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General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Old laptops/computers
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:08:43 PM »
i've sold lots of broken computers on craigslist for $5 each.
for A good working one I can't get more than $40-50 on CL so $5 ain't bad.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Things You Personally Collect
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:34:34 PM »
Oh no!  I collect way to much stuff i find in the units:
anything video game related
anything 80s or 90s nostagia related
board games
comic books
star wars
knives and swords
military stuff
odd religious items
koontz, king, and Rice books
twilight, hungergames, 50 shades books (every unit has atleast 1, i must have 15 copies of each)
lunch boxes

I have 2 rooms devoted to this, one room for things i'm nostalgic for, another for the weird oddity type stuff.

they have been going for more than retail around me.  Like if i bought everything in the unit new in box at the store I'd pay less.  And all the smaller storage businesses near me recently got bought out by big corps who auction there stuff online now.

The Lounge / Re: How's everyone doing?
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:12:25 PM »
so brutal!

sorry bout your brain tumor travis.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Where everyone go?
« on: October 22, 2015, 10:37:13 PM »
i wish all the bidders at the auction cleared out like they did this forum.  Theres atleast a dozen guys at everyone I show up to.  It'd be nice to be the only one bidding.

The Lounge / Re: Houston, We've Got a Problem!
« on: July 19, 2015, 04:48:22 PM »
if that many brits come here they should post some content.

mooore input.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Best way to sell DVD's?
« on: July 16, 2015, 11:51:47 PM »
the "sell dvds online" phone app will give you ten cents to fifty cents per dvd.  sometimes they go for more there if you have a box set ($14).

I hear they take their time getting the money to you.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Portable Storage Auctions
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:06:25 PM »
bidders I've never seen and bidders that I only see when I travel far.  A few guys who acted like big shots.  Items in units all tossed and shaken around. PODS walls are white translucent so flashlight wasn't needed.  Most unites going for $6-800 more than is normal.  All the unites lined up next to each other so when everyone goes to empty them out its impossible.

I did snag a black sofa and love seat unit for $175.  might make another $50 in dvds and cd's but i'll be spending $40 atleast on dump fees.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Portable Storage Auctions
« on: July 15, 2015, 07:50:04 AM »
I'll find out today and let you know travis.

public storage?
that means the auctioneer will be 2 hours late and once she does arrive she will sit in the office for another 45 mins doing paperwork.

i'm not bitter.

i steam any beds/cushioned furniture as soon as I get them.  Shooting the cushion with Hot steam should kill anything thats living in it.  I got the idea from a TV show where someone had bedbugs and they stuck all of their furniture in a giant kiln to kill everything on it.

if i came across a forrest gump dvd i'd keep it for myself.  i like that site because they take ALL dvd's.  even the stinkers.

plus, the other bidder who will now buy all my dvds from me for 50 cents will also buy the ones that site would only have given me 10 cents for.

ebay isn't on my radar untill I get overwhelmed with stock.  my local neighbors seem to buy most of what I put out for sale.

just bring all your dvds to your local post office and demand money.

srsly though, I meant through the postal service, not to it.

a funny thing happened at the auction yesterday.
There is only one other regular bidder that is freindly torward me.  I remember him buying a unit with a ton of DVD's in it a few weeks before hand.  Yesterday I showed him a phone app that lets you sell DVD's through USPS for 50 cents a peice, and they take all DVD's.  He said "hey, thanks, but why don't you let me buy your DVD's off of you directly.  So, when he came to my warehouse to pick them up I asked him about the "boat anchor" solution.  He said "hey, I'll come pick those items up from your unit for you for free whenever you get stuck with them".

See I'm a noob to the storage auction game but my tech savvy helped me gain this scrapper contact.

also that photo of a ferret's idea to post a "looking for scrapper" ad on craigslist was a bonzer idea.  I might get $80 for a fridge as mentioned but i'd rather give it away and take the $400 worth of other merch in the unit home because the highest bid on that unit was $125 because non of the bidders wanted to move that fridge.

great advice.
i went to CL and found some scrappers that are on the other side of a toll plaza/another state.  Can you suggest another place to look to find someone that is more local?  I turned over some rocks but all I found were more unit bidders! :91:

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