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Flipping a Unit

Flipping a Unit
« on: April 08, 2012, 11:28:30 AM »
Hi and Happy Holidays.  I am fairly new to the business.  Have gone to numerous auctions and finally purchased a 10x30 unit in March.  It's a great unit with a lot of collectible items ranging from dolls to old magazines, pepsi glasses, sports memorabilia, etc.

I live in Cumming, GA and don't have a "guy".  Other than Ebay and Craigs list, I don't know where to go or who to contact to show/get appraisals on some of these valuable items.

Does anyone have a list for the Atlanta area of people who collect, purchase collectible miscellaneous items. 

Thanks in advance for all that you do.

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Re: Flipping a Unit
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 12:21:08 PM »
Yep, just google a general term and location and refine from there.
Think I'd use Atlanta as your base.  Just takes some leg work and time.
Not to many people are going to give up their buyers to you. 

Tho Atlanta has doll appraiser and recondition facility. Saw that when I was researching someone else's doll here.....maybe they can help you.

Re: Flipping a Unit
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 08:40:08 PM »
Old mags - depends on what they are if has much value or not.  I have a guy that comes to the flea who will buy them in lots.  He takes articles / pictures out of them, adds it with other items, and makes these "theme art" or "theme pictures".  Is pretty cool and while he may only sell 4 or 5 a day they go for $50 and up.  Is a way to take semi-useless items and make them into something more valuable.  He does thinks like KKK, Coke, Pepsi, JFK, MLK, M. Monroe, etc.  Anything that people could be interested in.

Any sports cards you can take to just about any shop in the area.  Watch which cards they seem to like but try to "low ball".  Look for inserts, rookie cards, etc.  Don't sell anything to them right off.  Then take those cards and check ebay.  Most coins, cards, etc. need to be graded and slabbed now a days to fetch a premium.

Dolls - I can't help you there.  I have no clue on them.

If you want to do much of the leg work yourself some pictures on your phone and your local books-a-million or barnes-n-noble is a great place.  Most anything "collectible" has a price guide to buy.  I have ones for coins and paper currency.  I've searched the record one.  Seen dolls, coke products, etc. in that section also.  To buy every book would cost hundreds, and why most of us use ebay. 

I'm in GA but 2-3 hrs from Atlanta.  If you have questions on coins (US or World) you can shoot me a PM.  Good Luck.

Re: Flipping a Unit
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 07:38:37 AM »
Ebay isn't perfect. But it is by far the best value tool out there, especially with wide ranging collectibles. There are exceptions like fine art etc, and bulky items.


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