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I know there is no "value" to this. Like some of you said, this is more of a conversation piece. are way braver than I. I am about the least adventurous eater there is. I would not make it on fear factor or survivor strictly based on the "food"

I will probably give it to my dad. I know he will get a kick out of it.

I could not even imagine trying to drink that. A quick google search shows it is pretty popular in Asia. No offense to any Asians that may be regulars here, but they eat/drink some of the nastiest stuff.

I ate in a Vietnamese restaurant once and it was horrible.

I'll stick to the "Americanized version" of Chinese food; sweet and sour chicken and a mountain dew. or if I am feeling real adventurous, I'll go with a sesame chicken with an extra spring roll.


General Storage Auction Talk / Re: got a biggie today.
« on: September 05, 2011, 01:23:22 PM »
I know the vhs are useless. I ended up giving a bunch of kids tapes to the guy in the next  locker (he runs a body shop out of it) He said his kids will watch them. I will leave the rest for the flea market guy who comes in when I am done and cleans out the place.

Found this today when going through the big locker:  :o :-\

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: got a biggie today.
« on: September 05, 2011, 08:22:03 AM »
No "big treasures" but easily 3500-4k worth of sellable stuff. I took the unopened fan back to Home Depot and got a $250.00 store credit. I have a buyer lined up for the shirts and will get $750.00. I have some misc. office furniture sold for $400. about $200-300 in scrap metal. About another $500 in furniture i still need to get out. once I finish getting everything i want out, I have a guy who will come in and buy out everything else and clean it out for me. (He deals with all the small flea market items I don't have time to deal with... and he will probably make a killing) All in all, very happy with the unit.

One weird thing though, I have never found a unit that has so many VHS tapes (hundreds and hundreds) I have a stack of boxes 8' tall...but have not found a single dvd.

Like some others said, try selling at a flea market for a while and see how it goes. Maybe even pony up for one of the more expensive indoor ones. Even the most expensive one would be a fraction of the cost of opening a shop of your own. See how that goes for 6-12 months then you will be in a much better position to make an informed decision.

The "Other" Job / Re: Own a Graphic design Printing company
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:34:05 PM »
send me an email or message. I may still be able to help you out.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: got a biggie today.
« on: September 01, 2011, 12:39:52 PM »
Still have not had a lot of time to go through with a fine tooth comb yet. managed to get about half of the t-shirts back to me my place. I think my initial estimate was low, I am thinking there are about 750+ shirts. I should be able to do a quick sale to a screen printer for 1-2 bucks each depending on how many they want. Did make a few interesting discoveries though. I found this:
( brand new in box with receipt as well as a bunch of new empty jewelery boxes. hopefully the jewelery they were photographing and boxing is in here. :) Also on the receipt was a $520 canon digital camera. I would love to find that as well.


A note about our local auctioneers that irritate me- they make us form a line and after only 10 or so people see the locker she starts the bidding at 100.00!   its usually up to 225 by the time everyone sees it...  anyone else have any thoughts or ideas--???

I think I know who you are talking about... I have only known one person in Orlando to do that. An auctioneer named Tammie. I did like her style at all and felt she had a bad personality to boot. I have learned to avoid auctions put on by her company. I don't like their other auctioneer as well. Like you, I have learned that going to auctions where there is no outside auctioneer company tend to be much better.

The "Other" Job / Re: Own a Graphic design Printing company
« on: September 01, 2011, 07:32:42 AM »
lol, funny you should mention that. I have been toying with the idea of getting into t-shirts as well. If you see my post on  the big locker I just got, there are a ton of blank shirts in there. I am hoping when I get around to going through everything, there will be some printing equipment in there.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: got a biggie today.
« on: August 31, 2011, 08:49:55 PM »
Who the hell stores a door in a storage unit?  There are just some items I'll never understand why people store them.

well, there are about 8 more doors in one of the corners. I am less surprised about doors than why people feel the need to store torn, piss stained mattresses that seem to be in 1 of every 4 lockers.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: got a biggie today.
« on: August 31, 2011, 08:46:55 PM »
I just have to much did you spend for that unit?  I'd guess $750 - $1K.  That is a very nice unit.  Thanks for all the pictures.  Let us know what else you find in there.

Gratz btw.

You would think it would have gone for that much (or higher on some of those crazy days) but I actually got it for $325.00. I am beginning to think people in Orlando are afraid of a little hard work. At this same auction, a 5x5 unit that i would of only gone as high as $200 went for $675.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: got a biggie today.
« on: August 31, 2011, 08:38:02 PM »
Clubs look vintage.. hey whats that thing wrapped in plastic???

I have not looked at the clubs real closely yet. I am mainly waiting until I can get to the other two sets and look them all over at once. The thing wrapped in plastic is one of the three shelving units that are from a skechers shoe store. (you can see the logo in one of the pics.)

General Storage Auction Talk / got a biggie today.
« on: August 31, 2011, 04:29:51 PM »
Just got a huge locker today (10 x 30 x 12) with doors at each end. I didn't have a whole lot of time to see everything, but some of the bigger items I have seen are a huge exhaust fan still in the box, air-hockey table, about 20 bins full of brand new blank t-shirts in all sizes and colors. If I had to guess, I would say over 500 shirts are in there. I have seen a bunch of transfers so far also, so I am hoping a press is in there somewhere or if i am really lucky a dtg printer (direct to garment), 3 huge skechers shelving units, a cash register. I can see furniture all along  the walls, but have not yet been able to get at it to get a better look.
I will be renting this unit for at least a month so I have time to process all this stuff. i think it is safe to say I will not be buying any more lockers for a couple weeks. I have a lot of work to do in this one.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: bought another locker today...
« on: August 30, 2011, 06:17:54 PM »
What was in that lil.brown box?

I have no idea what it is, but I don't get the impression that it is worth a whole lot. Also a picture of the hand carved statue thing.

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