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"storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality

"storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality
« on: March 23, 2014, 04:22:22 PM »
me: "I buy storage units at auction..."
others:"I watch those shows ALL the time!"
me:"the shows dont really 'show' what its all about...dump runs, mice poop, live mice (ive battled a few)gross stuff, food,mattress's,ex large 1980-90 TVs nobody wants, dirty laundry, and more gross stuff, lucky to double my money..."
others" Ive always wanted to do this..."
me: "why?'
others"whats the best thing you found?'
me:"stuff i could sell..."
i guess I am getting jaded, it is still the best way to buy in bulk for me right now, I have a resale store. I wish it wasnt so "glamorized"...Im not running stuff to appraisers...I know what a crock pot goes for, lol.

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Re: "storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 03:20:13 AM »
I think that pretty much summed up our business.

Re: "storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 08:41:18 PM »
but without the appraisers how do you figure out what your stuff is worth?

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Re: "storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 01:51:21 AM »
I use eBay & Craigslist to compare items and then I adjust the price every few weeks until the item sells. I've had 4 brand new Alumagoal Volleyball bases for 3 months now. They're valued at $350 a piece, but there are probably only a few people in the U.S. that would be interested in them. I've had to reduce my price 4 times,  but I finally found a buyer today for $350. I'm just glad to get something for them at this point. A few days ago, I was contemplating donating them to to a school just to get rid of them.

Re: "storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 08:05:53 AM »
I thought auctionguy was being sarcastic thats why I didnt answer him, lol. If he wasnt then my answer is similar to Travis', I also have a Wothpoint app or I just google the item. I guess I was kinda flip about my "crock pot" crack, I do have to look stuff up, and I have had a few knowledgeable friends look at stuff for me. Once I got stage production equipment so my son's drum teacher came and looked at the speakers for me. I also have a friend who is an expert in the field of early American folk art and antiques, so he has been handy to have around at times...

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Re: "storage wars/hunters' vs.my reality
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 08:45:51 AM »
I thought auctionguy was being sarcastic thats why I didnt answer him, lol.

I'm pretty sure he was, I was just really excited about selling these volleyball bases and wanted share it.


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