Although it looked like a lot of papers inside the backpack (it was) there was also a treasure trove of office supplies. As much as Brian picks on me for shouting out "ooh!" and then it being like... a cute shirt (and not gold or diamonds), he was doing the same "boy cried wolf" thing with these office supplies. He was SO excited. I kept hearing "Ooh, look, a stapler!" (It was like freaking Office Space with the staplers, I swear). We did get a lot of really nice (unopened) office supplies though! No picture of them... SOMEONE snatched them up before I could take one! :)
After the educational things from India (which were returned), and the college papers (which were thrown away), we actually had at least $95 worth of things. Here's a recap of what we found:
* College texbooks
* Rice cooker (brand new in box)
* Crockpot (brand new in box)
* Computer memory
* Cat 5 cable
* Alarm clock
* Foreign currency
* Fancy stationery
* Tote full of office supplies
** I still have about 3-4 boxes to open from this unit... so there may even be more! If there is, we'll be sure to let you know! We'll post it as an addendum to this blog, so you may want to check back here in a few days just to make sure, if you're interested.
So... no PIRATE's GOLD here... (contrary to what some of you think from watching Storage Wars & Auction Hunters-- we don't find 18th century artifacts in EVERY locker)-- but we definitely doubled our money, which is what we always shoot for! We may even have tripled it. And, we got one heck of an education on India. So, that's a good day!
Storage Heroes Tip #8: It's not always about finding treasure. As long as you can make a profit (and have fun), that's what counts. People who give up after the first locker where there isn't obvious treasure don't deserve to be in this business.
Until next time!