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Auction Scene #3...March, 2012

Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 08:06:42 PM »
Not bad prices there Cheesehead.  The 1st unit would of gone for close to $100 or more in my area cuz of the kids guitar.  Don't know why people go nuts over them.

Second unit for $145 is a decent buy IMO.  Has a good chance to make a profit on it.

This is a little out-of-the-way privately owned facility that has auctions about every three months.  The place is always clean, the owners are always friendly, and the crowds/prices seem to be decent.  Just too bad there were only two lockers.  Guess the only good factor is since I am in a more rural part of the country, the crowds are 20-50 and not 100+  Of course, I have an outhouse, and my cell phone is a tomato can and string, but hey, you can't have everything!! :D

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Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2012, 10:36:35 PM »
No, I tend to attract units with LOTS of stuffed animals though, and I would have better luck selling beach balls to eskimos then selling those darn things!  :P

Aside from black bags full of clothing, those black bags also seem to contain a lot of stuffed animals.

I guess both are something affordable and "comfort worthy" for certain original buyers. 

I haven't really seen a lot of stuffed animals at thrift stores, but the clothing racks are full to overflowing (mostly women's clothing of course).


Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2012, 01:45:54 PM »
Scored an awesome locker last week.
 Found an auction last minute real close to my house. It was a smaller facility that had auctions listed for two locations at same time. I picked the one closer to home. Lucky me it was snowing that morning and only about 10 bidders for two lockers. First door goes up and it is a 10x10 80% full the auctioneer starts the bidding at $200. Everyone laughs so he calls for $100. One guy says a 100 and I go 125. sold. It was almost too easy so I was a little scared to get in there after the rest of the days auctions I attended.
     This is  the unit that just keeps giving. The original owner must have been OCD because everything in the unit was spotless except some of the kitchen stuff. Nothing in here of exceptional value but easy items to sell.here is a small list of items.
1. 2 matching twin beds with headboards in great condition  sold $160
2. Microfiber couch in great condition(even covered it with a blanket)
3. Vintage Franklin Hope Chest in good condition
4. China doll collection
5. Vintage xmas stuff
6. Convection oven
7. Kitchenaid appliances
8. Italian Dish set .(complete)
9. Set of new silverware (still in original packaging
10. Pot and Pan set. still in original packaging
11. Picturing frames and misc wall art still in packaging. the $20+ kind
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr Leather Jacket in new cond.
13. Misc. silver jewelry
14. 10k baby bracelett
15. nice non-gold or silver  jewelry
16. 2 Unopened Wii games
17. 4 Unopened DS games
18. 2 boxes of DVD's all in cases and very few scratches
19. table and 2 chairs
20. 2 antique chairs
21. Human Size stuffed whale
Lots of smalls and kitchen misc. and toys

Nick

Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 08:27:10 AM »
Count your blessings that you got a really good unit and a great price.

Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2012, 10:29:23 AM »
went to a stoage vault auction at a moving company today  crowd was around 75-100 prices were kinda high im guessing average of 450 per vault  :(

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Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2012, 02:16:27 AM »
Could someone help me out with this?  I found these Indian Clothes and have no idea how to identify them. I see the mens tops going from $200 to $2000.

Mens front

Mens back



Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2012, 10:03:21 AM »
I think I have read that you are in SoCal, if so, it is pretty easy to look up the contact numbers for numerous Native American reservations in your area. They should have someone who could tell you from the photos what tribe these are from. Also, UCLA has a Native American studies program that may help.

These look like something that would used in re-enactments or at a PowWow gathering.

Anywho, good luck in your search.

Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2012, 01:50:11 PM »
I went to a auction about 40 miles from my house.  There is a shortage of auction in my area right now, which is okay because I will be in New York for about a week come Friday. 

There were about 50 people, 5 units.

Out of the 5, 4 had starting price set by facility, starting at like $300.

They were ok units nothing great, and they went for way too much.

The 5th unit was a setup unit from the managers house, relatives, and neighbors.  As soon as she said this everone walked away.  I bought it for $200.  There was no hidden things everything was out in open and she said we could walk in the unit and look. 

There was 2 futons, kitchen hutch, tv stand, chester drawer, nice bedroom suite, matching couch and loveseat (old), Nice couch, love seat, descent mattress and box spring (serta posderapedic), another couch, 2 vintage fold out chairs, and a vintage arm chair.     

I think I can make an easy $800-$1000.

I was lucky everyone was looking for the WOW FACTOR and not seeing the money that was right there in front of them.


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Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2012, 05:03:01 PM »
Went to 3 auctions today...all same chain. Total of 9 lkrs. Prices not bad, crowd about 20....lkr contents mostly crap.
Highest one went for $600 which in my opinion was about $300 too much to make any profit. Cheapest one went for $5 and guy was groaning he had even bid on it.


Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2012, 07:22:29 PM »
UGA - glad she at least told you that up front.  We have many places here that combine units but don't say anything.  Or do company units and don't say anything.

I'm off for my caravan Thursday - not many units however.  About 20 units total for 7 locations.  Suspect will be down to 10 or less by the morning.  Friday is U-haul, Saturday an out of the way town, then more next week.  Will try and hit as many as work permits.  Should be a busy next 12 days.

Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2012, 03:32:47 PM »
caravan started at 10:30 big crowd for this place (40-50)
4 rooms ranged from $30 -$1500
wasnt happy with what i saw the sales going for and bailed after that location

Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 06:23:44 PM »
Finished the normally 7 facility caravan today, but we only had lockers at 5 places.  Starting crowd was 25-30 people, mid-day saw close to 50 people, last stop (1 locker out of way) we only had 15 people.  We had one really good unit go for $1420.  I bid on 4 units but was outbid by a large margin.  Still kicking myself for not bidding another time or two on one unit.  Wife had wanted some of the text books in the unit.  Oh well, U-haul Friday.

Overall prices were still higher then what I want to pay.  In fact the normal whale was even talking about how high prices are.  Most of the high dollar units went to people I've seen but not often.  Only one regular purchased multiple units today and he paid out the nose IMO.  He said they needed inventory bad so who knows.

I did spend $10 to buy 2 desktop computers and a monitor from one of the winners.  Also pulled some scrap out of the dumpster at one of the locations.

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Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2012, 07:18:55 PM »
Whats the highest you would bid on a 40x40 full of lcd tvs and other items like dell computers and vacuum cleaners.  With lets say over 300 tvs maybe 100 in the box. Looking like a customer return locker.  ?? No idea weather they work or not.

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Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2012, 08:03:45 PM »
Whats the highest you would bid on a 40x40 full of lcd tvs and other items like dell computers and vacuum cleaners.  With lets say over 300 tvs maybe 100 in the box. Looking like a customer return locker.  ?? No idea weather they work or not.

$100


Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2012, 09:47:03 PM »
Took the truck and trailer down to finish cleaning out my "build up" unit.   When I was done we decided we weren't far from a auction I had seen, so we decided to go hit it.

There was about 60 people, 7 untis,   2 were bid and hold units.   I don't like this practice.

I ended up buying a unit for $225.  Pretty good unit.   But I have soooo much inventory now it's  ridiculous.    I will stop buying for a while.  Going on a trip for a week and when I get back will sel sell sell!

All the other units were junk except 1 and it went for $375.  2 of the units didn't even sell, they were trash.


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