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New to Storage Auctions? / been out of the auctions for a while now
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:46:01 PM »
ok so i have been out of the buyer area for a while now. its been about 5 months maybe longer i forget. im in a new area used to be in michigan now i am in arizona phoenix area. just wondering if things have changed... have prices gone down? has anything changed in this business that would be a good thing to learn about now?

also as bad as this sounds i forgot how to get a clientele built up. i am in a completely new city new way of living and it seems everything i once knew i have forgot once i moved over 2k miles. so if yall can help out that would be great.

also a couple more things. i have no where to store anything since i live in a small studio would it be smart to rent a storage unit and also since i dont have a truck but a small car to haul things should i just get a uhaul when i buy a unit or what should i look into doing? thanks for any and all answers

General Storage Auction Talk / Question for the vets...
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:12:31 AM »
I was wondering for all the vet buyers out there how long did it take yall to start being successful in buying/ making money in the world of storage auctions?

The Lounge / Need a little advice
« on: October 07, 2011, 09:05:34 PM »
So ad I posted before my new job is cleaning out forclosed homes and such. Well talking to my boss he mentioned he would love to have someone that could sell all the valuable items from these plaves via CL ebay flea markets or anyway possible to make him some more money and the person selling of course. I was thinking about asking if I could go to flea markets and such to sell the items from these places plus all the stuff he has accumulated and doesnt have time to sell while being on the clock or saying I just want a set wage for each week for doing this for him. I also mentionef doing storage auctions and he said he was interested in me doing them for him and getting a cut of the profit.

I guess my question is is should I talk to him about doing this and the days I dont do flea markets working on scraping or doing trash outs for him.

Any advice would be welcome as im a bit lost as to what to do. I guess im to nice of a guy and just want to help others out and if I can make a few bucks on top of my actual pay and helpin th him out with more income im all for it. Plus I like flea markets make a lot of new friends that way.

What's it Worth?? / Fire extinguisher and radio shack computer
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:06:02 PM »
Ok so my phone wont let me upload pics which is ticking me off but anyways... I was cleaning out a house today and found a fire extinguisher that said last tested in 1964 was wondering if anyone knew a value. I cant remember the brand but its in perfect condition with all tags.

Also I found a 1982 radio shack computer has everything with it including wires and all books and cassettes.

Are these items worth keeping or should I just sell cheap to get rid of? The fire extinguisher I was thinking would be worth at least 75.

Will let yall know the brand in a later post once I dig it out of my truck.

Garage Sales / Another garage sale
« on: October 01, 2011, 08:54:29 PM »
So we just had another sale this weekend and friday was a total bust. Not one sale but tuns of lookers. Today sold only bout 70 worth of items. Unfortunately those items were the ones I bought at garage sales and sold for a 50% profit ( dang cheapos) going to have a last yard sale and literally post everywhere within 10 miles and craigslist and stores and everything. The inventory must go before I can buy more. must get shed ready for the snow or I be in big trouble lol. Might just make fliers and put them in mail boxs as im dirbing down the road hehe perfect way to get it advertised.

The "Other" Job / Farm hand
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:28:29 PM »
Ok so before I didnt have a job but my pops pressuref me into getting one. Well I work for a milk farm and I got probably the dirtiest job eben more dirtier then storage auctions. I am a milker. I stand behind the cows clean the utters put the sucking machine on there utters and get crapped on in the process. Its a crap job literally but its a job to pay bills and get me some more money faster to buy more units.
Best part is is my boss actually used to do storage auctions. So hes cutting me a brake when ineed a day off to get them plus letting me switch shifts when I need to for auctions.

General Storage Auction Talk / Selling storage treasures
« on: September 24, 2011, 05:53:32 AM »
So here it is been two weeks since I bought my last lkr and im itching to buy another soon problem is im out of money and I got tuns of inventory with no buyers. problem 1: I live in the middle of bfe so people have little money to spend. Problem 2: im over an hour from the big cities so really hard to get to flea markets out there. Problem 3: most people dont seem to want to drive over an hour to buy an item on cl when its cheap and one heck of a bargain.

Ok enough with the problems time for positive thinking and solutions. Ive considered driving over an hour to the nearest city for flea markets. Also posting on CL for the flea markets in the city for the bigger items I could bring with and try to sell there. Ive also considered selling a bunch of 1 dollar items on ebay mostly decorative and household items just to sell them and make a quick buck. My last idea was to go to a bigger city and ask around if maybe I could set up a sale in a grocery parking lot or bank lot.

Any ideas or input on this would be great as I dont want to stop doing auctions just cause of my location. Also any clever ways yall can think of to sell items would be great thanks

Flea Markets / Niches...
« on: September 11, 2011, 05:19:36 PM »
Ive been going to flea markers for a couple weeks now and havent had much luck. Been making between 20-40 dollars basically enough to cover rent gas and meals. Granted economy sucks andnot much money flow where I am but it seems people with certain niches and business cards are making all the money. I was wondering if while doing storage auctions if having a certain niche at you booth like tools or guns or knives or something specific if that would help bring people in to buy so maybe I could make a profit. I was thinking the next couple marketsof trying tools and if it works then buying off ebay for the niche to support auctions.

