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It's Brandi for me. I really appreciate her "talents" and I like how they seem to be showcasing them so far this season!!

Suggestion Center / Re: Spammed by a shoes saleman today!
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:29:24 PM »
Saw this post and just had to note that the wife and I were at the outlet malls in North GA last weekend and one of the shoe stores had sets of mis-matched pairs of sneakers for sale. Same style but 2 different sizes. I can't imagine that there is much of a market for that but if you have two different sized feet, I know where you can get cheap shoes.

Suggestion Center / Re: Server Issues
« on: November 22, 2011, 01:22:59 PM »
Just FYI, I just spent 3 minutes waiting for a page to load. Wanted to let you know in case the same server issues are cropping up again.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: LOOKS like people are perying on
« on: November 15, 2011, 04:17:30 PM »
I have found Carlton Sheets real estate no money down courses in 3 different lockers!!

Storage Auctions "In The News" / 500K in Pirate treasure
« on: November 14, 2011, 12:18:22 PM »
Be prepared for the new wave of storage buyers. Just saw on TV at lunch (either FOx news or CNN, can't remember) a story about someone who found 500K in old gold and silver "pirate" treasure in a plastic tote in a storage unit. The auctioneers from Stroage Wars were on there tellilng the story. They apparently auctioned off the unit. Same people bought 2 units: one for $1100 and one for $600 and the 500K in gold and silver was in one of them. As soon as this story gets more airplay, another round of get rich quick fortune hunters will be back out.
Just when things were starting to settle down a little.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Boycott "Buyer's Premium"
« on: November 02, 2011, 03:39:17 PM »
Boycotting will not work. You will never get every single buyer to do that and failing to secure a zero attendance just means those that showup will get a better deal. You just have to be able to do the math as you are bidding and calculate the extra fees into your bid. If it's still a deal, buy it, if not, then let it go.
If I think a locker is worth $300.00, I know I have to stop bidding at about $260.00 when they are collecting tax and buyer's premiums. 260 x.10=$26 (premium): 286x.07=$20 (tax, approx.). (Personally, I think it is illegal to collect the tax on the buyer's premium but they do.)

Wow...I am honored. The BIG man wants me to kiss his ass. Ain't that sweet.
I still don't know that this is the real Glendon Cameron but judging by the general inability to form a proper sentence or spell, for that matter, it clearly matches up to his website. Do you think if I bought one of your books you could invest in a dictionary or at least a spellchecker? Oh, I'm sorry, that must be "soft racism".
I have to say, threatening people on these boards who are, for the most part, anonymous, when you are not, isn't very bright. I also find it intriguing how much time you have to spend on these boards.
Anyway, I don't much care what you say because at the end of the day, I still get to be me while you are stuck being you.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Cleaning furniture
« on: October 27, 2011, 09:45:49 AM »
Don't be ridiculous. Chicken Feet do not work on furniture. You have to have a buzzard's foot

Assuming that was really Glendon Cameron responding (and we really don't know that it was, do we?), I have lost all respect for him.
What kind of loser jumps on the forum and right away starts threatening to sue someone?
Props to Drew for leaving "Glendon's" criticism of Drew's auction list on the forum. I sincerely doubt if someone made the same comments about Glendon's products on Glendon's website, they would be there long.

South East / Re: Atlanta!!!
« on: October 21, 2011, 01:51:42 PM »
Crowds must be thinning out. Last time I was there, there were 50 people and, in my opinion, sky high prices.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Got a 5x10
« on: October 21, 2011, 12:01:39 PM »
It's only five dollars at my local landfill. They recycle them.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Got a 5x10
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:22:22 AM »
No hidden treasure whatsoever. I got one small dresser, 3 chest of drawers, one dryer, 2 TVs, a couch, a small microwave and a whole bunch of clothes I put in the goodwill container last night.
Looks like a small profit unit but at least I got back in the game and I'll take a small profit while I hunt for the big winner.
Of course, I do have one dump run with the king size mattress and box springs.

It is my understanding that auctioneers are licensed in every state. If you have the auctioneers name, you should be able to locate that person thru the state licensing board. However, even if you locate that person and even if they have information on who purchased your locker, it is unlikely that they would give that information out. Of course, they may be more willing to contact the buyer on your behalf than the storage facility was.
It has been my experience that auction facilities are terrified of being sued and attempt to cross the Ts and dot the Is. They must be very sure that they are legally in the right for them to refuse to help you get at least your personal items back when they have so much exposure if they did it wrong.

I passed on two units at the same auction becuase I didn't want to move the stuff. I regretted not buying both of them. The first was full of commercial equipment like meat slicer, coffee maker/warmers, industrial trash cans etc. The reason I didn't buy it was becasue of the two large chest freezers. One was stacked on top of the other and I could not figure out how I would ever get it down. The meat slicer by itself, assuming it worked, would have paid for the unit but I let it go.
From there we went dow to another unit that was full of restaurant equipment like chairs (30 or more), 3 large prep tables made of aluminum and one very large, very heavy looking pizza oven. I just couldn't figure out how I was going to move that oven. The unit sold for $105. I should have bought the unit, rented it for a month, moved all the other stuff out and sold the oven from the unit.
I believe I could have had both units for under $400, even with continued bidding from the other people.
Oh well.

The Treasure Chest / Got a 5x10
« on: October 20, 2011, 01:48:28 PM »
Bought my first unit in 3 months today. It is a packed 5x10. Only things I could see from the door where an old dryer, a 27 inch tv a 17inch tv and a couch turned on the end and a few small bags blocking the view. This was a unit with the tiny house size doot on it so it should be interesting to get the stuff out.
I don't hold out much hope of a score but I only paid $110 for the unit and feel certain I will at least break even. If there is anything good hidden in the back, that will be even better.
I hope to get it emptied out tonight. I will report back tomorrow.

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