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it is a Saturday auction so there's 3 Flea's and god know how many yard sales between here and there. I looked on Google maps and this building sits by it self on the side of a hwy. No visible fences or locks just 6 metal roll up doors all about 20 feet wide. Maybe a mechanic went broke and now landlord is taking his stuff. But the legal notices says it's a storage auction???

Well, that's the thing this place is a good 30 miles away and the phone book, internet or 411 give a number to a place that used to be in business at that address 5+ years ago. Guess I'll hold on to my money till next week's pods auction they're listing 26 pods up for auction ;) This pods office is regional HQ so all surrounding offices send there pods here to get auctioned off. :)

New to Storage Auctions? / Question about legal notices in newspaper
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:42:25 AM »
I just wanted to know. When there is only one persons name listed om the notice and a start and finish time say like 8am-3pm. Does this mean it's a piece by piece silent bid or what? ???

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Update on auction caravan #1
« on: July 25, 2012, 02:46:43 PM »
The next facility i completely skipped and took my wife to lunch. And when i got back to facility number 7 i was pissed. Someone told me a 10x10 full of old good furniture and dusty boxes went for $350 >:( Anyway turns out this would be my last 6 lockers to see. the other facilities had been payed up. 1st 2nd and 3rd lockers went to whale. All were retail store overstock or close down storage with clothes racks and display cases and boxes of costume jewelery, neck ties and dress shoes. He spent over $1500 per locker so he must have a very good market for those things. And the 4th locker was a facility stuffer locker in which we could go in and poke around before bidding because it was all the stuff they found on site not secured and took it so it wouldn't waste and stuffed it in there for a sale. nothing great some amatuer artwork, four chairs with wrap around lucite backs and a lucite bottom table with a glass top. Went for $500. Last lockers were purely garbage.
So all day I spent $35 on some stuff. sure I got $300 for the Air Jordan's(luck) and will get about $250 out of the rest. Why can't i seem to pull the trigger on bigger fuller lockers? I'm not scared or shy. Maybe cheap but I understand (to make $ it take $) but I just haven't yet. :( The end for now)

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Update on auction caravan #1
« on: July 25, 2012, 01:23:48 PM »
caravan #1 continued:

The next facility had 7 lockers left to auction, down from 12. First locker had two commercial oil fryers that looked all intact. And a commercial 10 burner stove. This locker had a minimum bid of $300. One person bid and his bid bought it. Next three lockers were typical household items; couches, boxes and the like. All went between $250-$400. Fifth unit had two dead cats in carrier's (sheriff's dept was called). And last two units had nothing but bicycles and bicycle parts. Maybe 15 complete mountain bikes, 10 complete beach cruisers and about 250 bicycle wheels with no tires. I started the bidding with a 150 dollar offer but a bidding war broke out between a whale (or so I'm told) and a newbie (but dumby). They spiraled quickly from $200 to over $2000 in four bids(200newbie,500whale,1000newbie,2000whale) after the whale bid the $2000 the newbie stopped, walked over to unit looked and to my surprise bid $2500 the whale smiled and waive him off. Everyone was in shock. $2500 for used off brand pieced together bicycles. That guy really likes bikes!
And the last unit was almost empty except for a large samsonite wheeled suitcase, a medium matching suitcase and a samsonite upright garment case. There was a flat triangle box in the corner some one bid me up to $30 and i won.
The contents were the luggage it has value, there was a brand new circuit training trampoline in the large suitcase, nothing in the medium and nothing in the garment case, but in the box in the corner there was a brand new in the plastic Right side upper control arm for an automobile. I could use advice on what auto.


Stories about Storage Auctions / Update on auction caravan #1
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:04:23 AM »
Well I have no comparison when it comes to declining quality in the units but I saw more garbage, particle board furniture and mattresses than i have seen at the dump and i used to be a bulk trash driver for waste management.

The day started at 9am first facility only had one locker a 10x15 with 10 mattresses, a wooden king sleigh bed, 2 sets of metal frame bunk beds and about 35 neatly stacked 2'x2' grocery store boxes. Went for $750 I didn't even offer a bid.

The next two facilities cancelled. The day before each had 12 lockers up for auction, but by that morning all had called or come in to pay. (bummer) That's 24 lockers less than I thought I would see...

