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Traded for a 99 Toyota Sienna today

In 98 I went to work as the IT manager for a small local company. The job lasted 5 years before they down sized and I got laid off. Ever since then I've been a contractor for them doing between $2K and $4K of work for them every year. About the time I started there they bought a new Toyota Sienna CE to serve as a company vehicle. Trips to the airport or runs to the bank or whatever.

This past Sunday I was at their office doing the monthly maintenance on their workstations and servers. I've had that contract for a couple of years now. It's good money. Just shy of $2k a year for less than 2 hours once a month. While there I noticed that the Sienna hadn't been driven for a while. I left a note for the Office Manager indicating that I was interested in the Sienna and would be willing to trade future work for it.

On Tuesday I received an email from the OM telling me that they would accept $2K in future work in exchange for the Sienna. That seemed fair but I wanted to check it out before I committed to it. Wednesday I drove out there to check out how many miles are on it but the battery was completely flat. I removed the battery and brought it home to see if I could bring it back with my charger. No such luck. Turns out that it had 11/11 production date and a 3 year replacement warranty so Wally-World replaced it at no cost.

Finally.... I could see how many miles this guy had on the clock. I was shocked when I powered it up and the odometer read 30592. Less than 31K miles on a 14 year old mini-van. Unbelievable. Mark that one as SOLD!

It has a few minor problems but nothing I can't manage. It's in need of a good detailing but there's not a dent, ding or scratch anywhere on the body. There's very little wear anywhere in the interior. A couple of cans of upholstery cleaner and everything inside will look like new. Fortunately it had been parked under cover for all of it's life. After a couple of days of scrub and rub it should be worth quite a bit more than I have invested.

All in all a pretty nice little grocery getter. 3.0L V6, auto, cruise, cold 2 zone A/C, 2 row - 6 passenger seating.

I'll be picking it up Friday afternoon and once it's had a much needed bath I'll post a few pictures. Hopefully some young local "soccer mom" will be real proud to be tooling around in this guy and I'll be banking some much needed $$ very soon.

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Traded for a 99 Toyota Sienna today

Way to Jeff.

Bartering can really work out in your favor.

PM me more info about the Sienna and a price you are willing to let it go for. Even though my wife really isn't a minivan girl, she may go for it with only 31,000 miles.

Thanks,

Bill

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Ordered an automated/motorized curtain system for the new 115 2:35:1 Cincescope screen.

Also ordered a Sun system Galaxy 250watt Dual Ballast for my Saltwater Aquarium. Finally time to fill it with Live Rock and Live Aragonite sand.

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I was shocked when I powered it up and the odometer read 30592. Less than 31K miles on a 14 year old mini-van. Unbelievable. Mark that one as SOLD!

Nice barn find there JHOAK!!!!!.......Hopefully you will get a good price for it after the scrub and sud's....[au]

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Traded for a 99 Toyota Sienna today

In 98 I went to work as the IT manager for a small local company. The job lasted 5 years before they down sized and I got laid off. Ever since then I've been a contractor for them doing between $2K and $4K of work for them every year. About the time I started there they bought a new Toyota Sienna CE to serve as a company vehicle. Trips to the airport or runs to the bank or whatever.

This past Sunday I was at their office doing the monthly maintenance on their workstations and servers. I've had that contract for a couple of years now. It's good money. Just shy of $2k a year for less than 2 hours once a month. While there I noticed that the Sienna hadn't been driven for a while. I left a note for the Office Manager indicating that I was interested in the Sienna and would be willing to trade future work for it.

On Tuesday I received an email from the OM telling me that they would accept $2K in future work in exchange for the Sienna. That seemed fair but I wanted to check it out before I committed to it. Wednesday I drove out there to check out how many miles are on it but the battery was completely flat. I removed the battery and brought it home to see if I could bring it back with my charger. No such luck. Turns out that it had 11/11 production date and a 3 year replacement warranty so Wally-World replaced it at no cost.

Finally.... I could see how many miles this guy had on the clock. I was shocked when I powered it up and the odometer read 30592. Less than 31K miles on a 14 year old mini-van. Unbelievable. Mark that one as SOLD!

It has a few minor problems but nothing I can't manage. It's in need of a good detailing but there's not a dent, ding or scratch anywhere on the body. There's very little wear anywhere in the interior. A couple of cans of upholstery cleaner and everything inside will look like new. Fortunately it had been parked under cover for all of it's life. After a couple of days of scrub and rub it should be worth quite a bit more than I have invested.

All in all a pretty nice little grocery getter. 3.0L V6, auto, cruise, cold 2 zone A/C, 2 row - 6 passenger seating.

I'll be picking it up Friday afternoon and once it's had a much needed bath I'll post a few pictures. Hopefully some young local "soccer mom" will be real proud to be tooling around in this guy and I'll be banking some much needed $$ very soon.

Congratulations Jeff...

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Stihl MS 261 with 18" bar. Picked it up yesterday afternoon and cut 3 trees down today. That sucker revs high and cuts like a hot knife through butter. Well worth the price.

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Stihl MS 261 with 18" bar. Picked it up yesterday afternoon and cut 3 trees down today. That sucker revs high and cuts like a hot knife through butter. Well worth the price.

Ihave a smaller Stihl, and it has been great over the last ten years or so. Even after my son in law borrowed it.He just gave me two new chains a couple of weeks ago. Whooohoooo!

A great company, still growing, and located in Virginia Beach!

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Seeing RodRockets most recent Avatar I thought he might like this cutie, I know I do! 20.6 pounds of asphalt/dirt glider[:D] Composite from stem to stern, hydraulics with sealer filled tubeless meats[:P]

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Seeing RodRockets most recent Avatar I thought he might like this cutie, I know I do! 20.6 pounds of asphalt/dirt gliderBig Smile Composite from stem to stern, hydraulics with sealer filled tubeless meatsStick out tongue

Nice looking set of wheels...

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Just picked this up Left handed guitar, id give my right arm to be ambidextrous

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I got my strike notice today! US Steel strikes again.

At least you get strike pay. [8-)]

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And lastly the head cover & shaft. Wink

Very nice... I hope that the weather is working with you and you can get out and give it a try.

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Have not been able to get out yet and swing it. We are currently building an ark due to the relentless rain we have been having! [N]

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Have not been able to get out yet and swing it. We are currently building an ark due to the relentless rain we have been having! No

Is this the norm for your area, having this much rain in April?

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