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Post# 766131   6/26/2014 at 08:23 (2,071 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The deal of a lifetime?  Is this not just about the nastiest mess you've ever seen?  Gotta love the seller's optimism.  NOT





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Post# 766137 , Reply# 1   6/26/2014 at 08:51 (2,071 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Relatively unknown style..

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called early backwoods...but it was too late.

Post# 766138 , Reply# 2   6/26/2014 at 08:58 (2,071 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I love how they rated its condition as 'fair'....  EEESH!


I guess the scrappers refused to come and get it, too... LOL 

Post# 766140 , Reply# 3   6/26/2014 at 09:21 (2,071 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Pour on some gas, and set it on fire!!!!LOL

Post# 766170 , Reply# 4   6/26/2014 at 12:25 (2,071 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

I think it's too funny that the owner had the balls to say it is a "LITTLE BANGED UP" and will take a "LITTLE ELBOW GREASE" (more like a 50 gal. drum of it) to clean it up.

It looks like you could just take a match to it for it to go up in a blaze of glory!

I bet the oven just looks ducky! ;)

Post# 766172 , Reply# 5   6/26/2014 at 12:38 (2,071 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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No. The "little" schmutz thats on it just shows how much it was appreciated and all the wonderful, tasty meals that were prepared with it. It just gives it more flavor!

Post# 766176 , Reply# 6   6/26/2014 at 13:14 (2,071 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I'll bet they'll throw in the toilet too...

Post# 766177 , Reply# 7   6/26/2014 at 13:20 (2,071 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Runner up for The Good House Keeping Seal of Approval.

Post# 766199 , Reply# 8   6/26/2014 at 15:32 (2,071 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I Think....

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....That in this case, the term "elbow grease" refers to fact that the next owner will be in grease up to their elbows!

Post# 766204 , Reply# 9   6/26/2014 at 16:15 (2,071 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

I'm agreed with Hans, except if the stove looks like that, surely the entire house is equally disgusting, therefore, one might light more than the stove.

Post# 766208 , Reply# 10   6/26/2014 at 16:24 (2,071 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I've cleaned stoves that were as bad, or worse, than that. How bad does someone want something?

Post# 766234 , Reply# 11   6/26/2014 at 19:28 (2,071 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        
"Come and get it!"

And never be seen or heard from again.

Post# 766267 , Reply# 12   6/26/2014 at 23:39 (2,070 days old) by A440 ()        

It is almost as though they posted this just to see who would actually come out to get it!
Sadly...I have been in homes this nasty. At Estate sales and otherwise.

Post# 766269 , Reply# 13   6/27/2014 at 00:19 (2,070 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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It's simply just one of those things that YOU CAN'T EVEN GIVE AWAY!!!!!!

-- Dave

Post# 766318 , Reply# 14   6/27/2014 at 09:10 (2,070 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I can't imagine transporting it on anything but a flat trailer or stake bed truck. That might give the roaches a breath of fresh air. It will certainly lubricate the scrapper as it goes through it.

Post# 766323 , Reply# 15   6/27/2014 at 09:19 (2,070 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I would like to know what this baby looked like the last time food was actually prepared on/in it.  Unless it's been stored for a very long time and a lot of what we see happened as a result of bad storage, I just can't imagine eating anything was prepared with this range.



Post# 766411 , Reply# 16   6/27/2014 at 22:20 (2,070 days old) by A440 ()        

Tom. Very Funny!
Lawrence. That is years and years of ghetto yuck!

Post# 766431 , Reply# 17   6/28/2014 at 05:39 (2,069 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
How to Sell on Craigslist - LOL!

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1)Don't clean it too much since it's FREE : " A little banged but nothing a little elbow grease and steel wool won't take care of"

2) Emphasize best features : " not sure if all the burners work" (the do-it-yourselfer will just eat this up)

3) Close the deal - "...come get it.."

(yeah, and don't come alone )

Post# 766485 , Reply# 18   6/28/2014 at 12:05 (2,069 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

That kind of grease buildup around the surface units to where the trim rings cannot be seen does not come from storage, but from outright abusive use.

Post# 766523 , Reply# 19   6/28/2014 at 15:42 (2,069 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        


I've seen much cleaner pig pens!

Bet the place stinks so bad you'd have to wear a respirator to go in.

Post# 766561 , Reply# 20   6/28/2014 at 19:20 (2,069 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
In the 80s

I worked for a local heating and AC company, I have been in some houses so nasty your shoes actually stuck to the floor!!! Once I serviced a oil fired floor furnace...when I fired it up, roaches came up out of the grill like a swarm of bees...the lady who lived there was running around squishing them with her high heeled shoes!!I wish I had a video of that!!!

Post# 766563 , Reply# 21   6/28/2014 at 19:26 (2,069 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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"....the lady who lived there was running around squishing them with her high heeled shoes!!"

Actually, that might be the perfect footwear for the job - the pointy toes mean you can get the ones that run into the corners! :)

Post# 766565 , Reply# 22   6/28/2014 at 19:27 (2,069 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Should have seen it! Her and her husband bought this house..which didnt look too bad, but it was full of roaches!!!!

Post# 766602 , Reply# 23   6/28/2014 at 23:21 (2,069 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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That range is junk! Only one who would want that might be a scrapper, and then only if he was desperate.

Post# 766604 , Reply# 24   6/28/2014 at 23:53 (2,068 days old) by arris (Rochester New York)        
Nice !!!

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That stove looks like my neighbors gas stove, when you walk her house little balls of cat hair follow.... reminds me of Pig Pen on Charlie Brown..

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