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Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« on: March 05, 2013, 05:43:37 PM »
Sealed Online Bids is officially no more after their last auction ended today. The 3 year old leader of the online storage auction niche is now a ghost town.

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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 05:59:46 PM »
Wow !  Your new free service was so powerful it blew them out of the water even BEFORE you published it !  ;D

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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 06:03:37 PM »
Wow !  Your new free service was so powerful it blew them out of the water even BEFORE you published it !  ;D

 :D  Yeah right. They got out while the getting was good.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 06:07:50 PM »
:D  Yeah right. They got out while the getting was good.

Merging with another company is not "biting the dust" IN MY HUMBLE OPINION. Let us know when the merger of the two goes out of business.


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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 06:12:19 PM »
Merging with another company is not "biting the dust" IN MY HUMBLE OPINION. Let us know when the merger of the two goes out of business.

What I meant was their website died a slow death. Watching it go from hundreds of auctions to 6 to none. I was kind of sad to see it go. Kind of like the space shuttles being retired.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 06:50:29 PM »
What I meant was their website died a slow death. Watching it go from hundreds of auctions to 6 to none. I was kind of sad to see it go. Kind of like the space shuttles being retired.

Sounds like a normal business cycle to me. Happens to businesses big and small. Remember Montgomery Wards?

Sears Craftsman products available at K-Mart, maybe Orchard Supply still.

JCPenny tries a three-tier pricing system instead of having sales.

HP computers hires Meg Whitman....no go.

Saturn automobiles?

The list goes on. Ideas are tried; some succeed, some die.

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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 07:00:00 PM »
Remember Montgomery Wards?

Wasn't he Homer Simpson's boss?  :D

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 10:11:41 PM »
Wasn't he Homer Simpson's boss?  :D

Mr. Burns in Homer's boss.

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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 10:47:36 AM »
Mr. Burns in Homer's boss.

Yes, I know. "Montgomery" Burns. I was being facetious.

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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 09:22:48 AM »
Yes, I know. "Montgomery" Burns. I was being facetious.
When will your new site be up? I'm surprised my state has over 70 online auction. I guess it's all digital now a days. Guess we Americas love to be lazy a d use Internet for everything

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 09:30:53 AM »
When will your new site be up? I'm surprised my state has over 70 online auction. I guess it's all digital now a days. Guess we Americas love to be lazy a d use Internet for everything

Here is the link to Travis' new endeavor.  Any auctions you see there on 3/21/2013 are simply "samples". There are no auctions listed as yet.

http://virtualstorageauction.com/

There is also a button there for going to a forum associated with that site. No takers yet. It will take a while for that site to get going given its content.


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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 11:40:55 PM »
When will your new site be up?

Well, I'm planning on revealing it to the public this Sunday...oh wait, I just noticed, MovieMan took the liberty of doing that for me. Anyway, now that the cat is out of the bag I can throw the cat at MovieMan.

We're still working a few bugs out. It will take time for storage facilities to make the switch since some have already published legal notices with Storage Battles listed in the notice. I have a few private sellers that should be posting auctions this week. I'll also be sending out press releases and notifying the self storage associations and the major self storage industry blogs. I image it will take a few months to get churning.

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Re: Sealed Online Bids bites the dust!
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 10:01:17 AM »
Now as to that flying cat; sounds like a new option for trap shooting !

LOL - or, if you tied a string to their collar, a replacement for Tasers. Why not, cops already work with dogs.


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