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What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?

Offline Cobia

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Without getting too stereotypical or judgmental, what "type" of people tend to have storage units with better quality items then you might expect if you had not won their unit(s)? I'll go first...

College students: Typically I think of college students as being young, not accumulating any wealth, little job experience, etc. but I have found in college student units: New name brand clothes (Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Polo, Holister, etc.), jewelry, scientific calculators, collectible toys new in the box, latest modern video gaming systems & games, large collections of DVD's & CD's.

Disclaimer: Not ALL college student units are like this, some are pure junk like anyone else.

How about you? Who surprises you, in a good way?

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Re: What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 08:27:38 AM »
In my experience, elderly people.

Re: What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 01:10:09 PM »
Greaseballs.. Meaning guys that are handy, work on cars.. If I see cans of brake fluid, antifreeze, power steering fluid, woodworking tools etc. it's a good locker, especially if it's dusty.

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Re: What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 02:04:16 PM »
Greaseballs.. Meaning guys that are handy, work on cars.. If I see cans of brake fluid, antifreeze, power steering fluid, woodworking tools etc. it's a good locker, especially if it's dusty.

Maybe in the Carolinas the greaseball is a mechanic type, but in a lot of places that term relates to
a foreigner, esp. one of Mediterranean or Latin American origin.

I remember the term "grease monkey" being used to refer to auto mechanics.



Re: What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 08:16:33 PM »
a "nerd" type! I got a great unit with lots vintage Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Beatles and other collectible stuff, mostly new in the box!

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Re: What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 09:35:34 PM »
Question: What "type" of person tends to have surprisingly better items in units?

Answer: The type of person who has stuff that you know about and that you like to sell.   :)


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