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Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?

Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?
« on: June 26, 2015, 09:12:42 PM »
For some reason, the action is hot and heavy in my area.  Three storage auctions on Saturday, 6/27 (two at historically good places for me) and multiple estate sales/consignment auctions spread out over this coming weekend.  Then three more storage auctions at decent places next week.  WOW - it's been deadsville around here, and now it seems every place wants to "lighten the load" before the 4th.  Anyone else hustling around - or is everyone going on vacation?

Good luck out there! 

Re: Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 05:45:20 PM »
6/28/15 UPDATE:

Storage Auction #1 went from over 20 in the paper, to 8 on my Friday night call, to TWO the day of auction.  I have posted photos of the two lockers below - same old story.  There were only four people here, so I thought I chances were good.....until they opened the rooms.   Yuck!   :a102:

Photo #1 - small 5x10 packed to the gills with cheap, broken furniture.  Had a fan, and a hanging wardrobe-type thing, but both were really dirty and beat up.  If you look at the photo on the bottom right there is a black tool case - maybe the person who won it might get lucky.  Room went for $135.

Photo #2 - A sparse 10x10 - the table and chairs on the left looked nice - but the rest was more random wood, a box of Christmas stuff, and a broken trophy.  Went for $165.

At least there was no time wasted getting to Auction #2 across town.  Again, supposed to have six lockers, down to two at auction time.   Both were crap.   First was more broken particle board furniture - went for $25 - and the second wasn't much better - I took a look and left.

Did some picking at a couple consignment auctions - picked up a couple nice wood pieces I can re-stain and either sell/keep and a few little random things.  But the story was the same - just a few lockers and low, low quality.  Even the quality of the consignment items were low.   Hope it's just a short-term fluke!   

Good luck out there!

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Re: Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 09:10:46 PM »
I hear you! I hate when the number of units drops off like that. I'm big supporter of the amount owed on the unit being paid for by the end of the day before the auction. The auction buyer invests time and money to go to these auctions, and allowing tenants that are 3 months delinquent to pay right up to the start of the auction is giving them too much consideration.

Re: Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 10:48:56 PM »
The good news, so far in 2015 I haven't seen anyone burning rubber into the storage facility two minutes before the auction starts to pay their delinquent bill.  In the past I've seen locker renters almost run over auction buyers heading for the office to pay.  Yikes!   :38:

But I totally agree - if you haven't paid in three months, and don't pay by close-of-business on the day before, it's "sorry Charlie."   I can't remember the last auction I went to where the number of lockers in the paper (or even on Friday night when I call) was the number auctioned.     

Re: Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 01:09:42 PM »
FINALLY!!  This is the first time I've seen this in quite a while. A location that actually give us buyers a chance.  This is from my local legal notices:

"...The collateral securing the above named Tenants will be sold at a public sale to be held Saturday July 11, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Final payment accepted is July 10 at 5 P.M. or contents of units will be deemed abandoned and ownership is forfeited..."

 :clap:   There are 6 rooms for auction, so maybe we'll get lucky.

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Re: Heading to sales or out of town on vacation?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 08:29:01 PM »
I know they did this a few times on storage wars. I really don't get the appeal. If I'm on vacation the last thing I want to be doing is working, plus further from home means you're having to haul everything all the way home or having to flip it all quickly and you don't really have your connections and know where to go with stuff in a new city. If I were in a really interesting area where I thought I may find something I'd like personally maybe I'd check one out.

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