Tip of the Trade: Bring a flashlight as it can help you see into the backs of dark lockers.
If Brandi could have any superpower... "I wish I had x-ray vision so I could see everything in a locker. Especially what's in a safe or trunk."
Dave's biggest score? "Single item. A painting I sold for $155,000.00"
Tip of the Trade: The smaller the crowd, the better your chances of getting a great deal and a big score!
If Dan could have any superpower... "If I could have any super power it would by hypnotic powers to set my own auction prices before the auction begins."
You might be surprised to learn... "Many people are surprised to hear I speak Arabic!"
Tip of the Trade: The surrounding area is a good indication of the quality of lockers you'll find at a facility.
Did you know... Darrell has two tattoos!
If Brandon could have any superpower... "I'd want x-ray vision so I could look into the boxes - pretty common, I'm sure. Or a special talent for finding gold!"
Tip of the Trade: What's written on the boxes isn't always what's inside.
Did you know... Before Jarrod & Brandi started buying lockers, Jarrod was in the mortgage industry and Brandi was a stay-at-home mom and owner of a notary business.
Dave's favorite part of buying lockers? "Making a profit."
Laura's most unusual find? "...a 5x10 full of hidden cash in empty soap box containers and plastic trash bags. $38,500 all in $5 and $100 dollar bills, all consecutive. Turned out to be Jack Kevorkian's unit."
Tip of the Trade: Be sure to look for labels, markings and hallmarks on all your items. Something may not look expensive, but distinguishing marks can increase the value.
If Jarrod could have any superpower... "I'd want Ice Breath like Superman has so I could freeze out the competition."
You might be surprised to learn... Dan has a black belt in Kung Fu San Soo!
You might be surprised to learn... Darrell is a drummer and has played in many bands.
Did you know... "I have many tattoos, but they're in three areas; my whole left leg, and both of my upper arms."
Tip of the Trade: The longer the locker has been at the facility, the more likely you are to find exciting antiques.
Jarrod & Brandi's most unusual find? "Black and white photos from the 1800s with dead people in them. It looked like some weird photo shoot with dead people and their families around them. Creepy!"
In a single month Darrell and Brandon go to 30 auctions, Jarrod & Brandi hit around 60 auctions, Dave goes to 100 auctions, and Dan and Laura Dotson conduct 300 auctions!
Dave's most unusual find? "A human skeleton." Yikes.
Tip of the Trade: Always check in with facility managers before an auction to get insider tips on the history of the units up for sale.
You might be surprised to learn... Jarrod likes country music.
If Darrell could have any superpower… "If I could have a super power, I'd want the ability to be in two places at once."
Tip of the Trade: How well the unit is packed is a good indication of what state the items are in.
Brandon's most unusual find? "When I was around 13 my dad bought a locker full of model planes and I loved it. They were 2 to 6 feet long and really worked!"
Laura's biggest score? "A unit with a $1.6 million comic book inside it. Turned out to be Nicholas Cage's stolen 1938 first edition action comic."
Tip of the Trade: If you're new to the auction world, regular buyers will haze you and try to bid you up.
You might be surprised to learn... "I do have a heart."
Dan's biggest score? "A unit full of famous pin-up artist Alberto Vargas' art collection with one-of-a-kind art and original pieces worth over $2 million.”
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