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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« on: March 24, 2012, 11:06:12 PM »
American Auctioneers have invaded just about every storage unit auction in my area lately.  5x5s are $500 to $1000.00 and up. On Friday we had several hundred people show up and not one unit started for under $100.00 and these were the units where the auctioneer used to pay you $5 to take them......................Rant................ give it a few months till peoples tax money runs out. 

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: MY RAT UNIT
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:59:00 PM »
Like others have said. Collectibles just are not selling right now. The smart people are buying collectibles, like expensive art, but getting them extremely cheap and holding them. You can can sell them super cheap or hold them for a few years.  What is selling are things that people need everyday to get by. Appliances, tools, and for us, a clothes.  Collectibles will get a good price when you find the right "Buyer", but that will take time. They just aren't the type of items that are turn and burn.  If your looking for quick sells for good money look for items that people have to have.  While collectibles can bring good money. You have to be patient. They may sell tomorrow they may sell next year.

Congrats on your locker. That is a hell of a good price as far as prices go the last two years.   

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« on: March 14, 2012, 04:06:07 AM »
Not much to report .... got a couple of auctions coming up mid week, but supposed to be pouring rain, and if crowds are still big, what's the point of going.

More and more of the regular buyers in my area are foregoing auctions altogether until crowds go down a bit. People are buying 1 a month (and paying for it) rather than wasting time going to over-crowded auctions, wasting time and not buying any.

SOMEDAY, the crowds have to start getting smaller, but when that is, is anyone's guess.

Meanwhile, did well at flea on Sat the 10th and bought some good tools on Sunday the 11th which should do well on eBay. Picking still doing well for me.

[Just wondering what is a large crowd for you guys?  We are getting 50 to 200 people on a regular basis.

Have been going to "un-advertised auctions" and flipping appliances on craigslist. 

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:18:55 PM »
Whats the highest you would bid on a 40x40 full of lcd tvs and other items like dell computers and vacuum cleaners.  With lets say over 300 tvs maybe 100 in the box. Looking like a customer return locker.  ?? No idea weather they work or not.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: OMG why would someone store this?
« on: March 08, 2012, 05:03:37 PM »
I got a chuckle out of this thread…

About the closest I came is pictures of the husband or grandpa in the casket – not just one or two – I mean what seemed like over 50 pictures!

Real Creepy!

Hmmm, now that I’m thinking about it, I wonder if the old fart was really dead. Maybe he and the old lady had some sort of necrophilia going on.

OMG that's was funny.  In this same unit there were about 10 large plastic containers of nude photos of the lady that owned the unit. It was weird because that is excessive. Maybe about one box of family pics.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: OMG why would someone store this?
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:00:53 AM »
It was a guys name..... his balls probably fell out on me;>

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:16:27 AM »
Could someone help me out with this?  I found these Indian Clothes and have no idea how to identify them. I see the mens tops going from $200 to $2000.

Mens front

Mens back

Stories about Storage Auctions / OMG why would someone store this?
« on: March 07, 2012, 01:37:57 AM »
I picked up a storage unit in the little town of Dana Point California! One of the most affluent towns in the nation.  10 x 25 only $2200.00.  Seems expensive but I'm going to more than triple my money. 

Anyways I finally get to the back. In the back right corner I find a really old chest.  Open up the chest and there are some old family photos and some really old dolls. At the bottom of the the chest there is a bag from the apple store with a black box in it. Hmm weird to find an apple store bag in here.  I pull the black box out to read the label on it. I pulled it out sideways and the lid popped open and this white to gray looking dust spilled out and went all over me. I turn it upright and the box label I can barely make out. It f-ning says crematory on it.  bla bla bla remains of ......!!!! Yes I got sick to my stomach.  As I'm upchucking my wife keeps going whats wrong whats wrong. I'm just trying to forget what happened. 

eBay / Re: Account Sell Limits
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:27:59 PM »
ebays policy

Policy overview
There are many reasons why users would choose to have more than one eBay account. For example, users who like to buy and sell may want separate accounts for each activity. Other users who maintain businesses on eBay may prefer to manage separate accounts for different product lines.

Whether you have one account or more, eBay expects users to manage each of their accounts effectively in order to meet the highest buyer and seller standards. These standards and rules regarding performance, risk, and best practices are applicable for each account and help ensure a safe and positive experience on eBay.

Users are expected to resolve issues as they arise, and follow the steps provided by eBay to bring accounts back into good standing before continuing to buy or sell with other accounts. Learn more about how to increase limits on your account.

Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don’t, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Users may have multiple accounts on eBay. We understand that there are various reasons why someone would choose to have more than one account.

Not allowed
Registering new accounts or using other existing accounts to avoid buying and selling restrictions or limits or other policy consequences

eBay / Re: Account Sell Limits
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:30:06 PM »
I have 6 different accounts with different email accounts but with the same pay-pal account.  I keep them all category specific. Like Clothing for one account, collectibles, etc... and one as a free for all account.  The free for all account keeps getting screwed with limitations all the time because i category switch it all the time.  Once you start selling large volumes under a different category e-bay puts you under their micro-scope.  I am not sure if all this has all been said yet because i was too lazy to read all the posts..

Pay-pal! Keep a bank account that is for Pay-Pal only. do frequent deposits into it from Pay-Pal! Once those funds reach your Pay-Pal bank account get them into your regular bank account fast!  This way if you run into problems with Pay-Pal or E-Bay (same company in my opinion) your money wont get completely locked up.  If you run into problems Pay-Pal will freeze your bank account and you will have to submit quite a bit of paper work to un-freeze it. 


The Lounge / Re: All Sports Cards (MI)
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:16:53 AM »
LOL I do the same thing... My neighbor just started buying all of them off me.... he finally confessed to finding one good card.... that takes way too long to research all those cards...

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #2...February, 2012
« on: February 22, 2012, 02:48:12 AM »
Movie Man...
You can take the lights to certain recycle yards and they pay by the pound of lights. It is decent money because the state of California pays them a fee of some sort..... Its been about 6 months since i did it but you should get good money for all those lights.  I think it was $2.50 a pound. 

The Lounge / Re: Want to buy video games
« on: February 16, 2012, 03:27:08 AM »
Picked up a complete atari 2600 with rare games still in the box. For list and pics let me get your email.... not looking to get low balled either.

eBay / Quick price app to use at auctions and for listing
« on: February 16, 2012, 01:29:20 AM »
This is an app I use for finding the lowest price on the internet fast.  This works great when you have to make split second decisions. It also uses your phone to list things on amazon real fast.  As we unload out of the unit into the trucks, we use this app on our phones to list on amazon. We often see sells before we unload the units back at our place.  Amazon, for those of you who don't use it, sells items faster for us because most people that apply for credit cards at amazon get them.  Here is the droid link

 for $5 bucks you make or save a ton of cash and time.

Anyways my 2 cents of a trick of the trade that we use.

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