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North East / Things getting better?
« on: April 23, 2012, 05:25:14 PM »
Day job has been very busy, so I was forced to take a few months off from auctions. When I left back in December/January prices were totally outrageous, basic crap units going for $600 to $800.  Finally had some time today to hit two going through my town and a neighboring town one after the other in the Boston/MetroWest area. 

Maybe it was just today, but it seemed like things have come a little back to earth since I was gone. Are you all seeing the same thing or was this just a freak day.

First auction had only 1 unit available.  Unit was TOTALLy filled to the doorway, tons of boxes. Stuff did not look nice from the door, but there was so much volume that a few months ago it would have easily gone for $750 plus. Today it ended up going for less than $300.  Next auction had two units. FIrst was full of used mattresses, so there were no bidders at all (costly to get rid of them here in Mass. and they legally cannot be sold).  Second unit was very nicely boxed up full apartment unit. Tons of stuff, all seemingly in decent shape.  Unit  would have gone for over a grand a few months ago, today it went for just over $600 (still a little high, but not ridiculously so). 

I was not interested in either of the units, but I was happy to see that some of the ridiculous inflation was gone! Is this a trend, or was today out of the ordinary.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / New from Boston
« on: December 21, 2011, 11:25:05 PM »
Hey, great forum. I have been going to auctions for three months, bought one unit so far. Doing this for hobby/fun, not necessarily as a business, but it has to pay for itself to keep the wife happy.

The first unit I bought was a $50 locker. Paid an additional $50 to get rid of big junk. Sold four items for a total of $310, so a nice little profit of $210, about $150 in donations/tax write offs, and a nice desk for my son. Great start, and I learned a great deal about processing.  Overall a good experience, but more work than most would think.

Looking forward to plenty more! Cheers.

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