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Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: New from Indiana
« on: October 26, 2019, 10:36:27 PM »
Hey, welcome to the forum. What sort of items are you trying to sell? Have you tried having a garage sale?

Price check for 2019....

I've bought a few bargains and seen some ridiculously overpriced units.

How are prices in your area for online units these days?

My guess is NO, because the title hasn't been transferred to you, but it wouldn't hurt to consult with an attorney.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: Hello everybody,
« on: May 12, 2019, 06:49:14 PM »
Niana, welcome to the forum, we're glad to have you.

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?

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