Buying Old Rope on eBay
I often check eBay to see if anyone is selling old the rope cheap! There are a lot of traders that do sell old rope, but they seem to think that they can market it at a premium. However, every now and again, there is somebody just wanting to get rid of all the rope.
Get the History of the Old Rope
Whenever I purchase a length of old rope, I always ask if there is any history linked to the rope. Perhaps that name of the vessel it came from, or maybe what the rope was used for in the past. Then when I make a rope mat, a fender or something else, I add a label giving a brief outline of the history of the rope.
I have to say, but I was very pleased with the rope that I purchased in this video. Since making this video I have a number of occasions managed to get some rope dirt cheap. I recently came across a seller who was selling a whole drum of rope for only £1, collection only. Fortunately, it was only a few miles away and I now have more rope than I can deal with.
When I manage to get hold of old rope, I usually make rope mats from it, then just given away as random presents. I would sat that all of the videos on rope mats and fenders are made from eBay purchases, I do have to give them away, as I would otherwise be drowning in rope mats.
Old Rope Purchase eBay – unboxing – So Very Boring! I thought I would do a short video of some old rope that I purchased from eBay.
Old Rope Purchase on eBay Video
Keep Looking on eBay for Old Rope
Keep looking on eBay for old rope as every so often there will be a cheap rope for sale. When you search for old rope, be sure to check the condition and the length of the rope. If the rope is in good condition and long enough for your needs, it can be a great bargain. You can find old rope in various colours, sizes, and lengths, so you can often find exactly what you need. You can also find a variety of types of rope, such as Manila, sisal, hemp, and nylon. Be sure to read the descriptions carefully so you know what you are getting. Shopping on eBay for old rope is a great way to save money and find exactly what you need.
Other Places to Find Old Rope
If say for example you have a climbing centre or club near you, it is worth asking them what they do with their old retired rope. You could offer to make them a lovely Kringle Mat in exchange for letting you have a good length of old rope.