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This month brings to close a long and exciting
William joins the team, Joe feels that William is
ready and he comes to the sale to sell flashlights. William proves to
be quit the salesman, out selling Joe, Kobie and I, 3 to 1 on the
Preventive Maintenance (PM) on the bus is a chore that
must be addressed several times a year. This time we removed all the
contents of the bus and built steel decks over the wheel wells to allow us
to use the space over the wheel wells to store more cargo boxes.
In August of 2006 we tried the new wheel well decks.
The decks performed great, actually better than expected. Next PM we
will pull all the equipment out of the bus and we will permanently affix the
wheel well decks into position to prevent them from moving.
This month is important to us as our good friend and
neighbor Louis with his son have announced that they may return to their
home land and leave the sidewalk sale. Louis is supposed to let us
know before October if he intends to end his long run as a reputable vendor
at the sidewalk sale.
April 2006 -
Farewell to our Friends
Randy, Tommy, Chuck, Christina, Smokey
April 2006 was a great month for the
MASH BUS but we have
elected to post only one photo. The month of April was Chuck,Tommy and
Christina Hawkins, last month as a vendor at the Sidewalk Sale.
While it has been a long and fruitful run
with lots of good memories the time has come to move on. We cannot
express enough how much the Hawkins group meant to us and we wish the whole gang the best.
Chuck, Tommy and Christina were first our vendors
- then our mentors and ultimately our friends.
MASH BUS owes a lot to
Chuck and the gang for teaching us the ropes of the Sidewalk Sale and
Chuck, Tommy, Christina, Randy and Smokey you guys
are the best, you will
be missed but always loved.
It was a great run and we wish you all the
GOOD LUCK GUYS !
TOMMY let us know when you make it Australia. . .
March 2006 - First Roll out of the MASH
The first run of the physical bus was an experience. We got to the
sidewalk sale late, but once we got set up things started to really get
January 2006 - The
This was the last month
for the F450 Ford pickup truck. We secured new spaces on the East end
of the sale lot and moved in with expectations of bringing the bus next
November 2005 - Post
We relocated next to
our friends the Hawkins. Joe and I make dog tags, sell belt buckles
and computer equipment. We are still selling out of the F450 Ford
pickup truck and from flat bed trailers.
The Beginnings - 2003
When the SidewalkSale™
moved to it's new location we moved with it. Here you can see Kelsey
helping us make signs. We operated out of the back of a Ford F450
Pickup truck and off trailers. Dog Tags and L.E.D. Belt buckles were
the flavor of the day.
The beginning for us. Mark Geisler and myself
tried our hand at the SidewalkSale™, this was
the first time DogTagsRus made dog tags in public. Operating out of
the back of pickup trucks and a trailer we carted our wares to down town
Dallas to the SidewalkSale™.
Sidewalk Sale - Highlights
This truck has been the work horse
vehicle for us for almost a year. This truck is a
"Beast," it is a Ford F450 Super Duty. With the
crew cab and all of the tool boxes we can carry people
and product. Notice the dog tag machine (upper
Table Space Galore
We started with one table and have
since grown to many more. In this photo you can
see us setting up the tables. Where the two trucks
are now is the space for the MASH BUS.
Lights, Lights and more Lights
The MASH BUS likes to stand out,
we use a variety of lights from strobes to military
fluorescence to illuminate our sales area. When
you are looking for the MASH BUS just look for the
The MASH BUS has a vast array of
inventory. We have our traditional flashlights and
LED products but we have other inventory that changes by
If you cannot locate us by following
the blue strobe light just look for the MAIN street
sign. The MAIN street sign is for sale if
interested inquire at the table.
Tables and Stretchers
If you notice the sales area, you
will find a mix of both traditional tables and military
litters or stretchers. We use the stretchers as
The MASH BUS crew is the heart of
the MASH BUS experience. Here Joe and Mitch pull
new inventory from the truck to replace items sold.
We have items that we only put out for sale at certain
times, not all inventory is available at all times.
What to Expect
We hope to have the
rolling into the sales area very soon. The bus
will occupy almost 40 feet of parking space and we will
be selling on 14 separate tables. If you wish to
join the fun or consign items for sale please contact us
direct via email.