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General Storage Auction Talk / "storage wars/hunters' reality
« on: March 23, 2014, 04:22:22 PM »
me: "I buy storage units at auction..."
others:"I watch those shows ALL the time!"
me:"the shows dont really 'show' what its all about...dump runs, mice poop, live mice (ive battled a few)gross stuff, food,mattress's,ex large 1980-90 TVs nobody wants, dirty laundry, and more gross stuff, lucky to double my money..."
others" Ive always wanted to do this..."
me: "why?'
others"whats the best thing you found?'
me:"stuff i could sell..."
i guess I am getting jaded, it is still the best way to buy in bulk for me right now, I have a resale store. I wish it wasnt so "glamorized"...Im not running stuff to appraisers...I know what a crock pot goes for, lol.

General Storage Auction Talk / Deposits taken from attendees?
« on: March 01, 2014, 05:23:35 PM »
I went to an auction yesterday, got there in the nick of time...there was a line of people collecting money from the manager. Those of us who rolled up late asked what was going on. They said when they got there the facility manager collected a $50 deposit from them, when the auctioneer got there he made her give the deposits back. Ive been doing this for 3 years now, have never seen that happen before. Deposits for showing up?

The "Other" Job / Business Consultant
« on: February 08, 2014, 07:33:12 PM »
My day job is a business consultant for a restaurant franchise. I evaluate 35 stores a month and help franchisees. I have been managing restaurants for 25 years.  I now own my second resale store. ( the first one I closed 9 years ago, it was a children's resale store.) My store now is a resale store of all things, except clothes. I mainly have furniture, household stuff,collectibles, etc...what ever I think I can resell. My daughter works here during the day while I do my day job. I work at the store on the weekends. I go to auctions and shop around the other job, I make my own schedule, to a certain extent. I tend to look for vintage dishes and glassware when I am picking in thrift stores, that is fun for me. Some days I wish I could quit my day job and focus on just this, but that is what is paying my bills, so onward I trudge....

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