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if when you discover you need something for yourself your first instinct is to check the legal notices

Welcome to the forum.

If I were you, I would try to find a storage facility close to your home and rent a 10X20 with double door access (if available.) This will give you enough space to work out of while you're getting started and it won't break the bank (about $100 a month.) A 10X20 is a lot of space if you organize it neatly and the double doors will allow you to access your merchandise easier. Plus, a storage facility is a good neutral meeting place which will make you and your buyers feel more comfortable.
  Travis I agree on the 10x20 being a good size to start with and love the ones with double doors , the rents can vary wildly depending on your location, $100 wont get you a 5x5 around here in some cases

Storage Facilities / Re: What's more important?
« on: November 19, 2014, 06:01:19 PM »
around here occupancy rates can be close to 100% sometimes ,they want the room back and quickly

eBay / Re: List-Sell, get $20 Promotion: Sucks.
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:07:10 PM »
well that certainly sucks

thank you!

this sounds like chaos but I would like to check it out.  Nothing in my area like that.  Uhaul in Long Island is still normal auction

is jill still running them?

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: my most wastefull room yet
« on: July 01, 2014, 01:55:12 PM »
by the way luke im not dismissing your advice , its good solid advice and i have in the past made decent money off vhs tapes its just right now its not worth me blowing off my other projects to take care of them at this time

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: my most wastefull room yet
« on: July 01, 2014, 01:52:37 PM »
i donated the storebought  tapes and chucked the others already
im really at the point now where if i keep much more im going to have to rent more space and Ive been there done that before and dont want to do it again

General Storage Auction Talk / my most wastefull room yet
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:03:15 AM »
got an odd one on thursday
5x10 packed solid about 6-7  feet high
did not pay much I think i got it for $50
there was 1 piece of furniture , about 10 boxes of stuff and the entire rest of of the room was filled with nothing but boxes of magazines and vhs tapes
this alone wouldnt have phased me , ive seen and bought worse rooms than this before , but the kicker for me was i found one of their old receipts and they had been in there since 2006 and after doing some quick math they must have spent 10-15,000 storing this crap 
 100 a month in the beginning and with rent increases its probably 170 or so now per month

other than the 1 piece of furniture and the magazines and tapes everything in the room would have fit in a honda civic

amazing what people will pay to hold onto crap

public is good for changing terms on both tenants and storage auction buyers at will

2-3 years ago they changed the late fees from a set $ amount to a percentage of your rent and a lot more people who were on the edge couldnt make payments

eBay / Re: eBay's Global Shipping Program
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:42:17 PM »
I have heard several complaints about items being reboxed by pittney bowes and getting damaged in transit due to poor packaging

eBay / Re: How to efficiently sell products under $10
« on: June 12, 2014, 11:05:38 AM »
first class shipping off ebay has tracking and is uploaded automatically

eBay / Re: Higher Priced Items Still Selling
« on: June 12, 2014, 11:04:26 AM »
lots of different reasons

couple examples
example 1
using a dress shirt for example and for arguments sake is new with the tags still on it
seller 1 takes 3 pictures of shirt on a table lists as x brand dress shirt size xl and he puts a price on it of 19$ plus shipping and doesnt use the ebay item specifics
seller 2 takes 6 pictures of shirt on a manequin and mentions x brand french cuff light blue dress shirt. also includes measurements of the shirt in the listing and uses ebay specifics , sells item for $49 free shipping
seller 2 will get a buyer and probably not wait much longer to sell it than the first seller (he might even unload it sooner)hes put in an extra 5-10 minutes of work to make a professional add and will be rewarded with an extra 20 on the sale for his efforts

example 2
using a lot of say 3 gross of pencils
seller 1 lists as auction for $10 and winds up selling for 12.50 when auctions done
seller 2 lists for 20 as a buy it now
no one cares a whole lot about pencils either you need them or you dont
seller 1 was looking to get rich off them and wound up with a customer who wanted the cheapest stuff possible
seller 2 wanted to sell the pencils to someone who needed pencils and didnt want to wait a week for an auction

 3 provenance of the seller
one of the few things i know a fair amount about are bicycles
on something like a collectable seat a seller with no knowledge may sell it for 19, i might get 79 and theres a couple folks in the industry who would get 129+ for the same seat in the same shape just because of who they already have watching their listings

theres lots of different sellers on ebay some of them liquidation based and some based on max profit , it really depends on what you are set up for as a seller

oh one other reason some buyers will shy away from anything that comes across as too cheap as it makes them think theres something wrong with it

my guess would be in the 40s

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Usual Junk
« on: June 10, 2014, 01:52:12 PM »
i once got 4 gross of shampoo (cheap dollar store crap) put them out at the flea market for 50 cents and they were gone in 2 hours, every last stinking one of them

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