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What's it Worth?? / Re: Are trophies worth anything?
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:43:39 PM »
The only time I can ever remember being in the market for a used trophy was at one point when I was trying to build a huge gaudy franken-trophy for a fantasy football league I was in...

If I'm indicative of the market I would say it's a pretty limited market.

As someone who did this some when I was younger and thinking about getting back into it (although probably part time) I agree with you.

I am only considering it because I will be able to attend weekday auctions and wouldn't think about a Saturday when, as you noted, people are there with stupid money.  It's looking more and more like the only people making real money on Saturdays will be the auctioneers.

I like my money  to much for that.  If anything I might be too conservative bidding.

Other Forms of Selling / Re: Anyone Sell On
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:12:57 PM »
Apparently there are two things you can easily get on Backpage which you can't get on CL...

Hookers and Guns!

Which, when you think about it, definitely targets a certain market.

Of course, because I'm willing to bet she didn't get paid and one has to protect their likeness. heh

Other Forms of Selling / Re: Have a unit you need to sell?
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:08:13 PM »
WOuld this also qualify if we just had a bunch of stuff in the garage to get rid of? Or do we need to move it into a unit, then picture it? heh

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Kinda new in Dallas....
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:00:58 PM »
Hi there,

I'm rekindling an interest in this business for various reasons.  When I was in high school (I won't say when that was, but I will say Reagan was president) my uncle did Storage Auctions, Picking, Etc and ran a little thrift store.  I would tag along to be his loader/unloader and loved it.   This is the same uncle who taught me how to play poker, so some of the man essentials he covered for me. 

Fast forward to now.  I have a career, make a decent living, and am married.  My wife loves her some reality TV of various flavors and inevitably we ended up seeing Storage Wars.  I immediately started grimacing when I saw their "estimates" on the values of things (one favorite.. "This is Travertine tile... this is around $100 a square foot!" and "user DVD player, that's a $30 bill every day!") and then it dawned on me...

This was how my wife (who has a degree in Medieval Historical studies) acts every time we watch bad documentaries on the History channel....  And how my friends who wrestled in college react when someone brings up the WWE.

Now my nostalgia is kicking in for the days of my youths and I'm debating becoming what , at least from reading these forums, isn't the most liked type of person.... the dreaded part timer.  Maybe buy an occasional unit and focus on things I can haul back to the garage, touch up and sell on CL/Ebay/Garage sales.

I'm still wondering what the over/under and odds are on , in a few years when this fad blows over, a little desperation for the fame kicks in and we have Brandi porn floating around....

One of the golden rules to remember is that for real syndication success you want around 5 years (i.e. around 100 episodes). 

How many episodes are they cramming into a "season" of each of these?  I suspect they will push to get each to 5 years to get enough episodes to make money syndicating.

Of course the "standard cable channel" world is different from network TV.  Syndication and rerun rules might change accordingly.

Tell me it isn't've bwoken my wittle heart.  :'(

I analogize this board (and this sub board in particular) to collegiate and olympic wrestlers sitting around and critiquing the WWE.

Oh lordie pie....

(Preface that I'm a noob around here with my previous experience in the Storage Auction business being that in the 80's I helped my uncle out while I was in high school and he was running a thrift store using storage auctions for stock).

But I saw an episode of this recently where they apparently found an 8th century Byzantine clay pot which was filled with oil and used as a mortar/grrenade.  They found this in a box of generic army surplus store practice grenades. :-[

Strangely enough I do have a friend and his wife does essentially exactly what the blonde chick does and he said if I ever wanted to get back into things he's like first run at furniture I come across. heh

I like both American Restoration and Counting Cars. 

But I also have a huge weakness for retro/classic vehicles and such.

My wife is an American Pickers junkie.

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