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1.   Throw you TV out the window and everything you saw on storage wars, auction hunters  et al.  is fake  and a massive lie to sell advertisement.

2.   Do you really have $50 or $1000  to gamble?
3.  Do you have the time to deal with buying a unit.. im not talking going to the auction   Im bought one  know you got to clean it out.  Most storage place have very hard and fast rule about cleaning it out...   The big chains   its all about clearing it out and re renting it
be prepared to move  it they dont care if you have no way to move it or no where to go with it... some will let you rerent  unit  and some will not at all.
4.  moving a unit can be a *****   I cant belve all the old people and those n walkiers  and people trying to load units into hatch back toyotas.   If you dont have a truck or larger vechile forget it .  Of if you want your cadillac escalade covered in mouse poop in the back   this is not for you
5.  Are you ready to sell the cheap $1 items out at the fea market every weekend?   If you arent you will fail with in 6 months.
thats why the only reguler buyers ive seen make in last 3 years are mexicans...the whole family workds togther including the kids
If  you think you will jsut buy the great one here and their like berry   you will fail    and you will throw your money away
if your old and only looking for collectiables  and only want to deal with that ,  got to auctions at auction houses  you wont do it at storage places.
6.  Prepare to treat this like a full time job.. I do  and when part timers come around   I make sure you dont buy anything  or I run it up so high   you wont be back
7.  Got to know alot.....ya, I know.  But do you know how to do ebay and amazon and craigslist .  Can you look at stuff and know it needs to be checked by proffessionals  or are you wasting everyones time?   Ok you got some gold jewelry...whos going to give you best price?  whos going to screw you?     first any store you will be lucky to get 70%    I get   95%  casue I know guys   and they get better then me  but they buy wholesale lots  and they have to have like 12-14 ounces to get that   Im lucky to usualy sell 3 grams
have a eyepiece to look for markings on jewelry   have a scale to weigh grams    and shop around   you put any costume jewelry out at flea maket  the gold and silver buyers will be all over it   talk to them  and see who you can trust and who giveing best price...
also go on ebay buy a acid tester kit   its like $10 bucks  and have a magnet handy at all times     works for silver, alluminum, brass and others metals you better get to know for scrap value
8.  Get to know your competition  some auction buyers only want furnitre  some only want boxes.   so if you get furnitre  sometimes you can make a deal they take it right out of unit  you get some money   AND YOU DONT HAVE TO MOVE IT
9.   Manges can be your best friend our your worst nightmare....get to know the managers...if you talk to them before and work with them sometimes you can get more time...They all have a boss and they want this unit cleared and re rented...Then dont want a no sale where they have to clean it out themselves  they dont want people leaving stuff   for same reason   just talk to them  and most will work with you...Some  like PS cant  they are on a 48 hour thing or all hell comes down    so realize that before you buy
10.    Every get rich scheme you have ever saw  is a lie...this is just the latest.....Some people will make it  but  99% of you wont

General Storage Auction Talk / Sad state of storage unit buying
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:58:10 PM »
Well Ive been doing this for 15 years now.   Its as bad as It can get.  Ive seen inudations of people as far back as 5 years ago with the ebay convention things at your nearest Hilton hotel on saturday between 2-4  only $40   teach you all you need to know to make a fortune on ebay by reselling stuff and one of the things was storage lockers.    Im guessing (never went to one) they were more truethuful about getting stuff out of a unit for ebay becuase we got big influxes of people but they never bought and were gone right away.   These TV shows they belive that they can spend $500 on a 5x10 unit and they will hit gambling gold.  So its funny I see 5x5 and 5x10 going for more money then  10x30 full that will be alot of work but I can see them money sitting there in front of me.
I recently did a U-Haul place,  two 5x5 went for over $800 each but I bought a 10x20 for $500   lots of crap lots to trash and lots to goodwill but I easily cleared $2000  over the weekend at flea market.    And I never see these newbies at flea market.   And the few I do  I immediatley go over and cherry pick their stuff.  They have not idea  ask to much on stuff that not worth what they think and sell me stuff for litterly $1  I turn around with in an hour and sell for $50.
Im not trying to be one of those guys that sits their tells about all my great buys ....what im saying are noobies  your in over you head and Ill prey on you left and right   go ahead buy that unit for $500 that two years ago Id given $40 for  Ill buy the good stuff you just losing your money... Go to a casino  you have a better chance of making money

General Storage Auction Talk / Staged units.
« on: March 23, 2012, 08:05:55 PM »
Ok im talking to the old time buyers.   We know what manager specials or abandoned units are.  Part of the business -but back in the day the managers told us that they took stuff left in other units compliled it in one to get rid of it.
But in last year their been a phenomen; I call, manager greed.   These mostly are independently owned storage places or ones that are maybe 4-5 places at most.  PS  or mini-u  never seen it, U-store (cubesmart)  dont think they are but they still dicking around.  Ive seen many made up units by managers with the help of auction buyers in last year. Yes your fellow auction buyers colluding with managers to make up these units to sell.  Think about it the buyer knows how to set it up to make it look like a good unit and the manager gives them a 10x10  or so and they split the money.  And once you hand them the money really nothing you can do.   I knew the places in town that the managers set up units not to make money but just to get rid of the **** left behind.  Now they think they can make money...and they can because newbies buy into it.   It got so bad at one place  they went from 45 buyers  to 3 buyers the next month

As to storage shows.  They are all fake.   They recently did auction hunters here in denver,  I was at one place  the producer came up to me before auction and told me to bid  he would pay for my unit and to make it "dramatic"
well they picked the worst place in town  all crap   But I spoke to Allen and ton for over 4 hours as we waited.
Allen has done this but he is an actor. Ton has no idea  how he got roped in i dont know.  Allen sorta knows his **** but tons along for the ride.   They bought one crap nothing unit near the end  to say they bought one.   After it was over they made the crowd stand around a closed locker and film me bidding against Allen and ton...had to do multiple takes 
me winnning some
me losing
me talking smack
them talking smack
next day I go back  to pick up the one liittle 5x5 I bought   they were loading up that crappy unit with stuff and filming them coming out of the unit just all happy holding a $1500 thing that we all know they planted.  Hell that crappy white van of theirs was broken down out in the parking lot  and they had to call in a mobile mechanic to work on it
What did i get for my 5 hours their?    $20   and had to sign a waiver releasing my image     Ill be on sometime in April

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