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4 Units

4 Units
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:23:31 AM »
I just got 4 units yesterday,  Baby city it seems like, Multiple strollers, car seats, toys, Even got a brand new Double Brest pump(unopend box from UPS still and sealed box inside),  now that is not something I see everyday.  Couple NICE 10 speed bikes, Grills, womens shoes (new, nice boots, shoes, etc) Huges box of vhs tapes, remote control helicopter, a speaker box and amp for a car, and some huge power cables and fused junction boxes run it with, high end wires.   I guess my weekend will be filled with Craigslist and ebay.

One unit smells like a rat died in it, haven't done more than open the door, I see 4 computers, and a nice space heater in it that will pay for the unit by it's self. Whats further back scares me.

3 of the 4 had mattresses in them, I'm so glad I'm not a tenant and can uses their dumpster.

Oh, and it never fails, in a purse found someone's favorite TOY.

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Re: 4 Units
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 09:35:08 AM »
Cool. Did you get them at a good price?

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 10:40:19 AM »
2 at 60$ 1 at $70, 1 at $80

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 08:45:39 AM »
My 4 units - Not too bad.. Potential..

The largest had a couple mattresses in it and box springs, Loaded them to the dumpster, cleared out 2 others from the other unit, this was like a 9pm at night. Came back about 8am, an they were gone from the dumpster, the garbage was still there.. I can't believe someone would pick them out. But there was a picker a the unit later than I was, more power to them!

Anyway, the larger unit had some baby stroller stuff, some car stereo stuff (box speaker, amp, wires), about 6 bed frames, couple end tables, coffee table, lamp/table thing, christmas decor, floor jacks for a house, power saw, a heavy roller for laying floor tiles, really high end 30" tube tv (2004 version full 1080, hdmi, etc), nice stand for it, Toys, Wedding dress and 2 brides maid dress, tags still on them all 399, 119 for bridesmaids, 149 for veil) just not sure of a market on them. Lots of small stuff.

Second unit, found a nice collection of pennies (maybe 5-10$ worth)  Dresser, bookshelf, Games, Cornhole set, twin bed and frame, stuffed animals (I hate tossing them, they were nice, but no market) a huge tub of factory vhs movies, books, college books(ebay eats these up), couple hand held games (game boy advance, etc) Some nice clothes for the donation box.

Third Unit - Smelly - Dead rat was totally wrong, Cat pee and dirty clothes had to be it.  Had a bunch of ps3 - ps2 - xbox games, and a super nintendo console and 13 decent games.   2 - Xbox units that need cleaned up, and a bunch of controllers. A Tattoo kit, Picture frames, and a lot of small stuff that will provide good ebay fodder. Some smelly Stereo equipment (dumpster),  Had 3 nice flat panel computer monitors stuck in there. and 2 laptops, 3 desktop computers.  One box had a first for me, a Granade.. Now granted it was missing the parts the go boom but still makes you wonder... Found some ammo in this unit, and case for a .38 special. Was so disappointed there was no gun.. Couple hunting traps, Found the guys Drug bong, and he court papers for drug possession, disorderly conduct, etc...

Fourth unit - So far has paid for all of them - 13 pairs of NEW women boots in boxes. 20+ pair of new to like new women without boxes,  and about 40 pairs of misc shoes for donation (gently worn flipflops, tennis shoes, etc) - 2 adult nice bicycles, NICE baby stroller, 2-car seats, bouncy seat, NEW double breast pump (I was disappointed when I found out this does not actually pump the breast up but is used as a milking machine), Some sports equipment (several basket balls, footballs, etc) - NICE upscale clothing, baby clothes, several ladies coats, one still had a tag of 170$ on it.  The clothes were well taken care of in vaccumm sealed bags. Shoes were all in nice totes (still glad to see the big totes come in) Several nice gym/travel bags, and one tub of purses, yet to be checked out beyond being purses.

Whats with milk crates?? I get so many milk crates... They are horrible for storing things in, slide all over the place, etc. Right now they are going for my Copper wire recycling effort. Anyone do this?? any Tips??

Anyway, lots of stuff to do..

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Re: 4 Units
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 08:48:41 AM »
You can donate the crates to schools, they use them for storage.

Sometimes I put them out on the curb, and someone normally comes by an grabs them..

They are pretty much worthless, whoever needs crates will just go behind a supermarket and grab a few.

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 10:17:54 AM »
I have sold several crates for $3-$5 a piece at yard sales, it all adds up :93:

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 10:26:41 AM »
I'll remember the crates for selling.  One of the strangest things I've sold is half bottles of stuff.. I normally toss them out, but I had some slip though on a yard sales in a box under a table, and someone wanted them...


Re: 4 Units
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2014, 09:25:47 PM »
I have sold several crates for $3-$5 a piece at yard sales, it all adds up :93:

Any type of storage item sells quickly for me. Milk crates, totes, laundry basket, plastic dressers. Nice quick cash. I've been curious as to how people do with moving size boxes. Getting a huge amount for free from a recent move off craigslist is easy enough, then selling them for 50 cent to a couple bucks depending.

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 08:46:57 AM »
Never thought about the Boxes..  Guess there is more to making a buck the more you think about it.

Got to rethink my strategy sometime I guess..  and think about the BOX, just not inside and outside of the box.. :57:

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2014, 09:30:05 AM »
boxes take up too much space in my opinion, i generally use as many as i can for shipping/packing then recycle the rest. they just stack up way too fast for me. Oh i also put all my stuff that goes to the local auction in cardboard boxes.

Re: 4 Units
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2014, 08:07:12 AM »
I save really nice boxes, although breaking the down is just a waste when I want to use them..  Packing tape adds to my cost. I do have to admit that the tape has came from several units. Most hit the trash/recyclable.

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