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Aussie Junk at Mitchell

Thumper 29 September 2008 22

This is not a whinge, but moreso a heads up for prospective punters.

On the weekend Ms Thumper and myself went out to Aussie Junk at Mitchell to look for some cheap second hand building material. Sadly we could not find what we wanted.

However, Ms Thumper found a nice piece of stained glass wedged behind some other stuff. On the glass was a sticker proclaiming $15.

Beauty we say, that’s cool, let’s buy it and proceeded to the counter. In between I’d managed to pick up an old guitar case and some paddles as well.

At the counter we were greeted by a man who took a look at the $15 dollar sticker and then accused us of changing the price. To prove this, he then attempted to take the sticker off, which it steadfastly refused to do, all the time still accusing us of changing it.

He then suggested $20.

Not taking this lying down, Ms Thumper and myself decided to proclaim loudly that he could stick his glass where ever it fitted (in a nice calm way) and that we didn’t change the sticker, and that he (the man behind the counter) was blatently lying. This of course brought the attention of the punters onto his actions. So much so, that after all his protestations and accusations, he then offered it to us for, you guessed it, $15.

So, the moral of the story is, don’t take any sh*t from the tosser behind the counter at Aussie Junk Mitchell. He obviously thought he could bully us into paying more but out of principle, we were not going to. We would have happily walked out with out the glass just to prove a point.

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shopper66 shopper66 7:49 am 05 Oct 08

ausie junk mugga lane is good to shop at to and the guys good to deal with but mitchell gets a lot more busier then mugga but mitchell is in town but mugga lane is worth the drive you can even get hot snag on the weekeng.

ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 6:09 pm 04 Oct 08

Ahh sooo

Thumper Thumper 5:48 pm 04 Oct 08

There was, as I have pointed out, a price on it, the Asian guy behind the desk then accused us of changing the price. Frankly, he was a bullying, lying fucktard.

Simple as that.

ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 5:26 pm 04 Oct 08

Ok liar liar pants on fire to your mate you evened it out by calling him a liar too.

By the way, the stuff to the left of the counter and on the shelving at front is usually all price marked. There are no prices on items away from this area that I know of, but if you do find a price, it’s usually a price from it’s previous location. I often find artworks, and they have a price from its previous location such as Vinnies etc.

Was the price on a small white sticker? Where exactly did you find the stained glass? I’m jealous. I love stuff like that.

Thumper Thumper 12:57 pm 04 Oct 08

Bad day? So what.

I still don’t take kindly to being called a liar.

ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 12:40 pm 04 Oct 08

huon not hunon

ARTistic-U ARTistic-U 12:39 pm 04 Oct 08

As a regular buyer at Aussie Junk in Mitchell, I’ve never been disappointed with the stuff they sell, or the staff. I’ve managed to furnish my entire house with it, bought a vaccuum cleaner that works, pics galore, beautiful Hunon Pine hallway mirror, full-length white mirror for the shabby chic bedroom, speakers for the computer, a lounge suite (very nice and oh so comfortable), and loads of other stuff. They know me, and they know my limit.

To the original poster of this thread, I know who you’re talking about, and he’s tried it on me too. My reaction is usually a large frown, show him my near empty wallet and then he brings down the price or tells me to bring it in “next time”. The accusations of removing the sticker is unlike this person, so he must have been having a bad day; he’s usually a gem to deal with.

To the person who suggested it’s all junk, well IMO it’s not. You need to get your hands a bit grubby, look hard and look REGULARLY, and I can assure you you’ll find a bargain.

shopper66 shopper66 12:06 pm 04 Oct 08

aussie junk is a good place to shop now it is under new managment at mitchell thay sell it all now as soon as it is droped off it is for sale and you get a good deal too.

Die Lefty Scum Die Lefty Scum 10:01 am 30 Sep 08

Felix the Cat said :

Thumper said :

Apart from that, I like the fact I can buy stuff cheaply out there and i also like the fact that the place is clean and they don’t stock rubbish.

Umm…are you still talking about Aussie Junk here? Last time I was there 99% of it was rubbish IMO. I wouldn’t give them $5 for the whole yard, they’d have to pay me (a lot more than $5!) to take the rubbish away.

I’ve heard (one of these friend of a friend stories so can’t vouch for it’s accuracy) that the owner eBays all the fruity stuff that comes in and has an office full of people doing it for him. Under different eBay alias’ one person is responsible for say kitchenware, another for hardware and so on. Turnover is supposedly ~$1M per annum, allegedley tax free.

I can confirm this.

PBO PBO 9:24 am 30 Sep 08

Felix the Cat said :

Thumper said :

Apart from that, I like the fact I can buy stuff cheaply out there and i also like the fact that the place is clean and they don’t stock rubbish.

