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Growing my Junk Removal Business, Bay Area Hauling & Junk Removal

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Alexely999, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Feb 3, 2022 at 3:32 PM
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    AI Surf Fisher

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    Good on you - entrepreneurship is alive and well. I have almost always had my own business. I take a hobby or an interest and turn it into a business. Bought a house, raised 2 girls and put them thru college running my own businesses. Be careful and good luck to you.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2022 at 4:38 PM
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    A lot!
     
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    I appreciate the kind words!
     
  4. Feb 3, 2022 at 4:44 PM
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  5. Feb 3, 2022 at 4:46 PM
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    Every once in a while I take my doggo to the dump with me. I think he likes the smell.
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  6. Feb 4, 2022 at 11:03 AM
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    You ever clash with College Hunks Hauling Junk? Fight over territory? Kick down each others signs? lol just playing

    I think i have too bad of a hoarding problem to do what you're doing. End up taking hella stuff home. hahah
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM
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    Haha. I know some of the local guys. We mostly compete against 1800GotJunk.

    I don’t have that problem but I’ve brought my wife to a few jobs and she’s interested in furniture and little odds and ends haha.
     
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    Thats how this whole self employed thing works man. Hope you achieve your goal and more! :cheers:
     
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  9. Feb 4, 2022 at 3:09 PM
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    Extra Hard Taco Put the dummy back in his basement.

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    Good for you. :thumbsup:
     
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    FTFY "Oh that sign? I thought it was junk!
     
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    They threw away that good ass fire wood??
     
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    Take the lights man! And computers and what not. I bet you could resell half that stuff on FB marketplace for a few $100
     
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    I would have kept the wood but we were on a super tight schedule and was too far away from home. That job was the most money I’ve ever made in about 9hours, we had a contract, and I wasn’t willing to chance messing it up.
     
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    I wish! Lights stayed and an employee took the computers. We just took all the display cases, wood, glass, ext. got a free new 10’ fiberglass A frame ladder tho.
     
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    tweakers lol
     
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    Started having brake issues the other day. Brake controller would say PL (power loss) and then go back to normal. Then stayed on PL and I lost brakes, but everything else functioned.

    i traced the problem back to the passenger side of the trailer, there was an exposed/half ripped ground wire that runs to the magnets for the trailer brakes. I had a flat tire a week ago (just a regular flat not a blow out like Ive had before :annoyed:) and a piece of tire must have slapped the wire just enough to only rip it halfway apart.

    replaced a pigtail connector and all is good.

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  17. Jun 5, 2022 at 1:04 PM
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    Also here’s a couple random jobs recently:

    greenwaste that I underestimated the weight of (all clippings were fresher than I thought)
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    Some furniture and a bunch of VHS lol
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    Guy's like you and the OP give me hope I could make it work and be a successful dad someday.

    Thank You for sharing.
     
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    SooooOOOOOoooooooo.... What was on the tapes? I've got a VCR you can connect to the computer if there's anything that belongs on a tube site.
     
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  20. Jun 16, 2022 at 6:03 AM
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    Haha I didn’t even ask. It’s better that way.
     

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