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The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between, Revised and Updated by Jeffrey Kern, Aaron LaPedis

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How Co-Author Jeffrey Received an Assiduous Snipe He Won’t Soon Forget . . .

Jeffrey and his wife Mary absolutely love movie replicas, movie collectibles and almost anything else regarding the movies that looks like a really cool-to-own collectible. This time, the item in question that Jeffrey was aching for was a 1:1 scale movie replica of the Samaritan Gun from the first Hellboy movie. The main character Hellboy actually uses this gun throughout the film to get the bad guys. This collectible was much more valuable since it was no longer being manufactured and it was becoming increasingly rare as the weeks and months passed by. A 1:1 movie scale replica, for those not familiar with these sorts of things, is a replica produced in the exact measurements and specifications as those that were actually used and seen on-screen. Jeffrey described it to me as, “An awesomely wicked cool piece that had to be mine!”

To see someone actually selling this item from their movie memorabilia collection was a very rare occurrence indeed. To top it all off, the item was unopened. This meant the collectible was in perfect or mint condition.

Jeffrey was high bidder on the eBay auction for over a week. He really wanted this piece to add to his collection. He was also building a brand new custom home theater where this collectible would be prominently housed and displayed along with items from his prized movie and television memorabilia collection. Jeffrey had amassed a very substantial collection over ...

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