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General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 25, 2011, 05:46:28 PM »
Another WOW !

Sounds like you're on track to some good $ returns on your office furniture. Next time I get some I'll ship it to Tampa !

Haha  Yea, I'm trying to buy more at a huge liquidation auction on Monday!  I have gotten a good number of calls and emails on the stuff from CL so there are some all cases it was new offices opening or moving to bigger offices.....there is hope for this economy after all!!

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 25, 2011, 03:03:36 PM »
Looks good man, how many people did you have in it until the end? You'll easily make money of it! keep up the good work!

Hey thanks ...only me and one other guy wanted the stuff

UPDATE:  Have sold 2 filing cabinets and 2 desks for a total of $500  so I'm almost at break even and I have like 95% of the stuff left to sell  ...haha

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 22, 2011, 12:38:22 AM »
It's amazing how many people are starting businesses in the crappy economy.  And. a lot of those people are being smart with their cash and buying good used furniture instead of springing for new stuff.  It's a great market for good quality used office furniture right now.  I would take all of it I can get for a decent price, it seems to sell quickly and for a fair amount of money!

Hey Thanks!  I just finally listed most of it on CL at top we will soon see the interest  ;D

Even at rock bottom prices, I think $3K is very real...for all of it

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 21, 2011, 07:33:13 PM »
There are always businesses starting, expanding and moving, no matter what the economy....and Mr. A is right....there are only a handful of HON items on CL in Tampa for all of March and the sellers are ALL asking TOP Dollar....I don't know...other than to tell you that Geographic areas differ widely.

Maybe Houston still has the Enron Flu??

Seriously... houston just may be a tougher market for these types of goods, it is much larger and there were more failures so the market may be flooded there?

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 21, 2011, 12:00:07 PM »
Like i said, you should at least tripple your money on this locker.
I like the fact that you don't jump on the first value you get, it always pays to ask around.

The biggest misstake you can do is to take what everyone tells you for a fact.
I have seen people taking advise on value and sold it for that, just to discover that that the value was much higher.

Also i see a red line here, when it comes to value setting.

It is amazing the difference of opinions on the value of items right?  haha   With my apparel biz in the beginning everything I bought (lots and trailer loads) that I thought would be a home run always turned out mediocre and all the stuff we bought on a whim or as an afterthought always sold like mad.....

Therefore, I learned long ago to take my own personal opinion of goods or the opinions of others in the business and to just do your due diligence on what the current market is getting overall for similar goods and go with that

I'm looking right now at an FDIC bank liquidation of over 1,000 pieces of office furniture, all branded, high end and I may be able to buy HON filing cabinets for as little as $6...if you can believe that

Going to look at 5,000 more sq ft here in a few hours on a month to month to hold it.  It would be multiple semi loads full as it is all so big

I may be my own Sunrise Office in no time   

Go BIG or Go HOME!! 8)

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 21, 2011, 11:23:43 AM »
Actually, I do see the desks in the back of the photo....are they solid wood...they look like veneer.
You might be able to get $40-$60 each on the ones made of MDF & veneer. Nobody wants them anymore because they are so heavy and out of style. They make great work benches or shop tables.

Ha...I disagree..but we shall see soon....HON filing cabinets retain their resale value very well and sell new for $400 to $600.....

The desks are part of the Sauder Cornerstone Executive collection and are still being sold new today by many office furniture dealers for $300 to $400 each

I see similar items on CL in Tampa here for $200+ on the HON filing cabinets and $150+ on the desks
I will obviously ask less than this but ....I have 14 of the HON shelving units and they are $385 each new.
There is not a single one for sale on CL within 300 miles of here and I have 14 to sell

I am predicting $1500 to $1800 at quick sale prices

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 21, 2011, 11:18:43 AM »
You should be able to at least tripple your money on that locker.
Good buy!

You could contact these guys and find out if they are willing to make you and offer.

Hey Thanks!

Dave Hester is a made up character just for reality TV.  What you see on that website took weeks for a Hollywood prop department to create!


General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 20, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »
WOW Factor Photos...haha  Inventoried and photo'd all my items today...over 45 big items in total...
Not bad for $460  about $10 an item for mostly HON

10 my every forum on any subject... there is always a cast of characters just as if a reality show hand picked them to create good drama and confrontation...haha

Just like every Condo Association has one or two "condo commandos"  every good storage auction forum needs a disgruntled, opinionated, confrontational commando to piss off others, stir the drama and create controversy.

I have a hunch that Mr. Anderson is actually Drew's alter ego ....just to keep readers coming back and build his forum....LMAO   :o   

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 20, 2011, 12:11:53 AM »
How are the desks?  I think you've got 2k just in those alone, and that's selling them cheap!  You should be able to get 40-50 bucks each for the Hons (I just bought 22 of them two weeks ago and they are all gone).  I think you're looking at over 3k, bearing in mind that the Seattle market may be way different than yours.

Hey thanks!  I'm going to have them all on CL tomorrow and I will start the pricing leaving myself a little room and see where they go ..... Ill update with photos and progress as it happens..... 

I have a friend who visited Florida for a couple of weeks and he told me about two auctions he went to.

These were in Gulfport. The first one was not a chain but rather a small independent. He didn't say the name.
There a 10 x 20 came up and looked good with two scuba tanks, a speargun showing as well as a good lookig frig and boxes. The auctioneer said the opening bid would be $200. There were 5 people there including my friend and no one bid so it was closed up. That one would have gone for $700 or more here in central CA.

The next one was a 10 x 30 and the auctioneer said the opening bid on that would be $300. One guy did that and got it. It had large wood tools (table,saw etc) and quantity of woods. That one would have gone high in CA too.

Then he went to Public Storage auctions and the crowd and prices were high. Just goes to show IF, repeat IF, you can find those small spots the odds go way up. ;D

Yo MM, seriously....get me the name of the 2 independents if you can...I live 30 minutes from there and I would have bought both of those.... I'll hook ya up with something if you get me the leads and I find anything good   Thx

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 18, 2011, 11:24:25 PM »
Well, there are a lot sure...but I'm not interested in driving very far and I don't NEED to, so....ok to take a break too. I'll have some news in a few days that will explain more.

You are staring in your very own storage auction reality show....aren't you??  haha   :P

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: The WOW Factor
« on: March 18, 2011, 11:04:11 PM »
Probably not going to happen....not many auctions in my area in the next two weeks. Might have to buy 8 in April !

AND....remember a couple of days ago when you were fed up ? !  What a difference a day makes in this biz.

Well...I remember ..but I readily admitted I was tired from driving from facility to facility and I even predicted that the next day I would buy and be high ......

I'm surprised not many auctions in CA over the next 2 weeks?  I think I have close to 40 on my calender for that timeframe and that does not include the low hanging fruit....that is JUST legal notices and independents


Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: My First Auction
« on: March 18, 2011, 10:59:07 PM »
im gonna find some cooler smiley for the forum!

Drew, is this Central Florida Storage Auctions your site too?  Do you really think you have auctions listed that I wont easily find elsewhere on the list?  If you honestly say you think that you do, I'll try it for a month for the $13

Please let me know


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