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Stories about Storage Auctions / Living in a storage unit.
« on: May 07, 2012, 12:31:20 AM »
I just bought a unit that was being used as a house.  That's right, 2 people, a husband and wife, were sleeping and fornicating in a 5 x 10 that was also housing all of their belongings.  I heard the story before the bidding so it wasn't a surprise.  I guess the facility got suspicious and caught them going at it one night and so they got the boot.  I can't fathom how two people could live in that tiny space, there was just enough space for a foam mattress and the rest was filled with their belongings and it smelled horrible as well.  I went for it though since it was somewhat cheap and I will make some money but more importantly have an interesting story to tell.

100 people. That was after 2nd week after storage bors aried. Now that lots of people have found out you dont make storage wars money out of every unit its down to about 30 people each auction. Wednesday having the most people.

No offense but all the complaining you've been doing about the shows and the large crowds and high bids, and the most you've seen is 100 people??  That's the minimum here when they advertise.  Mind you, I've been to one with only 6 people that didn't advertise so it's not always bad.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Sitram Cookware
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:31:12 PM »
I sold 2 pieces at garage sale for $10 each and decided to keep the rest for now.

I just saw 4-500 people at a Friday night auction up here in Canada.  I was short on time so I had to leave after the first locker.  Pretty crazy.

Any interest in normal everyday family photos from 1940's-1960's?

What's it Worth?? / Re: Bride Doll.
« on: April 04, 2012, 03:45:14 PM »
Well, got excited for a sec cause I found s simular one. Yours has the same look as those in the Zseymour Mann collection. But all those are marked, back of the neck.  So if this isn't marked it's back to the hunt I go!

Thanks for the help.  I am actually feeling quite dumb now because I just found a very blatant and obvious mark below the neck.  Not sure how I didn't see it before.  It is marked Cathay Collection.  They don't seem to be selling for very much but I havn't found the exact doll yet.  It also says 1 _______ 5000.  It seems as though there should be a number on that line but there is not.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Sitram Cookware
« on: April 03, 2012, 11:13:16 PM »
Maybe, but I think it's more because I'm lazy lol.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Bride Doll.
« on: April 03, 2012, 11:11:57 PM »
Thanks Alias, the whole body is porcelain.  I'll try and find an identifying mark tomorrow.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Sitram Cookware
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:07:32 PM »
I'm not much of a chef, so I'll try and sell them first but at least if someone tries to lowball me I can say "if I can't get at least $75 I'll just keep them".

What's it Worth?? / Bride Doll.
« on: April 02, 2012, 03:30:25 PM »
Nice little bride here.  about 16" tall.  Can't find a marking or anything to identify it.  Face is porcelain I believe.  Someone told me they thing it's antique because the dress is dirty but it wasn't really a reliable person.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Sitram Cookware
« on: April 02, 2012, 08:57:43 AM »
ok, thanks guys.  Just to correct something someone said, they do have the plated bottoms.  They are made in France.

What's it Worth?? / Sitram Cookware
« on: April 01, 2012, 09:08:24 PM »

I got some really good quality cookware, better than the crap I use at least.  It's called Sitram Bistro Pro.  I'm not sure if this is professional/ commercial cookware or not.  I can't find much info on the Bistro Pro series, I think they probably stopped selling it long ago.  I found other Sitram series' and it's pretty expensive and they do have a professional series.  This was from my 2nd unit and it's the first set of cookware I've found.  I really have no idea what to sell this for or what features people look for in cookware.  It is well used, but it's real heavy and feels high quality to me.  Any tips or suggestions are appreciated.  I have more pics too if needed.

What's it Worth?? / Re: Antique Table
« on: March 30, 2012, 08:11:56 AM »
Thanks guys.  In my mind I was thinking $75-100 so it's good to see my instincts aren't too far off.  We'll see how it goes.

What's it Worth?? / Antique Table
« on: March 29, 2012, 11:10:29 PM »
Another newbie question.  Got this antique table in a unit.  I'm debating what to price it at.  I took these photos to an antique dealer and he thinks it's about 75 years old and made of elm.  I couldn't get a value out of him, I think because he was interested in buying it and didn't want to say too high of a number, but he did say that the $40 offer I have received on it is too low.  It does have some condition issues.  The table has some splitting where two of the boards come together and there are nicks and scratches on the table top.  The base doesn't look too bad.  Any ideas what my asking price should be?  $60?  $100?  $200?

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