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First auction since surgery

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First auction since surgery
« on: May 22, 2012, 03:41:47 PM »
Only made it thru the first facility before I was ready to call it a day but felt good to get out there.

One went for $450. Construction unit tht I'm sure they will make a nice profit but to much heavy lifting for me. Just the stuff I could see easily added up to $500-$600 and it was packed deep.
Another construction unit was pretty empty and went for $5. Only interest was a chainsaw case, don't know if it had a chainsaw, and some old hot water heaters. Again, lotta lifting for me right now.

Only two I bid on was a 3x4, pack full.  Spotted a bag with xBox 360 cables, controllers....Saw no Xbox.
And thru a crack I could see a jewelry box and in a grocery bag a bunch of folded up Tiffany bags and ring/braclet boxes from Zales and Kay's.  From listening I heard people talk about those but nothing on jewelry box or xBox components. Was hoping but bidding went to $650 in a flash. Which for what you could see was a bit to risky for me but they will probably at least break even even if jewelry isn't there

Other I bid on was just 20 totes. I bid up to $125. Bidding kept going to $825!!
It was last so kind lingered and lady was opening totes and it was all Xmas decorations and paper, ribbons...and not collectables.
Like someone ran a Xmas wrapping booth over Xmas and figured why am I paying storage and let it go.
Got lucky being outbid there!

Anyway, was good to get out again and pleased the crowds were down. Prices were pretty good over all, inventory just wasn't for me today.  And I got on this auctioneers email notification. So that alone made today worth while.

Only good thing about being off work. Got plenty of time to wait around and let a good locker come to me!  ;D




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Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 05:05:20 PM »
$825 for x-mas decorations. Good Grief. 

Those totes and boxes can get you.

Glad you got to get out and see and be seen.  :D


Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 08:04:06 AM »
Glad you are up and running some again.  How did the cell phones work out?  My daughter just cracked the screen on her  :'(

$5 for the case and old hot water heaters was a great buy IMO.  Even if the saw isn't in there you can get money back for the scrap metal.  The other units sound like they went for way more then should (other then that 1st unit).

I'm gun shy on construction units.  My one big construction unit I paid $875 turned out to be a BAD mistake.  Didn't recoup all that money lost till mid-January of this year.  Did learn some very important lessons.

Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 08:18:12 AM »
Was this a regular storage place or someplace special since it had construction stuff?

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Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 08:22:21 AM »
$825 for x-mas decorations. Good Grief. 

Those totes and boxes can get you.

Glad you got to get out and see and be seen.  :D



dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt, another one bites the dust!, and another one gone!, and another one gone!..... :D

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Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 02:27:15 PM »
Was this a regular storage place or someplace special since it had construction stuff?

Regular storage.
Just started hitting some of my old area's where do to the area a lot of people use self storage as warehouse's.  Lot of small construction, heat/air, plumbing companies run fom home.
Good for scrap metal, wood, cabinets and marble....and tools.

Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 09:38:12 AM »
Welcome back to the game.......Hope all is well now and your recovery goes well.

Re: First auction since surgery
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 08:59:06 PM »
only time and place christmas crap sells is christmas time in retail stores. we have boxes and boxes of that ****.


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