We have all had the experience at one time or another. We stumble on the deal of a lifetime on something we never thought we could afford.
I was driving on a two lane state road in rural Alabama about 5vyears ago. I came upon a falling down old junk store. But along the roadside were brand new 7000 watt Honda generators. The old timer explained that a semi had overturned on the curve I had just come around, and he bought up the load for next to nothing. I picked one out and paid $299.00.
"Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from bad decisions." ... Mark Twain
As a dumpster diver I sometimes have the experience of grabbing something because it just looks so useful even if I don't have any immediate plans for it. Two of these things proved immensely useful years later.....one a big, stout net, such as is used at a golf or baseball range to catch foul balls, and the other a rubberized truck tarp. The net has been useful for many years as a quick cover for poultry pens, and the tarp as a quick rain shelter for poultry, rigged up between trees for a quick tent to store tools and materials in, or cut pieces to throw over outdoor equipment like generator in wet weather.