The fourth facility had ten lockers for auction. The first three were all the same owner. All 5x10's. First had a mattress jammed in sideways so no-one could see anything but a piss stained mattress. Went for $350? Second had a big china hutch with no drawers and some other things wrapped in synthetic blend blankets. Went for $180. And the third had a lot of stacked professional movers boxes with guess what, the drawers to the hutch from last locker. ;) I knew just what to do. He of course bid very low started at $50. I shot a $150 out and then he definitely knew i was there. We shared one understanding nod, he followed with a $160 and i waived off. I'm new at storage auctions but I'm not a sucker.
The next four 10x10 lockers all were full of garbage and garbage. All no sells. Then they opened a 5x5 that had just a little pile in the corner with a shoe box sticking out it look really rough. Also there was an off brand Ipod dock w/clock and fm radio in plain site. Everyone but me passed on this locker as the auctioneer was about to say no sell I offered him 5$ he immediately sold it to me. Again everyone who stuck around was giggling until i opened the shoe box. There sat a factory new pair of Air Jordan XI's. they were the black patent leather over white with a translucent red sole type. Last I checked these suckers were worth money. Also in the pile was a new in the box digital camera (off brand), two new in the box Emerson electric shavers and two new in package Diamond Style brand 4" masonry cutting wheels. I missed the next two sweeping out my little score.

I will keep going on the story later I have a C-list delivery to make across town Jordan's going bye-bye..


New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Bought my First locker the other day
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:42:24 PM »
Well it's time to go and see. Tomorrow I'm going on a caravan with 9 facilities and just under 65 lockers up for auction. It'll be a lot to take in, but I'll do my best to use what I've learned on this forum to keep myself upright and level. I'll let you all know on the "storage finds" section how I do. Plus I won't be able to hurt myself to bad. I'm only taking 500 bucks so no temptation to overspend... ;) Any last minute pointers????

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Bought my First locker the other day
« on: July 03, 2012, 12:57:03 PM »
Thanks to everyone for you're input. The auction circuit i have here is hit and miss early on in the month but the last weeks in every month i have around 24-34 different auctions to go to within 10 miles of my house. So if i see a lkr worth the investment visible from the door with some other junk i can't see i'll go for her and see what you guys are talking about treasure hunting. But I cannot bring myself to gamble my money on anything but a solid return. I'll chime in regardless if i find the Cortez treasure or just rat poop and porn. :o

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Bought my First locker the other day
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:09:43 PM »
Well that make alot of sense. I didn't even put the emotional aspect of auction buying into the equation. Maybe i'll enjoy it more if a make it a little more fun. Thank Movieman.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Bought my First locker the other day
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:40:03 PM »
My question is why would all those ppl pass on these items just because they weren't super high end? Doesn't everyone want to make all the money they can. They obviously were sellable. Or am I missing something?

New to Storage Auctions? / Bought my First locker the other day
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:36:07 PM »
Well I have my first question as a noobie at this. I bought a locker the other day that only had a Retro 80's round bamboo dining set that the chairs were in rough shape and one chair missing no glass for the top, but the central piece that held the glass was in like new shape. And there was one used car tire and a rear projection TV. When they opened the locker most everyone when they saw what was in it they just walked away toward the next lkr up for auction. The auctioneer asked if someone would give him 10 bucks for the lkr, no-one answered so i said i'd give her 5 and then she said sold. And ppl were actually laughing at me. Well you know what. The Huge 55inch JVC Rear projection theatre size TV that everyone thought was junk or below them was sold on CL not 5 hrs after i left the auction for $35 bucks and those chairs that were so rough well the whole frame of the chairs added up to 30lbs of aluminum worth 0.60 per pds oh yea the tire fit someone car cause i sold it to a used tire shop for $5 bucks. And I sold the table center piece for 10 buck a thrift store because they had more chairs than tables. All in all i spents a total of about 2 hrs of actual work selling this and i paid $5. So let's tally $35+$18+$10=$63-$5=$58 You Vets have lost sight of the golden rule. A DOLLAR IS A DOLLAR IS A DOLLAR!! Never pass up a sure thing just because its not a jam packed locker.

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