so we were feeling pretty ready to buy at the next facility (it was a caravan auction).
The door rolls open and we see this:
Who could pass up all of those records? We've had a great deal of success in the past with records, both at our garage sales and with a few very good record stores and wholesalers in the area so we jumped on it. I (Rebecca) immediately wanted to open with a $200 bid, Brian wanted to start low at $50 and I think we both bid at the same time (first time that's ever happened, I think) so we ended up somewhere in the middle. It went well over $200 though (I knew it would) and things were slowing down around $300 when one of our competitors decided he would take it all the way up to $400.
We had previously agreed that $400-600 was going to be our stopping point, and I felt confident that we could get it for $400-500, so we were totally okay with going to $425 and that's where the bidding stopped.
Even if we sell each record at 25 cents a piece, we'll make our money back-- there are well over 1500 records, perhaps even as many as 2500. That's yet to be determined. There were about 5 large boxes, 6 medium boxes, 7 small boxes, as well as approximately 7 sterilite tubs (the long ones).
There's really no digging to be done on this unit, but we will tell you that a lot of the albums are older, many are shrink-wrapped, and a lot of of Louisiana bands (many are promo copies from before they were famous) so that's pretty interesting and a good sign. So far, no rock, just jazz and classical, but we've got plenty to go through. The owner was a dedicated collector, so they are all in alphabetical order by genre. The boxes are even labelled for us!
It's not as good of a buy as it would have been at $200, and there PROBABLY aren't any rare Beatles or Elvis, but it's definitely still a great buy and we're excited we have it! We'll keep you updated.
And on the way out of the facility, THIS happened:
Never a dull moment!
Until next time,
We bring the FUN to AUCTION!