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wow... alot of people

wow... alot of people
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:02:05 AM »
went to a storage auction yesterday here in Evansville, IN and there were about 200 people there, about 6 x as many as the first one i went to last NOV. Alot of families were there, parents bringing their kids out like its a carnival.  It was funny hearing all the kids tell the parents to bid or not to bid.

15 units went up, only 1 locker even worth anything and it went for $1075 and it was probably a good deal.  Could tell that it was for an older couple.

The problem is, is that storage facilities or so overgrown compared to the poplutaion and the facilities are promoting $1 for the first month and all the people take the good stuff out and leave the worthless stuff in it to go to auction.

but, keepin on trucking.......

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Re: wow... alot of people
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 10:05:24 AM »
That's crazy I would have just turned around and left!

Re: wow... alot of people
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 02:47:47 PM »
thought about it, but i did end up bidding on the one that went for $1100.  At fist sight, the unit was a gold mine...first thing in the locker was about 10-15 paintings, not worth alot but the frames were awesome, a antique chair, about 50 boxes that werent marked, antique clock, weed eater.

i could tell that it was a great locker because there was a phone book form about 20 years ago witting on a stack of boxes and you just dont see that.

but i could tell the guy bidding was not gonna loose that auction so i bid him up a little and gave up

Offline terry

Re: wow... alot of people
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 07:44:33 PM »
thing in the ATL are getting better. still a lot of folks. but not so many bidding. No more $1 units they are bidding them up to 25 & 30. I can no longer say anything about kids. had to take my 6 year old. Presidents day and sitter was not back from florida. Only 10 units so it went fast

Re: wow... alot of people
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 08:45:39 PM »
we did have a $1 unit go last month that had 2 empty looking boxes in it.  i looked and went on to the next locker.  it so happened that one of the boxes had $3000 in cash.......

damn the bad luck....

wont ever pass up a $1 unit

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