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General Storage Auction Talk / Re: PODS vs UHAUL vs Other Facilities
« on: August 13, 2012, 03:54:20 PM »
Well, I got to follow a U-haul caravan and go to a PODS auction last thursday. And yes U-hauls in general are junky low income areas where people use the storage to unload the stuff they broke while moving. I'm not saying all were junk just most. PODS wasn't all that much better except more of the complete household was present in each pod. The serious bidders were bidding as if there were a harley in each pod. I think the brand name caused alot of over bidding. I am not a veteran of this, but $2700.00 for a locker that is almost exactly the same locker as some I've seen go for $250.00 at regular chain facilities seem a bit stupid. It wasn't higher end there wasn't brand name anything showing and it only had $650.00 owed and the person still abandoned it. Maybe he knew something I didn't but i don't intent on going back to a PODS auction if I have another option. Bidders just get a little personal at them....

The "Other" Job / Re: My full time "other job" is
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:02:11 PM »
That is awesome StorMe. I don't know if i could retire. Something about idle hands makes me wanna go overboard with booze/women/gambling/fighting you know all the fun stuff that's supposed to be a sin. Maybe when i do retire I'll move to California and get a MMJ card to calm me down.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: I have another question
« on: August 03, 2012, 11:46:29 AM »
I don't have that much experience but the auctions I've gone to you do have to sign in here in Florida. But they start the auction earlier then advertised, they usually start it just as soon as the last person to leave the last facility signs in if it is a caravan auction.

The "Other" Job / Re: My full time "other job" is
« on: August 03, 2012, 11:39:54 AM »
Let bring this one back to life. There is more than 52 members on this forum.
I am a Dispatcher manager for an airport transportation company near Orlando, FL. I also own a small thrift store on the side. I pick and get donations for my stock and stock was getting low. So here I am a brand new storage auction buyer with all the time in the world. Except for the 50 hrs a week I put in, in order to keep health insurance and steady income. :o

Now if anybody can help me move 7 pairs of Air Jordans and 2 pair Lebron James size 8 shoes.....I'd love the help~ Undecided

What style and color are the Jordan's? They are hot around my area right now.

Picker's Paradise / Re: Excellent thrift store score
« on: August 03, 2012, 10:31:26 AM »
That is awesome. Wished I'd have known I saw on C-list the other day some lady was cleaning out her kids old rooms and she had a bunch listed on the free section the only catch was if you take the unopened you also have to take the finished models It didn't even register to me at the time.

I went an estate sale last week and found an antique four chamber liqueur bottle with the original labeling and corks intact. It's identical to the one Rick bought on pawn stars except mine is complete and original and I bundled it together with some vintage mini beer bottles and a vintage (unopened) 1970 Courvoisier bottle with the cannon base for 20 bucks I don't know if i want to sell it. It is awesome looking on my bar.

Did anyone else notice the jersey photo frame and signed play book in the clear blue tub. Would rethink price wise if it's an authentic signature of someone notable. I don't know sports but it looks like it is a collection from the same team. Take a second look and check out what I'm talking about.

Well, reading this topic has been educational. You all have saved me precious time. Instead of checking to see what Barter Kings is I'll have plenty of time to watch more weather channel.

General Storage Auction Talk / PODS vs UHAUL vs Other Facilities
« on: August 03, 2012, 07:13:38 AM »
I didn't post this in the noobie area because it's going to be more of an opinion poll than a set question and straight answer. I know everyone has an opinion about this subject so i like to start a topic discussion on your personal experience with PODS, U-HAUL and regular facilities. Is the quality of PODS better than most because they are more expensive or have you found that major u-haul storage locations have better prices versus equal quality? Also when it comes to major chain facilities have you found that the quality tends to be trashier because of the high turn over? Chime in.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Question about legal notices in newspaper
« on: August 03, 2012, 06:57:49 AM »
Well I thought real hard about it over this week and Ive come to the conclusion I'd rather make money than spend it this weekend. 30 miles for an auction that might be cancelled. I'm going to have a yard sale instead. I live in a very high traffic area and the least I've ever made on a yard sale when I've had this much stock is around $300 so I'll just save gas and build more buying power for my Main U-haul and PODS auctions coming up thurs. I just don't have enough info to waste my time and money hauling my trailer 30 miles into the boonies possibly for zipppp.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #8...August, 2012
« on: August 02, 2012, 11:07:45 AM »
Buy some of those small $5 dollar lockers for me Movie Man.  ;D

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Update on auction caravan #1
« on: August 01, 2012, 10:49:45 AM »
Yea, I kinda figure that. I might frame it and hang it on the wall as a reminder. Even though that part is $112.0 new I'm gonna deeply discount it on e-bay for $40.

Hey folks,

New to storage auctions but been picking and selling from yard and storefront for 10yrs. Currently live in Daytona Beach. Have had thrifts in Tulsa OK, New Orleans LA, Gatlinburg TN and Ft. Lauderdale FL and have lived many other places from Lancaster CA to Watertown NY. Have done well considering i'm  permanently nomadic. Will not ever get my passport until i have seen every part of good old U.S.A. And i thank God that this forum is around to help everyone. Mostly because I won't ever have to rely on donations to my thrift again:) Now Donatiuons will be my gravy;)

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Update on auction caravan #1
« on: August 01, 2012, 09:02:53 AM »
oh yea by the way the control arm and ball joint i got is for any 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Dodge Stratus, Chrysler Sebring or Mitsubishi Galant. Anybody drive those lemme know. LOL. I don't think i'll be able to sell it in my thrift or my yard sells...

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