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What's it Worth?? / Flask/Shot Holder Etc
« on: July 05, 2014, 08:27:42 PM »
I wanted help finding/pricing the first item, and what you would sell the second item for. It seems to be a flask/shot holder. Has 4 small 'shot glasses' with removable top. It was non-magnetic.

What would you sell this for? Seemed to have a slight magnetic pull, like a stainless steel.

General Storage Auction Talk / May - June
« on: May 24, 2014, 12:24:22 AM »
What have you bought lately? Any big or interesting auctions coming up?

I've been going along in May, just bought two units for $100 bucks. $25 unit was a hot mess, military uniforms scattered through out gave hope for a bigger score but it just wasn't there. Still sorting trash from 'treasure' maybe $100-$200 profit but more work than an easier buy.

The second unit I paid $75 for, and this one was more straight forward. Couch, bakers rack, box of linen and a large black bag in a solid square shape. I had to see what was in the bag and couldn't find anything from the name (Oaksworth) in time on my smart phone. Took a small chance and it turned out to be a massage table. Pretty nice one, should pay for everything and some.

Small crowd, 5 people for 5 rooms. Looking forward to some auctions in South Carolina toward the end of the month.

eBay / The 99 Cent Start
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:07:31 PM »
How many of you list auctions on ebay using a 99 cent start? I've used this strategy on some items with pretty good results, but have had a few busts a long the way. I also love to give free shipping in all my listings, and adjust the price accordingly to account for it.

Of course its important to research your item and the ways that it sold. Was there a lot of buy it now selling? High bid traffic?

General Storage Auction Talk / Protection
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:04:21 PM »
In this business, a mostly cash one, how do you protect yourself? Its not uncommon to carry large amounts of cash, and even if you havent made enemies, you cant predict other people. Ever been in a situation where you needed it?

Share here.

General Storage Auction Talk / Yearbooks? License Plates?
« on: August 29, 2013, 07:52:31 PM »
Just curious if anyone out there sells/trys to sell license plates and yearbooks? A quick check on ebay shows vintage license plates going for a lot, and I have some more recent plates from West Virginia I just stuck out in my yard sale. As far as yearbooks go, I've saved a lot that I've found. Ive sold some from local highschools of years past for 10 bucks a pop, but have gathered a collection of out of town/state ones now. Are items like this trash to you? Whats some other weird/personal item you've been able to sell for cash?

What's it Worth?? / Bombay Company Marching Band Trinkets
« on: August 06, 2013, 04:37:22 PM »

At the risk of abusing "Whats it worth?" I have another item I'd like to help identify a value for. I'm sure its not too high, but I havent been able to locate a similar set of items or sell price for that matter.

Bombay company marching band trinkets. They are what looks to be 4 boys each playing a different instrument from trumpet to drums. They dont feel heavy enough to be pewter, and have no markings. The 'marching band' are my words, and havent been helpful in a search to locate these items. Nor describing them as boys and the instruments that they are playing.

Any comments left will be appreciated.

General Storage Auction Talk / Books
« on: August 03, 2013, 08:52:34 PM »
I wanted to start a topic and get others experience and advice on books found in storage lockers. Particularly old books. Have you ever found a high value book? Ever sold a large quantity?

My situation is this - My latest storage locker purchase contained a lot (8 boxes or so) of very old books. A lot of pre 1900's all the way to the 1940s. There are several first editions and even some with an authors signature. There is even a 'set' of Mark Twain books, of course they are not first editions. So far I have been looking every one up on ebay, pulling the ones that show a successful sales history and putting the rest in boxes. The books going in boxes far exceed the ebay ones, but a lot are still first edition pre 1900 books. The books are in pretty good shape considering their age.

Im going to start by listing them as a lot on craigslist in several local cities, but are there any other success stories or suggestions out there?

What's it Worth?? / Metal Milk Jug
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:28:05 PM »
I found this metal milk jug in a unit I bought today of which I'll be posting a pic of later. It has been painted, heavy rust on top and bottom but no holes. Its about 3 ft tall, big for what it is I'd assume. Anyone have any experience with these and what I could expect to sell for?

