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What's it Worth?? / Antique secretaries desk?
« on: October 27, 2011, 03:07:36 PM »
Anybody have any info on something like this? It was in a unit I won yesterday with some other antiques/furniture.


General Storage Auction Talk / I am beginning to think...
« on: September 14, 2011, 10:55:47 AM »
I am beginning to think...
that there is a Florida law that requires there must be a nasty, stained, ripped mattress in one out of every four units.

Found this today when going through the big locker:  :o :-\

General Storage Auction Talk / got a biggie today.
« on: August 31, 2011, 04:29:51 PM »
Just got a huge locker today (10 x 30 x 12) with doors at each end. I didn't have a whole lot of time to see everything, but some of the bigger items I have seen are a huge exhaust fan still in the box, air-hockey table, about 20 bins full of brand new blank t-shirts in all sizes and colors. If I had to guess, I would say over 500 shirts are in there. I have seen a bunch of transfers so far also, so I am hoping a press is in there somewhere or if i am really lucky a dtg printer (direct to garment), 3 huge skechers shelving units, a cash register. I can see furniture all along  the walls, but have not yet been able to get at it to get a better look.
I will be renting this unit for at least a month so I have time to process all this stuff. i think it is safe to say I will not be buying any more lockers for a couple weeks. I have a lot of work to do in this one.

The "Other" Job / Own a Graphic design Printing company
« on: August 29, 2011, 10:19:14 PM »
My "real" job is my Graphic Design, printing, sign company. Which is how I came about to get back in the storage auction game. One of my clients is a Storage facility. I have become pretty friendly with the prop. mgr and she informed told me they were having an auction and that i should check it out. well, I did and was once again bit by the bug. :)

My "dream" score is to find a nice storage locker with a 60+" large format printer that nobody in the crowd is familiar with and getting a hell of deal. I like pretty much any business locker, but specifically printing and signage ones. I know for a fact there have been several such lockers in this area recently.

General Storage Auction Talk / bought another locker today...
« on: August 29, 2011, 10:01:44 PM »
Had an interesting day today and ended up buying another locker. 3rd auction I went to today had 3 units for sale. The one I bought (pics below) and 2 5x5 units. From the immediate view of the locker, some of the items that could be seen were: organ, bunch of golf balls (just knew clubs were buried in this unit somewhere), 2 fishing poles, bunch of sports trophies, white metal futon frame, mountain bike, guitar case, dvd's, pair of drywall stilts and a bunch of trash/clothes. As you can see from the pics, I ended up finding the clubs, some paintball gear (no guns) about 50+ DVD's and ps2 games, some random sports cards, headlights to unidentified car, remote control boat, bunch of computer parts and the drywall stilts. The organ ended up being a Yamaha electone FS-200. It has some marks on the wood, but once I rolled up the panel where the keys and buttons are, it genuinely looks like it has never been played.

Now, my question to you is what would YOU have paid for this locker and what do you think it went for? Keep in mind that one 5'x5 stacked to the ceiling in black bags and cloths went for $245.00 and the other 5x5 with 2 cheap plastic framed art prints, nasty end table a one tote went for $85.00.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Hello everyone
« on: August 28, 2011, 08:15:53 PM »
This will be my first of hopefully many post here. I am sort of a noob... I did a few auctions back when i was in college in the 90's. But have recently started getting back into them. It is a much different world now then it was then.
Initially I was using Auction Zip, but found that way too many people are showing up usually between 50-100. Which makes for high bids and long lines in Florida heat. I did end up buying 1 unit for $175 2 weeks ago w/ some misc furniture that I sold relatively quickly on cl for $415. Not a bad deal for first time back in the game.
My better units came this last Wednesday when I found an auction through the public notices. 5 lkrs and only 6 bidders. None of the bids went over $100. I got for $50 and one for $60. I probably could have won all 5, but a) I did not want to be "that guy" and b.) I knew I would not be able to clean everything out in 24hrs.
In the $60.00 unit, I ended up with a like new Lane cedar chest with tag still on it as well as  bunch of dvds, xbox 360 games and a brand new video game chair.
In the $50.00 unit, I really cleaned up. I got some furniture that I have already sold for $150, A Nintendo Wii still in the box, an Xbox, bunch of dvds, race track, bunch of clothes, some small jewelery items, 2 tvs, misc household goods, etc.
Most unusual find in these units was a box full of bibles (plural) and a bunch of porn dvds... seems like an odd pairing for one box.  :D

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