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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Worse locker ever
« on: March 09, 2011, 10:46:53 AM »
read the legals this sounds like one owner with more than 1 unit. Most times they will sell all units as one. but not always. be surprised you buy the dresser without drawer next guy buys drawers without dresser

haha, I wonder how much the drawers would be worth to the guy that has the dresser  ;D

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Lookey Loos Part 3....March, 2011
« on: March 09, 2011, 10:41:25 AM »
During my Saturday auction, there was this old guy (had to be at least 80 years old) just standing about 3 feet inside the locker. Didn't even look like he was looking around much either, just getting in the way. The woman auctiioning the locker must have said "Sir people can't see" or "Sir, please get out of the locker" like 4 or 5 times.

Finally, a guy, who I believe is a regular, just screamed "GET THE F# OUT OF THE LOCKER!!!" The guy pretty much jumped and finally came to the realization that he was in everyones way. It was pretty funny, but I could see how this would get annoying after awhile.

Even funnier after I thought about it, was the fact that this guy was short and about 100 pounds. This locker was filled steel cabinets 3 times his size and twice his weight. He was alone aty the auction. NO WAY he moves that stuff. I realize he could have called someone to do it for him, but I'm pretty sure he had no intention on bidding.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: AuctionZip...
« on: March 09, 2011, 10:23:31 AM »
Another thing to consider is where the auctions are located.  Auctions that are farther from the metro area may be less crowded. 

Ya thats true, however, in this case, all these auctions are rather close to one another (20 min or less) so I don't think itll matter much

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: AuctionZip...
« on: March 08, 2011, 01:39:38 PM »
Probably go with the ones NOT on auctionzip, but as you say the final answer is how many of the auctions actually happen and how many lockers at each some of each.

Ya thats kinda what I figured, just wanted a second opinion from someone with a bit more experience  ;)

New to Storage Auctions? / AuctionZip...
« on: March 08, 2011, 12:01:43 PM »
Ok, so theres a bunch of auctions coming up from two seperate companies on the same day. One has posted on thier website, the other has posted on AuctionZip. Both have 6 different locations throughout the day. Now, obviously i'm going to call ahead to see how many units are being auctioned off at each location, but as a general rule, would it be better to go to the ones that aren't on AuctionZip over the ones that are, being that they will probably be less crowded?

These are Saturday Auctions, if that has any barring at all.

lol pretty funny  :D

eBay / Re: What items have you had -thrown off- eBay....if any?
« on: March 07, 2011, 06:59:59 AM »
I've had video games thorwn off before, mostly the old Nintendo NES games. If they don't come with the box they are automatically supposed to be under the "Acceptable" category, even though 98% of those games don't have the box and are mislabeled anyway. It takes them awhile to get around to throwing them off.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: First Auction
« on: March 07, 2011, 06:56:44 AM »
cool! Glad you didnt get suckered into a bidding war! Its good to know when to stop.

Ya Im def careful about that. I'm not saying I'll never do it, but I think I have the ability to know when to stop :)

General Storage Auction Talk / First Auction
« on: March 06, 2011, 12:10:09 PM »
Finally found an auction I could fit into my schedule and wasnt over 100 miles away. Only two units though. A little bit of rain, which I saw as a plus cause rain doesnt bother me but I thought it would  keep some people from coming out. About 20-25 showed up.

The first unit had a bed, two bikes (cheap ones, I know bikes, although some of the people bidding thought they were decent), and two big black metal cabinets. I could tell there was stuff in the one cabinet, but it was all in white garbage bags. Def not my locker. It went for around $280.

The second one was a bit bigger, and had some better stuff. What I can remember - A complete brand new wood bed frame, a nice new kitchen table with two chairs (not the most expensive, but new none the less) craftman tool set, a used dirt devil vacuum (the more expensive kind, although I could tell it had some use.)   There were also a bunch of boxes in the back corner, labeled "living room" and "Kitchen" I could see through one, and could tell it had nothing but x-mas decorations in it. I decided to bid, and had the bid at $350, then when the auctioneer gave the last call someone bid $400 and I decided I had my fun and threw in the towel. The locker sold for $450.

Overall I wasnt disappointed. I will definatley be looking forward to my next auction, and hopefully ill win one :)

I want Darryl to be my fave, but he's a bit too much of a gambler.  I also can't quite get over him giving that locker to Dave simply because he didn't feel like cleaning it out.  It was a boneheaded mistake that cost him like $400 and gave Dave a big profit.

That episode shows just how much the show is really editted. Dave seemed to back off and not ride Darryl up on that locker, and then he ends up giving it up in the end. Plus, Dave was like super appreciative to Darryl. Just seemed to show that these guys really aren't always at each others throat like they portray

haha I appreciate the effort.

One of the problems with my location is that I'm close enough to both Ohio and West Virginia that I could look up auctions in 3 states, with very few being close to me. It'll prob be awhile though until I venture to an out of state auction though

He's "wild" all right, but I think his catch phrase is "wow factor". But then, I could be wrong; it would be the first time though!  ;D

I rewatched an episode to check, and you were right. All this time I thought he was saying wild  :D

So don't worry, your streak is intact... for now  ;D

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Weekend Auctions?
« on: February 15, 2011, 12:08:45 PM »
In my area (Central California) there are very few weekend auctions...maybe 2 or 3 places accounting for about 4 to 6 auctions a year. I think ...around here anyway... the property managers realize the big buyers of lockers are people who often sell on Saturday and Sunday, so the crowd would be smaller than during the week.

I never thought about it like that, but it makes perfect sense.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Weekend Auctions?
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:21:18 AM »
Unfortunately I can't really afford to take any days off.

I get off most days around 2:30. I'll def start looking into going to a later auction. Thanks for the advice!

Not yet. I got a few lined up though. I'll let ya know how they go  ;)

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