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Have you seen any signs of a recovery?

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Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« on: May 19, 2011, 10:22:23 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone has seen any signs of a recovery in your area? Have you seen lower attendance or prices in the last month or so, has it been consistent or has it gotten worse?

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Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 10:24:35 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone has seen any signs of a recovery in your area? Have you seen lower attendance or prices in the last month or so, has it been consistent or has it gotten worse?

Crowds seem lower overall, but sometimes prices are still high...mostly regulars just trying to get stock; some newbies still bidding high; lkrs which used to cost $5 to $25 going for $80 to $125 and being bought by newbies who are willing to risk that much.

Also see link here for other peoples' reports:

http://storageauctionforums.com/index.php?topic=1096.0

edit: added link above.


Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 11:01:54 AM »
Has been back to normal here for a long time. At least 2-3 months now.

Every now and again we have a blast of newbies, but that is far inbetween now.

This week auction's, Monday had 7 people. Tuesday had 18 people.

Prices was between 1 dollar and up to 1200 dollar.

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Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 11:22:59 AM »
I think crowds have dwindled a little agree that prices are still high. ALso agreee about no cheap units. I used to love picking up the units that were $5, $25, $40, etc. Now all those units go for like $85-$120.

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Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 06:50:16 PM »
That settles it, I'm moving to Memphis. Want to grab a Frappuccino?

Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 05:00:18 PM »
3 units up for auction here today, at a independent facillity.
Crowd = 6 people (1 newbie and 5 regulars)
Prices from $115 to $295

Two lockers was a 10x20 and one was a 10x30.

Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 08:40:01 AM »
Not here in Atlanta. All us regulars still seeing a lot of newbies and way too high prices. Went to an auction yesterday with 6 units. Biggest unit was a 10x20 with two old mattress sets, some old furniture (living room) a washer and dryer and an old rear projection big screen with a few boxes and bags all looked in very used condition to crappy. The damn thing went for $970.00 to a newbie / almost newbie. Then there was the small unit a 10x10 that had two metal self assembled shelves, a kids bicycle(toddlers) an old partical board computer desk BROKEN and in pieces and one box that sold for $80.00. You could have bought the shelves new a walmart for under 30 and all the rest was landfill fodder. I'm just hopeing things ease up here. This is getting rediculous.

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Re: Have you seen any signs of a recovery?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 09:50:42 AM »
Not here in Atlanta. All us regulars still seeing a lot of newbies and way too high prices. Went to an auction yesterday with 6 units. Biggest unit was a 10x20 with two old mattress sets, some old furniture (living room) a washer and dryer and an old rear projection big screen with a few boxes and bags all looked in very used condition to crappy. The damn thing went for $970.00 to a newbie / almost newbie. Then there was the small unit a 10x10 that had two metal self assembled shelves, a kids bicycle(toddlers) an old partical board computer desk BROKEN and in pieces and one box that sold for $80.00. You could have bought the shelves new a walmart for under 30 and all the rest was landfill fodder. I'm just hopeing things ease up here. This is getting rediculous.

lol, they thought they hit a gold mine because of the old projection tv. Happened here in my area too.


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