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Weird & Wacky Finds / Re: Want To Go Bowling?
« on: June 05, 2013, 07:37:33 PM »
An AR-15 is nothing more than a .22 with a bunch of gunpowder - LOL!

If you really want to do some damage, a hollow point .38 snub nose would be about the best for home defense. Simple, small and easy to use for just about anybody. Add in a couple of speed loaders and you are good to go.

Now that we've completely derailed this thread i'll throw in my $.02.

For home defense I think the best is a short barreled 12 guage, pump action, loaded with 00 buckshot.  You don't have to be a great aim, and it will take anything in your way down.

"Well, they fixed my nose, and fixed my boobs, I wonder when they'll fix my husband?"

Reality Shows about Storage Auctions / Re: Barry's Auction Angels
« on: June 05, 2013, 06:32:05 PM »
So what did ya'll think of Barry's auction angels Candy & Sandy?

Hookers need free pub on TV too yo! 

That's a really good rate. The best I've found is up around 2.8% with no monthly fee.

With that rate what would be the advantage versus just using square or the new PayPay service which charge , I believe %2.75 and %2.7

I wonder which would be cheaper, adoption proceedings, or just bidding on the kids when the mom couldn't keep the unit paid up?

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Selling Store Cards on eBay
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:42:58 PM »
Amazon has nothing you would like to buy?  Do you realize you can get everything from books to groceries to hardware to gun accessories on Amazon? heh

If nothing else troll Amazon for specials and see what you might be able to buy and flip locally.

It must be you, because I thought she didn't have enough of them.  ;)

I'm with Alloro on this one...
I also agree that as long as Brandi get at least one explicative bleeped per week she will be in my top 3 reality TV show stars.  (She will probably never displace Si from Duck Dynasty though..)

The biggest one here in DFW charges for parking, so I guess that's essentially a "per carload" charge.

Flea Markets / Re: First flea market of the season
« on: April 15, 2013, 12:30:37 PM »
Hmmm, hard work=success, what a concept! :)

I hear the concept is referred to as "Quaint and old fashioned" now a days....

Saturday night I was with some buddies playing poker.  Nothing surprising there.  One was asking questions about a new business he was thinking about starting, and that led to talking about how I am considering getting back into the storage auction and resale game, at least part time.

They had questions about how things work and I gave them the 10,000 foot overview.  The inevitable question came up about the storage facilities making money off the auctions and I told them about how in a lien auction they only get what they're owed and in theory have to give anything over that to the owner.

The next thing asked was :
"Well then... couldn't you just rent a cheap locker, put a lot of boxes in with labels indicating expensive items, or empty boxes from expensive items and decoys, then let the unit expire and see if someone paid more than was left on rent to make a buck?"

Sometimes I worry about the people I hang out with...

Flea Markets / Re: First flea market of the season
« on: April 14, 2013, 02:02:10 PM »
For Californians the "season" is year round.

Same here in North Texas.  In fact a couple of the local flea markets are more like giant stoarge facilities where every weekend the owners pop open the doors and sell from inside their lockers.  (I'm looking at you Traders Village...)

As much as Dave was a world class douchenozzle, he also added conflict to the show which made it more entertaining.   

Just watching them buy lockers, overvalue the contents, and when all else fails find a magical Maguffin in the back to make it look profitable is only entertaining to a point.  And Barry can only be relied on for comic relief about one out of every 2 or 3 shows.

Craigslist / Re: I think I lost a sale...
« on: April 14, 2013, 09:59:54 AM »
Another angle  to look at it from is that every hour you spend selling an item you have to "pay" yourself for.  So if it takes an extra 5 hours of work (relisting/answering calls/having someone else come over) to sell it for $50 more you're only making $10 an hour.

I don't know a lot of people that like working for $10 an hour.

This  brings up an interesting ethical and potentially legal question.

Say you buy a locker, clean the content out and when you're back at your sorting location you find evidence of a crime. 

Do you turn the contents of the whole locker over to the police?  Just what you think is suspicious/illegal?

For instance a hypothetical in my head.  You see a locker with some boxes and a nice desk.  YOU bid on it figuring to flip the desk quick.  Once you buy you find documents in the boxes and desk indicating someone was running and illegal sports book and this was their "office".  You also find a lockbox with, let's say, a moderate amount of cash in it and a handgun in the desk.

How do you handle it?  Do you notify the cops at all?

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Frustrating Day
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:23:53 AM »
I'm with MovieMan on this.  It would seem the first step would simply be the mental discipline to block out their distractions.  In my "day job" we have to contend with people like this from time to time when doing competitive presentations and pitches. 

My mental mantra for it is, focus on the goal, do what you always do, don't let them take you off your game. 

They're either doing it to try to get a real advantage by throwing you off your game, or they're doing it to entertain themselves by seeing you get annoyed.  Either way, if you ignore them they fail to get what they wanted out of it.

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