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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: First Storage Auction..........
« on: July 14, 2011, 04:36:16 PM »
To answer your question, YES !

Welcome to our world as of November/December, 2010 when the tv shows came on.
With new seasons of both AH and SW coming next week (July 19/20) I believe a new wave of newbies will
be born.

Monkeybusiness makes a good point...don't buy just to get'll get one in time and hopefully you will
have made a good decision.

Was this in Sacramento or nearby ? Sacramento has some heavy-duty bidders so don't be surprised if you see
more of it.

Yes it was the Sac area....The good thing about this area is that there are at least 3  days of auctions a week with 2-4 facilities on the block per day within a 30-50 mile radius.  I just hope that with the numbers of auctions available  these people will get tired, bored, broke, discouraged or whatever just so they stop coming..
I wont purchase a locker just to purchase a locker.....I was just hoping to hit the ground running today.  Damn the unrealistic reality shows..... ;D

Stories about Storage Auctions / First Storage Auction..........
« on: July 14, 2011, 02:37:03 PM »
I went to my first auction today that I intended to bid.  I must say.....Jesus H Christ...are people that f&!%&^%! stupid?????

Went to the first auction at 10 am...30 people or so in attendance...The first locker looked really good...10x20 neatly organized, alot of boxes, you could see tools and "guy" stuff...Went for $850....The next 5 were all ****....and went for over 600 each.. Not one should have brought more than 100-200 in my opinion..people showing up in their personal vehicles bringing the family, ....only a couple of recognizeable regular locker buyers, its like a carnival or something...knock down the bottles and win a teddy bear...the only problem is the teddy bear is worth $10 dollars and they are paying $100 for the extra balls to knock down all the bottles just to say they knocked down all the bottles.
The next auction:  10 units...all no more than $200 on a gamble....average price:  $600.
The shows have really distorted the values of the lockers ....I sincerely hope that it levels itself out back to a dollar amount that is in relation to what the units realistically are valued at.

I know now that I have to increase my maximum dollar output if I want to compete in purchasing lockers...but I have to decide if I want to pay just for the thrill of winning....See my point....???

Hopefully today was a fluke....

Will let you know.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: One step closer to the edge...
« on: July 11, 2011, 06:49:11 PM »
Thanks! :)

General Storage Auction Talk / One step closer to the edge...
« on: July 11, 2011, 12:05:08 PM »
Hi guys,

If you remember reading my posts a couple of months ago about being in the planning stages of my Storage auction business then this will be the update.

I have managed to secure all the "tools" needed for this endeavor and am ready to start.  The hardest part about all of this "securing" was giving up my passenger vehicle for a large truck.  I even contemplated a box truck but just couldnt bring myself to go there.  I ended up finding an older model Ford F-250 king cab with a long bed for a ridiculously low price.  I am still going to purchase a tandem hauling trailer in the next couple of months so I am going to stick to units that are limited to smaller manageable items at first.

There are a couple of auctions this week that I will attend and will keep you posted with pics and details of my finds.

Wish me luck...

« on: April 29, 2011, 06:55:05 PM »
I'm telling you's gonna thin out....I went to an auction Wednesday for 10 units and only a dozen or so people showed up...the lockers were not the greatest....and the bids went accordingly...this was in the eastbay area.

I still have yet to purchase a locker because I am still in my "planning" stages of my business but am confident that when I'm ready to bid (June) it will be back to a somewhat reasonable state....

and unfortunately this "trend" has forced some regulars out of the game because of the lack of product due to high bids and that can only help those of us that will get into it in the near future...

let's talk about this again in a year....

The "Other" Job / Re: Sick of my job!!!
« on: April 19, 2011, 06:37:23 PM »
Work at home jobs are mostly scams with a few exceptions. If you are willing to act as a call center customer rep there are companies like Aramark and Live Ops that qualify, train and hire work at home reps. You'd need high speed net access and a voip phone setup. Hours are flexible and you can make a living at it. Usually no benefits though and you are a 1099 er.  Thing to watch out for is if they say you have to pay for their training its a scam. Reputible companies (like Aramark and Live Ops) don't do that, they make you take online tests (free) that look for your education and intellegence level and then they also have phone interviews and test calls (all free) before they certify you to be hired so there is some work involved time wise. Once you get hired you connect to the client network via a VPN or net connect, call into the clients ACD system as a remote agent then sit at home in your shorts taking orders etc. A lot of times they look for people to work odd hours like at night etc which frees your days up for auctions. You ask how do I know these things? Simple, the company I work for manufactures and sells the systems that the whole ACD process runs on and I am the National Sales Director.

