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The pros of online storage auctions

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The pros of online storage auctions
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:38:09 PM »
Everyone has been quite vocal about online storage auctions recently and that's great. It also seems like everyone has something about online storage auctions that they don't like. I think most of the cons have already been covered.

On the other hand, what do you like about online storage auctions?

Re: The pros of online storage auctions
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 10:45:42 PM »
Here's how I view online storage auctions.. I would keep up with an online storage auction site, if there were auctions in my area. Would I buy? Probably not.. But you asked for pros..

1. You save money on gas, traveling from auction to auction.
2. You can study the pictures of the unit over a couple of days and really evaluate the value of a locker.
3. You take out the crowd element. The crowd can be influential. "You're not gonna let him get that locker, are you?"
4. Sure beats standing out in the rain, bidding on lockers. (Don't you miss the days when if it rained, there'd be 3 people at the auction?)

One of the biggest cons to me, is that you're dealing with yahoo's from all areas, running up the bid based on little or no knowledge. I much prefer to just deal with my own local yahoo's..

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Re: The pros of online storage auctions
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 09:46:04 AM »
HomeGrown...thanks for answering the question.

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Re: The pros of online storage auctions
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 10:03:18 AM »
Here's how I view online storage auctions.. I would keep up with an online storage auction site, if there were auctions in my area. Would I buy? Probably not.. But you asked for pros..

1. You save money on gas, traveling from auction to auction.
2. You can study the pictures of the unit over a couple of days and really evaluate the value of a locker.
3. You take out the crowd element. The crowd can be influential. "You're not gonna let him get that locker, are you?"
4. Sure beats standing out in the rain, bidding on lockers. (Don't you miss the days when if it rained, there'd be 3 people at the auction?)

One of the biggest cons to me, is that you're dealing with yahoo's from all areas, running up the bid based on little or no knowledge. I much prefer to just deal with my own local yahoo's..
Well so do the others that are bidding so its the same playing field for those bidding online as well. You only see the pic's that the company wants you to see. When the bidding goes on for 9 days people can really jump the bid due to finding 9 days to aise moe money! This does not do anything for me as a buyer.


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