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The Lounge / Picker made BIG MONEY selling pot
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:18:36 AM »
Bargain hunter paid $20 for old South Carolina teapot. It just sold for $806,000.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Things You Personally Collect
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:45:22 AM »
I have 2 rooms devoted to this, one room for things i'm nostalgic for, another for the weird oddity type stuff.

Same here, except instead of rooms, that's what I decorate my house with. My style is a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Steampunk.

The Lounge / Re: Anyone else as sick as I am with the media?
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:38:14 AM »
I've stopped following mainstream media a while back. They lost all credibility, at least in my book.

Same here. I cut the cable 2 years ago, don't miss it at all. Get all my movies/TV shoes for free off GoMovies. Don't watch news at all anymore. It's actually quite freeing. Now if I could only stay away from Facebook, I'd be doing good. LOL

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Old laptops/computers
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:33:08 AM »
I've been buying and reselling computers for the last couple of years as a hobby, mainly just so I can always have the latest and greatest technology. Unless you have something really high end, people just aren't willing to pay what it's worth. Bought an Alienware R17 at a pawn shop several months ago for $500, used it for a while and sold it for $850. Those kind of deals are rare, but usually, I could turn a $50-100 profit on each flip. If you keep up with technology and prices, you can actually make a decent living just buying PCs from pawn shops and reselling them on Craigslist.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Antique Cars/Parts
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:24:00 AM »
Found some parts for a 65 mustang, did pretty well on eBay.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: Newcomer from alabama
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:30:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum, hope you find answers to all your questions.

I'm going to leave that question in the hand of those who have really been actively reselling lately.

Most climate controlled units are indoors, but I've had to clean out some indoor units that were saunas. Most of the units you can drive up to are non-climate controlled.

The Lounge / Anyone else as sick as I am with the media?
« on: August 19, 2017, 04:53:14 PM »
I don't think anyone can deny the bias is the media, but they've just gone too far. It's like they're trying to perpetuate a race they're trying to cause civil unrest and ultimately martial law. I'm just sick of it and I'm done watching mainstream media. 

Technically you're not supposed to have multiple PayPal accounts, but I have several. I switched to Stripe for my business credit card processing after my PayPal account got hacked and PayPal denied the claim. I filed a Better Business Bureau complaint against PayPal and then they retaliated by permanently cancelling my account. It must be nice to have so much business that you can afford to delete customers on a whim.   

I tried appealing the cancellation several times, all of which were denied. Don't waste your time. Just create another account. You can even use the same name or a business name, same phone number, address, bank account number, etc.

The following opinions are my own for satirical purposes. It's up to the reader to form their own opinion as to whether any fraud has taken place in this event.

So, I got this email from Jim Grant today and yes he's still claiming to be the founder of the online self-storage auction industry. In this press release...well, I'll just let you read it.


Inside Self-Storage Magazine Voters Name
Best Online Auction Services

PHOENIX - Inside Self-Storage Magazine readers voted, an online auction site that provides bidders with a centralized place to find self-storage auctions and attend live or bid online from virtually any location, as "Best Online Auction Services" in the magazine's "2017 Best of Business" poll.

 "We are thrilled to be honored by our peers and industry professionals who recognize our team's dedication to serving our customers in every aspect of online auctions," said Jim Grant, who founded Grant was the founder of the online self storage auction industry with the ground-breaking website, Storage Battles*, which later merged with Storage Treasures*.  Grant's companies won the ISS Best Online Auction Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and he has done it once again with his latest venture,
"This is a testament to our website being recognized as revolutionizing the storage auction industry yet again," Grant said. "Our platform is quickly growing in popularity within the United States and is currently expanding into the international market with auctions in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom due to the large demand we are receiving from other countries." is a mobile-friendly website that combines the simplicity, reliability and exceptional customer service of the original platform with new features that ensure stability and are more user friendly.  Through its integrated state of the art website, Self Storage Auction interfaces with all management software companies to make posting auctions easier.
Winners of the Inside Self-Storage "Best of Business" reader-choice poll are honored through profile pages in ISS Magazine as well as during a special ceremony at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. The results are published online year-round for ISS readers to access.

 :34:  So the first thing that came to mind is "how did a company that is just a few months old and only has a handful of clients getting more votes than Storage Treasures, a company that claims to have a million registered users and thousands of storage facilities." Answer: they didn't. So, in my opinion, that leaves three possible explanations. Either A, Inside Self Storage Magazine's Best of Business Awards are for sale to the highest bidder, B someone wrote a program that casts artificial votes, or C Inside Self Storage was hacked.

But I may be completely wrong. There may be some other logical explanation for this. What do you guys & gals think about this story?

The Treasure Chest / Re: Things You Personally Collect
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:42:22 PM »
I am an ardent fan of jerseys and my huge collection ranges from football jerseys, basketball jerseys, soccer jerseys, ice-skating jerseys, and everything else jerseys. I do not wear them neither do I display them out at home. I just love admiring them occasionally when I get bored with nothing much to do at home.

Jer-Sey cret is safe with us.  ;)

The Treasure Chest / This Unit Was Like Christmas
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:37:51 PM »
Bought one this week that looks okay. A little pricey but there were two nice reclining leather sofas showing and lots of totes. I had pushed my bid a little passed my limit, hoping that whatever was in the totes would make up for my over spending. First tote, the usual DVDs, pots, pans, utensils, silverware. The silverware was actually the same set that I have at the house, so I was pretty stoked about that. Man, I need to get a life. Next box was full of Christmas decorations, and the next, and the next, and the next. Then things changed, the next box was full of Halloween decorations, and then more Christmas decorations, and more, and more. Just as I was about to give up hope, I found a new set of JBL subs in an enclosure, a large fire safe and a home automation system. The home automation system is pretty cool. It has a master control unit with a 6 inch color screen, a WIFI doorbell camera, a WIFI deadbolt with numerical touchpad, a WIFI thermostat, a WIFI garage door controller, a security system and a WIFI surveillance camera with audio. The system is worth about a grand. Not sure what's in the safe, if anything, but I should be able to resell the safe for at least a hundred. Found out something really cool about the new Sentry safes with the touchpads and no key ....if you don't have the combination, you can slide a high power magnet over the actuator located in the upper left corner of the door and it will open. 

Update: the safe was empty, big shocker there. However, I opened some luggage and there were several pair of new boys Nike's and Addidas tennis shoes including some Jordan Melos.

It is better to be safe than sorry especially if the profits that you are looking to reel in are not that high and not worth the possible risks.

I totally agree. Discretion is key. The reason I started this thread is because  :67: "someone I know" came across 45 +/- cases of premium beer in a climate controlled unit. Appears to be overflow from a bar. The person who bought said unit has "traded" about 25 of the cases so far and he just met an individual who drinks a case a day, so the remaining cases should be gone in the next 3 weeks.

These prices are out of control. Tried buying 5 units online this morning. 2 units were cancelled within 10 minutes of closing. 2 units were bid up so high that the buyers might break even. 1 unit was nice, but they bid it up to $1900 and best case scenario, after selling everything, they would be lucky to pull $2400 out of it....and that's assuming that the washer, dryer and refrigerator worked and that the furniture was all in excellent condition.

Did get one small unit yesterday, paid $55, got a 21 speed mountain bike, Dewalt drill, new Nikes, new Caterpillar boots, new Tony Lamas, lots of nice Polos, some tools and lots of other stuff that I ended up giving to my friends and neighbors. Not a bad unit for the money.

How are the prices at the live auctions right now?   

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