Any advice on this subject.

General Storage Auction Talk / Best lkr ive seen thus far
« on: September 06, 2011, 12:12:15 PM »
Went to an auction this morning. It was a sealed bid. The unit doors were already opened when I got there. Started looking at then then I get to this golden unit. There was about an inch of dust covering everything. Nothing had been moved or touched in 12 years since the facility owner bought the place. There was some nice looking furniture, a metal box buried of some sort, boxs piled high in one corner a rebel flag folded. I bid 195.50 but high bid was 365. I was so curious as to what was in those boxs. I bet there was some valuable items.

Anyone else see or get lkrs like this? If so please share stories.

General Storage Auction Talk / To trade or screw up?
« on: September 04, 2011, 06:03:25 PM »
Well a few weeks ago I posted asking how to get rid of items that arent selling and most of the responses  I got were to post on the barter sevtion of craigslist. Well I didnt post anything there. Instead ive been trying to sell my ps2 with all the goodies for a week now well this morning i get a txt asking if I would trade my ps2 lot for a set of... Yall ready... Bose in house speakers in near perfect condition. After talking to the guy he is a body tech but has been laid off due to the economy and his son is turning ten. Also his receiver went and his amp cant do it alone. So I traded the ps2 for the speakers. The speakers cost 639each new. Used they go for over 200. I was thinking taking them to either a consignment shop or posting them on CL. Any ideas on how to get rid of these. Sound systems are far from what I know.

General Storage Auction Talk / Weather
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:57:18 PM »
Probably a noob question but how much does weather play into how many people show up for an auction? Theres two tomorrow that im going to and its supossed to thunder shower. Also since it snows where im at how does that effect people going to auctions? Would it deter the newbs or make them want to go even more? Any input would be great thanks.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Stupid people piss me off
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:40:58 PM »
Just got back from an auctipn today. 4units up for bid 3 10/20 1 5/10. Lots of stupid ass newbs. They kept talking about storage bors and such. This auction was run by blair auctions. First unit didnt have much in it just a shelf full of electronics like a stereo system an old range few boxs/totes and some other misc items. Went for over 500 I think it was. Second was no better some clear totes with christmas items misc furniture the cheapo kind tv old and some baby items went for over 400. My favorite was the 5/10. This was full of furniture maybe 100 dollars worth on craigslist is that. Couple boxs. The best thing which im guessing everyone was bidding on was a 9mm clip full of rounds. This lkr went for 675 or 625. Now comes the last lkr and this is how dumb the auctioneer was he started the bidding at 700 for a lkr that had some misc clothes on the wall a broke tool box with a small tool box on top a glider rocker a tote full of misc tools and a broke and nasty lokin range. Started that high for the tool boxs. The unit went for 425. I didnt bid on anything and neither did the vets I was talking to. There was no way any of these newbs made back there money. I told some of the vets that these people in a month will no longer be around if the keep being this dumb. Needless to say it was a waste of my time and gas. Sorry no pics I left my camera and my locks in my truck. Should have pics of the two auctions im going to tomorrow.

General Storage Auction Talk / Auction near home
« on: September 01, 2011, 05:30:21 PM »
theres thus auction comming up on saturday. Its from 12-4 and is a sealed bid auction. Drove by the pkace today and theres a sign announcing the auction. They are pulling most high value items out from the units for people to see. Also found out that its being run by habib his brother muhammad and his cousin dirka dirka. Yes its an arab run facility. These guys,are always shady. Should I even attempt to go to this auction or just let it go by?

New to Storage Auctions? / Getting attached to items
« on: August 28, 2011, 07:10:24 PM »
Ok so I been reading other peoples post about how they find items and keep them instead of selling them. Well I kinda got attached to my nintendo dsi I found in a unit. I know I can get at least a hundred for it on ebay. Is it smart to keep it even though it would be a profit loss and since its really fun tp play and search the web on or should I just not get attached to items worth alot of money?

Thanks to whoever answers tonight. But flea market in the morning have to be there before4to get a decent spot. Start selling at first light.

The Treasure Chest / Scoring on a cheapo
« on: August 27, 2011, 12:04:13 PM »
Went to an auction this morning where only 4 units were up for bid. The units werent to bad. The favility manager took most tjings out of the unit and you could look in boxs but not take anying out and walk in the units but not move anything around. Well prices weremt to bad either the 2 full units went for 450 and 325 both awesome units. The unit I got had some christmas items an old tv that worked and some misc boxes I got the unit for 30 bucks. Started going through it found some playstation 2 games some nitendo ds games dvds cpu games and nitendo gamecube games. Well in this one junk lookin nox full of hangers I started pullin stuff out and found a playstation 2 with 3 controllers game saving cards a nitendo ds with a couple more games camera cell phone pocket voice recorder. In the christmas boxs found some collectable ornaments a couple light uphouses tuns of stockings. Also got a couple vintage leather jackets. All in all for 30 bucks I can easily make at least 300 on the game systems games dvds and who knows on the rest. So sevond unit I got in 2 weeks is another big score. Ebay here I come.

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