Category: Tips & Tricks

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Valuable Vintage Board Games – Part 2

In July, we shared tips to help you spot valuable vintage board games in your online auction search on StorageTreasures.com. You can find that article here. This month, we will share some examples of popular board games that should fetch you a high price on the resale market these days.

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Starting a Resale Business

The resale market in the United States has snowballed in recent years. Reselling is when you source a product second-hand to resell for a profit. ThredUp, a popular website to resell clothing items, reports the resale market, now valued at around $28 billion, will grow to $64 billion by 2025.

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Valuable Vintage Board Games: Part 1

Valuable Vintage Board Games – Part 1 Those of us in the storage auction business see board games in storage lockers all the time. They seem to be a staple of abandoned units, just like artificial Christmas trees. Unlike artificial Christmas trees, vintage board games can be precious and highly

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Is Reselling on Etsy Good for Storage Auctions?

There are many places for reselling items found in a storage unit in today’s digital marketplace. From eBay to Facebook Marketplace, Offer Up and so, so many more, your resale options are endless. However, some platforms may prove a better place to sell your storage auction finds. Etsy describes itself

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Winning an Auction: What Happens Next?

Buying a unit at a storage auction is more complicated than it might seem. Television shows make it look so easy – find an auction, outbid the competition, discover epic treasure! However, storage auctions are just like any other business in the world; there are rules. Familiarize yourself with these

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Storage Auction Winnings: Become an eBay Pro

You finally won a storage auction. What do you do with the items now? Re-sell that inventory, of course. There are many different options available for reselling, eBay is one of the most popular places for storage auction buyers to resell their inventory. However, successfully selling on eBay is a

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Why Do Online Storage Auctions Get Bad Reviews?

At StorageTreasures we are always looking for ways to do better and one way we do that is by looking at messages we get from our bidders. They can sting a little, but it helps us learn our areas for improvement so we can give you a better experience with online storage auctions. Here is a recent Facebook Messenger conversation that may help answer

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Tips And Tricks For Selecting A Good Auction

When it comes to selecting auctions, most people have failed woefully. While there are no proven ways to pick a good auction, there are a couple of tips and tricks that you can use when selecting a good auction. These tips include; 1. Be familiar with the types of auction;

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10 Tips For Restoring Old Furniture

Professional furniture restorers and hobbyists alike all have one thing in common: the desire to pluck a piece of furniture from a garage sale or self-storage auction and restore it to its former glory. What’s not to like? You’re saving something from a landfill and if you are going to

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Historical Items Museums Want

If you’re a history buff, you might enjoy estate sales, antique markets, and storage treasure hunting. There’s no telling what treasures you may find from a bygone age. Mementos from decades-old political campaigns, letters, diaries, newspapers, magazines, and more. All of these tell a story and give us a sense

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4 Things to Bring to a Storage Auction

Whether you’ve won an online storage auction and need to pick up your items, or you attend auctions in person, these items will make your life a whole lot easier. A Fully Charged Mobile Phone With your mobile phone, you have a built-in flashlight, an instant price comparison checker, a

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Myths and Facts About Collectibles

Ever been on the Internet? Of course you have. Chances are at some point or another, you’ve encountered a viral rumor about some object from your childhood being worth your weight in gold. You may have frantically fact-checked, or lost your head a little and called your mom to look

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The Business of Storage Auctions

How do storage facility owners decide when to auction off delinquent units? At what point does an owner decide it’s time to tell the tenant to collect their stuff and leave? “I don’t like auctions,” admits Mark Helm, author of Creating Wealth through Self-Storage. From a business perspective, this makes

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From Storage to Store: Turning a Hobby Into a Business

Storage auction bidders generally try to move the items they win. A lot of people with this hobby value eco-consciousness and helping those in need, but profit motivates seasoned unit-flippers. Many sellers turn to eCommerce to monetize storage unit finds. The old standby, eBay, is a popular choice. Yet eCommerce,

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Don’t Judge Storage Auctions by Their Locations

If you think the best storage auction facilities are nestled in Beverly Hills, where the rich and famous stash their spare diamond-encrusted toilet seats, you’d be forgiven. But you can’t judge a storage facility by its zip code. Here’s why: People Shop Around Yes, proximity to where you live is

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10 Ways To Profit From A Storage Auction

10 Ways To Profit From A Storage Auction When you get into the storage bidding business, you can be competing with dozens, sometimes hundreds of other bidders for only a few units. In order to make the most of your opportunity to profit from a winning bid, you need to

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