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New Californian on the Hunt

New Californian on the Hunt
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:25:46 PM »
I've been flipping goods for years.  Never bought a locker...  but last year I bought a "tool shed" off a woman on Craigslist.  She was moving and had an ad for $250.  I showed up and asked if she wanted me to clear it out for $250.  It was a mixed unit with an electrician/cabl, mechanic, and carpenter trades.  The shed ended up doing VERY well.  And I have tons of tools left over that I just kept. 

I love the TV shows... entertaining.  And I know people find awesome scores in these lockers... even if you think the TV shows are fake i am willing to bet many are REAL.  My buddy works at a surf shop and next to it is a facility.. I've been twice now but haven't found anything worth bidding on.  The crowds are LARGE but the bids were not so bad. 

I work during the week, all the auctions are weekdays so I can only hit the local ones in my area.  I have found out how to locate the auctions by legal notice and have started a data base to record them.  I have a truck and a storage facility at my work to store anything i find.  I plan on selling on Craigslist to start if I buy a locker. 

Few Questions: 
Do you have to empty the locker?  What happens if you just leave crap in it?  In theory if you just take some of the stuff will they just "re-auction" the unit again?  Or is it agreed that you have to empty it completely... meaning to the dump.

Anyways... wish me luck.. I love the idea of finding treasure and reselling is kind of a rush.  I'm also a public works contract estimator.. meaning LOW BID wins!! not HIGH BID

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Re: New Californian on the Hunt
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 11:20:01 AM »
Good luck to you!

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Re: New Californian on the Hunt
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 07:23:04 PM »
You are expected to empty it completely. Many places charge a cleaning deposit and return the deposit to you once they inspect the unit. If you don't empty it you will lose your deposit if you paid one and most likely be banned from that location and possibly any others that are handled by the same auctioneer.

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