Patience I do have. After calling MaineOxy, at least I'm clear on what to look out for and stay away from.
I had a lot of replies of people wanting to get rid of pepsi/coca cola tanks. No problem getting them filled, everyone has told me. Yeah, that is true, but only if you have a bill of sale from the companies. I've also been told that the tanks are full...it reads 800 on a gauge, so I can prove it..yeah okay..how much does it weigh...oh I don't have a scale. I had one guy give me the a weight that indicated the tank was completely empty! Buyer beware, right!
This guy wanted $50 for both and I said thanks but no thanks because of the hydro test. He then told me to make him an offer if I was still interested. That's why I asked. He obviously thinks there worth something and I don't want to offend him by saying no more that $20 for both or maybe $30, if he'd be willing to meet me at Maine Oxy, so I'd be closer to knowing if I was going to get burned or not.
After finding out today, that it's only $7 more for a 10lb tank fill, I think that I might be better off going that way. I'd definitely need two tanks, though. As the MaineOxy here doesn't have them on the floor. I'd have to send it out and wait...