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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:44:10 AM »
Is there one unit or sale that haunts you still that got away.

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Re: The One That Got Away
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 08:44:13 PM »
My advice for not letting a unit get away is to always bring more money then you will possibly need to when the "jackpot" unit that comes along every so often. I realize many people starting out have limited money to spend at auction but I pretty much always take enough money to win every unit if I wanted to. I don't brag about having deep pockets to the crowd, and I don't run up people for the hell of it. I am pretty conservative and don't mind losing units I just don't think will be a good return on investment.

I remember one unit I lost, a 10 x 10 about 1/2 full. Visible from the door were two floor jacks, a set of American Racing rims in the boxes, a diamond plate truck bed tool box, one of those gas tanks they use to fill race cars during races (think Nascar), a rolling tool box, and a lot of duffle bags and suitcases full of who knows what, also there was a table saw in two pieces at different ends of the unit. To make a long story short, the local whale did not want me to have the unit, I could tell they really were not interested in the unit because he and his wife kept debating what to do every time I raised the bid. Finally the raised to $825.00 and I would
have to raise to $850.00 to keep going. At that point I no longer was worried about losing the unit, I was worried about WINNING the unit. Sure those bags could have been filled with tools and racing memorabilia, or they could have been filled with dirty clothes and rags. Since it was only a 10 x 10 1/2 full, I let it go.

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Re: The One That Got Away
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 03:19:18 PM »
Ive lost alot of units just because I didnt have enough money on hand. The most memorble one was 10x20 that was completly full, it look trashed, hell even saw some roaches run out. But I saw 3 Louis Votton purses, or how ever ya spell it, my wifes the one that noticed them, and has a good eye for genuine designer purses and knockoffs. There was also several of those wood and metal antique trunks. Of course not everyone saw all this stuff. I had $700, this place was not charging any taxes or deposits, so me and this lady went head to head for this unit, she end up getting it for $725. Had went back later to see what else she may have ROBBED from me. LOL. Several antique furnitures, jsut needed a lil polishing up, light scruffs and scratches, 5 designer purses, and a grandfather clock. Not sure what kind, didnt take a close enough look, it was way in the back, could only see the top of it. But that unit still haunts me today.