Let me start by apologizing for being unskilled in the nuances of a new post.
Big’s recent thread "Concrete Wall Build" and the bargain 25˘ concrete blocks got me wondering about others great bargains.
My own was back in the 70’s as a service station,(remember those?), manager. The local Catholic cemetery had a Bolens 1250 rebuilt, but then could not get it started. They towed it to me, I made an offer of $200 for it before trouble shooting. The local priest liked the idea of it not belonging to a parishioner and accepted as well as offering an unused snow plow for $50 additional. I got 20+ years of mowing and plowing out of the machine. It only needed the points properly wired, by the way.