Monday, March 12, 2012

Storage unit F-29

Storage unit F-29 purchased at auction on February 23, 2012 for $250 had the following items within it’s contents.

James Dean collectibles in the following: Framed photographs, jigsaw puzzle, deck of playing cards, shot glass, 1/18 scale model 1949 Mercury Coup, 12” action figure doll, collector plate, large serving tray, 3D framed poster, movie collections in VHFs and DVDs.

50 Star Wars action figures

Movie collector cards for, Indiana Jones series, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.

75 DVD movies all all kinds.

200+ VHF movies of all kinds.

20” Leg Lamp like in “The Christmas Story”.

An antique iron bed with head, foot, rails and slats.

A Lava Lamp.

An antique Drop Leaf dining table

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hi Ho Silver

Yesterday we were going through a storage unit which we purchased at auction on the 23ed of February. We found a tin with some change in it (coins). Thinking it was just pocket change like we normally find in storage units we just tossed the tin in a small box to bring home. After supper we opened the tin to count the change, 48 dimes, 27 quarters and 2 half dollar coins. All these coins were dated in or before 1964. We had silver in our hands. We removed three Mercury Dimes from the batch to save for ourselves.

Today we took the coins to our special metals buyer. The face value of the coins we took him was $12.25 in return he gave up $200. Not a bad find from a $250 storage unit.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Update on January 19th’s Storage Unit

Over the past 12 days we have been going through our storage unit. Items we have found that were in sellable condition have been placed in our new flea market booth at 49 Flea Market on highway 49 South of Hattiesburg, MS. Booth 008Booth 006Booth 007 We occupied our booth this past weekend, one of the slowest weekends of the year. We did sell a few items making back our booth rent and storage locker rent plus a little extra for the next auction.

Today was our last day sorting through the clothing that was stuffed in duffel bags. This was the unit that kept on giving as today we found a set of wedding rings at the bottom of a duffel bag that had women's cloths. We took the rings to a jewelry store and got a value on them, size 5.5, 14K white gold, .38 karat diamonds  value $849.rings 001

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Storage Unit With Some WOW!!

Today was our first storage auction unit with a real WOW factor. Below is what we were able to see before the bidding started.unit12 001unit12 002What caught our eyes were the plastic storage containers, the lack of furniture and the shoes. These were very good signs that this was the locker we would want. All kinds of ideas came to mind as to just what could be hiding in those containers. Cloths, knick-knacks, dishes, toys and the list could go on forever.

Quick look before we called it a day and came home. We found 14 pairs of almost new Nike shoes, three pairs were Air Jordans. Three new designer wallets, a Coach, a Christian Dior and a Prada. Dozens and dozens of movie DVDs, Music CDs, Play Station and computer games.

Also in this storage unit are military uniforms, ammo pouches, a bullet proof vest, gas mask, holsters, empty ammo clips, a tank helmet, a 70 pound backpack and three duffel bags.

We won this storage unit for $375 which was a steal for what we found however for what we could see during the bidding we thought we were over bidding. We sure are glad the other bidders felt the same way and didn’t run the bid up any higher.

Just counting the Nike shoes and the three designer wallets we see those items bringing in over $1,200.