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The Treasure Chest / Re: Score
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:14:35 PM »
I love reading about awesome finds in storage units. You know I never really thought too much about clearing some storage units out on my own. I'm scared of the repurcussions of customers coming to ask me what I've done with their junk! But of course, there's the thrill of treasure hunting that calls to me sometimes and really temptes me to start!

Craigslist / Re: Slow sales after the holidays?
« on: July 01, 2015, 01:58:51 AM »
There are pockets here and there, but mostly around the holidays because people are just not interested to do move ins and removals during this time. Too busy having fun I reckon! Haha! But don't worry, things will start picking up once "term" starts.

I have been following the real Storage Wars episodes since as long as I can remember and each one never fails to get me glued to my seat. Hence, I know the Simpsons parody of the show would also be just as exciting and full of drama. I hope there is an online site that can show the repeat telecast so I can have my fair share of it.

I love watching Storage Wars regardless of which country version it is from. I usually anticipate the excitement which the successful bidders feel that could eventually turn into complete sorrow when they find out their lockers are full of nothing but trash.

The Lounge / Re: Favorite TV Shows
« on: November 28, 2014, 01:40:41 AM »
Lol @Travis! I was about to comment that it would sound cliché if we liked storage wars right? But besides that I Do like watching the occasional drama and other television shows. Pretty much anything that gives me an hour or two to wind down after a hard day's work!

I actually think for my self storage facility we get a pretty good spread across all the different ages. It helps that where my self storage premises are we get a fair number of students from the Universities who are putting their things aside while they go on holiday, and we get some of the baby boomers who have things in storage while they're on retirement and the like. Hard to really pin point what I think we have the most of. And anyway, at the end of the day, all customers are good customers! :)

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Pubic Storage - No, that's not a typo!
« on: November 27, 2014, 12:59:05 AM »
That is HILARIOUS! Your story really perked me up today! But on the other more serious topic, I'm sure Public Storage has to follow certain rules and regulations when it comes to filing a trademark for its name. And I'm sure it doesn't mean that people can't use the words in the generic sense of it right? I don't think that they would be so free to go around suing anybody who used the words "Public Storage" out of context - for example, XXX Self Storage company is the best storage company for the public or something like that. (Obviously my legalities aren't quite sound here, but I'm sure you get my point...)

The Lounge / Re: NASA Comet Landing
« on: November 27, 2014, 12:46:52 AM »
Still lots of things to happen before living on another planet is a reality to be honest. Take Interstellar for example. In itself it's so complicated, we're going to be bunking down on Earth for a long time more to come, so time to keep your storage rooms stocked!

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Storage Facility Kicks a Kid Out
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:44:09 AM »
Wow, I really hope it was not because of the latter. If they have just started to impose new rules about bringing kids in, then I guess it is just proper procedures. Perhaps they are afraid the child might get hurt or whatsoever, hence restricting his participation in the auction. However, if you were to look at it, it is indeed pretty silly to even have such a ruling. If the parent is there at the storage unit, he/she is expected to look after the child. So, I don’t see any problem in bringing the child in. They were just being prejudiced.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: I Knew Something Was Odd About Her.
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:42:56 AM »
That is the downside that every storage owner has to face I guess. It is not made mandatory for the auction bidders to register with the storage centre before placing any bids. Thus, anyone from anywhere can just come down and make the bidding. These people are smart to actually outsmart the storage unit system. Even if you make it such that you need to register your details before placing a bid, the storage unit defaulted owners could simply pay someone to make the bidding on their behalf. Hence, it is just a sad situation that cannot be improved.

Well, I got to admit I did have a good laugh after chancing upon this funny thread. Should I feel bad? I mean, it is another person’s demise that we are talking about right? Nevertheless, the important message has indeed been passed across. As storage owners, we should be checking carefully what our customers are storing in their units. Even though it could feel like an intrusion of their privacy, I think it is even more important to prevent an unwanted crime scene and get us jeopardized in a sensitive situation.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Fooled by an optical illusion
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:49:56 AM »
I'm truly enjoying this forum more and more. Not that the storage unit sale stories here are funny (even though they are), but there's just so much you can learn about what happens with the whole storage unit game.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Is buying storage units bad Karma?
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:43:31 AM »
I think this thread is really quite encouraging for the general population of storage auctioneers. I just feel so heartened knowing that you guys are reaching out to the owners to return back their keepsakes and memorabilia. I mean, it really is quite a hassle and I feel for all the people who have ever lost their items because they just didn't manage to make payment on time, but I also agree (with @alloro and @auctionguy) on this one that if they didn't feel the need to do something about it and I've already done what I can, then there's nothing to be guilty about. I tried.

Here's wishing you all the best mate! What I suggest is that you should attend a live auction without the intention to buy and stick to it so that you can get a feel of what auctions at that particular storage facility is like. If you can take the "time off" to do that, it might play out to be pretty helpful because the next time you head down, you'll be more prepared to jump off the deep end and actually place a bid for the storage units in a live setting.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Okay... I got busy with LIFE
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:30:54 PM »
This is one of the more interesting strategies that I've come across for storage units so far, but I suppose that if you've managed to secure a number of units in one auction, it would make sense to have the unit on hire for a period of time so you can sort of take your time to work out what's worth selling and what's nonsense. But at the same time, I'm sure that there's a better way of getting things done then having to shell out money on a storage unit that holds a bunch of stuff that doesn't belong to you....

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