Cotton Picken’ Dagnabit…. A Failed Mission

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  1. Randy Abercrombie

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    I measured…. even measured twice! Took the plunge and purchased an Intercept storage box….. Oh it was perfect. All my slabs fit so nice and neat…. Spent an hour sorting and arranging them by denomination and year. Even made little cardboard slides to separate series…. Once I was finished admiring my work I slip the box into my safe…… And the cotton picking door is 1/4” from closing!!!! Dagnabit!!! Back to the Tupperware boxes dang it….. it looked so nice.
     
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  3. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Time to buy another safe to fit your $10 box! Honestly, I feel it.
     
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  4. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Ouch! That sucks Randy. Reminds me of the time I bought a nice wooden slab box for $3 at auction and then when I took it home it couldn't hold NGC OR PCGS slabs.

    I use a PCGS and an NGC clear box for storage now.
     
  5. Randy Abercrombie

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    The thought has crossed my mind….
     
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  7. scottishmoney

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    Bigger safe, more space for more goodies!
     
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  8. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Well-Known Member

    Robert Burns said it well: The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
     
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  9. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Subconsciously you're just trying to justify another safe.
    I'm sure if you think about it, another safe is justified.
    Go shopping for a used one.

    I could use another one.
    I found a used one local, weighed in at 1100 pounds and the seller already had it on a trailer.
    I was watching it for a couple months as the price was coming down, I even went to go measure it once.
    I was a couple weeks away from picking it up and the ad was removed.
    I drove by the guys home and it was still on the trailer.
    I waited till I had everything lined up on my end and drove by the sellers home again...it was gone along with the trailer.
     
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  10. MIGuy

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    I bought a heavy duty fireproof four drawer filing cabinet (900 lbs) on craigslist for $150 after some negotiation - saved about a grand, but the lock was cored out, so I put a locking bar on it and it's nondescript and in a corner of the basement with some other office equipment I have.
     
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Time to get out the saw. :)
     
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  12. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Sounds like something I'd do, Randy. Fortunately, my stuff fit my safe, but I had to leave it when I sold the house. Too hard to move and no room in my new joint.:D

    Bruce
     
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