In Sunday’s blog I alluded to the fact I was hoping not to be digging with a shovel for very long. The Cowboy has been searching for some type of digging equipment–backhoe, mini-excavator or skidsteer. The Tucson Craigslist has an amazing number of scammers–photos with too good to be true prices, no location cities or phone numbers. When you send an email inquiry through Craigslist asking only where the item is located you get a message, “send me your email address for photos and information.” Not happening in this lifetime dirt bag!!! We gave up, equipment seems to be in short supply in southeast Arizona.
We have a backhoe in Montana, one that is seldom used now that the Cowboy isn’t doing excavating work for customers–how do we get that backhoe to Arizona?? We contact a used car salesman!! At least that’s what it seems as if we are doing! Geez!! The Cowboy completed a form on http://www.needahauler.com and the flood gates opened. That’s when the used car salesmanship started–“we can haul, fill out this request, give us your money”–and the list goes on!
And for a little background–when the Cowboy was working for our friend Rollie on the oil rig in Texas we purchased a car. When we were ready to return to Montana the jeep came with us and we contracted with a transport company to haul the car to Montana. The broker told us–“we have a truck, it may be a few weeks, pay me.” We paid and they never hauled! If you have read this blog for long, you are aware that kind of behavior from anyone isn’t going to work with me. After many weeks of phone calls back and forth I did receive a refund, flew to Texas and drove the car back to Montana myself. So, we aren’t really fans of trucking brokers.
We think the backhoe is going to be picked up in Montana on Thursday to be delivered here over the weekend. The good part–they don’t have our money and aren’t getting our money until that backhoe is actually on a truck!!
Please may the well guy come soon, I’ve been to this grubby laundromat twice now!