Storage Auctions

do you do this as "a hobby" or to make a living? if the latter....

from what i can see this "business" is pretty straight forward.  ignore what you see on tv, 99% of the units are routine household stuff of varying quality.  this means that if you want to do this for a living, you need a van or truck, at least one other helper, a huge place to store stuff (this is very important), and, often, a thrift shop, and also, the willingness to go to flea markets every weekend to move your merchandise.  also, you CL, ebay and amazon it for the rare nicer pieces

my point is, to do this "right," you do really have to make a commitment, and go all the way w/all the apparatus you need to store and sell a constant large volume of merchandise

currently i am doing this as a hobbyist; i bid only on small units cuz i have no place to store much and i also get scared away by a lot of big pieces/furniture

despite what we see on tv, i think my assessment of the likely (only)bsns. model is probably correct

other opinions are welcome!

richard (NY)

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