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General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Sorting advice
« on: June 25, 2011, 10:41:57 AM »
Well how can you get along with wannabe's and trash talkers.  (i ment looser's)
People who can't create anything of importence or value.

Only thing they can is to make comments on others, and then again twist the facts and truth, all this because they can't do it them self.

Other Forms of Selling / Social media sales
« on: June 25, 2011, 10:29:00 AM »
Using social media as a sales channel can be valuble for any business.

After beeing self employed for 17 years i have seen the effect of using social media as a tool to reach customers.
And i belive that social media can be very helpful for selling your locker stuff. We all have friends and family that might need things, but we don't speak to everyone on regular basis. So by using your social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or other social media sites can be worth a lot. This way you reach people who knows you, and you reach their friends.

Since i started using social media back in 2003 for my business, we have increased sales with 25%.
The best part is that it is totally free to use. Of course you can run ads thru some of them, but in most cases, it is more than enough to use it without buying ads.

It does not matter what you are selling, there is always someone out there looking for that one thing.
In my case i have used social media from 2003 until today promoting our Power generators, and steel buildings. I have also used this form of selling for my auction stuff since early 2010. But this was a little more of a challange since most of my friends base are located in Europe.  But i slowly built it to fit my contact base on this side of the pond.  Today i sell 50% of all my stuff from lockers thru social media, this means i don't need to use Ebay or CL as much to have my products sold.  I also use my tenants list to sell, since i own several houses and apartments that i rent out, most of my tenants needs stuff on regular basis. They all are on a mailing list that i send out weekly. When new tenants move in, i have furniture to offer them, or other stuff, whatever they need.  Having a malinglist is also a "social media" way to sell your stuff.

So go out there and find new ways of selling, you will be suprised how easy it is when you first start to use it.

The Lounge / Re: Salvation Army
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:13:54 PM »
I called Salvation army and told them the nature of my business, i said i had tons of stuff to ive away on regulr basis. We agreed that they come out and take what i don't want. But you have to be willing to give away stuff that can be re-sold, not just leave a bunch of junk. They will do it because you have some good stuff to give them.

If you just leave the trash and the junk, they will not come out later on and help you out.

PS: Some Salvation army branches do not offer pick up, so check out in your area. But in major cities they do offer pick up.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: got a unit for $10.00
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:06:57 PM »
For 10 bucks you can't go wrong. You will get a good profit from that one.

Keep up the good work. 

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: income
« on: June 22, 2011, 05:07:08 PM »
There are people in this business making from 1000K a month up to 10K a month. Some even more than that.

We have a couple of big sharks here in Memphis, they own several stores, and they sell for between 15K and 25K a month. But then again, they buy 20-30 lockers a week.

One of these sharks i have gotten to know really well, and he brings around 12K-15K to every auction.

It is all in how serious you are, and how you build it up. There is really no limit if you do it the right way.
And yes, the "golden lockers" are out there, adn you will get them at some point if you hang in there.

To all newbies that are wondering if there really is lockers out there that can make you 10K, 20K, or 30K alone, YES there is. Follow your gut feeling, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it or that you can't find dream lockers.

The Lounge / Re: Salvation Army
« on: June 22, 2011, 04:53:16 PM »
And yes, they took the junk and trash as well.  And i got a tax recipt.

The Lounge / Re: Salvation Army
« on: June 22, 2011, 04:50:40 PM »
In my case they took everything i did not want. I left the unit unlocked, told them where to go. I had informed the manager at site, he helped the salvation army out. After they was done, he called me and said everything was cleared, and i could stop by and get my $25 cleaning deposit back.

EASY! TIME SAVING! COST SAVING! And i spent the time sorting thru what i wanted and posted it for sale.
It is like having employees without have to pay salery.

Welcome to Memphis. They did a auction run at that place just days before that happened.

The Lounge / Salvation Army
« on: June 22, 2011, 09:15:21 AM »
I have just made a deal with Salvation army, item that i dont want and do not want to haul out from the units, they will pick up in my unit for free. They also give you a tax write off recipt.

I am sure that the salvation army offer this all over the country, so check it out in your area. It can save you a lot time and money. They take most thing that they can resell, clothing, books, and etc.

So give them a call, it might improve your business.

What's it Worth?? / Re: small cabinet
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:43:04 AM »
Everything has some kind of value. How much the value is, is hard to say.
I would find out more about the piece, history, age, maker, etc.
Only then can you have the right value put on  it.

But as a rule of thumb, everything has a value until proven othervise.

If you had over 5K in sales and you only got 3300 from it, then i would go to another auction house. They are then charging you way over 30% and thats a lot. The normal fee is 25% some charge you 30% but thats max. Over 30% is not worth it.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Sorting advice
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:23:07 AM »
The golden rule is, go thru everything.

Clothing has to be checked (Pockets)
Shoes has to be checked (inside)
Boxes has to be opened.
Birthday cards has to be checked (inside)
Books has to be checked (looked thru)

You get my drift, you haveto check everything, there is no telling where people hide stuff or put stuff.

I have found alot of money and giftcards that are still valid,  hiddn in envelopes, books, pockets, and shoes.

The Lounge / Re: Anyone come across any Iraqi Dinar in units?
« on: June 20, 2011, 04:52:12 PM »
In the unit i got on friday i found some Barbados 1 dollars. Pretty cool bills.

The Treasure Chest / Re: My inventroy Locker
« on: June 19, 2011, 08:14:27 AM »
Cool, i hope it helps you out.

If you plan on renting it for some time, you might want to put up some shelfs as well. That will help you out even more, and it will give you maximum storage space.

Stores / Re: No way out, a store is needed.
« on: June 18, 2011, 11:22:28 AM »
This is something that will take abot 8-12 months to finish.
But total investment will be in the range of $880,000.00 to $1,000.000.00. 
If city of Memphis approve the zoning and plans i think the construction can start in december or january.

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