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Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: Alias
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:21:55 PM »
Thanks for you help!

....should add that by urban mining I don't mean I'm some meth head stripping copper wire out of construction sites!   I mean old fire place mantles, windows and...yes the old copper pipes.  But with permission or out of long ago abandoned homes in the country.

For future finds.....cigars are heavily traded/sold online.  Hit up cigar forums for prices and buyers. Room mate is huge in that market. There is some legal loop holes you have to strictly adhere to if they are cubies though.   

My concern would be if they are still good. Slight temp or humidity spike/drop and cigars are toast!!

Picker's Paradise / Re: Estate Sales
« on: January 12, 2012, 06:09:02 PM »
haven't had much luck in estate sales run by a company. I've gotten some nice pieces from ones listed on craiglist by the family. More of a huge garage sale. Though with those the place has been picked by family, friends, neighbors all that's left is what they consider junk or big items. Really have to research every item, look at every piece of jewelry....hope they missed something or they just want the stuff GONE!

I got a set of four Hickory chairs on Sunday for free! Ugly as sh*t! But I knew they were from the '60s and "chair people" are all over Hickory Chair Co furniture right now since they just had their 100th anniversary. Had them sold by that night for $200 on CL

Picker's Paradise / Re: Your Favorite Non-Storage Source For Product?
« on: January 12, 2012, 04:32:17 PM »
I do well at apartments dumpter area at the end of the month. One that Microsoft employee's rent from when on contract for 3-6months is a great one. Also around the university at the end of quarter, really good at end of year.

Alleys downtown are great on trash day.

Got a couple auto stores I check out for car batteries. Get $9/ea if I turn in 20 or more at once. And there is a auto shop that pays to have the recycling taken away so the more I take the less they pay. Catalytic converters are like gold!

Boeing surplus is s hit or miss. Sometimes can get scrap per piece that recycle weight is good.

And autobody shops always have bumpers they are more than happy to let me take to fix and sell....

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Alias
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:02:24 PM »

Just found about this site from a guy at an auction. Pretty much have read every post and seems cool.

I haven't been around the auction scene in years. Never bid, worked for a guy. I got into the auto side. Flip'n some cars but mostly parting out. Economy killed that so have been pick'n, recycling and a bit of urban mining.  All the above on a "if it falls in my lap" basis, havent been serious, but getting more so.

Thought I'd try my hand at auctions. Starting out I'm more interested in finding stuff for myself but if I can make a little on the side I'm good with that too!

From what I already do I have the contacts to sell, so just seemed like a good direction to investigate....

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