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The Lounge / Dodge Sprinter 3500 $12,500 20+ mpg
« on: June 30, 2013, 06:40:18 AM »
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 AT, PS, PB, AC, CC, Radio, Ricon lift, Curt Class 3/4 hitch, dual sliding doors with glass. 134,xxx miles since I am still driving it. I am staying at Lake Blackshear in South Central GA, but drive to Roswell north of Atlanta on most weekends to visit my sister. Call me at 229-388-2090 to arrange a time to look. I have a clear title to the van.  Decided to get out of locker business so don't need this van any longer.

The Treasure Chest / Making money on books
« on: September 03, 2012, 08:40:37 PM »
Last month I bought 3 lockers for $45 total and have sold $110 so far ;D  One of the $10 lockers had books, LOTS of books from a physiologist office.  Today I started looking up online retailers that would buy books back and found this. 

After checking about 4 boxes of books my average value per box is over $100 :o and the buyer pays the shipping.  I have about 15 more boxes to go through so if this average holds up I may make $2000 on a $10 locker ::)

Flea Markets / Another rainout for the best flea in my area
« on: March 31, 2012, 04:58:28 PM »
Yes it happened again rain on a Sat. in Albany, GA area :-[  First Sat. this month was a heavy rain all over south GA so I tried a new indoor market with no sales, yes did not sell ANYTING!  My buddy was headed to Albany this morning and rain hit him about 15 mi. before arriving.  Since we set up and sell mostly out of our trailers under the trees he headed back.  No rain in Tifton, GA so we ended up at the local flea market.  I sold about $69 and him about $90 after table rent.  We were under a shelter so when it did rain no problems.  The bad thing about today is in Albany we usally sell about $200 to $400 each.  Same work unloading and loading back up is easier since not near as much to load.  Could have been worse like the first of the month.  I will be going next Sat, but he has to work. 

Picker's Paradise / Garage sale score
« on: January 05, 2012, 09:12:52 PM »
Wed. Jan 4 I was riding toward my house when I saw a garage sale sign.  I think you have to be crazy to do that in the middle of the week and temp. is in the 30s :o  So I had to check what they had and see if the prices were crazy too ???  Bought a cute made to look old trunk for $5 sold it today from my booth at Southern Pickers for $24.95 ;D  Bought a vintage childs desk for $5 needs work, but I think it will sell for at least $50 ::)  For $24 I bought a Martha Washington style Maghogany sewing cabinet 8)  It needs a little work, but my research shows they sell online for $95 to $525 :o  This garage sale picking is fun :D

The Treasure Chest / Silent auction treasure
« on: December 19, 2011, 06:24:13 AM »
Did my first silent auction today and scored one for $201 ;)  10x15 You could see an old 50cc Suzuki 4 wheeler, 2 small scuba tanks  appliance handtrucks, area rugs, some jackets, concrete flower pots, a large mirror,and a toy chest that looked like an old half size gas pump, PS3 box, and several boxes and totes. 
4 wheeler turns out to be a very old model and pull cord is messed up will work on later ???  PS 3 box was empty as I really thought it would be.  BUT
The boxes contained lots of tea pots copper, glass, ceramic, you name it.  Also have some nice International Table works and Johnson Brothers China, misc collectable plates and items that will go well at my booth in Southern Pickers. There is an old 3 toed green glass bowl with gold gilt that I am still researching that may be worth over $200. ;D
Under the jackets was a Chase Authentics Driver Lane Jeff Gordon Winston Cup Drivers jacket in near mint condition  :o  Thought I was on SW for a minute there! This should bring about $100.  Toy box has some die cast collectable cars sold one to a friend with some other items for $60 ::)  She also gave me some advice about the other NASCAR items.  Mirror was very old may be sold for $125.  The area rugs are almost new and will be on Craigslist today still have to research the price. 
The real treasure was my son was with me and had a great time helping ;D

Flea Markets / Is Black Friday a good day to sell at Flea Market?
« on: November 13, 2011, 06:36:58 AM »
I was wondering if the buyers will be there or at the big chain stores ???   Anyone been going and trying to sell then ???  Please share your experence 8)

The Treasure Chest / Was disappointed, but it worked out GREAT!
« on: October 18, 2011, 02:40:00 PM »
I'm new at this, but a friend had me interested before the TV shows.  Saw a notice for a sale with a business "Icar Restoration LLC" being in default on a locker.  Visions of motors, tools, parts, and equipment were dancing in my head.  When to a nearby auction and got a locker at 11 AM and the Icar was sceduled for 1:30 PM.  It was at a climate controled facility very nice.  They cut the lock opened the door and there sat......... 2 commercial dehumidifiers, 2 carpet fans, 5 cases of disposable gloves XL "my size", ladder, painting equipment, some tools and carpet cleaner. ???  Well I thought some of it had to work and should be worth a good bit.  8) Manager ask for $300 no bids, $200 no bids, but a guy offered $100.  I went $125 and it so it went until I got it for $225 with sales tax taking it to $240.  Ended up with $112 gas in the trip for both units.  My buddy that helps me wanted one case of the gloves and a fan. 
First dehumidifier sold for $732.50 on eBay with the winner paying $52.50 for shipping contacted him and delevered it on a trip to my next auction.  Can we say gas money. ;D
Got a Craig'slist contact wanting carpet cleaner for $723.  Meet him and a different buyer for the 2nd dehumitifier $525 at the same location.  ;D
Had a rusty 10" Huskey adjustable wrench that I took to Home Depot and a new one that retails for $10.  Thinking I can get about $75 a case on the the gloves that I don't keep for myself. With a few tools yet to sell.
The locker was not what I was expecting, but I am very happy with what I got. ;D

New to Storage Auctions? / Would you buy batteries for watches?
« on: September 30, 2011, 03:03:35 PM »
Would you buy batteries for watches that you find in units?  I have several from a unit that are nothing special so would you buy batteries to check them out?  What is a common price for used watches?

Stories about Storage Auctions / I'm new but not stupid
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:59:47 PM »
I have friends that have done this for years.  Decided to start same time some TV show gets EVERYBODY all excited about storage locker auctions.  Went to my first auction and watch people bid on things that looked like junk or so packed it was a gamble.  Watched and tried to learn. Bought a locker 3 wk ago for $294.15 :-\ with $95 :'( round trip fuel cost.  So far sold $320 ;D and have a friend planning to buy a flat screen for $200.  My son's wife is expecting the first gradchild so I am keeping some things that would probably bring about $100.  Yard sale tomorrow will report back after that.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Live in GA buy in FL
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:46:32 PM »
Liandra is the name of my bike and I use it as an online name too.  Been reading here for several weeks and decided to join.  New at this, but have friends that have done it for years.  Don't like the GA auctions because the facility owners go in before the sell and inventory.

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