Umm…are you still talking about Aussie Junk here? Last time I was there 99% of it was rubbish IMO. I wouldn’t give them $5 for the whole yard, they’d have to pay me (a lot more than $5!) to take the rubbish away.

I’ve heard (one of these friend of a friend stories so can’t vouch for it’s accuracy) that the owner eBays all the fruity stuff that comes in and has an office full of people doing it for him. Under different eBay alias’ one person is responsible for say kitchenware, another for hardware and so on. Turnover is supposedly ~$1M per annum, allegedley tax free.

I had heard that too, amongst all the other scams going on out there. KPMG had a field day going through all the tips records in 2006 and a few folk lost their jobs whilst others managed to hold onto theirs and their scams keep on making them rich.

rottweiler rottweiler 10:28 pm 29 Sep 08

they had a very large clean out not long ago to make room for stuff coming from mugga who closed …..i’ve only had a issue very simmalar with one guy out there who i now avoid but the rest of them are good and are happy to barter with you …..most of the time

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:26 pm 29 Sep 08

Thumper said :

Apart from that, I like the fact I can buy stuff cheaply out there and i also like the fact that the place is clean and they don’t stock rubbish.

Umm…are you still talking about Aussie Junk here? Last time I was there 99% of it was rubbish IMO. I wouldn’t give them $5 for the whole yard, they’d have to pay me (a lot more than $5!) to take the rubbish away.

I’ve heard (one of these friend of a friend stories so can’t vouch for it’s accuracy) that the owner eBays all the fruity stuff that comes in and has an office full of people doing it for him. Under different eBay alias’ one person is responsible for say kitchenware, another for hardware and so on. Turnover is supposedly ~$1M per annum, allegedley tax free.

swamiOFswank swamiOFswank 7:49 pm 29 Sep 08

I support Butch and the guys out at the Handymans Trading Post in Geelong St Fyshwick too – great to deal with, professional in every way.

I do miss the old 2-storey junk shop that was run by Dave and Mazzie across the driveway from the Handymans. Does anyone know what happened to Dave and Mazz?

Wide Boy Jake Wide Boy Jake 5:45 pm 29 Sep 08

Aussie Junk is aptly named. Revolve was much better.

Madman Madman 2:26 pm 29 Sep 08

Danman said :

You really are a madman then eh ?

Went across the road to Aussie Junk and found a meter of aquarium line that would do just as good a job and a dozen seedling starter pots – cost me 3 bucks.

or

I must say I have never had any trouble out there, but good on you.

or even in the posters words

Apart from that, I like the fact I can buy stuff cheaply out there and i also like the fact that the place is clean and they don’t stock rubbish.

Aussie Junk has always given me bang for buck… and the occasional free scrap wood lengths for making rustic picture frames.

I just don’t like to give my business to a company that treats the customer like dirt.
If it wasn’t for the customers then they wouldn’t be trading – so to start accusing your customers of fraud is quite serious in my book of businesses not to deal with.

I have no doubt its a good shop with some great bargins – but to abuse your customers is the worst business you could ever operate.

Thumper Thumper 2:16 pm 29 Sep 08

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought plenty of stuff from Aussie Junk and I’ve pretty much always found them good value.

However, I don’t take lightly being accused in front of other customers of changing a price tag when it weas blatantly obvious to everyone that it had not been changed and it had been stuck on for a long time.

Danman Danman 10:37 am 29 Sep 08

You really are a madman then eh ?

Went across the road to Aussie Junk and found a meter of aquarium line that would do just as good a job and a dozen seedling starter pots – cost me 3 bucks.

or

I must say I have never had any trouble out there, but good on you.

or even in the posters words

Apart from that, I like the fact I can buy stuff cheaply out there and i also like the fact that the place is clean and they don’t stock rubbish.

Aussie Junk has always given me bang for buck… and the occasional free scrap wood lengths for making rustic picture frames.

Madman Madman 10:31 am 29 Sep 08

That’s some big accusations that guy is accusing. Fraud…

I’m sure he could get into serious trouble for making false accusations.
Oh and loose a lot of business too… I never knew about the place but after reading this I don’t want to give them my business.

Thumper Thumper 10:09 am 29 Sep 08

It’s only one memeber of staff that seems to try and put it on.

Apart from that, I like the fact I can buy stuff cheaply out there and i also like the fact that the place is clean and they don’t stock rubbish.

Thanks Peterh, I’ll check it out.

peterh peterh 10:03 am 29 Sep 08

thumper,

try the handyman’s trading post for second hand bits and pieces – we always let them know when we have building materials being thrown out – Butch will come over prior to us loading up the skip.

he won’t accuse you of anything – always a pleasure to deal with.

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