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.