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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #3...March, 2012
« on: March 11, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »
Havent been out much lately. So on Weds I went out to U-Haul, they had 2 stop's with 8 and 7 units each, (At least in the paper.) I called both places many times to check on the # of units but got busy signals at both locations all morning.

 Get to the first stop, and it was packed 35-45 people, most of them are regulars and what I call the "new" regulars. Turns out they were down to 1 unit. It was a 8X10, we went to it and he opened the door. Everyone walked up and most of us never stopped to "look". He then told us the other location only had 1 and looked almost the same.

1 dresser with a missing drawer, 1 crappy tv stand, one single box spring.

 We skipped the 2nd location.

Saturday auction, 12 lockers, over 30 people signed in, (I think 34 signed in.) With nearly 100 people in total. Mainly new people who I don't know. I spoke with a full time regular and he said he doesn't know nearly 2/3 of these people.

First unit is a 10-X20, 1/3 of the way full. Has a HUGE disco ball, with 4 big speaker boxes (about 5 foot tall, 3 feet wide.) 2 couches, 2 or 3 turntables and about 40 milk crates with records/cds in them.

Bidding starts at 30, then 40, 45, 55, 200 (I belted that out and got a weird look from most people.) Bidding went up and stopped at $450.

Next few units were all small with crap in them. Luckily people felt like spending so they went for 85-300, but the regulars were all standing around the next unit wondering what we all missed.

 One unit did stand out, it was a 6X12 which  was loaded with old vcr tapes, old books old boxes, some kind of dresser/vanity facing the wall. 25 or so boxes,and it was FULL. Everything in the unit made me think it was easily 10 years old, (Which the property manager said that it had been rented out to the same lady since he started and that was 7 years ago.)

 I stayed in the bidding for that one up to around 95 dollars but it went for about 350 or so.

 Last unit of the day was a 7X10 with about 9 tupperware containers. Had several army boots and bdu's but it was all the old ones. In the corner was what looked to be a old very nice looking 45 player. Bidding started at 50 and I jumped it to 250. Next guy went 400 and then I started walking away. I stood talking to a buddy and when everyone else came through they said it went for 950. I shook my head and hoped that thing was trimmed in gold.

The Lounge / Re: Glendon's Squandered Opportunity
« on: November 27, 2011, 02:52:01 PM »
One thing I made lite of in the most recnt GC thread is this, as long as we are talking about him, people see his name, google him and view his website/videos.  He know's how to get the "crowd" going and does that. 

If you think you can do partner there is $5k for you, go for it!  For the record if you took my information and put it in a book as if you wrote it, that is called copyright infringement and there is a lot I can do it about it. Look it up.

But if I just took your information and told people about it by mouth and charged them you can't do anything.  Unless I read it word for word.

 You really prove to be  a "small" man by coming here on a message board to stir up crap with people. Your obviously a little smart since you somehow remember your password to log in. but you quickly forget how lame you are.

ex family member use to go to them off and on. I never got a chance to go but always sounded like fun.

 A few years ago I had a few extra bucks. Hit up a auction and made some decent money. Did it a few times but however the job I had kept me tied up and I could never make auctions.

 Now I have a new job and tons of free time. The wife loves spending money andf between the two of us we have some fun.

We have to stop thinking common sense is common....I watched people for several years come out to auctions and never figure it out, which is what gave me the idea to write the book. The storage auction game is more competitive than ever. I took a few weeks to read the storage auction information out there and there is some very important business aspects missing. Fact is any  really successful storage auction hound is not going to come online and share their best practices, would you share a million dollar idea online for free, with strangers? We both know the answers is a big fat NO! Buying a unit is the easy part. This business requires a lot of HUSTLE,  you need to more clever than smart and that trips people up.

If I buy your book, then turn around and sell the information out of it to someone else then I can do the same thing you are doing. And honestly there isn't much you can do about it.

 Honestly your just here to keep your name stirred up in the pot. As long as we are talking about you, your name stays out there, people will google you and find your site/videos/books and spend money. That's all this is.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Can I report a manager?
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:37:19 PM »
Yes you can report him. You would have to file a complaint with the Alabama Attorney General's Office.

While wife was at auction today she mentioned it to some regulars. They said this guy got in some trouble a while back for the same stuff. They said they would get something done about it. I hope between them and me this guy gets what he deserves

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Lookey Loos Part 11.....November, 2011
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:33:37 PM »
Well last minute decision to do a run to an area we have not been too. Could not make the first two facilities but hit the last two. about 30 people all more professional compared to Lookey Loos..
5X5 Dryer kids toy 1/2 packed. $250
5X5 roll of bubble wrap, hard hat, vinyl floor backing.  a lot of totes $170
5X10 Furniture, sofa, love seat, mattress, bed frame, dinning room table. Not high end maybe ten boxes
5X10 a lot of boxes looked like clothes. 1/2 full clean looking. $170.00.

Better than our immediate area. but still a little High IMO.

On the hunt next week. have to get the final touches for the Flea this weekend.

Yea all those seem high imo, good luck to you though

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Updates from my latest
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:30:16 PM »
20 for the boat?   how much to ship to 76048. 

I may be interested in the boat.. 


Uhhh honestly I would even know how to check that out. Would I just call the post office and ask or what?

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Updates from my latest
« on: November 16, 2011, 08:52:44 PM »
I agree, those two things really caught my eye, how much did those two sell for>?

Havent sold either, while the painting is very nice the ship looks better in a picture. It's not old at all and a few parts on there are plastic.

 Asking 100 for the painting and 20 for boat.

