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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: A little inspiration
« on: August 09, 2012, 05:00:41 PM »

I am sending a message to our administrator and asking that he move your post and my reply to a NEW thread in the Storage Auction Stories section, as your story deserves its own space and not an offshoot of this one.  If this happens, I'll then modify my post and give you my thoughts on the urn your bought.

Good idea and thank you.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Hello from Western Canada
« on: August 08, 2012, 11:32:06 PM »
Hi folks.

I'm a junk collector, but not a hoarder. 

I have a story in the thread STORAGE AUCTION STORIES that I have shared and would like some feedback.

I hope to learn about storage auctions here as well as make new friends.

Thanks for reading!


Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: A little inspiration
« on: August 08, 2012, 11:20:31 PM »
Hi, I'm from Alberta, Canada.  I have an interesting storage locker/auction story to share.

I attended an auction sale that included contents from a city bus depot.  I got some cool stuff, mostly clothes tho. 
Up for bid came an old vanity from the 60's.  It was about 12x6x8 and was used by women to carry their toiletries while travelling.  It was light blue in color, hard shelled, clean and from where I stood, it looked to be in good shape.  I won the bid at $5 and added it to my stack to take home.

Going thru my 'treasures' at home, (most boxes/bags/luggage are not opened and you buy sight unseen), I opened my 'new' vanity case only to find a vase with a lid stuffed tightly in it.   I pry the vase out and take off the lid.  To my surprise, the vase was filled with....ashes and small pieces of bone.  It was a cremated somebody!!  Yikes, what do I do with this?

The next day, I returned to the auction site where there were still people coming to pick up the items they'd bought the previous day.  I tracked down the people who held the auction and told them of my dilemma.  They were not interested and suggested I talk directly to the auctioneer.  The auctioneer told me, "You bought it.  It's yours!" 

I then took the vase, (urn actually), to the local RCMP department and again explained my dilemma.  The cops wanted nothing to do with it either. 

Now, I was stuck with this person who had been turned to ash and wondered how in the heck did he/she end up in an abandoned locker auction.  I couldn't just 'garbage' it. 

So, my husband took it to a bridge and dumped out the contents into the Freeman River.  I think that was a good idea. 

No, I did not keep the urn nor the vanity case.

What's your theory on how he/she ended up in my hands and what would you have done in my place?

Interested to hear your comments.

Thanks. ;D

Reality Shows about Storage Auctions / Re: Should Dave Hester Go?
« on: August 08, 2012, 11:00:16 PM »
I like Dave.  He's a good business man, good common sense and is self-made.

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