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The Treasure Chest / Re: Old Pictures
« on: January 19, 2011, 03:44:53 PM »
See if this

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: Newbie in Texas
« on: January 19, 2011, 03:29:06 PM »

I have never bid on a unit that belonged to someone I knew (that I know of) but I am planning on doing everything I can to return personal items to the owner. I have only purchased one unit so far and I returned all personal papers and any photographs that I found to the facility. According to law in the State of Illinois once you purchase a unit all contents belong to you. You don't have to return anything but It's the right thing to do.

I don't know about bidding on a unit that someone I knew owned. Don't think I could do it.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Old Pictures
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:38:05 PM »
They're usually black and white??????

JK What do you want to know?

Suggestion Center / Re: Pricing tools
« on: January 19, 2011, 01:16:01 PM »
I still think eBay is the best price guide out there. I know you can't always find your specific item on there but if you can you can find out it's "TRUE" value. Beckett is a great tool but the prices they put on cards is not a real world number. Some can actually be higher than becketts value but most are about 50% of book. I've heard the same about coins but I don't have any real experience with them.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: First Win!
« on: January 19, 2011, 01:11:20 PM »
The keyboard is and the graphing calculator are about to sell on eBay. Keyboard is at 38 and the calculator at 37. Sold one of the dressers to a friend for 20. So I have already doubled my money and still have the fridge, a couple nice jackets, and the tv's to sell. The other 2 dressers are pretty beat up and not very sturdy so the will probably become firewood.

New to Storage Auctions? / First Win!
« on: January 10, 2011, 04:27:52 PM »
Finally after 2 months going to auctions and seeing crazy amounts of people and outrageous bidding I got one. This was a smaller facility that conducted their own auctions and only had 2 units up. The first unit was a 5x10 and sold for 250.00. All you could see were toys and some stacked totes. the second unit was a 10x15 and had 3 dressers and 2 tv's along with the usual amount of boxes and clothes and a Yamaha keyboard leaning against the wall. I won this unit for 50.00. As I've seen in other post people are just afraid of the work when they see furniture in a unit. Anyway the dress were hiding a 4.6 cu. ft mini fridge and there were 3 TI calculators one of which is a graphing calculator that is selling on Ebay for 40-60 dollars. I will definately make a couple bucks on this unit and can't wait to get number 2. Also the 5x10 that went for 250.00 contained a PS2 and a large collection of old broken fischer price toys.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: Hi From Wisconsin!
« on: December 28, 2010, 11:24:23 AM »
Sent you a response, hope too see you at some auctions soon.

Good Luck.

I've got a large dumpster at my disposal for now but a list of dumps would be a good thing to have.

Mid West / Re: North of Chicago
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:46:29 PM »
I hope so.

Thanks Drew, I hope to gain some useful info here and maybe pass on a thing or two.

Thanks. This seems like it will be a very informative and interesting forum.

Mid West / North of Chicago
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:14:03 PM »
Just starting out. Been to two auctions so far. First was a sealed bid auction and 6 people showed up. Didn't win any but did place bids. Second was just outside of Rockford, IL at 10AM on a Saturday and the wid-chill was about -5. 9 units were up for auction and 79!!!!!!!! people showed up. Prices were through the roof. No more auctions to go to until the 28th but looking foward to it. Would like to see smaller crowds but it is what it is.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Bill from the Chicago Area
« on: December 20, 2010, 04:59:38 PM »
New to the storage auction scene. Opening a resale shop around July and this seems like a great way to obtain inventory. Also sell online via eBay and Craigslist.

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