I have to agree with Ironman...
For the last year I have been working from home....buying and selling things.  Usually its attending estate auctions...You can make a living at it.   Its taken me a while to figure out what to buy and where to sell it.  Simple things for instance:  A couple of auctions ago I bid on and one a cabinet with cds in it.  Winning Bid? $50 bucks..  I even showed up late so I couldnt go and inspect anything  up close...all I saw were cd/s.  When I picked up the stuff and took it home, I counted over 400 cds, all from the mid 90's and all Jazz and classical titles.  Put em on craigslist for $500 and sold them for $400 within a couple of days.  This goes on with different items. 
Right now Im just doing simple things like DVD.s and small electronics.  You would be surprised at how many people are selling dvd collections on Ebay.  You buy those dvd collections, list them individually and triple your money.  I know Im making it sound easy and there are some variables to consider, but I have streamlined, via technology, the cumbersome task of listing single items like DVD/s 

The "Other" Job / Re: My full time "other job" is
« on: April 19, 2011, 06:27:11 PM »
Let's see.  My other job USED to be a bail agent for a large corporation.  Got fired almost 1 year ago.  Took some time off...then when it was time to get back to work, the only jobs that were readily available were Car Sales jobs....been there, done that.  Not again.
I used to buy and sell watches on Ebay.  Went to estate auctions and bought and sold stuff from there as well.  I am always buying and selling things.
My girlfriend that I live with has a real job and affords me the "prep" time to ramp up in this storage auction endeavor.  She is very supportive and has seen me in action buying and selling and watching me sell a broken lawnmower sitting in her take to trash pile really helped things so the confidence is there.

Mr girlfriend also has the book "The Secret" on the dresser and has hinted for me to read it.  I have pushed it aside but will now read it to see what the hoopla is all about. 
Im in the process of moving closer to Sacramento so I wont be doing this full time until June and I'm getting anxious.  Its giving me a chance to build my bankroll and also to secure all the tools to be successful. 

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Today's Auction
« on: April 18, 2011, 11:51:11 PM »
I am reading some of the posts and found this one and saw that you guys are wondering whats going on in my neck of the woods. 

I am going to dive into this full time and have attended several auctions over the last couple of months to get a feel of whats out there in terms of attendance and quality.

I have concentrated my auctions to eastbay area, (Stockton, Brentwood etc.) 

There have been quite a few people in attendance but nothing outrageous in terms of bidding getting out of hand.  There were a couple of lockers that I would have bid about a 100 less than they went for but none went for more than 600.

I would say the average has been about $300 out of the 30-40 or so lockers I have seen. 

I am very much a beginner in the storage auction business and have not even bid on a locker, but as with any startup, I am doing my research and preparing myself for what I need to do.
By attending these auctions it has given me great insight and some good practice at "silent bidding"..
I am learning what to look for and how to spot it.  I try and set my max bids on the item in my head based on what I can actually see and not on what I think or a feeling I am getting. 
It's common sense for the most part
I will keep you all posted as I get closer to my "grand" opening.

Well, starting the threads doesn't seem to be the problem .... again IMHO.... but as you said, getting people to chime in with their thoughts on the many subjects already started. With almost 2,000 members and a fairly small number starting threads and similar small numbers responding, it's definitely a small circle.

Maybe that's the way it is in a lot of subject areas though.

I belong to several forums ranging from watches to motorcycles and its the same in all of them.  Whatever the number of members in each forum is, its always a small percentage that actually post or respond on a regular basis.   It's commen sense and human nature.  Ever go to a seminar or symposium with a large number of people?  When it's time to ask a question or speak up, it's usually just a few people.  Not everyone has something to say, verbally or in writing.

My 2 cents.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: New to the forum...
« on: April 18, 2011, 03:12:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum Rolf.

Thats not a very commenamerican name. Do you have any Scandinavian background?
Reason i ask is that Rolf is one of the more commen name in Norway and Sweden.

I am German.."bayernscr" is an abbreviation for Bavarian Soccer...... :)

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: New to the forum...
« on: April 18, 2011, 03:11:04 PM »
Another Californian! Welcome what part of Northern Cal. are you from?
Central Valley here!


I currently live in the eastbay area and am moving to the Sacramento area next month.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / New to the forum...
« on: April 18, 2011, 12:35:15 PM »
Hey guys...Rolf from Northern California here. 
New to Storage auctions but not new to auctions. 
I have been buying and selling for a number of years and have decided to go full time in the storage unit business.
Just thought I would drop in and see what the rest of you are up to.

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