in my own neighborhood the other day, and a lady waved me down to take some metal from her. She asked where I was from, and I said "oh I actually live in this neighborhood right down the street".... she seemed very surprised by that lol (its a nice neighborhood with 1+ acre lots in one of the best school districts in the state, not braggin but you could tell she was surprised that someone would could live in her neighborhood would be picking garbage).

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I don't mind when people look down their noses at me... that's their issues, not mine. 6 days a week I drive around to 40-something houses a day & scoop dog poop in a truck that advertises the business rather loudly... while I'm at it, I find treasures to resell, scrap, re=use, whatever.

    Next week, the missus and I are going to close on this lovely slice of exurbia northeast of DFW... we're doing alright, thank you very much!

    I really like the semi-detached garage for Sunday morning scrappin while the missus is still sleeping.


    Beautiful house and land, I think I would plant some trees. Why does everything look brown and dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    Beautiful house and land, I think I would plant some trees. Why does everything look brown and dead?
    Thanks! We're really excited!!

    Everything is brown because the house went on the market in January, so that's when the realtor hired the drone shots done. That, and frankly, the previous owner wasn't much of a yard guy. Thankfully, that gives me a pretty clean slate to make it how I want it!

    We would love to have trees, but have come to the rather unsettling realization that at our ages, we'll be buried UNDER said trees before they reach anything resembling "big tree" status.

    We'll just enjoy the view that we have for the remaining time that we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I don't mind when people look down their noses at me... that's their issues, not mine. 6 days a week I drive around to 40-something houses a day & scoop dog poop in a truck that advertises the business rather loudly... while I'm at it, I find treasures to resell, scrap, re=use, whatever.

    Next week, the missus and I are going to close on this lovely slice of exurbia northeast of DFW... we're doing alright, thank you very much!

    I really like the semi-detached garage for Sunday morning scrappin while the missus is still sleeping.


    Looks like you have plenty of room on the "back 40" to build a few buildings to store your treasures.

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    Wow and congrats, Auminer! Maybe when I finish Baby Step #2, I can look for a place nearly as beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I don't mind when people look down their noses at me... that's their issues, not mine. 6 days a week I drive around to 40-something houses a day & scoop dog poop in a truck that advertises the business rather loudly... while I'm at it, I find treasures to resell, scrap, re=use, whatever.

    Next week, the missus and I are going to close on this lovely slice of exurbia northeast of DFW... we're doing alright, thank you very much!

    I really like the semi-detached garage for Sunday morning scrappin while the missus is still sleeping.


    You give the impression that you are near or at retirement age when most people are downsizing or is this downsizing. An old timer told me the two best times to plant a tree is today and twenty years ago.

    I am proud to be a scrapper. When I was an educator I asked my friends not to tell my parents I was a teacher because they still thought I was a piano player in a ***** house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    You give the impression that you are near or at retirement age when most people are downsizing or is this downsizing. An old timer told me the two best times to plant a tree is today and twenty years ago.

    I am proud to be a scrapper. When I was an educator I asked my friends not to tell my parents I was a teacher because they still thought I was a piano player in a ***** house.
    This is definitely upsizing... Combination dreamhouse and a (mostly) inflation-resistant investment. At 2.75% interest I'll let the bank keep the deed for 29.999 years, too!

    I've heard the same joke about oilfield workers instead of teachers... I suppose any avocation could claim it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    This is definitely upsizing... Combination dreamhouse and a (mostly) inflation-resistant investment. At 2.75% interest I'll let the bank keep the deed for 29.999 years, too!
    Congrats on the new home.

    They say everything is bigger in Texas !

    IDK .... maybe it's just different worlds but that seems awfully big to an Easterner. The first thing that comes to mind is how could i ever afford to heat it here in the winter. The second is the costs of ownership. Just the cost of re-shingling the roof would be around 30-40 K. in this area.

    Every location is different. Is there any way you could break it up into one main living area and an apartment -or- apartments ? Rentals don't always go smoothly, but they are income producers when they're done right. They might even pay your mortgage for you. That's one of the strategies for owning a big place in this part of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Congrats on the new home.

    They say everything is bigger in Texas !

    IDK .... maybe it's just different worlds but that seems awfully big to an Easterner. The first thing that comes to mind is how could i ever afford to heat it here in the winter. The second is the costs of ownership. Just the cost of re-shingling the roof would be around 30-40 K. in this area.

    Every location is different. Is there any way you could break it up into one main living area and an apartment -or- apartments ? Rentals don't always go smoothly, but they are income producers when they're done right. They might even pay your mortgage for you. That's one of the strategies for owning a big place in this part of the country.
    In the PA suburbs a house that size is about average sized. Maybe on the small side even. New houses around me mostly start at like 3000sqft and some of the really really nice neighborhoods have houses in the 6000-10,000sqft range. What is nice is the lot size! Around me most places are developments so it's a ton of mcmansions 10ft apart..... I was lucky to find a neighborhood with 1+ acre lots that was in my price range cause having land is getting harder and more expensive everyday

    Edit: actually the drone shot and angle and the large lot might have made the house there seem smaller. It does look pretty big .... So even more congrats!
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