Storage Auctions

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Liandra

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 8
West / Re: Prices of Units in Small Towns
« on: November 13, 2012, 07:47:57 AM »
I am from the other side of the country and see the opposite.  Small town auctions with very few buyers at some of them.  At an August auction me and only one other guy showed up he was a former buyer in poor health just looking really.  I got three units for $45 total.  Auction in early October me and 2 other buyers at start I got first 2 units for $125.  None were packed, but solid in profit on all of them. 

Picker's Paradise / Re: Best Item You've Ever Picked
« on: November 11, 2012, 02:52:16 PM »
Martha Washington style sewing cabinet $24 at yardsale sold for $150.

Picker's Paradise / Re: Picking at the Storage Auction
« on: November 08, 2012, 05:56:52 PM »
It was me and only one other guy at a auction looking at a unit :)  He was very interested in a small table saw I said "what will you give me for it" ???  He replied "$15"  I said "Sold" then after some back and forth with the property manager ::) got the unit for $25.  Sure beat him bidding and running the price of the unit up ;D   

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Keep it or sell it?
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:12:19 AM »
Trade up every chance I get ;D  Keep the best IF it is something I really really want ::)  Don't let the wife get very involved she wants to keep to much >:(  Made the daughter-in-law (that I really like) pay for a lamp out of first unit to drive home the message this is to make money not see how much stuff we can accumulate!

The Treasure Chest / Re: Making money on books
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:27:55 AM »
Got lucky again on a few books.  Bought two lockers last week for $125 while sorting found some college textbooks.  Sold and shipped a total of 5 books for $79.40 yesterday.  Donated a box of childrens books to a friend that runs a reading program charity.  Have a box of books for the flea next month.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Making money on books
« on: October 16, 2012, 09:28:36 PM »
Book sale total $1260 from a $10 locker :o  So far I have sold over $100 of other items from this locker too ::)  This has been one of my best so far ;D

Garage Sales / Re: Nobody has garage sales on Wednesdays...........
« on: October 11, 2012, 12:47:05 PM »
I stop at midweek yard sales looking for bargains :o  Bought 3 items for $34 in Jan. and sold 2 of them for $175  ;D total and have not got the other one ready to sell yet :-\

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #10...October, 2012
« on: October 11, 2012, 12:41:39 PM »
When to auction today with 2 units and 8 buyers one that is a local smart A$$.  First locker has been almost emptied has bed frame, tote of VHS tapes, DC to AC inverter no cord, accounting text book, and trash clothing.  One local offers $10 Mr. SA goes $11 and local gets it for $12.  The other unit has a Yamaha dirt bike minus the cylinder, head, and carb.  Same buy goes $10 and Mr. SA runs him up to $12 again.  While the guy is loading the first locker I stop by and show him where to sell text book online.  First auction this month for me sold some more books from $10 locker will be posting final total soon.

Storage Auctions "In The News" / Re: Resale laws challenged
« on: October 09, 2012, 08:38:42 PM »
Book all of them Dano :o

The Treasure Chest / Re: Making money on books
« on: September 21, 2012, 06:40:26 AM »
Got the last payment from the first shipments of books yesterday.  Total so far over $465 ;D  One of the web sites CKY Books was much more seletive about condition and rejected 4 books on condition and reduced payment on 2 others.  I will not deal with them again unless they are the only site making an offer on the book.  Will be working on the remaining boxes next week since I am getting ready for flea market tomorrow.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Making money on books
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:23:18 PM »
Thanks I'll post total sales when I finish.  I had been trying to think of what to do with the romance paperbacks.  Could have used boxes they came in to ship out these books and may have torn romance books up to use a packing.  I seldom waste or throw away anything!

The Treasure Chest / Re: Making money on books
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:00:24 PM »
Below is a list of what I sold to and a good example of the price range and type of books.  As you can see they are not the usual books found in a locker.  Some are textbooks, others are reference books and the owner seemed to be studing eastern religions.  While looking in the locker I could read the title of several books that were in an open box.  I could see boxes labeled books and there was other items like a almost new pet cage, office chair, and some vintage chairs too.  Thought I could get something for the books just very happy it is more than expected.

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
by Germer, Christopher K.
Guilford Publications, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $23.10

Clinical Interview of the Child
by Greenspan, Stanley I.
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $34.60

Essentials of MMPI-A Assessment
by Archer, Robert P.
John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $10.10

Essentials of MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Interpretation
by Butcher, James Neal
University of Minnesota Press
U.S. Edition 1 $7.28

Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge and Cream of Liberation : Two Jewels of Indian Wisdom
by Saraswathi, Swami Sri Ramanananda
World Wisdom, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $2.60

OCD in Children and Adolescents A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual
by March, John S.
Guilford Publications, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $11.60

What Is Called Thinking?
by Heidegger, Martin
HarperCollins Publishers
U.S. Edition 1 $1.10

Teachings of Tibetan Yoga : An Introduction to the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Exercises of the Tibetan Religion
by Chang, Garma C.
Kensington Publishing Corporation
U.S. Edition 1 $0.72

Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology An Introduction to Phenomenological Philosophy
by Husserl, Edmund
Northwestern University Press
U.S. Edition 1 $9.09

Cinema 1 The Movement-Image
by Deleuze, Gilles
University of Minnesota Press
U.S. Edition 1 $6.35

Tantric Distinction A Buddhist's Reflections on Compassion and Emptiness
by Hopkins, Jeffrey
Wisdom Publications
U.S. Edition 1 $0.49

Six Yogas of Naropa and Mahamudra
by Chang, Garma C.
Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $0.64

Meditation and Its Practices : A Definitive Guide to Techniques and Traditions of Meditation in Yoga and Vedanta
by Adiswarananda
SkyLight Paths Publishing
U.S. Edition 1 $0.83

Michael Polanyi The Art of Knowing
by Mitchell, Mark T.
ISI Books
U.S. Edition 1 $3.48

Hatha-Yoga : Its Context, Theory and Practice
by Burley, Mikel
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (Pvt. Ltd)
U.S. Edition 1 $0.85

Introduction to Phenomenology
by Sokolowski, Robert
Cambridge University Press
U.S. Edition 1 $8.61

Martin Heidegger Between Good and Evil
by Safranski, Rudiger
Harvard University Press
U.S. Edition 1 $2.85

Visible and the Invisible
by Merleau-Ponty, Maurice
Northwestern University Press
U.S. Edition 1 $7.10

Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention
by Finn, Stephen E.
University of Minnesota Press
U.S. Edition 1 $3.35

Shambhala Guide to Taoism
by Wong, Eva
Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
U.S. Edition 1 $1.58

 Total Buyback
Quote: $136.30 

All buybacks are subject to inspection. If our staff adjusts anything regarding your buyback, this may affect any buyback offers or bonuses. You will receive an email notification of any adjustments to your buyback

The Treasure Chest / Re: Making money on books
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:07:39 PM »
So far of the books that I shipped (at the buyers expense) week before last I have been paid $338.83 ::).  Still waiting on two of the websites I sold books to for payment.  Wanted to try several different websites to see who paid best and not just made best offer then docked price for condition.  Most of these books are paperbacks in great condition.  I really am glad I found BookScouter ;D it makes compairing so much faster.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: keeping track of customers
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:42:33 PM »
I would think the best way would be organize it by product.  Dewalt Tools Steve G., John R. etc.  Coke items Sally B., Jill B. etc.  This way when you are looking at lockers or picking the items you see you look up your buyers.  App., or spreadsheet I think item first then buyers.

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 ::)

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 8