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Other Forms of Selling / Bonanza
« on: July 09, 2011, 06:06:43 AM »
I've been listing items on, so far I've sold 3 items since 6-16-2011.  It might not seem like much, but I don't have too many items listed yet.  It reminds me of Ebay years ago!  Here's their fees:  FOV (Final Offer Value) under $500 is 3.5% of FOV.  FOV greater than $500 is $17.50 + 1.5% of the amount over $500.  $0.50 cent minimum fee.  There are no listing fees or buyers premiums.

Hope this helps!  Healthe :)

Hi Everyone,
I've been taking some time off buying to organize my home.  The basement and garage were full from buying at storage auctions.  It been taking me some time to clean it all out to make room for more!  I'm curious, how do you all keep on top of this, so your place doesn't look like you're a "hoarder"?  Any suggestions for organizing?  Thanks!  Healthe

Mid West / Auctions in Michigan today
« on: March 30, 2011, 04:46:18 PM »
I went to 2 different auctions today.  The first one this morning had 3 units.  33 people were in attendance.  They went for $25 (mattress & table), $60 (large couch & loveseat with no cushions) and $200 (bedroom set, dressers & boxes).

The second auction this afternoon had 3 units also.  With 16 people in attendance.  They went for $25 (2 large cabinet TVs with a motorcycle motor?), $175 (couch, loveseat (burn hole), cheap looking dressers, boxes) and $550 (washer, dryer, loveseat, table and U-Haul boxes).  My limit was $300 on the last unit.  So, I came home with nothing today.  But, that's okay.  I'm still trying to clean out our garage from the last units that I bought. 

Not that many people today.  These auctions were in a local paper and not listed on-line.  I really think that makes a difference.  Healthe :)

Stories about Storage Auctions / Rumor Has It!
« on: March 30, 2011, 12:11:38 PM »
The rumor going around at the auctions today was that our local storage facilities will be trying to get SOME money from the delinquent tenants and are demanding that they remove their stuff!  So, what little money they get, it will have to do.  The only auctions will be if they are unable to reach the tenant by phone or mail.  Has anyone else heard this???  Healthe :(

Suggestion Center / Spammed by a shoes saleman today!
« on: March 28, 2011, 07:10:47 AM »
Hi Drew,
Looks like we are getting spammed by a shoes salesman today by the name of yrgg0655.  Thought you might like to know!  Healthe :)

Stories about Storage Auctions / Auction today in 28 degree weather!
« on: January 15, 2011, 05:47:54 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I went to an auction today in Michigan with 20 units for sale.  There were about 60 people there.  It was freezing!  Units went for $20 to $875.  I did end up buying a small unit for $130.  I have a few days to pick it up, so I'll let you know what I got when I get it home.  There was some decent furniture, kitchen items, home decor, VHS tapes, stereo speakers so far that I've seen. 

Talk to you later!  Healthe  ;D

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Spam is back!
« on: December 16, 2010, 03:23:10 PM »
Looks like the spam is back in the topic called South now.  There's 190 of them!  Do they really think that we are going to buy from them?  Healthe

Stories about Storage Auctions / Bidders are not your buddies!
« on: November 21, 2010, 06:09:40 AM »
I just recently bought a unit for $160 which didn't have much in it, but the stuff looked like quality.  Well, I was told by a friend that some of the bidders are bidding on the units that I want just to bid me up on the price!  I think that from now on, I'll be quiet about my profits!  I've been fortunate in picking units that have made me money.  So, word of warning!  Bidders are not your friends, they are your competition!  It's okay to chit/chat, but be careful about telling them about all the GOOD stuff you're finding.  That's what I get for being friendly!  Healthe  ;D

Other Forms of Selling / Local Auction House
« on: November 14, 2010, 07:22:23 AM »
I sell some of my items at a local auction place.  They have an on-line auction like Ebay.  Once it's sold, I take it to them to give to the customers.  They take 25% from the income of sales.  I normally take my stuff that I would sell at my garage sale to them or my larger items.  The more expensive items, I sell on Ebay.   Healthe  :)

Craigslist / Lots of "no shows"
« on: November 14, 2010, 07:18:12 AM »
I live out in the country, so I get lots of "no shows".  I usually end up selling my items really cheap or give them away before anyone comes out to see me.  Unless it's something that they really want!  Furniture does pretty good.  Healthe  :(

Flea Markets / Free Flea Market
« on: November 14, 2010, 07:15:58 AM »
This summer in our area there was a free flea market in town.  A couple of local stores wanted us to sell by them to bring in some business.  I took all my odd/ends and clothes and made a few dollars.  It's just getting started and he wanted to do it again next year.  I think next year will be better.  Healthe  :)

The Treasure Chest / Diamond Ring
« on: November 12, 2010, 01:59:19 PM »
The best item that I found so far was a diamond wedding ring.  I sold it to my aunt for $100.  It was valued at $200.  So, I haven't hit the jackpot yet, but I'm not going to give up trying!  Healthe  :)

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Hi from Michigan
« on: November 12, 2010, 01:48:34 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I've been doing the storage auctions part-time for about a year and a half now.  So far I've bought 8 units.  Each were very different.  One was filled with all new clothing and household items.  Today, I'm selling all the Christmas stuff from that unit.

Thanks for putting together this site!  Hopefully, we can all learn from each other.

Chat again soon!  Healthe

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