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The Treasure Chest / Re: Bought 12 Lockers Yesterday at One Auction!
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:44:15 PM »
Very nice, certainly seems like crowds and prices are down.

Craigslist / Re: Thank you Craigslist.....
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:01:57 PM »
That sounds like a great idea, especially for large items/furniture.

Yes, but recently I've been venturing out. I've expanded to a moving service type deal, basically for people who don't have a way to transport things they want to buy on craigslist. Its amusing when people pay more to have something brought to them than they did for the actual item itself.

Craigslist / Re: Thank you Craigslist.....
« on: June 23, 2014, 09:56:39 PM »
Its disturbing how much I rely on craigslist. I'd like to explore other avenues but without having to shell out money there is nothing that compares.

Is this a good thread/discussion for someone in you position to be having?  :72:

The Lounge / Re: Stupid Criminals
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:04:40 PM »
You have a house keeper? Business must be booming! :clap:

Here's an ode to the hundreds of family photos, baby books, high school diplomas, wedding albums, and ashes of loved ones I've thrown out over the years. I think I've built enough bad karma for all of us.  :93:

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.

I havent had a 'regular job' in over two years, and I'm the only income supporting a family of four (wife/2 kids). But of course I work it like a job, constantly buying/selling/posting merchandise. One of the best things in life is being your own boss. I dont think I could go back to punching a clock or having someone else tell me what to do.

I need a little bit more than double the cost (including gas). Glad to be back, hope all have been well!

Craigslist / Re: Where do you meet your Craigslist customers?
« on: March 13, 2014, 11:35:38 PM »
I give people my home address. So far I havent ran into the craigslist killer. There are plenty of cons to doing this, but a few of the pros: Instills confidence in the buyer knowing where the seller lives, as well as I can show off my other items for sell, usually making additional income.

Craigslist / Re: Craigslist Crazies...March, 2014 Edition
« on: March 13, 2014, 11:30:34 PM »
People driving from crazy distances for low end items is nothing new. And as long as THEY are the ones making the drive, let them come from 5 states away. Just sold a $40 dollar twin bed frame to a couple from a town over an hour away (one way). No doubt in my mind they spent more in gas than the money for the item. I think part of it is, people have no idea where to buy things if they dont sell it at the local walmart.  ::)

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3....March, 2014
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:24:37 PM »
Still alive here in Fayettenam, and still buying storage lockers. Bought one today for $225, beautiful dresser and mirror combo I'm gonna start at 300 - it is that nice. Lots of home interior decor, decent household items. Boxes werent quite as good as I would of hoped, prolly looked better from the door. Decent profit unit but no world beater.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Upholstery fabric
« on: January 10, 2014, 03:54:03 PM »
Last locker I bought had 15 or 20 tubs of the stuff, but in various sample sizes, no whole rolls. I was worried when I first got them, but at 50 cent each I sold a couple tubs within a week, and then sold the rest for $90 as a lot. Its not an ideal thing to try and sell, but there truly is money in everything.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Specialties
« on: January 10, 2014, 12:54:36 PM »
I've probably bought 50 or more washer and dryer sets in the past 4 years. I never tested any of them and not one of them was ever returned.

That seems like a pretty ridiculous statement and not a good business strategy. Using that logic, do you test anything ever from a storage locker? Sure people throw around the comment 'why would they store it if it didn't work' but that also could be the very reason it IS in storage, because it needed parts they never got around to fixing.

Back on topic, Mattress sets are my hottest sellers as well. Most people turn away from mattresses in units, but if they are clean and decent its easy money.

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