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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: I should have Bid
« on: September 24, 2013, 05:14:58 PM »
The guy that won the bid told me later that he was shocked I didn't bid, we usually go head to head in a lot of auctions. I told him I was extending the olive branch. I might not ever see a unit like this again but if I do, I'm not going to make the same mistake twice.
You win some, you lose some...

Stories about Storage Auctions / I should have Bid
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:35:36 PM »
You ever went to an auction and you saw "the one" unit that you should had bid on?? Well it happened to me today. I went to an auction about 30 miles west of me and I was looking for a small unit that I could put into my van, so I left my trailer at home. The very first unit they opened up was a 10x20 and it was filled to the top. You ever go to the Internet cafes? This unit had about 50 gaming machines and loads of nice leather chairs. The crowd was smaller than usual but all the regulars were there...which means deep pockets. Long story short the winning bid was $275. I know I should have bid and I kick my self in the ass. I'm not sure how much those machines are worth and if they even work but I'm sure he can get at least $100 for each, do the math $5000 just in machines plus the chairs.

Picker's Paradise / Re: Advance purchase of an entire yard sale
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:05:40 AM »
Cstore7, I have done that. It usually works out for the both of us. I try that more on a "moving" sale..I live in Florida and nobody wants to sit in their front yard all day long. On a average yard sale people usually want to make anywhere from $200-$350, give or take some. I usually show up about 15 minutes before the sale and wait in my truck. As soon as they start putting stuff outside I walk up and politely ask if I can look as they are setting up. I never had someone say no. When they are done I quickly figure up a price and offer them about $100 less than I'm willing to pay. We haggle a little bit and I always get to the price I want sometimes less. I remember one HOT summer morning I rolled up and did that, this couple was moving out of town and was selling most of their belongings, you could tell they did not want to be out there. They had about $2000 worth of furniture, antiques and other misc stuff. I offered $500 and after some haggling I said, I'll give you $850 and I'll clear all this stuff and you can go back inside to the AC or you can sit outside in the 100 degree sun. The wife looked at her husband and said SOLD. I sold almost everything and made almost $1900.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Your personal treasure
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:20:51 AM »
Last year I bought a locker that had some DJ equipment, speakers, amps, stage lighting and some boxes that you couldn't tell what it was. I assumed it was CD's or something to do with the DJ stuff. I opened the bid for $100, it ended up between me and a newbie. I won the locker for $400 which was a steal. Either nobody know what they were looking at or they had no money. Anyway when I was going thru the boxes, to my surprise there were loads of baseball memorabilia. I'm a huge baseball fan, so I was in heaven. There were autograph baseballs by Reggie Jackson, CC, Don Mattingly, David Ortiz. Autograph bats from Albert Pujols and David Justice. Bunch of autograph Cards, (5) autograph Game used gloves from Jeter, Cano, Pujols, Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera. There was also a piece of the foul pole from old Yankee stadium. Every piece of item came with a certificate of authenticity with a matching MLB and PSA/DNA hologram. I was like a 35yr old kid in the candy store.
Needless to say, I still have all the baseball memorabilia and I sold all the DJ equipment for $1500. It was a quick sale, I actually sold all the equipment right from the storage facility. $1100 pure profit with NO physical labor.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / New HERE
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:53:48 PM »
I'm new to the forum but not new from auctions. I've been doing storage, estate and antique auctions for the last 15yrs. I also like garage sales but you have to get out there early. I'm from the east coast of Florida, by the space center, or what's left of it.

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