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Crowds?
« on: April 28, 2010, 11:34:55 AM »
Seems like they just keep growing and growing! I can't find an auction with less than 15 people there. What are the crowds like at auctions in your area?

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 06:12:52 PM »
About the same, Was at three today and all of them had at least 15 there.

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 07:22:07 PM »
Yea its hard to find one with only a couple people nowadays. It has to be at the end of the month when there are lots of auctions in one day

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 08:33:33 PM »
Ive just started going this week!!! One auction has about a dozen people there another one I went to had only 4 others!!!

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 07:55:12 AM »
I would like to go to an auction where there was only 12-15 peeps there...the ones I've been to have had more like 50-60!!!!   :-[
I'll try Drew's suggestion to go @ end of month..

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 08:10:04 AM »
Really? what part of town are going to them in?? Yea definitely look for those days where there are 10 plus auctions going on on the same day. It tends to spread the crowds out a good bit!

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 02:32:42 PM »
Yea generally its 15 to 20 around atlanta and the southside

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 07:45:59 AM »
Went to 8 yesterday that had from 5 to 8 units each, Was at least 25 people at each one.

Junk units went for $400.00 plus and good units went for $1,000.00 plus, Just don't see it being there.

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 09:11:52 AM »
Yikes! Was hat the Extra Space Tour out in Gwinnett? You gotta hit up the smaller ones while those big tours are going on that attract all the people!

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 06:55:22 PM »
That was it, Auction by Doan, They really do there job getting people to the Auctions.

Just could not beleive what some of them went for, LOL

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 07:13:12 AM »
Yea they always have a good crowd with them.

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2010, 11:08:39 AM »
Here in Memphis,TN we have about 30 people showing up each time.
The crowd are biggest when Extra space and U-store-it have their auctions.

I am excited to see what happends when public storage and U-stor have their auctions this coming week.

And we also have a few smaller independent companies around here, so maybe it will be better when the smaller places have their auctions.

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 07:58:38 PM »
Was well over 200 at a few auctions I attended here in Charlotte last week. Perhaps I need to start selling chairs and hot coffee and donut.

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Re: Crowds?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 06:53:29 PM »
Seems like they just keep growing and growing! I can't find an auction with less than 15 people there. What are the crowds like at auctions in your area?

Before the shows came on it would consitantly be me and the same 4 or 5 other guys at auctions. After the show numbers have grown, I would say average of 40 - 50 peoples at the auctions. One PODS Auction I recently attended over 300 people.

Seems like a lot of gawkers who show up to look but have no intention to buy. This gets annoying when its indoor units. There's very limited amount of time to look but since 50 people have to walk by and look you get a 5 second peak instead of actually being able to scout out a unit.

My best luck tends to be with teh smaller non chain facilities. They usually run the obligated ad in the newspaper classifieds legal section but dont hire an auctioneer and don't do any advertising for the auction. These types of auctions usually have WAY less people. They also are often times silen bid or sealed bid auctions where you write your best offer on a piece of paper and highest number gets it instead of auction format like on teh tv shows. I have had better luck at these auctions.

Offline ZoSo

Re: Crowds?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 03:40:10 PM »
Has anyone attended an evening auction? If so, what was the crowd situation like? There is one in St. Paul on the 14th at 6pm and I'm debating on checking it out.  Wife might not like it, but who knows, might find her a sweet Valentine's Day gift.


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