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to add to this story i was out at another auction , all units where junk and a man next to the auction had a skate shop crammed into a unit and he said he wanted to get rid of it all , as an ex-skater myself i knew the value of all the new clothes new boards and stuff i told him i was interested but i walked to see the next unit of the auction and i come back and tell him i want to buy everything in there for 250$ ( the stuff valued at 5-6 g"s) he tells me he sold it to another guy for 160$ remind u i walked away for 1 minute and rushed back to buy it. i was pissed beyond belief!

Im starting to learn if i want something i need to be more aggressive and not hesitate one bit cus i cant anticipate that the next locker will be better.

today i hesitated to bid on a unit that very well could have been the jackpot all cus there where 2 mattresses and this auction was quite a ways away from my house, there was a trek mountain bike that i know retails for about 700 an army bag that clearly said 1912 and very sturdy pastic bins with straps this was indoors and it went for 200 it was a steal but i hesitated cus of the mattresses.

so the question is , has anyone else hesitated as they where fairly new to the scene?

nope i didnt get anything bid on 3 units the first looked like a junk unit but with my flashlight i was able to spot an antique trunk under clothes and several newer gaming systems. i put my max at 100 bucks it was at 50 i put in my 75 bid and the guy that was in back of me without a flashlight saw what i saw and put in the bid at 100 and so i was out.
the second unit was a antique furniture unit (what i thought) but the auctioneer opened the drawer and after examing the bottom of the drawers u could see that it was newer than what i thought so i let it go.
the third unit had a college girls stuff there was a visable supposed ed hardy back pack but when calculating how much i would pay i didnt include this because it could be fake and set my max at 100 and it went for 225 :p

General Storage Auction Talk / Are people at auctions getting smarter?
« on: October 16, 2011, 03:08:11 PM »
i live in austin and went to a saturday auction and there was a large croud of maybe 60-75 but to my suprize everyone was resonable about bidding and no one was going off the gamble like ive been seeing. out of 15 units all fairly good not one went over 225$ bucks it was like god sent a message to people to not be stupid and blow money out the ass cus they think theyre gonna find a secret stash of gold.

Flea Markets / Re: out door flee market open 7 days a week!
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:45:15 PM »
^ yes that one but unfortunately the place has zero traffic -____-
o well back to the weekends

Flea Markets / out door flee market open 7 days a week!
« on: September 29, 2011, 01:18:16 PM »
Just hit the jackpot , found this place on Craigslist.
So long weekend only flea markets!

General Storage Auction Talk / I know there is ......
« on: September 28, 2011, 03:45:45 AM »
i know there is a section for ways to sell stuff but...... not enough people post in there.
in the austin area (texas) craigslist hasn't been working out so good and ebay sucks with all their fee's and not everything can be sold there.

i have had my best luck with antique flea markets to get rid of specific house ornaments and expensive things and for low end stuff and clothing i go to a Latin flea market.

my problem is flea markets are only on the weekends and i need to be flipping merchandise sooner than later.

anyone have ideas besides online sites and craigslist?

Greatly appreciate for any feedback.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: New guy in Austin TX.
« on: September 23, 2011, 12:14:50 AM »
the #8 travel channel flea market sucks ive sold there before its a waste of time

What's it Worth?? / fendi eyeglass case??? and wierd island looking statue??
« on: September 18, 2011, 03:59:45 PM »
the case looks real old, and the statue looks odd anyone have a clue as to the price?

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Was this a one time deal? or my noob mistake?
« on: September 16, 2011, 03:22:34 PM »
But it will eliminate one bidder

Flea Markets / Re: How do you price clothing at flea markets?
« on: September 16, 2011, 01:23:20 PM »
2$ For shirts 3$ for shorts 4$ for pants and polo"s

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Was this a one time deal? or my noob mistake?
« on: September 16, 2011, 10:47:03 AM »
thank you all for your responses, i got the next auction on the 19th so hopefully i see a good lkr to snag.

New to Storage Auctions? / Was this a one time deal? or my noob mistake?
« on: September 16, 2011, 03:01:33 AM »
so i went to a packrat storage auction and right off the bat i see a 150 gallon fish tank and compound bow and some antiques in the corner along with very large mirrors. needless to say i came in with the tactics of wanting to wait for the bidder to say going once going twice and then id come in and start bidding instead of going against several bidders at once and avoid racking up the price even more.
anyway as i waited for that going once going twice the auctioneer didnt say the words i was waiting for and said sold , the unit sold for 200 bucks ( super clean and profitable unit)
i was thoroughly upset that i lost out on this one but my question is has this ever happened to you?
is this a common thing for them to say going once going twice or was this a big noob mistake?

thank you ???

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