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Stories and Lessons Wanted

Stories and Lessons Wanted
« on: September 03, 2012, 03:22:44 PM »
Hello All;

My name is Bill, I'm a freelance writer working on a book about storage auctions! I'm looking to talk with people who have good stories about their auction experiences, and especially the "lessons" you've learned about the storage auction business.... the good and the not-so-good. If you have any good suggestions on a "Top 10" list of things to know for auction success, I'd like to hear that too. Please get in touch at bsklodowski (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Thanks in advance;
Bill

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Re: Stories and Lessons Wanted
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 06:37:28 PM »
What's in it for us?

Re: Stories and Lessons Wanted
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 06:55:04 PM »
Greetings;

I'm happy to quote you by name, your store or other business (website, etc.).
It'd be some good publicity for anyone in the real "business" of auctions.

Thanks;
Bill

What's in it for us?

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Re: Stories and Lessons Wanted
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 07:23:26 PM »
I'm a freelance writer working on a book about storage auctions! Bill

An article (maybe of a few parts) would be more appropriate than a book...IMO.

Check the "stories" thread in this forum. There are a few there.


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Re: Stories and Lessons Wanted
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 10:21:47 AM »
I'm happy to quote you by name, your store or other business (website, etc.).
It'd be some good publicity for anyone in the real "business" of auctions.

Most people in this "business" with "lessons" to share are not going to freely give them . An honorable mention pales in comparison to the book royalties that the author will get for never having got his hands dirty in this business. Add to that the idea of giving away secrets to newbies that will come out and bid against us and drive up prices, all for the bargain price of a 15 or so dollar book. No thanks I'll pass, as I'm sure most everyone else will as well.

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 10:42:40 AM »
Yep, this "book" would probably turn into a "primer" entitled something like..."How to Make Money In The Storage Auction Business".

Just what we and the internet need...there must be half a dozen (or more) of them out there already.


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Re: Stories and Lessons Wanted
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 07:57:35 AM »
Most people in this "business" with "lessons" to share are not going to freely give them . An honorable mention pales in comparison to the book royalties that the author will get for never having got his hands dirty in this business. Add to that the idea of giving away secrets to newbies that will come out and bid against us and drive up prices, all for the bargain price of a 15 or so dollar book. No thanks I'll pass, as I'm sure most everyone else will as well.

Word!

With that being said I am finding other ways to procure inventory at cheaper prices then storage auctions, so I sure as heck don't want anymore books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, etc. coming out about the re-sale business!

Maybe it's just the fact the I am in the re-sale business and never noticed it before; but it sure seems to me on my day to day travels in running my business that there are a LOT of people trying to get into this business. I am constantly being asked by family, friends, neighbors, and especially customers; how I do what I do. They want to know where I get the inventory, where and how I sell it, how much money is to be made, etc.

Long story short, we don't need anymore competition. Good Luck with your book!


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