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Estate Sale Success

A Weekend Schedule of Sales Estate Sales, Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Junk Stores are a weekend ritual for me. I figure out my Itinerary for a Saturday Journey by putting into my agenda the address, time and special sale items as advertised for each type of sale. I load up on my quarters and one-dollar bills and drive the planned route. Some of the sales are loaded with shopper’s spending money like they have been lost in a gold …

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Swip Swap – A Facebook Adventure Part 2

Swip Swap: A Facebook Adventure Part 2 Hometown Love At the moment, I belong to 30 different Swip Swap Groups …  all based in my little town!! Most of the Swip Swap sites I belong to are developed by folks who live in MY town and they are just for folks who live in MY town. When you post an item for sale, you will probably sell it to someone you know or a neighbor or friends from the grocery …

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Swip Swap – A Facebook Adventure in Sales

Swip Swap   Everyone likes a little extra cash!!! Whether you are cleaning out the Storage Unit that you just won at auction, The garage Or the basement, There is a NEW WAY to sell your STUFF!!!!   Shutterstock/John T Takai It’s TOO Hot/Cold for a Garage Sale I whine!! Garage Sales in Florida are like garage sales in the northern tier of the country.  They are seasonal!  No one has a garage sale in Michigan in February!!! Not only …

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Pricing For Resale

Pricing Your Stuff:  from garage sales to brick-and-mortar stores to online sales. When setting a price for an item, you must consider exactly where that item is going to be sold.  Will it be sold at a Garage Sale?  Will it be sold On Line?  Will it be sold at a shop? So many things to consider when setting a price! I chose 10 items from around my home and I went to my handy websites to estimate how much I could ask …

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Sell Your Holiday Decorations!

Sorting Your Decorations Tis the season to divest yourself of all the holiday décor you’ve amassed over the year with each storage locker you’ve purchased! Christmas decorations are one of the most commonly found items in storage lockers, and the best time to sell these items is the months leading up to Christmas when these items are in high demand. While selling these items can be time consuming, the payoff can be worth the extra effort. Before selling your décor, …

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The Art of Valuating Art in Storage Auctions

Artists have been around for as long as humans have had the motor skills to pick of a piece of charcoal. Through the years, society has used art to show devotion, to express feeling, and to convey messages. Really, as much as we might overlook it in our day to day lives, it’s incredibly important. As an artist myself, it’s something I hold very dear. But let me tell you—us artists can be a confusing group of people, and at …

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The Gentleman & Gentlewoman’s Guide to Proper Craigslist Etiquette: for the Buyer

And now it’s time for part 2 of our Gentleman and Gentlewoman’s Guide to Craigslist Etiquette! Last time we showed you how to be a polite seller, and today we will show you the most courteous and proper techniques for buying items on Craigslist. Many storage hunters use Craigslist in conjunction with storage auctions, and will buy items at discounted prices in order to resell and to supplement their inventory. Indeed, there are some manners you’ll have to remember before …

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If at First You Don’t Succeed at a Swap Meet…

Something similar has probably happened to everyone. You just scored a great unit at one of your local storage auctions. Maybe you found five boxes filled to the brim with CDs, or a ton of tools, or maybe some collectible Hot Wheels cars. You’re probably thinking that these things are going to sell like crazy at your next swap meet, right? Well, what happens if you don’t sell a single one of these items? Does this mean they’re worthless and …

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The Storage Buyer’s Guide to Using Etsy.com: Part 2

And now for Part 2, the thrilling conclusion of your guide to selling on Etsy! As I promised last time, I’m going to go over what items are your best bet to sell to hopeful vintage hunters. Let’s jump right into it! Strategize: Know Your Audience! Now, before you decide to use Etsy to sell your super rare mint condition 1859 Indian head coin for $7,000…..you might want to rethink that. Etsy is targeting a very specific demographic. Most people …

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The Storage Buyer’s Guide to Using Etsy.com: Part 1

No, I’m not suggesting you should give up the storage auction biz and become a full time arts-n-crafter on Etsy. Believe it or not, everyone’s favorite craft website can be used to the storage buyer’s advantage, too! Put away the glitter glue and knitting needles for now though–you might already have a unit filled with things you can sell on Etsy. An Introduction: Etsy? Huh, What’s That? Etsy.com has boomed in popularity since it first launched in 2005 as a …

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Guide to Tripling your Storage Unit Investment: Part Two

Welcome back.  If you read the last blog post, “Guide to Tripling your Storage Unit Investment,” we began crafting a strategy guide for you to make the most of your time after winning at the storage auctions and tripling your investment.  Here’s Part 2 of our trilogy detailing what steps you should be taking, in what order, and with what little touches of care to guarantee that you’re chipping away at your storage inventory in big chunks. The Next Work …

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Second Hand Social Acceptance, Storage Hunting Renaissance

  Depending on what demographic or neighborhood a person grew up in, there may exist a peculiar taboo in their bloodstream against accepting or buying things second hand.  When I think back to how I was unwittingly caught up in a dire need to have mail order catalogue clothes as a preteen, I just feel bad for my parents, who were buying the same  for the three other trend setters I lived with. Luckily for storage auction sellers and the …

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Charitable Donations

Not everything you win at your storage auctions will be worth reselling. Often times, winners will find themselves with a lots of clothes, outdated electronics and overly worn household products. The single most responsible thing to do with usable but unsalable goods found at auction is to donate them. The easiest way to donate is to drop off your items at a local thrift shop. Organizations like Goodwill Industries not only clothe thousands of Americans throughout the year, they also use profits …

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You’ve Just Won a Storage Auction! Now What?

So you just won a unit at your very first storage auction, you look inside and immediately you’re overwhelmed. They say that 2/3rds of every unit you win is probably going to be trash. Things like old clothes, newspapers, documents, and a lot of unsalable junk will be piled up in boxes or trash bags and the first thing you’ll need to do is sort through what is profitable and which losses to cut. Remember to take repairs into account–sometimes a …

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