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Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:44:14 AM »
Have you or someone you know bought a unit you thought was valuable, but it turned out to be a bust, and some seemingly not valuable turn out to be a treasure trove? 

Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 01:25:04 PM »
Bad: one of my first, maybe my third..  Had about 6 weed eaters showing, all were missing parts, batteries, or broken..

Good: One that looked crappy 10$ unit - Had all sorts of Nice stuff buried behind a mattress and old hutch..

Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 02:46:39 PM »
i think if anyone has bought any decent amount , everyones answer is yes...

Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 07:09:51 PM »
Bought my first unit 2 days ago, saw an Alienware computer, a couple hundred in diabetic supplies, pack and play, stroller, and a few other nice looking things. Figured I'd at least triple my money, but now I'm struggling to make back the money I paid. Alienware computer was fried and diabetic supplies was out of date. Total bust!

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Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 08:12:46 PM »
Armyinfantry92 welcome to the forum. It might be a total loss. Alienware parts can be worth a pretty penny. I would consider putting it on eBay as is. How much did you pay for the locker?

Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 11:22:22 PM »
I paid $250 for the unit :/

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Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 07:01:37 AM »
I paid $250 for the unit :/

That's not too bad. If the laptop isn't too old, you've got your money back in parts.

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Re: Lockers that looked profitable, but weren't, and vice versa
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2014, 08:46:17 AM »
As far as looked profitable but wasn't, paid $100 for a 10x10 with lots of furniture and tons of plastic storage boxes. Didn't see anything specific of value but how can you not make money if there is a ton of stuff, very neatly packed in boxes that someone paid for and you only pay $100? Well, all the furniture was total crap and the boxes were all full of crappy stained clothes and broken stuff. Found $20 in the pocket of a pair of jeans, and a new in box pair of "Raiders" shoes that we sold for $80.00. Yep, that was about it. Managed to sell a small portion of the clothing at a garage sale but most was total trash. If you figure in the dump load it wasn't even a break even locker.


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