Storage Auctions

Son bought 3 lockers this morning

Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« on: August 30, 2011, 03:40:14 PM »
I had to work today and sent my 21 year old son to the auctions at PS.  He is not an experienced auction goer and the last time he bid against himself running himself up to $1000 on a unit when the last other bid was at $600. Well today he bought 3 units at the first place. I have not seen them yet but I thought I would open a thread and try to post some pictures as we get into them. He claims they are all outside units and he paid about $300 for all 3.  Or as he told me $50 for one $175 for one and he can't remember the other one.  Not much detail what is in them he did say one had a lot of boxes and I love boxes.  I think he did okay as all the outside units at that place are at least 10X15 so they must be bigger units. Check later tonight for updates. Oh and it was my money so its my stuff he gets the scrap that is his only source of income as he is going to school.

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 07:12:17 PM »
Cool, hope you get some good stuff!  Were these on the MLK run? 

Offline Drew

  • Admin
  • *****
  • 728
    • View Profile
    • Online Storage Auctions
Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 07:33:57 PM »
hope he did good for you! Let us know!

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 12:15:13 AM »
Okay I worked till 9:30 tonight hauling stuff.

This locker was $150 a 10X15 outside unit. Hauled three huge loads and got it emptied. Best thing I have seen so far is a 3 ton garage jack.  Lots of boxes and bags to go through think i will make money.



The jack:


SOme nice rubber maid trash cans



Lot of big boxes these were hard to move.



What a load looks like the Expedition is cramed full inside as well. Hauled 4 of these tonight.,




Here is the unit he paid $175 for it is  a 10X10 packed better then the $150 unit. Have not started on it. Note the stolen rug Doctor in the front.  Have to find out where it was stolen from and return it.






The other unit a 10X15 we emptied in on e load and my camera had dead batteries. It was $50 very cluttered but it had a washer and dryer showing.  They will be scrap as the dryer had the back off.  It was a very good deal at $50 there was a nice looking aricompresser a Royal typwriter and a Cheap sewing machine.  Lot of stuff to go through yet I am sure that I will make money on this one the washer and dryer will scrap out at $20 to $30.


Offline Drew

  • Admin
  • *****
  • 728
    • View Profile
    • Online Storage Auctions
Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 08:00:58 AM »
Looks like he did alright. Nothing super. But should generate a little profit.

Offline jrossjr79

  • *****
  • 869
  • In it to Win it
    • MSN Messenger - jrossmakesmoney@gmail.com
    • View Profile
Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 09:58:49 AM »
On that rug doctor, what makes you think it was stolen? It is a commercial piece of equipment, but on the lower end. The tenant may even had a cleaning business. My father in-law use to own one when the family was cleaning commercial buildings.

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 11:17:24 AM »
He did very well.  That first unit would of gone $200 easy down here.  The second unit would prob of done the same.  With the yard tools, trash cans w/ coaster wheels, gas can, etc. people would of figured lawn cutting buisness or such and bid up the price.

Offline bwd111

  • *****
  • 686
    • View Profile
Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 11:19:08 AM »
Looks like a lot of work to make a good profit i stay away from ps well in my area its usually junk. But its great to stimulate the economy. Great job and we all thank you

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 12:14:22 PM »
On that rug doctor, what makes you think it was stolen? It is a commercial piece of equipment, but on the lower end. The tenant may even had a cleaning business. My father in-law use to own one when the family was cleaning commercial buildings.

Because it says right on it Rental unit. Probably rented from Safeway then not returned.

Offline jrossjr79

  • *****
  • 869
  • In it to Win it
    • MSN Messenger - jrossmakesmoney@gmail.com
    • View Profile
Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 12:27:05 PM »
Because it says right on it Rental unit. Probably rented from Safeway then not returned.

Ahh gotcha, didnt mention that before :)..

Personally though, I would contact them, and see if they are going to give you anything in return for it, if not Id sell it to someone else. May be morally wrong, not sure on the legalities on it. But that is what I would do.

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2011, 02:42:44 PM »
Ahh gotcha, didnt mention that before :)..

Personally though, I would contact them, and see if they are going to give you anything in return for it, if not Id sell it to someone else. May be morally wrong, not sure on the legalities on it. But that is what I would do.

Well that would set me up for a possesion/sale of stolen property the way the law reads in WA not worth it I will just give it back. have returned a lot of UHAUL stuff in the past like carts and blankets normally new looking that says right on it not for sale.

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2011, 04:20:28 PM »
Well that would set me up for a possesion/sale of stolen property the way the law reads in WA not worth it I will just give it back. have returned a lot of UHAUL stuff in the past like carts and blankets normally new looking that says right on it not for sale.

I'd at least steam clean the carpet first if you need to.  ROFL.  But I agree, it builds good will with the store and the manager.
   Not worth the potential liability to turn it for $100 or whatever. 

Offline Drew

  • Admin
  • *****
  • 728
    • View Profile
    • Online Storage Auctions
Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 04:26:41 PM »
Some times you can purchase those used units from stores. And if they did just steal it from the store I'm sure the store billed them for it.

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 11:43:45 PM »
Update: finished moving all the stuff.  As we were cleaning uot the last unit found out from the manager that it was a old woman who had hiring professional movers to mover her stuff in.  Only rented about 4 month. Found one of those chairs that pushes you up and it looks pretty nice.  Furniture was all junk got about 40 boxes and 20 bags to go through yet. Always a good ding when pros moved it in means she still had money when it went into storage. Hoping her jewlery box is in there full of gold.  It took tow very full loads to empty the unit.  That is a lot of stuff! 

Re: Son bought 3 lockers this morning
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 09:46:13 PM »
Some good looking units for cheap - Hope ya grab some goodies!


xx
bought some lockers in august

Started by NewBuyer

4 Replies
2158 Views
Last post September 02, 2013, 03:22:27 PM
by Fayettenam Man
xx
Bought six lockers last week and found

Started by bwd111

19 Replies
8829 Views
Last post November 01, 2011, 03:34:13 PM
by judy79
wink
Bought all lockers in the same facility-the finds:

Started by parnisha

5 Replies
2418 Views
Last post August 25, 2011, 07:38:21 AM
by Cobia
xx
Bought 12 Lockers Yesterday at One Auction!

Started by the teacher

9 Replies
5289 Views
Last post July 02, 2014, 04:48:24 PM
by House of Treasures