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Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« on: February 01, 2013, 03:39:57 PM »
Out of every unit you have bought that contained a safe, how many of them contained valuables and how many were empty or only contained personal documents? Small fire safes included.

My ratio is about 2 in every 10.

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Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 12:36:25 AM »
The only times I find valuables in safes is when I watch Storage Wars or Auction Hunters. :D

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Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 11:41:42 PM »
The only times I find valuables in safes is when I watch Storage Wars or Auction Hunters. :D

Perhaps you need to spend less time watching Storage Wars or Auction Hunters and more time at the auctions buying storage units.  ;)

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Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 11:29:26 AM »
Thought I would revive this post to see if anyone else had some input.

Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 11:55:35 PM »
I think I once found a few items in a safe it was sports memorabilia not real great maybe $50 worth of stuff tops. Normally I find paperwork of no value.  Never found any gold or cash did find a worthless airsoft pistol and some porn in safes. 

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Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 04:58:31 PM »
I've never found that goldmine item worth thousands though I have found some good stuff. To me a great item is a whole tote bin full of thomas the train tracks and toys that go for a few bucks a pop or a designer purse or an expensive piece of electronics worht a few hundred bucks but I've never found a safe or gold bars or anything crazy like that

Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 08:13:11 PM »
Out of every unit you have bought that contained a safe, how many of them contained valuables and how many were empty or only contained personal documents? Small fire safes included.

My ratio is about 2 in every 10.

From all the rooms I've ever found gold in, currently up to about 5 lbs, never found one pennyweight in a safe.  I'm 0/50+

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Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 09:21:46 PM »
From all the rooms I've ever found gold in, currently up to about 5 lbs, never found one pennyweight in a safe.  I'm 0/50+

Yeah, most of my gold finds have been in drawers, jewelry boxes or make up bags.

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Re: Safes - How often to you find something good inside?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 09:02:38 AM »
Almost never. Found one lockbox with a bunch of personal papers and $80 in the back of a checkbook. Other than that mostly empty or just old personal papers. I can't remember any of my buyer friends ever finding anything worth mentioning in a safe either. It seems like the good stuff is always just in some random box or drawer.


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