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eBay / China set
« on: October 09, 2013, 09:54:07 PM »
Hi all.
Bought a 66 piece set of China. Haviland.
Actually 5 different patterns.  They look nearly alike.
Looking for suggestion on how to sell on ebay. 

Whole set?
Groups of pieces - 6 lunch plates......?
Piece like piece?   


eBay / NEED Suggestion ASAP (NOW)
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:22:46 PM »
HI all,

I have screwed UP!!

Had two items on eBay that sold.
I had been VERY careful about my Shipping Policies - but MESSED UP on this one!!
I always say USA ONLY!

Well, guess what - someone from Finland purchased both items - Straight Razor & Shaving Strop
USPS costs - $60 
I am inclined to deny the sale, explain and hope for the best.
If I take a Neg Rating - I guess I take a Neg =-- First EVER!
Have to decide right away!

eBay / Anyone You Know?
« on: September 24, 2013, 11:57:57 AM »
Today, I sold an Item on eBay.
I clicked on "Print Shipping Label"

Turns out it is was someone I know, right here in the County. (NOT a pick-up only item)

Two other times - I was selling "no longer working" restaurant equipment.  Guy I know from the next county over bought both - a year apart from each other.

Anyone have same experience?

Picker's Paradise / Advance purchase of an entire yard sale
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:43:53 PM »
Today, I Went to a "yard sale" with my wife of one of her friends.

The sale is this Friday and Saturday. When we got there I asked her friend what she would take for everything?

She quoted me 3$50
My wife had picked out around $90 worth of stuff that she wanted already.
I offered $285 and they took it.
If it had not been a friend of my wife, I would have offered 150 and worked up from there.

I saw $300-$400 in quick sales and then the remainder of the stuff.

Anybody else try this and/or have Success?

General Storage Auction Talk / Bootleg Movies?
« on: September 05, 2013, 07:38:49 PM »
Found probably 300 home recorded DVD bootleg movies. Along w 100 VHS.
Any luck selling?

General Storage Auction Talk / Magazines?
« on: September 05, 2013, 07:24:51 PM »
I found a box of Better Homes and Gardens "WOOD" magazine in my pile.
Ever have any luck with selling this type?

General Storage Auction Talk / Hybrid auction/picking/storage??
« on: September 02, 2013, 11:53:32 PM »
Just got back from a auction barn.
Apparently all the dealers took the vacation.
Came away with many,many straight auction buys.  Several sweet table chair sets beds, pie safe, most $15-30.  Some $5. ALL new or nearly new. Cherry,maple, etc

Hung out till the got to box lots.

Then announces he has a pile of boxes from an estate in back room. Pile?
30' long, 12' deep, 8-10' high.
Got it for $230
Didn't dig tonite, but did find a Decotti muffler, guitar amp, compound bow, hunting arrows, dewalt drill.
Soulda checked the BIG box labeled "mom's Longenberger" but didn't.
Now I have to figure out where to put it all by tomorrow.

« on: August 31, 2013, 07:59:02 AM »
Just an FYI
Ebay is offering 500 Free Listings (listing Fee) UNTIL Tuesday 9/4

Get the fingers flying and List

eBay / eBay Listing Service
« on: August 15, 2013, 10:12:20 AM »
Is anyone using an eBay Listing service (Program) that they would recommend?

eBay / eBay - FREE???
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:19:10 PM »
Hi All -

Just went to eBay and listed a few items. 
I have not done this in probably 4 years and was surprised by what I found --- Is it typical?

Everything I posted was FREE.
I paid NO Fees of any kind.

Is it possible I was lucky and I hit a special going on?

Picker's Paradise / Is Gettting Great Deals at Retail "Picking"
« on: August 09, 2013, 02:00:17 PM »

I often find Great Deals at Retail Outlets that I resell.  Does this count as Picking?

Mighty Dollar
2 days ago - I found "Aquarium Ornaments".
  About 10 different underwater Ornaments - Giant Oyster w/ moving Pearl, Fiber Optic  Treasure Chest, etc.
  Price:  $1 each - checked eBay -- $10-49 (same product)   Bought 60

Last Night at Auction:  6 styles of hats/caps (total around 70) purchased under $1 ea.  Retail in my store at $4.99

5 inches of OLD postcards - Old City Scapes, State Parks, etc. $7.  Ebay - $2.50 - $7.00 each

This may be my comfort zone vs. Storage Units. 
But not giving up yet.

General Storage Auction Talk / First Trip Out Today
« on: August 06, 2013, 04:20:54 PM »
My son and I made our first trip out today.  An area storage that had 4 units for sale.

I went with the intent of buying one if it interested me and could buy it.

1st one - 20 x 30 - Mgr said had been there since 2002.  Looked more like 1982 and not touched since.  Avocado Green Fridge and Stove.  Busted up furniture, wood panneling, NOTHING interesting to me.

Told my boy we weren't interested even at $20.

Auctioneer tried to open bid at $600.
$500, $400 .... Some guy yelled   "2"
Well, I thought the auctioneer was kidding when he said "OK, $200.00!"
I REALLY thought the guy meant $2.00.

Nope went for $360    :-\

#2 - a little tiny one, w/ OLD microwave, Small cheap kitchen table, etc. - $360

#3 - HUGE locker - but not much in it - Mgr said it was a "Repair Man's Locker"  very few tools, just the broken down, unfinished projects from the 'repair man' and an older water heater.  $450

#4   12x16 - they opened the doors - can't even remember what was in it - when they got a $200 bid, we and most everybody headed for their cars.  Heard it end at $360.

All in all, not impressed.  Will try again.


Storage Facilities / "In House Buyer"
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:24:10 PM »

I have been calling several different area Storage Facilities in my county and several surrounding counties.
Been finding that most all of them "Already have someone that does this."

Meaning when I ask a few questions, they have someone that buys EVERY locker at around $100 and is the only person they deal with.  I asked if they would be interested in another person, I was told no each time.

Anyone else run into this?

New to Storage Auctions? / Selling at Auction Barn
« on: August 03, 2013, 11:33:52 PM »
I have read about 173 different threads and have not seen this addressed.

Does anyone pick the good stuff and then just deliver the rest to an area Auction house / Barn to move quickly?

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