Stories about Storage Auctions / Would you try to sell this?
« on: May 04, 2013, 12:46:20 PM »
I found this in a unit last week, shoved in between two couches. I was surprised to say the least.

Based off my research this seems to be a popular image, with the K's always being diagnol in the same spot. There are 4 K's on this one, instead of just three. Could of just been a pre-caution by the artist, or a leader reference perhaps? The material is like a velvet feel. Hand painted.

I run a big yard sale everyday where I live, but wouldnt dare put this out to be seen. However I do think it could fetch some kind of monetary value to the right person ($20-$50? Maybe more?). So what do you guys think, would you bother trying to sell it at all?

Just wanted to see if anyone has any experience selling these types of items, and maybe an idea on the value and best way to market it. The first is a Nutone Cleaning System/Vaccum of some kind. Did the basic search online, couldnt seem to find my exact model. When plugged in and turned on, it blows out hot air and sucks in. Seems to be a stationary piece, meant to be mounted.

Secondly, I have these large trash cans. They have slits in them for shredded paper and confidental documents. They have a latch, which can be pad-locked. They have Cintas security information and stickers on them, not sure if this is the maker of the trash cans themselves though.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

What's it Worth?? / Ontario Wood Duck Print
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:53:27 PM »
The storage auction dry period continues here in Fayettenam, but it has given me time to fine comb my inventory for things I never get around to sell. I came across this piece, and have not been able to find any information after scouring online, much less a value. Here's what I know:

The artist is Bob Berry, a decoy carver. These are drawings from which they were carved. There's a nice write-up about the artist / art of decoy carving / the subject matter (wood duck) on the back. The main information that stands out in the write up is "North American Duck Collection - Created by Artist Bob Berry" - Gallery Originals.

I would appreciate any information, thanks.

eBay / International Selling/Shipping
« on: November 06, 2011, 04:19:39 PM »
I recently recieved a message from someone in Holland, wanting to buy the mirror set I posted about on here a few days ago. Ive strickly sold to US residents, was wondering if anyone has any experience with international selling. Or to break it down another way:

1. Did you see an increase in sells when you went international?
2. Is there a 'guideline' rate I can charge when shipping international? Obviously like everything else, it will depend on box size and weight.

General Storage Auction Talk / Email from Storage Auction Talk?
« on: November 03, 2011, 03:34:42 PM »
I know this thread should be in the Plug section, but I figured it would get more traffic here. Has anyone gotten an email from Storage Auction Talk? Here's a copy of the email:

"Hey I saw that you were a member of another storage auction website and I wanted to let you know that we are in the process of opening a new forum/community for all auction hunters.   Our official opening date will be Dec 1st 2011 but we are open now while we beta test different aspects of the site.  We will be rolling out some pretty cool features from Classifieds, Arcade Games, Contest and Point Sytems to Auction List.  I hope you take the time to stop by the site and sign up.  We are also looking for some people to help run this website.. please send Junkman a PM from the site if you are interested.
PS: We are giving away $50 for the user with the most post for the month of November."

I cant decide how I feel about them raiding our member base for email addresses, but our very own TClane is a member. If not condemned to bastard status, its another avenue I suppose. 

eBay / Helpful tips/links
« on: November 02, 2011, 03:36:32 PM »
I just recently started selling on ebay, and by no means am I an expert with 12 feedback, but I ran across two links that I think could help others.

The first one being this:

And the second one is a 'calendar' of sorts, showing the best duration of auction time in accordance to the day you are starting it on:

I have just started selling clothes on ebay, specifically coats and winter stuff. Things that would go for $3-5 at a yard sale can be turned into 20 or 30 on ebay. Same goes for holiday decorations and the like. If you save stuff like that up for the right time of the year, it seems a person could make a bundle!

Feel free to add.

What's it Worth?? / Antique Mirror Set
« on: October 31, 2011, 10:45:17 AM »
I recently came across an antique mirror set, and have had zero luck finding it online through google or ebay. Its a 3-piece set, and the only thing I have to go on are the letters "EGJ" on the back of the hand mirror.

Here are the three pieces, not sure what the large circle mirror would be called.

The letters "EGJ"

A brush that has the words "Clothes Brush" so obviously a brush for clothes?

Thats all I got guys, thanks in advance for any help.

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