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A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade 734

Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,742
A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« on: May 03, 2021, 07:27:01 AM »
Hello Playmates,

Well in our MTo world of electronic friendships - and I guess also covid restrictions - I had the very unusual experience of meeting an MTo-er in person yesterday ....... And what a pleasant experience it was   :tu:   :D

It was one of our more recent, but very active new members - Echotech
We had exchanged a few posts in threads and PMs and had talked about some Wiki stuff and in doing so realised that we lived within a few kilometres of each other on Sydney's Upper North Shore - Woo hoo .... We said that we really should meet up sometime  .......   for a    :cheers:
Note why it is called the Upper North Shore I have no idea as there is no water within about 20k of us   :think:    ???
- Well I do know why really - It just means the area North of Sydney Harbour / The Paramatta River    :-\


Anyway ET made a post recently about a great deal he had got on ebay for what turned out to be an OC Farmer and Pioneer
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,35270.msg2234485.html#msg2234485
And I noticed that it contained a SAK that I was very interested in obtaining
- The silver Pioneer with the logo - Why?  ???  ............ I work for that company   8)

I had tried to get one of these on a couple of other occasions - But never been successful

So I PM'd ET and he very kindly said that he was willing to swap or to sell it to me - even though the silver Old Cross model was special to him
Thanks mate.   :tu:    :tu:    :tu:

Anyway we met up at a very nice pub in Turramurra - The Garage also known as Kipling's
It was a lovely coolish, sunny day - (it's well into Autumn here) and the pub has great beer and food - So we indulged
... And you know what we did not mention multitools or SAKs once .... Ok That's a lie ...... It was at least 50% of what we talked about

Anyway we agreed to do a trade and I got the SAP OC Pioneer - And he got a shiny new Nespresso Dharkan Pioneer
And here is the moment of the trade!!

Neither of the ebay SAKs was in great condition - As you can see from ET's image - However the Pioneer has scrubbed up pretty well - Hopefully the Farmer too  ...... And if anyone knows what I can do about that patch by the logo - Please let me know - Metal polish ?   ???

Great to meet you ET - We'll do this again and see if any of the other MTo Sydney siders can come along

« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 07:40:38 AM by Huntsman »
No Life Club Posts: 3,607
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 08:11:40 AM »
 :iagree: :like:

Highly enjoyable and great to meet you too H, yes let's definitely do it again and hopefully with some other Sydney based MTo'ers
very cool to discover we had so much in common, not least a taste for a fine ale...or 2...or 3 er 4, think I lost count after that  :rofl:   :drink:  :cheers: ET
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 08:30:26 AM »
Great going gents :hatsoff:

Sadly no such option here for now :(
Everything still closed.
No Life Club Posts: 4,120
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 09:38:21 AM »

Note why it is called the Upper North Shore I have no idea as there is no water within about 20k of us   :think:    ???
- Well I do know why really - It just means the area North of Sydney Harbour / The Paramatta River    :-\



Don't worry, those that live on the actual shore are confused as well. Anything west of Frenchs Forest may as well be part of Dubbo council...

Shore Pfft.

In any case, I've had a few meals at kiplings. Great for informal get togethers....


No Life Club Posts: 3,607
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 10:01:09 AM »
:rofl: I took my passport just in case
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,826
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 10:05:11 AM »
Look at them happy faces  :like: :like:

About that greyish patch, I would carefully try some fine polish. I use those small polishing pads. What was the name of them again ?  :think:

Edit: attached a pic  :salute:

:rofl: I took my passport just in case

Ah, the "Being prepared" kinda attitude  :D
« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 10:14:06 AM by McStitchy »

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 11:30:30 AM »
Is this the first Aussie Mini Moot?

Nice one chaps, all that's missing a bucket of rust (or is that just the UK moot?)

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 67,911
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 11:51:36 AM »
Great that you two had a meet up :cheers: Thanks for sharing with us :salute: :like:
« Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 12:47:31 PM by Poncho65 »
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 12:34:05 PM »
 :like:  :cheers:

No Life Club Posts: 1,465
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 12:41:58 PM »
Excellent post. I'll be up for a beverage meet when I'm back in Sydney next week. Currently riding the motorbike back from Cameron's Corner, where three Ozzie states meet: New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

Tough gig this holiday thing!!!

Pete
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,867
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 01:44:33 PM »
Sounds like a good time was had !   :like:
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 02:06:58 PM »
Very cool! One of my very best friends is a gent I met on EDCF where we both did Admin. work.  :cheers:

-Todd

Every moment is an adventure. Are you equipped?
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Nix us

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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 03:13:39 PM »
Remote cheers from here:  :cheers:

(Is it true Echo stuck you with the tab?)

heterodox, not in the box
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2021, 03:22:16 PM »
Great that you two had a meet up :cheers: Thanks for sharing with us :salute: :like:

+1

 :cheers: :tu:

It's good to see friends meeting in person again. With beer! And knives!

 :D :D

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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2021, 03:35:52 PM »
Remote cheers from here:  :cheers::cheers:

(Is it true Echo stuck you with the tab?)
:rofl:

Barry
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2021, 04:00:43 PM »
 :cheers: Sounds like a terrific time.  Glad you both had a mini meet and greet.   :like:

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2021, 12:19:22 AM »
Looks like a great time  :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 3,607
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 05:25:02 AM »
Remote cheers from here:  :cheers:

(Is it true Echo stuck you with the tab?)
:whistle:
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,742
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2021, 07:02:00 AM »
^^^ Yes he did  ....... Dashed off with some excuse about having to catch a train  .........     ::)   

Show content
Actually it was me  ...... I tried to avoid the bill with some ruse about going to the toilet

Show content
But it did not work ;-)

No Life Club Posts: 3,607
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2021, 07:06:05 AM »
:rofl: :drink: :cheers:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,125 \o/
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2021, 08:49:21 AM »
Cool!

:drink:

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,891 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 11:15:19 AM »
^^^ Yes he did  ....... Dashed off with some excuse about having to catch a train  .........     ::)   

Show content
Actually it was me  ...... I tried to avoid the bill with some ruse about going to the toilet

Show content
But it did not work ;-)


So... you just went out in the woods?...

 :whistle:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,742
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 11:57:12 AM »
Of course ........ There is no sanitation in Oz

Although we call it the bush (or the Outback) - Not the woods
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 67,911
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 12:37:33 PM »
 :rofl: :like:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,891 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 02:53:42 PM »
Of course ........ There is no sanitation in Oz

Although we call it the bush (or the Outback) - Not the woods

Oh, ok. I thought Outback was in Idaho, though...

 :think: :think:

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,742
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2021, 03:19:26 PM »
You got me - It's there too - But not all the time!!   ;)
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Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2021, 06:36:49 PM »
I'd all but forgotten that people still meet in person. :dunno: Sounds like it was a resounding success. :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 3,143
Re: A Very Pleasant Encounter and a Good Trade
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2021, 02:20:25 PM »
Glad to see actual human meetings haven't gone by the wayside!

I knew my wife was a keeper when she transitioned from calling it a knife thingy to a multi-tool.

I might be crazy but it's kept me from going insane- Waylon Jennings

 

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