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Recent Finds From An Auction In Brooklyn

Recent Finds From An Auction In Brooklyn
« on: January 28, 2013, 09:44:22 AM »
Check out a few of the things I found out in Brooklyn last week. http://www.oplockdown.com/category/storage-auction-finds

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 10:23:08 AM »
Ok, good for you.  You found much better stuff then I do.  I just find Junk and more Junk, but that's ok my life is about Junk, did i mention that I like junk???

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 10:34:35 AM »
We all love junk one way or another otherwise we wouldn't do what we do.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 12:24:05 PM »
Great finds Mike! I wish I could get that much for furniture down south. Just a couple of observations from the "Southern Hustler".

That burled walnut dresser, $1000 with no mirror? Is the mirror missing? I would be surprised if it didn't originally come with one.

Might consider changing the format of your text so you downplay the estimated retail price, and enlarge your asking sale price.

I would check the photos a little more carefully. Maybe those prices are affordable in your area, but if I was asking $1000 for a dresser (and it is a very nice dresser) I would make sure there weren't cigerette butts in the foreground and junk scattered in the background.

Just sayin.... ;)

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Re: Recent Finds From An Auction In Brooklyn
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 01:03:56 PM »
At least Mike knows how to take pictures when mirrors are around. Unlike the guy in the upper left of this picture selling his dining room set.

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Re: Recent Finds From An Auction In Brooklyn
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 01:23:53 PM »
Okie dokie ... This is a family friendly website. That doesn't mean you can post pictures of family.


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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 03:07:02 PM »
Considering the infinitesimal size being shown, I didn't think it would be a problem.

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 03:16:21 PM »
I know the photos could have been better. I was snapping pics as it came off the truck. Actually the prices I have on these are cheap for my area.

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Re: Recent Finds From An Auction In Brooklyn
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 03:18:12 PM »
Considering the infinitesimal size being shown, I didn't think it would be a problem.

It's not. Hey, you want to have some fun? Post an ad on Craiglist for the dining table and see how many people notice. Then post their responses here.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 03:24:18 PM »
I know the photos could have been better. I was snapping pics as it came off the truck. Actually the prices I have on these are cheap for my area.


If that's the case, we need to work out a deal bringing furniture from the south up north because the profit margins are similar to illegal narcotics.

I can hear the headlines now. The war on drugs is over. Mexican drug lords have abandoned their former lifestyle to take up the more profitable transportation of dressers, bed frames and dining sets.  :D

I would imagine that quality furniture is in high demand after the flood.

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 03:26:45 PM »
People from the city pay big bucks for this stuff.

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »
I imagine so. That's a good looking dresser, is that marble or granite on top?

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »
Post an ad on Craiglist for the dining table and see how many people notice.

I believe that's where the picture originated.

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 09:00:30 AM »

If that's the case, we need to work out a deal bringing furniture from the south up north because the profit margins are similar to illegal narcotics.

I can hear the headlines now. The war on drugs is over. Mexican drug lords have abandoned their former lifestyle to take up the more profitable transportation of dressers, bed frames and dining sets.  :D

I would imagine that quality furniture is in high demand after the flood.

No doubt, I would be lucky to get half Mike's asking price on his furniture around here, unless I opened a high end furniture store and had a clientel ready to pay those prices.

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Re: Recent Finds From An Auction In Brooklyn
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 09:31:23 AM »
I only buy lkrs with furniture when I can truly see it is high quality stuff AND if I see A LOT of smalls to go along with it.

Then, I sell the big furniture right out of the lkr after having rented the auction lkr for a month at a STEEP discount.

Sure, you can make big money on furniture but you have to have a place to store it, a way to move it, people to help you move it, etc, etc.

Thanks, but I will stick with "smalls" for the most part.

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As to prices...the flooding (where-ever) would certainly open up the furniture (and other) markets. But on the last two BIG nice pieces of furniture I got (a dining room set and a mission style hutch) I got $400 each for pieces that would have been $1,000 plus at retail. Again, sold them out of the lkr so I didn't have to move or store them elsewhere. This in central California.


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