New Jersey Was Truly Awesome
New Jersey was a very unique auction to attend. It was truly awesome. The US Customs & Border Protection goods ready for auction were held in old government warehouses. General Order Warehouse has housed these international goods for over 6 months. Foxtrot and Charlie marked the soot covered space. Once you find the area and sign-in, you get to inspect a strange mix of goods. You can buy one wooden door, 3 bicycles, or 14,000 t-shirts size medium, all at the same auction. As a reseller it’s fun and challenging because the variety is so wide and the potential is just as big. Surprisingly the auction is held in a hotel conference room. US Border Patrol agents attend wearing blue and most of the bidders are in suits. There were some big players here; several of them spent over 40k and never broke a sweat. To be able to show up and buy and make a profit is an accomplishment.
Here are updates on some of the finds I uncovered after I trucked the goods back home. There was a Louis Vuitton handbag and belt that I had authenticated later on, Gucci and Coach watches – both real, and Gucci sunglasses that were real. The Tiffany & Co. jewelry shown on the episode was also real. The necklace and bracelet sold for $201. The Louis Vuitton handbag and old antique camera are on display at the Nifty Thrifty.
– Mark Meyer