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Fulfilling my newbie intro obligation

Fulfilling my newbie intro obligation
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:00:35 PM »
Not to make it sound like a bad thing  :o
Cedar Park, TX
Broke my cherry today in a series of storage locations, and finally picked up the last locker when I was the only one interested in the nicer antiques. I guess they didn't know what was there. I saw $300 as my max bid, because I knew I could get that for what I saw, and ended up buying it for $150...so I am very happy. Will go back tomorrow to load up and dig through. Anyway, I found most of the people to be nice, and the experience was pretty much what I thought it would be. Of course, I have been doing my homework too. Anyway, my name is Paul, I like antiques, especially Shaker and Colonial items that are medium sized. Bowls, crock pots, decorative items, etc would be my main staple. I don't want junk, I like the items that sell for $50-$100 each. It is somewhere between the flea market and thrift store guys I faced today, and the high end auction people looking for formal mahogany china cabinets. Hope to see you all out there!

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Re: Fulfilling my newbie intro obligation
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 06:06:07 PM »
Paul,

Welcome to the forum. It's good to have you here....sounds like you really know your antiques.

Re: Fulfilling my newbie intro obligation
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 07:53:55 AM »
Managed to triple up so far on my first winning bid. Still have a few things to sell, and still managed to keep a couple of nicer things. So, I am pretty well hooked!

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 08:46:29 AM »
Congratulations! It's a good day when you can triple you money and get to keep some things.

One of my favorite parts of this business is all the great stuff I get to keep.

I just had a new 10X16 dutch barn built and I needed a window AC unit for it. I found one that looks fairly new in the unit I bought yesterday. Also, my daughter has been asking my wife and I for a $90 toy for the last few months. We didn't want to spend that much on a toy and I'm glad we didn't because it was in the unit as well.

It's not always about how much you make on a unit. You have to factor in the things you get to keep and the money you didn't have to spend on those items.

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Re: Fulfilling my newbie intro obligation
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 04:09:48 PM »

It's not always about how much you make on a unit. You have to factor in the things you get to keep and the money you didn't have to spend on those items.

That's what I tell people about Estate Sales.  It's not all about finding things to sell.
It's also about not paying retail on things I need....or want.

I've been looking for a new gym bag.  Got one today.  Brand new. Nautica.  Just the style & color I wanted. Retail: $129.99.   I paid $8.   

My hair clippers are shot.  Been watching the Ads for a sale.   Today (same estate sale) I got a cordless one that retails for $30.  I got it for $4.   Plus they had it in a nice leather case that also had hair scissors, Made in Italy and some vintage ones.   One is listed on etsy for $25. 





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