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Steal of a Deal

Discussion in 'Enclosures' started by Dragoness, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I work at a resale thrift store, and someone donated this beast. The manager thought it was a glass display case, and remarked about how nobody would want it because it doesn't have the storage area underneath. Marked it at $35. After my employee discount, I paid $28.06 for it. Tempered glass, sliding glass doors (with locks), the bottom cleans very easy. It was previously inhabited by a snake - there was dry urates in it, and they had taped down the top piece of glass. It took some time with a scraper, goo-gone, and windex, but it looks very nice now.

    It measures 72x27x20". It could be used as one cage, or as a duplex, if I put a divider in the middle.

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  2. bucher70

    bucher70 Elite Member

    wow! thats freaking awesome!
     
  3. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    That IS a steal! Good for you and your crew. :)
     
  4. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    awesome find!!
     
  5. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    The cage did not come with keys for the locks. I am working on removing them (I cannot find a company stamp, logo, or number on them to order replacement keys) I am just going to replace the lock. Probably with this:Amazon.com: CRL Duranodic Finish Stick-On Showcase Lock: Home Improvement

    I have that lock on my big boas cage - two words, LOVE IT. Many of my other cages have ratchet locks, which work, but are a pain. I was never able to find this lock until I really started looking today - I'm glad I did!
     
  6. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Wow, Jen that is one awesome find!!!!
     
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Nice find Jen!
    As for the locks, you could always have a locksmith make you keys for it.
     
  8. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    I found locks at lowes for display cases, they work great!
     
  9. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Wow, how great!
     
  10. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I might check out my lowes before I buy the locks. Their website doesn't have the ones I am looking for, but that doesn't mean anything. I really like the stick-on style. I currently have these on most of my cages:

    http://www.knapeandvogt.com/resources/prod/400/217x217/img_793.jpg

    They work, but they wobble, and sometimes the screw on the inside catches on the cage furniture, if the snakes have redecorated their homes.
     
  11. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Wow, I can't believe that you are so lucky, I guess it pays to work at a thrift store.

    Very jealous, but glad you were able to find such a great deal:)

    Maybe I'll start volunteering at the local ReStore store!
     
  12. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    That's exactly where this was too, lol. I work at a local HFH ReStore. We get some of the darndest things in...
     
  13. Dragonflies

    Dragonflies Banned User

    That is a great find.:)
     
  14. FourAndCounting

    FourAndCounting Active Member

    That is awesome! You know, an old display case WOULD be great to use! I wanted to get the 40 gal terrarium with the doors on the front, but after looking more, I decided to go with the regular, top opening 40 gal for $150 less. I also found one on craigslist and when I went to pick it up, I saw their new enclosure. It was a huge plastic looking case with sliding doors and a spot made in the top for the lights. They could even be stacked if more were bought.
     
  15. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Sounds like a vision cage!
     
  16. Anthony14

    Anthony14 Elite Member

    Great find, looks like it is in excellent condition too! I would say that is almost as good as what I got my leopard gecko for. I got my leopard gecko, 10 gallon tank, hide and water dish for 30$ from my mother's friend from work.

    However it also came with calcium sand, a heat rock and crickets running around the enclosure.

    All of which we're removed and replaced with regular extra fine sand, crickets in a cricket keeper and a UTH within the first week. Because as soon as I got him I started researching and realized the dangers of that enclosure upon finding this sites caresheet. Then I registered to gain furthur knowledge and now that's how I'm here today. :)
     
  17. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    regular sand isn't all that much better than calci-sand, nor is it what leos live on naturally. They live in rocky areas. Slate or other stones would look nice in there, and could be stacked to make steps and caves, as long as they were stable (could always glue them together with some aquarium silicon)

    I found the locks I am going to use - and for $10 each, I am going to replace the ratchet locks on my other cages too. Just gotta wait for that tax return to show up...
     
  18. UroWannaBe

    UroWannaBe Member

    Any progress pics on how this is coming along?
    Thanks,

    Gerardo
     
  19. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Congrats on your luck there! Nice find!
     
  20. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    This thread is from almost a year ago!
     
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