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Atlanta Pods Auction

Atlanta Pods Auction
« on: August 08, 2011, 08:47:16 PM »
Is anyone going to the pods auction up near Atlanta?  New to unit auctions and wondered if it would be worth the time/effort to attend.

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Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 09:56:24 PM »
 The pods here in Mass. usually go really high and drew a large crowd , even before the TV Shows .
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Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 10:03:23 PM »
when are the atlanta pods being auctioned?

Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 06:51:48 AM »
It's off I-85 NE of Atlanta in Suwanee.

PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to the Georgia Self Storage Facility Act, a public auction of the contents of the units listed below will be held at 2 PM on August 25, 2011 at PODS (Portable On Demand Storage), 485 Horizon Drive, Suite 100, Suwanee, GA 30024 Phone 770-271-7901. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. All funds to be paid in cash and all items must be removed from the facility within 24 hours. Containers full of misc household items.
PODS 212A29
M Allen
PODS 162B29
M Allen
PODS 529B29
G Clark
PODS 772B29
K Dyer
PODS 458A29
C Ewing
PODS 316A29
C Gilliland
PODS 182A29
C Gilliland
PODS 569B29
B Guthrie
PODS 953B29
S Lafata
PODS 715B29
D Langan
PODS 276A29
T McCord
PODS 376A29
R Newberry
PODS 51A29 Nweke
PODS 8035B29
V Pinkney
PODS 16A29
G Roney
PODS 8326B29
C Watkins-King
PODS 99B29
D Watson
PODS 986B29
P Woodley Wells
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Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 10:59:26 AM »
I have been to two. Prices are higher than most auctions. I think people expect better quality of merchandise. I did well with the first but lost my mind (and so far have not recouped my money) on the second one. Not only did I bid higher than I should have (completely my fault) but after going through the unit, I am almost certain it was staged. I am not saying that they combined units or anything like that but I am almost positve the went through the unit and pulled every high dollar item to the front (carefully placing them where it was not obvious but someone really searching would see them but not every one would see them). A rifle, sporting goods, jewelry box baseball cards (about $400.00 worth of stuff) peeking out in the first two to four feet of the pod. THe back 10 feet (hidden behind the furniture (which was carfully stacked to obscure the view) was nothing but clothes. 50 garbage bags of clothes. Nice clothes but clothes nontheless clothes. You just have to be really carful with these guys.

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Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 09:20:46 PM »
yea I read about that one.  I thought there may be a really big one closer to Atlanta with 10's of units.  My "real job" is in Suwanee so I will be sneaking away to see how this goes.

Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 07:06:39 AM »
Nice - I've found 4-5 auctions coming up for Suwanne.  I just live 2+ hours from Atlanta so staying local to start.  Let us know what they have.

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Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 11:25:46 AM »
Besides the suwanee location there is a forest park and powder springs locations that auction off pods I thing that's it?

Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 08:12:24 PM »
Yep - your right Drew.  Just found a listing for the Forest Park location on the 25th also.

10 AM on August 25, 2011 at PODS (Portable On Demand Storage), 16 Overmeyer Way, Forest Park, GA 30297. Phone 404-366-4427. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. All funds to be paid in cash and all items must be removed from the facility within 24 hours. Containers listed contain misc household goods
PODS 36A29, R Abrams
PODS 134A29, T Branham
PODS 792B29, D Brown
PODS 180A29, S Byrd
PODS 304B29, C Cox
PODS 234B29, N El-Amin
PODS 592B29, D Fowler
PODS 809B29, W Fripp
PODS 303A29, L Gatson
PODS 370B29, H Gordon
PODS 273A29, V Hoff
PODS 791B29, D Jackson
PODS 804B29, W Mann
PODS 357A29, W Mann
PODS 61B29, K Morgan
PODS 388B29, L Morton
PODS 317B29, L Morton
PODS 542B29, NCBM W Singletary
PODS 309A29, NCBM W Singletary
PODS 868B29, M Newton
PODS 25A29, K Turner
PODS 367A29, R Varsane
PODS 427B29, M Watson
PODS 499B29, C Weiss
PODS 610B29, T White

Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 07:58:44 AM »
Went to the PODS auction in Powder Springs on Saturday. About 40 people there which was about 1/2 as many as the last time I was there.
6 PODS, one of which the facility owner had taken from the ownee in exchange for the contents (it was a laser etcher and he wanted $1000 minimum bid--he got no bid).

Of the other 5, only one had any potential. It ws packed and a flat screen, some tool boxes and some nice brief cases where showing from the door. A couple big pieces of furniture where also in the fron and you couldn't tell what was past about the first 2 feet.
A regular started the bid at $800 and dropped out at $1200. The bidding went to $2000 between a kid who looked like he might have been 20 (dressed in shorts and flip flops) and a woman (early 20s and also dressed in shorts and flip flops). THe kid eventually won. The way he was bidding made me suspicious that he knew what was in there (there was nothing showing to justify a 2K bid).
The woman was obviously a TV show fan. I saw here in the office before the auction and she was asking what it would cost to have the PODs delivered to her house. SHe said she wanted to know the cost as she had to decide how many PODs she wanted to buy that day. I thought I was going to fall out of my chair laughing.

I wish she had won the unit. I would have liked to have seen her face when they told her the price of moving the POD. I don't know what the cost would have been for sure but I believe it would have been around $4 or $500 based on what they told someone at the last auction who only wanted it moved 7 miles (she was 40 miles away at least).
Anyway, that's the report from the PODs sale.
Positive sign was that there were fewer bidders. Negative sign was that the bids were all at least double what they should have been on every unit.

Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 08:52:32 AM »
Thanks for the update.  Hope someone can hit one of the other auctions thursday.  Atlanta just seems to have auctions everywhere up there.  I have 3 later today after work so will see how the numbers are.

Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 12:53:07 AM »
If anyone goes let us know how you did.

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Re: Atlanta Pods Auction
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 07:04:14 AM »
105 storage auctions in metro Atlanta this week alone



Thanks for the update.  Hope someone can hit one of the other auctions thursday.  Atlanta just seems to have auctions everywhere up there.  I have 3 later today after work so will see how the numbers are.


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