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Reader's Exchange: Have 8-track tapes, need player

Reader's Exchange is not just for people searching for things, or looking to get rid of things. Very often people have things that are in need of repair, and they want to find someone who can fix them. That is the case for Barbara Wright of Largo. Her husband is still a fan of 8-track players, but his broke when a tape got caught up in the player. She is looking for someone who could repair the player. Of course, if you have one you'd like to part with, that would work too. Also, they have an office chair that they just love, but the spring has broken in the seat, leaving a large hole in it. They would like to keep it, so they are in search of anyone who can fix it. If you are handy and would like to help them, please call (727) 393-5039.

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Almost everyone can remember the fun of having sleepovers as a kid, especially if someone had bunk beds. Lurinda Clarke's 8-year-old daughter has bunk beds, but she needs a few things to have them be just right. First, the bottom bunk is not set up at all, so she needs a bunkie board and mattress for that bunk. She also needs a mattress for the top bunk, as the one she has is old and worn. If anyone can help her, it will enable her to have sleepovers more easily, not to mention getting a better night's rest. Lurinda lives in Pinellas Park and will make arrangements to pick the items up. She can be reached at (727) 289-4614.

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Deb Ford has numerous issues of Fine Cooking magazine that would make great reading (and great eating) for anyone who enjoys cooking. They are not continuous, but the issues start in 1999 and end in 2008. Deb says they are an "all or nothing" deal, and she is willing to deliver them anywhere in St. Petersburg. Her phone number is (727) 510-8513.

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Do you know how to work on and repair old slide and movie projectors? Then Lois Tait has an offer for you! She has 5 movie projectors and 1 slide projector to give away. She says they haven't been used in some time, some may need repair, and all probably need cleaning. They are taking up prime real estate in her home, and if someone doesn't take them soon, they may end up in a landfill. Interested? Call Lois at (727) 544-8947.

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Betty Rosenfeld is looking for a West Bend Poppery II and a working coffee roaster. She lives in New Port Richey, but will be happy to pick them up. Her phone number is (727) 856-8889.

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Suzanne of Largo has a number of things to give away, and one thing to request. First, she has 2 doors and hardware for each. One is a steel front door (79 inches by 36 inches). The other is a storm/screen door (79 inches by 36 inches). Next, she has 6 mirrors without frames (one is 48 inches by 52 inches, three are 48 inches by 36 inches, and two are 36 inches by 30 inches). She also has 6 pieces of white slotted lattice joining plastic (2 pieces are 96 inches, and 4 pieces are 47 inches) and an office-type gray fabric room divider (66 inches by 72 inches).

She is looking for a simple wheelchair to take her elderly neighbor, who has emphysema, on outings so that she is not so homebound. To reach Suzanne, call (727) 518-7152. She will answer saying, "SeaSigns, this is Suzanne."

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Reader's Exchange: Have 8-track tapes, need player 07/31/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 31, 2009 5:35pm]
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