Good craigslist deal?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jrobber, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    I'm trying to find a good deal for a quarantine tank and found this 10 gallon tank on craigslist.  

    I e-mailed the guy and he said the filter is a Tetra Whisper and he is getting rid of it because he bought a 44 gallon tank. I've never bought anything off of craigslist so I am kind of skeptical. He's supposed to e-mail me a picture soon, but I think I might offer less and see if he bites.

    Good Deal or no?

  2. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    thats kind of pricy IMO

  3. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    Perhaps I shoot him a price of $30?

  4. trailblazer295Well Known MemberMember

    CDN it would be ok considering it does have a wood stand. If you don't need the stand keep looking there will be other tanks without the stand and save a few bucks.
  5. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    i would send a 30 offer. My LFS sells 10 gallon kits with a metal stand for $45 each
  6. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, I don't need the stand since I will only have a temporary setup. I think I'm going to hold off for now and keep looking.

    Thanks guys.
  7. pinksprklmonkeyValued MemberMember

    It's a little much, if you can wait. I got a 55 gallon tank with a stand, accessories (food, water conditioner, nets) 2 filters, a siphon and a 5.5 gallon tank for $100. Better deals will come up if you wait.
  8. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    always happy to help :)

    Edit: Post 200!!
  9. brokenwingWell Known MemberMember

    I got two ten gallon tanks off of freecycle for free.
  10. pinksprklmonkeyValued MemberMember

    It's a little much, if you can wait. I got a 55 gallon tank with a stand, accessories (food, water conditioner, nets) 2 filters, a siphon and a 5.5 gallon tank for $100. Better deals will come up if you wait.
  11. cm11599psWell Known MemberMember

  12. lanlesneeWell Known MemberMember

    Doesn't Walmart sell 10 kits for less than that?

    Sounds high to me too. I think for that price it should be closer to a 20g. IMO
  13. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, sorry to bump this but I found another "good deal." I found a local listing for a 50 gallon wood trim tank with a stand for $50. Sounds like a great deal to me, but after e-mailing the guy he says he housed a HEDGEHOG in it. Yes, he said a hedgehog. Anyways, the local craiglist ads here are all about dogs or free kittens, with the one 10 gallon tank for sale at $60 or this. These are the "deals" I am dealing with.

    If I were to buy this tank, would I be able to clean it properly to house fish in it? He said from cleaning the tank, he knows it doesn't leak but if you had a hedgehog in a tank would you fill it full of water? It has a screen top which I would throw away.

    A hedgehog, seriously. I didn't even know people kept hedgehogs.
  14. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    petsmart had 10 gallon top fin starter tanks for 35$ last month, and walmart has them for around the same price as well. Don't overpay for someone else's junk, I see 10 gallon tanks on CL here all the time for between 10-25 dollars.
  15. brokenwingWell Known MemberMember

    I just picked up another complete ten gallon off of freecycle today. I was blown away everything was there in top quality, the gentleman got a bigger tank, and needed to get rid of it. As far as the 50 gallon tank, I would ask the guy to water test it for you. Also check all the seams real good. If it holds water I dont see why it could not be cleaned up.
  16. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    It does sound like a good, but I wonder if the glass is scratched from housing a hedgehog. I e-mail the guy about pictures so hopefully it's not scratched and I'll be picking it up.
  17. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I would ask him to put it outside filled with water so you can come look at it before deciding whether or not to buy.
  18. lanlesneeWell Known MemberMember

    I looked in your local CL and found a couple of 55's for less than 75. One with a lid/lights and the other with lid/lights/stand.

    Your right not a whole lot to pick from in your area. I would look at the Indy CL and do a little bit of driving. You can find better deals that way.

    Also don't forget to check other sources. I found a very nice complete 55 with pine stand for 100 dollars in my local paper.
  19. JrobberWell Known MemberMember

    Well, I decided against the hedgehog tank, but I was talking to this customer at my work and he said he had a tank that used to have a snake in. Unfortunately, his snake died this past winter so he told me to come look at it. So, I go over after work and we fill the tank with water and it doesn't seem to leak, we left it full for about an hour. I asked him what he wanted for it and he said I can't take it to college with me so if you want, you can have it!!!

    So I am now the proud owner of another 29 gallon tank and the best part is that it was free. It's much different than my 29 I have now, it's dimensions are 36 L x 12 W x 16 D, so it is a really long tank.

    Sweet deal?

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