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General Storage Auction Talk / Risky Business
« on: April 17, 2014, 12:30:26 AM »
Has anyone experienced shady auctioneers?  What's your story?

Stories about Storage Auctions / Unit Overload
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:08:58 PM »
When the right situation arises and the deals are too good (this is rare) have you ever overloaded yourself with too many lockers at once?  I've been really patient the last few months and was lucky to find a little honey hole of a facility that only hosts auctions once a year.  They do it silent bid by appt. only, and before I sealed my bids I got out of the manager that she only has 6 total bidders turn out for the auction.  I actually saw her list on the counter and only recognized one of the names.   :-\  The next day she called me with the results and I picked up 2 10X10's and a 5x10 for $377.  The next day I picked up a 10x20 indoor full house hold unit completely packed for $449 at another silent auction right down the street.  I'm not complaining and will do well with these units, but it was quite the undertaking to move this large amount of product.  You never know when these types of opportunities will arise, and I think you need to capitalize if you have the time and space.  Thoughts?

General Storage Auction Talk / Spring Cleaning.....
« on: March 17, 2013, 10:51:27 PM »
I did a little Spring cleaning in the yard this weekend and was amazed at some of the forgotton storage auction treasures / junk that I unearthed during the cleanup.  Here are some of the items that went in the trash pile or were given away for free on Craigslist:

1.  Iron back of a piano (400 lbs) that has been laying in my yard killing the grass for 6 months - Free on Craigslist
2.  4'x4' piece of frosted glass (100 lbs) - Free on Craigslist
3.  Lake union fiberglass boat cover with wood inlay - Free on Craigslist
4.  Upright piano - garbage pile
5.  Portable basketball hoop missing parts - Free on Craigslist
6.  New Home sewing cabinet - Free on Craigslist

The best part about cleaning up is gaining more space for new inventory :D  What type of junk / items have been laying around your yard for the last year?

Other Forms of Selling / Consignment & Auction Houses?
« on: December 04, 2012, 08:46:36 PM »
With the high fee's at auction houses and consignment stores have any of you found it worth while to sell through these avenues?  I was thinking that maybe antiques, art, or unique furniture pieces may be worth looking into, but have yet to try it and continued to use Craigslist and Ebay to sell.

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