Sometimes a good thing, sometimes just that………………GARBAGE!
This time around I wanted to cover the pros and cons of black bag mountain units. I personally have grown fond of these types of units. I have found everything from loose cash, jewelry and such all the way to receipts and pocket lint.
One thing you have to remember just because it looks trashy, does not mean that is what is in store. May have been put there by a lazy packer/mover or maybe the original tenant was in a rush to move and just threw everything they owned into something quick and somewhat durable.
A little bit of luck could land you some name brand clothes, designer bags/purses, shoes, accessories and so on. Also you can land my personal favorites – real jewelry or even better loose cash!
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Also, however you have some cons. As I mentioned above you may just find some old receipts and lint. As well as you may be staring at bags and bags of dirty, stained, beatup clothes that you need to figure out where to dispose them.
I personally have had some luck so I am always willing to give them a shot. Also these units are generally known to go on the cheaper end. So one that is new to the business could use these types of units as a good capital builder.
One thing you have to remember however is these bags, once tied up especially, leave no room for proper ventilation so now you are facing mold and mildew issues.
In the long run these units are one of those matters where it’ll be a love/hate relationship. However your first few experiences go, may determine if you pull the trigger automatically on these in the future or if you just turn the other cheek.
You also must remember that these bags can easily rest and cover upon other things such as totes, other boxes, furniture and much more. I personally just got a 5×10 that was pretty much bags for $30. I discovered a pair of Nikes which already put me into the green by days’ end and have yet to process it in it’s entirety.
If you ask me, for the right cheap price of course, I’ll always say grab it if you can. Look on the bright side. If it ends up being trash, they are already in bags for ya 😉
Until next time hunters – best of luck on all future units. Black bags or not.