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Offline MovieMan

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Safe !
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:33:32 AM »
No, it's not what the ump says as the player slides home, it's what the avid storage auction buyer wants to say when he digs at the back of a just bought locker!

Now, when the safe is visible from the front of the locker when the door goes up, that's another story.

as ZoSo said on: April 26, 2011, 09:50:36 AM »


It's comical how crazy people get at an auction when there is a safe in locker.  The bidding gets outrageous on the hopes and dreams of riches.  Rationality goes right out the window.

Now’s the chance for active members in March, 2014 to chime in on their experience with safes.



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Re: Safe !
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 09:15:37 AM »
I'm only willing to bid up to how much I could resell the safe for. I think that's a "safe bet."

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Re: Safe !
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 09:26:38 AM »
I think that's a "safe bet."

Gee, where have I heard that before?  Oh yeah, I said it.


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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 10:35:17 AM »
I found a large safe, at least 80 years old maybe more. As a really old looking Yale combo lock on it. It is about 5 ft tall ans 2 foot square and weighs at least 300 pounds. Can't really shake it around too much to see if it is empty or not.Anyway took it to a local father-son locksmith shop. At first they were going to manipulate it open, then after 3-4 months I said go ahead and drill the back. Apparently there was a screw on a cover plate that was too tight for him to undoe with his homemade aluminum and soft steel screwdrivers. He kept telling me he was going to purchase a long screw driver to get it open. Weeks go by, Finally I am so frustrated that it is taking so long I finally tell them just get it open, I don't care if you damage the lock or the safe. Well I just picked it up still not open after they had it for 10 months. Needless to say I will not take any future work to them. I need to find me a reliable safe man. ???

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Re: Safe !
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 11:43:59 AM »
Try it yourself.  Buy a cheap stethoscope and listen for the pins.
Its way to much to post but you can google how to graph the clicks so you get a set of numbers.  Then it's just a matter of trying those numbers in every combination.   Think its like six or twelve possible variations.    I've done it and its kinda fun.  Takes forever.....as in, it was fun but I'd never try it agian.

I couldn't do anything new.  I've tried and I can't hear a dang thing. 
 But if its really old you might be able to.

You might also google the model name/number.  If its old enough, back in the day, safes all got sent out with the same combo and buyer reset.  Most people didnt.   See if the shipping combo is posted.

Then again, the safe guy probably tried both these and if HE couldn't.........

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Re: Safe !
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 12:39:48 PM »
I'm only willing to bid up to how much I could resell the safe for. I think that's a "safe bet."

So you need the right combination of variable?

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Re: Safe !
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 07:10:25 PM »
Gee, where have I heard that before?  Oh yeah, I said it.

Great minds think alike.  ;)

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Re: Safe !
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 03:05:01 PM »
NOPE!!! If there is a safe in the locker then you have to over pay for the unit 10x whats it worth! I saw it on tv.  :P :P

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 05:21:36 PM »
I think I have bid on and won 2 units with safes showing. One unit I didn't see the safe but others did, luckily it was a group of newbies so even the unit with the safe showing under clothes that I missed only cost me somewhere around $350-$400. Not much other then paperwork in the safe if I remember correctly but contents that should have been in the safe were all over the unit. I think the details on this one are in the V.I.P. section.

The other unit with a safe cost me $1250. I thought the unit was still worth it at that price with or without a safe showing. I saw this one! Almost nothing of any re-sale value in it, mostly homemade porn and personal info; social security numbers, birth certificate, etc. except there was this little bag at the bottom of the safe and a nice 14k ring popped out of it.  :)

Had one other safe in a unit and it was hidden waaayyy in the back, and ohh boy, that was a nice one! Sorry boys & girls no details on this one!!  :P Lets just say it made my day, and the one after that, and the one after that....

My new motto is "The best safes are the ones NOBODY can see!"

The real bummers, in my experience, are the small sentry fireboxes. Almost always filled with paperwork, photos, porn, drugs, & personal memorabilia (concert tickets, babies first tooth,etc.).


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