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Old 01-20-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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I picked up my first major client today! GMC/Chevy/Cadillac dealer that closed up. The guy still owns the building and everything in it. He's looking to unload EVERYTHING, including the property and building.

I was setup with him through my old boss. Drinking buddies with each other from way back when. Met the guy today and he's a real laid back dude, very trusting and down to earth, which I like.

I'm going to start on it tomorrow. Basically I'll have the 3 buildings to myself and I just have to pick a starting point. Should take me a couple months, but I was looking for something like this.

So a heads up for any of you guys that have GM vehicles for your OTM. There's a TON of brand new in the box parts. I mean thousands of parts and I haven't even seen inside the 2 trailers yet.

And for anyone looking for specialty tools, got plenty of them as well. Scanners, gauges, tool kits, etc. Not to mention all the heavy equipment and computer ****.

I'm not even going to scout out any new clients for the time being. Seeing this should keep me plenty busy. I'll make sure I take pictures of the cool **** he's got. Some old vintage parts hiding amongst the parts, but I didn't thumb through too much today.

Just wanted to share with everyone! I really needed this to happen.
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now if I only knew what it is you actually do...
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Great googly moogly. I need that. ALL of it. Great find man. I will let you know if I need anything for my LS1 swap. Got any CTS-V water pumps or LS2 pulley setups laying around there?
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Nice! So what are you doing with the buildings after they are cleared out? Your in construction of some sort is all I know...
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...Met the guy today and he's a real laid back dude, very trusting and down to earth, which I like...Just wanted to share with everyone! I really needed this to happen.

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Hey Joe I'm a real state agent if you need me to sell the building or lease it out let me know
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He's like that chick from 40 Year Old Virgin. Sells your **** on ebay.
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Well my business card says "Professional ebay auctioneers", but just like anyone else that does it, I just sell on ebay. I always did it for myself, but recently started getting people asking me about selling stuff for them. At first it was just a couple buddies of mine from down at the shop (old job, concrete shop), now its starting to get out there that I do this.

So.....I rolled with it. Got the business cards, got the website (under construction), contracts made out, invoices, etc. It really just happened without any thought of doing this. Really, I should still be pouring concrete with my dad and my brother, but times are rough, and I'm not brazilian, so I'm easier to let go home without work. I had to start doing something in the meantime, but now it seems more worth it to stick with this. I'm going to give it a shot and see how it does. Hopefully the construction industry picks up so I still have something to fall back on just in case, but I dont plan on it.

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THIS. if i recall correctly.
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He's like that chick from 40 Year Old Virgin. Sells your **** on ebay.
Yep. Didn't anyone here read the epic guitar sale thread? Sells for a cut.

Vash, good job landing that one. Everything going no reserve? If so, it will be easy cash. Even after this one is done, you will have a good reference for future big sales.

A bit of advice. I'd suggest that you to take some pictures of the "whole deal" so that you have something solid to later show to perspective clients. That way you can convince them that you can handle the big projects. Think of this job as your resume and how some strategic "big picture" photos can help you sell yourself.

Maybe even on some of the higher profile parts that you know will sell well you could put some extra effort into a really well written description and good photos. That way after it closes you can get some screen shots of the closed ad with big $$$ to show that what you can do adds VALUE to the sale and you just aren't skimming money that that they view that they are losing if they would just do it themselves. Maybe even find some exact comps that have crappy descriptions that have sold for much less. It would be easier to convince them that you are the one that they should be dealing with.
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Yer card reads Oeybay.
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Everything is for sale, so I need to make this **** disappear ASAP before I loose the building to keep everything at. Its up for sale/lease, but its been sitting for awhile now. Couldn't hurt for me to throw it up online and get it some more exposure. I wouldn't mind some commission on selling this property. lol

I will let you guys know what good stuff I come across. I didn't even think about looking for **** for guys with the LS1 swaps. I'll definitely look into that.

The amount of parts was overwhelming for sure. Lots of things I'll need to sell in bulk, but lots of stuff that looks like its worth some dough. Hopefully, I can help this guy get rid of everything and turn a good profit on it.
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i like the sound of tool kits...
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Yep. Didn't anyone here read the epic guitar sale thread? Sells for a cut.

Vash, good job landing that one. Everything going no reserve? If so, it will be easy cash. Even after this one is done, you will have a good reference for future big sales.

A bit of advice. I'd suggest that you to take some pictures of the "whole deal" so that you have something solid to later show to perspective clients. That way you can convince them that you can handle the big projects. Think of this job as your resume and how some strategic "big picture" photos can help you sell yourself.

Maybe even on some of the higher profile parts that you know will sell well you could put some extra effort into a really well written description and good photos. That way after it closes you can get some screen shots of the closed ad with big $$$ to show that what you can do adds VALUE to the sale and you just aren't skimming money that that they view that they are losing if they would just do it themselves. Maybe even find some exact comps that have crappy descriptions that have sold for much less. It would be easier to convince them that you are the one that they should be dealing with.
Thanks man! I like that idea about showing my auctions vs others. I plan on documenting this whole thing as I go through it all. You guys know I cant not take 100's of pictures of ****. lol

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Joeybay-it

I was going to name it "ebay-it", but ebay's legal department shot me down. Glad I called before I went though with it the whole nine yards, only to have problems down the road.

The name came on a drunken night with some good friends. My good friends call me Joey, so it just came out one night brainstorming. I liked it and decided on it right away. My gf's father hooked me up with the design for the cards. The rest is all happening as we speak. Next order of plans is to start on the website to have something to show the work I've already done, like Stein suggests, which is really the work I'm doing right now.
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My OTM is an '05 Duramax Silverado. Lemme know if he's got cheap injectors or wheel bearings. I'm also looking for the intake and turbo mouthpiece from an '06 Duramax.
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Wow...congratulations!

Good luck moving all that. I'm always up for cheap tools. Could use a couple of torque wrenches right now, a regular ft-lbs one, and something calibrated in in-lbs as well.
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i'll find out if my lady's dad needs anything for his pickup or blazer
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My OTM is an '05 Duramax Silverado. Lemme know if he's got cheap injectors or wheel bearings. I'm also looking for the intake and turbo mouthpiece from an '06 Duramax.
Ok cool. Once I get a parts list together I'll let you know.

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Wow...congratulations!

Good luck moving all that. I'm always up for cheap tools. Could use a couple of torque wrenches right now, a regular ft-lbs one, and something calibrated in in-lbs as well.
Thanks dude!

The tools will probably be some of the first things I do. Just because they are really the only thing that's all in one place. lol

Here's some stuff I jotted down while I was down there;

OTC Domestic software update
Tire pressure monitor tester
Kent Moore keyless entry tester
Kent Moore universal gauge tester
Digital remote pressure/vacuum gauge
Gen III V8 base engine service tool kit
Kent Moore gas analyzer
Mac tools taskmaster
NOS factory radios
Shitloads of AC delco oil filters, fuel filters, air filters, bulbs, etc
Running boards, headlights, body panels, etc
NIB OEM Cadillac wheels
Cadillac map discs
Phones, computers, chairs, light fixtures, etc
About, 500 exhaust clamps.....lol

Tons of ****. Should be fun!
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I should give you my parents' number. They've been trying to get me to sell a bunch of crap on ebay for awhile. They're in Cromwell.
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