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General Storage Auction Talk / When do YOU cut your losses?
« on: March 21, 2017, 06:41:24 PM »
I used to believe that everything would eventually sell, given enough time, if it's priced correctly. I  came across a great deal about 4 months ago. It was four identical oak king size headboards with posts and two twin size oak kids beds. Paid $20 for the lot. Finally sold the kids beds for $30. I have the headboards priced ridiculously cheap. Had several calls, but no bites yet. These things take up a pretty good amount of space in my storage shed so I really want them gone. Even considered giving them away to free up space. Anyone else had hard to sell items? If so, when do you cut your losses?

I've been out of the game for the past year or so and I cut the cable over a year ago, so I haven't been watching reality TV. Are there any new shows out? Are any of the original shows still producing new episodes? What shows are still airing re-runs?

Anyone sell more of certain items during income tax season? If so, let us know.

Company News / New Partner On Board
« on: February 02, 2017, 12:24:13 PM »
Just a brief announcement: Online Storage Auctions (SM) has a new partner. He has 20 years corporate experience, a history of taking companies public, and strong VC connections. He has a PHD in Physics and he's a brilliant coder. Despite all this, he couldn't be more down to Earth. Really great guy, hopefully he'll introduce himself here on the forum soon.

eBay / Ebay Valet - Total Waste of Time
« on: February 02, 2017, 11:20:56 AM »
I recently tried Ebay Valet service and was deeply disappointed. Despite the ridiculously high fees to list your items for you, I was willing to give it a shot. I sent them 2 huge moving boxes with 14 items valued between $40 and $300. You can ship your items to them for free and they provide free return shipping for items that don't sell, which is nice, so you really have nothing to lose.

At first glance, I thought this was a really good way for people who don't have a lot of free time to list their wares online. Then I read the fine print. No fragile items, only items valued over $40, used items must be in perfect condition, etc.

So, after waiting 6 months, I contacted customer service again and they told me that none of the items had sold. I told them to send the items back and I received them back about a month later. I checked my inventory and 4 of the most valuable items were missing.

Long story made short, it was a gigantic waste of time. Anyone had an experience with Ebay Valet?

General Storage Auction Talk / Online Auction Delivery Service
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:05:07 AM »
Hey all, got a question for you. Lets say you bought a unit online that was several hundred miles away, would you consider using a delivery company that worked with us? What do you think the pros and cons would be?

Picker's Paradise / Shopping for a Living
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:39:56 AM »
I hit a lot of thrift stores and pawn shops (at least I did before the surgery) but I recall thinking that I could make a living as a professional shopper just cherry picking the jems and incredible deals and reselling them for a profit. is anyone else doing this?

Storage Auctions "In The News" / Storage Treasures Changes Hands
« on: September 21, 2016, 01:16:53 PM »
This may be old news to some of you, but it looks like Storage Treasures was bought out by OpenTech Alliance, Inc. about 9 months ago.

The Lounge / How's everyone doing?
« on: June 04, 2016, 04:27:11 AM »
How's everyone doing? It's been a while.

Last time I was here, it was like a one / two punch. One, sites got hacked. Two, diagnosed with a gigantic tumor on my spine moving into my brain. Scheduled for Neurosurgery in a couple months. Lord willing, everything will go well.

So what's been going on on the forum lately? Any spam need to be deleted?

Anything interesting been happening in the world of storage auctions?

Any good scores lately?

The Lounge / Houston, We've Got a Problem!
« on: July 17, 2015, 10:51:20 PM »
Or perhaps "London, We've Got a Problem!" would be more appropriate.

Some of you may have noticed that our server went down several times today. I couldn't figure out how that was possible because we've never been knocked offline, even under some extreme loads.

Well, the server took a beating from the British today. Over the past year, we've been getting a lot of global traffic and this afternoon we had a spike unlike anything we've ever seen before. I'll just show you the numbers and leave it at that.

Storage Auctions "In The News" / Storage unit buyers find meth lab
« on: July 17, 2015, 04:56:15 PM »
So these guys uncover meth lab equipment with a batch of meth still inside a beaker, then call the cops. They come in HAZMAT suits.  :-[

Funny thing is, the buyers look like the type that would instantly recognize the product.   :72:

Company News / We're moving back to Cloudflare
« on: July 16, 2015, 03:52:39 PM »
We're moving the site back to Cloudflare this evening (07/16/15)

We're tightening security and improving the site's performance, but we did have some issues with this service in the past that have since been resolved.

Hopefully there will be no issues, but just in case, here is an alternate way to reach us to report any issues.

Came across this news story from 2013:

So what do you think? Some sick fetish, or just someone's twisted Halloween decorations?

The Lounge / Miami Vice Ferrari Goes Up For Auction
« on: July 10, 2015, 01:58:09 AM »
Okay, this is just a cool story. As a child, I loved Miami Vice. I wanted to be Don Johnson. At 8 years old, I went out and bought a white suit just like his. It's quite embarrassing to think about now, but not quite as bad as the red leather zipper pants and jacket I owned during my Michael Jackson phase...but that's a whole different story.  :67:

Anyway, it looks like ol' Crockett's white Ferrari Testarossa is up for auction. It's estimated to fetch $600,000 to $800,000. The average Testarossa is selling in the $60,000 to $80,000 range, so that's quite a premium for 80's nostalgia. At least it's a V12.

Reality Shows about Storage Auctions / Dave Hester / Dan Dotson Fight
« on: July 05, 2015, 11:27:17 AM »
A few weeks ago, I heard that Dan Dotson & Dave Hester got into a fight. Didn't really have time to read the article. Does anyone know what happened? Did they air the episode yet?

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