General Storage Auction Talk / Can I report a manager?
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:13:15 PM »
Ok some of you may remember the “funeral parlor” auction I had planned on attending. It was advertised in the paper for 10-20-11 with 15 units but when I called the day before, it was moved to later and he didn't know when yet.

  Well I called and called for several days, (He used his cell number in the paper to advertise the auction.) finally he told me that he would be doing it at 1:30 on Wed, the 9th.
 Me and the wife get there at like 12:50, go to the front office to sign in and the guy there has no clue as to what is going on. I tell him what I was told and he suggest I call the other guy. So I call him and he says he doesn't even get in until 2pm and he will start cutting locks around 3..........

 Annoyed I leave and come back later at 2:50, he has just cut the first lock and is working on the 2nd one, he opens the first one and we, (me and the wife are the only people there.) well the 2nd lock is kicking his butt and manages to destroy his grinder, well he then says he will have to go buy a new grinder and wont be able to open anymore until tomm. (thurs.) well I tell him I have to work but I want to know when he is actually going to sale the stuff. He tells me that either thursday afternoon or friday.  I say “ok, well I can be here by 3 on thursday don't sale anything until I get back please.” he tells me “ok no problem.”

 Well thursday afternoon I come back and guess what. The first guy is there and he still isn't sure what is going on. I ask him if I can go look at the rest of the units that was opened, he tells me he doesn't know which ones the locks were cut on. I tell him I know which ones were up for sale, the guy agrees and I walk on out there.

 Only 5 or 6 of the 13 funeral parlor units were cut and open. I looked at them all and told the guy thanks and left. I called the other guy and asked when I could put a bid in and when would the others be cut. He said I could on monday when he had them all cut. (This is thursday.)

Monday rolls around and the man is busy cutting some more locks, I start looking at some of the other units and  ask about the ones from Thursday, he tells me. “Oh I already sold them.” I ask him why he didn't wait till I could bid like I asked several times. He says some “good customers” came by and made me some offers so I let them take it........ I ask him about the unit that had the coke machine, organ two gurneys, and piano in it. He said he pulled the coke machine out and moved it to another unit to get more money out of it......

He also told me that he wont take a low bid on something just to get rid of it, if someone owes $400 on a unit he wont let it go for less than 300 or so.

 I then figured since he has no real bidding process if I could buy the unit that he had just cut open. He tells me “no” I have a guy coming down from lagrange today that wants the gurneys in that one.......

 I tell him ok and just leave,

 My question is this. Can I report him for not following the law on this? I was really ill with the way he treated it and the way he treated me. Not sure why he lets his “good customers” come get what they want out and tells the other people all kinds of crap to keep us from buying stuff.

 Who would I notify and would anything really be done? I live in Alabama where this storage place is.


Stories about Storage Auctions / Updates from my latest
« on: November 16, 2011, 06:48:14 PM »
Haven't been on much lately. But all has been quite to, went to a silent auction today, 8 units. 15  bidders with 30 looky loos,  nothing at all worth getting, I bid dirt low on everything and honestly regretted it as soon as I turned in my bids. Wish I would have packed up and went home. Luckily I came up empty.

 There are 3 auctions tomm, 2 on the other side of the river, both decent size, and I was reminding everyone about them today at the auction. Trying to get most of them at those 2 that are 10 mins away from each other, one is at 10 and one at 11.

 The reason why is on my side of the river there is one auction with 18 units at it as of today. It starts at 10:30 right between those other two auctions. So I am hoping for a small crowd there. Wife is going alone again since I have to work. Hope to score some nice units real cheap again.

last purchase was done by the wife at the silent auction where she landed 3 units for $155 total.

Update from those units

$10 unit, couch and matching recliner, fridge and stove. Had tv, microwave, bedroom set, and some other misc items.

 Sold recliner/couch for $50, microwave for $10. TV was busted, dressers were crap so we gave away. Sold 8/12 bucks worth of other stuff out if it as well. Still have fridge/stove and IDK if they work yet or not. Very nice 4 post queen size bed frame.

Total Sold: $70

$45 unit, dresser with chest of drawers, snake cage, gun rack, gun safe, couch/love seat, computer monitor, computer speakers, washer.

 Sold dresser and chest of drawers. For $40, gun rack for $5, safe was a homemade one and it was a POS, couch and love seat went to the dump, washer was given to someone else, (Rat invested), , 2 sailboat collectible figurines

Total sold:$45

$100 unit, love seat and couch with matching ottomans. 5 piece bedroom set, makeup vanity mirror set from Japan, chaise chair, hightop kitchen table and chairs, george foreman, griddle, deep fryer, sailboat painting, a big painting of a thanksgiving dinner, tons of clothes, keyboard, bathroom shelve set, knick nack shelve, vases, fur blanket, purses. christmas tree dvd player, tv surround system.

Sold 5pc bedroom set for 260, hightop kitchen table and chairs 50, thanksgiving painting for 10, shelves for 5 each, knick nacks and such for 15

Total Sold:$350

Overall $155 spent, $465 earned with couch and love seat set, makeup vanity mirror set, fridge/stove, chaise chair, headboard frame and lots of odds and ends are all left.

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General Storage Auction Talk / Re: What are the ages of the people here?
« on: November 16, 2011, 03:27:23 PM »
And for his sake, I hope she is! ;)
Was waiting to see how long it takes for anyone to notice that, we are really 21 and 27

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: What are the ages of the people here?
« on: November 16, 2011, 01:27:14 PM »
I'm 38 and wife just turned 16, she goes to most the auctions for me

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Went to my first auction
« on: November 14, 2011, 05:34:16 PM »
Nice grab man, keep us up to date on future auctions

one thing can be said about auction hunters, they got there jump the shark moment out of the way quickly in the very first episode.

What was it? I missed it.

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