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The Lounge / SOPA. Do your part.
« on: January 18, 2012, 04:51:47 PM »
Just a reminder, since most here probably use the websites at the highest risk, to stop *****ing and start taking action.

Please visit craigslist today and follow links on how to do your part.

And if you happen to support SOPA Id really like your input on why? Cause I can't see a positive side to how the bill was written.....

Thanks y'all

Stories about Storage Auctions / Well, son of a.......!
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:49:19 PM »
Huge line up of auctions this tue/we'd. Just so happens I'm off those days. Sold a bunch so got cash. Rented a locker to get some stuff outa ex's and TOTALLY misjudged and have plenty of room to store/sort. Even the use of a box van.

......and I'm totally snowed in. >:(

General Storage Auction Talk / ST site
« on: January 15, 2012, 05:06:27 PM »
Wow. Registered at another storage site. Used an email addy that I've had for years. I get 3-4 spam emails a month. Signed up and with in 7minutes had 26 emails. After 24hrs? 172!!!

Guess I know how they make their money!

Other Forms of Selling / Selling jewelry tip
« on: January 12, 2012, 09:08:28 PM »
If you get into selling jewelry or scrap gold/silver/platinum here's my two cents on finding honest buyers.....

I first took my friends wife's engagement ring. She had all the insurance papers and appraisals. Both insured value and retail. Also separate appraisal on "true value". Listed gold content/quality. Jem weight, size, cut, clarity.....
I shopped it around to jewelry stores and pawn shops. Found almost all gave WAY low offers. Either totally lied or didn't know what they were talking about.  Couple "showed me" bad coloring by holding it up to the light, but had already been told this trick. (they have bad lighting they hold it up to).
Others "tested" the gold and said it was plated....

Anyway, I was able to shorten the list. I can't saw the couple shops I use are total legit or not underpricing me. But they are consistent with each other (take piece's to all three and get approximately same info and price)
Plus they appraise my stuff for free even if they know I'm going to toss it on eBay and not sell to them.

Highly recommend doing similar tactic. Though remember, they have to by low. They have to eat too! 

I have no problem selling a $700 Tiffany's braclet for $150 since I know they are going to have to sit on it for a long time and then get $300?

And watch the resale value vs. Scrap value! Sold a few pieces thinking resale and later did the metal weight value and kicked myself!  Live and learn. 

Craigslist / Selling rims/tires <advice needed>
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:40:09 PM »
Any advice on selling rims/tires on CL would be great.  Maybe I'm posting wrong or something. Seems like everytime I get flakes and people offering a fraction of my asking!
I've had nothing but problems when it comes to rims and tires.

Last try i had 4 brand new, $280 tires on a set of $3000 used but great looking rims for $1000. Willing to drop a bit. Really just wanted them gone.
Had people offering $100, $200.....
Last guy agreed to $1000, showed with $400. Wouldn't budge above$400.

Every experience has been like this.
And eBay? Forget that! The shipping logistics alone! Gotta be wrapped a certain way, on pallet, this, that...never again!

Anyone else run into this and have you found s better way or better outlet for moving them???

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Alias
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:02:24 PM »

Just found about this site from a guy at an auction. Pretty much have read every post and seems cool.

I haven't been around the auction scene in years. Never bid, worked for a guy. I got into the auto side. Flip'n some cars but mostly parting out. Economy killed that so have been pick'n, recycling and a bit of urban mining.  All the above on a "if it falls in my lap" basis, havent been serious, but getting more so.

Thought I'd try my hand at auctions. Starting out I'm more interested in finding stuff for myself but if I can make a little on the side I'm good with that too!

From what I already do I have the contacts to sell, so just seemed like a good direction to investigate....

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