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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #8...August, 2012
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:01:24 PM »
Auctions I attended this week on my motorcycle.  If I buy go home get the truck and trailer if not I just had a motorcyle ride ;D
Tuesday 8 units total 2 other buyers, my best friend, and myself.
1 good unit $150 lots of nice looking furnature and some electronics.  Sadly I did not have enough room for all of it due to inventory :-[
1 fair unit $100 items not as nice looking, but more of them. Same as above :-[
6 junk units no bids.  Not enough good showing to be worth the effort and fuel.

Wednesday different town 1 unit 20+ people most were buyers.  Heard one say any auctioneer worth anything will have auctions on auctionzip.  Don't think the Tuesday auction was on auctionzip.  I may start looking at auctionzip and if there is a choice on auctions to go to pick the one NOT LISTED.
1 fair unit $325 plus 7% tax plus 10% buyer premium.

Thursday same town as my 3 units for $45 buy from last week.  About 5 regular buyers, 3 newbe couples, and myself.
1 junk loocker regular starts at $25 and runs 2 of the newbe couples up to $40 then they carry it to $125 :o 

Sold at local yard sale parking lot today made $88.25 by lunch and called it a day.  I will hit my silent auction spot Thursday and hope the car salesman hasn't paid up.  Unit looks good and I have enough room now.   

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #8...August, 2012
« on: August 11, 2012, 10:39:00 PM »
I went to an auction Friday and only one other guy showed up  :o  We talked and he has health and mobility issues, so I bought three low quality units for $45 (that was a low as the property manager would go).  The other guy bought an item from the last unit for $15 so I have my 3500 Sprinter High Roof loaded for $30 :o  Best items are high quality Christmas decorations that I needed for my booth at an antique and unique shop.  Most are used, but still in the box :)  Got some folding saw horses like I had planned to buy soon.  I have not had time to sort so will have to see just how good the score will be.

Took 4 boxes of tile and 3 sheets of backer board from third unit to Home Depot and got a store credit of $69.65 today ;D

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Mattresses
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:28:57 PM »
A little off original topic, but I had 3 chairs that the fabric seat was making them beyond sellable.  Buddy of mine has a bunch fabric and gave me some of it.  It took a couple hrs for me to recover them and sold 2 of them for $30.  Still have one that is going to the flea Sat.  The chairs in the post above look like a recover job would help the value of the entire set.

I do the odd number thing too.  It has not made the difference yet, but plan to keep doing it for the reason craiglstauction gave.

Flea Markets / Re: Had a good day at our local swap meet~
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:01:58 PM »
Well my last two trips to my best flea market have been  :(  Sold about $150 after table rent first Sat. (Easter Weekend) this month and $103 after rent this past Sat.  Running low on better selling items and still have lots of good clothes that aren't selling very fast.  My building is still to full of the vintage building materials that I plan to do some work on to sell.  Will probably go looking for a locker some time early in May to restock.  Just glad this is a hobby for me and not my way of earning a living!

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Advice for a noobie?
« on: April 06, 2012, 12:35:56 PM »
Sounds like each of you have the same goal make money, but want to get there very different ways.  I think you should just go your seperate ways on the business before it damages your friendship.  Just as you said it was a trial tell him that it is not working out like you thought it would.

Flea Markets / Re: Another rainout for the best flea in my area
« on: April 02, 2012, 09:22:27 PM »
Well Hot-lanta is tough in the summer, but we have just a little more heat and lot more gnats in South GA.  I will be retiring from my full time job in June, so my hobby will have more flexable hours.  Want to do flea only one Sat. per month for what works best there.  Then my booth at Southern pickers, CL or Ebay just according to where it will sell best.  Weather is looking good for this Sat. and my son may be able to help too.

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. 

The Lounge / Re: Money over friendship?
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:19:38 PM »
I think you did the smart thing.  You did not cause his problem which really is not a money problem, but one of maturity.

Flea Markets / Re: Sales for 03/03
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:00:29 PM »
Went to a market today for the first time since it was going to rain and it was indoors.  It had opened in October 2011 and had a few regular vendors.  Well I set up about 7:30 and had only one group of people stop by.  No sales total bust of a day at the market.  Thank goodness the owner said no charge for the day. Sold a picture at my Southern Pickers booth and started moving in to my second booth.  Talked to a guy about the gaming systems and accessories that might be a $100+ sale.  Oh well there is always another day.

Garage Sales / Re: Two sales a year ordinance
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:34:49 PM »
I always get more for my items at the flea market.  People seem to think "yard sale they are just getting rid of what they don't want"  At the flea they realize you are trying to make money and will hold an item to get your price.  Just my .02.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:19:13 PM »
Will not be going to any auctions until I move what I bought late Jan. & Feb. 1 :o  Did $440 at flea first Sat in Feb. hope to have a good day this Sat. if weather cooperates ;D  Spent Mon. Tues, and half yesterday getting windows, doors, trim, and other items from a 1930s school that will be demolished this month.  Will be selling and using some quality materials so out of the auctions for a while.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Newb gets a great unit!
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:34:30 PM »
Glad you have a great unit :)  I agree that you need to use CL, ebay, and consignment for what you have scored.  The yard sale/flea market shopper is looking for rock bottom price.  No matter how good the condition, what it cost new, or who made it they want it CHEAP :o  I have a booth at Southern Pickers an antiques and uniques shop that really helps me get better prices on my items.  Good luck with your selling :)

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: whats (one) the most useful tool u have?
« on: February 25, 2012, 07:08:05 PM »
Laptop from company where I work.  Bring it home on weekends and holidays.  I will have to buy one or a tablet when I retire June 30 this year.  Will upgrade to smart phone sometime in April.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Car Title in Storage Unit
« on: February 24, 2012, 10:46:17 AM »
Sounds like time to play Less Make A Deal.  You have a car title that COULD make things much easier and more profitable for the property manager.  If you plan to continue buying at this location it may have more value for you as a good will item rather than cash value.  I would look around and see if I could match the title to the vehicle, access its condition and potential value WITHOUT opening it or touching it.  Just having that title gives you no legal claim to the vehicle that I am aware of.  Then discuss what the PM would be willing to work as a deal for the title.  My old boss said "Never be ashamed to make a little profit" ;D

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