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also found about $500 in scrap , $1000 in tools, $1000 in wheels and tires, $1000 misc ebay items, about $500 in household yardsale fodder, and about $1000 in weapons,ammo, and music equipment. Maybe $500 in furniture. Was a good month, nothing spectacular but good.

i spent $2500 total this month in all on lockers. say $3000 with labor. It ended up very nice. found a knife collection worth over $1000(vietnam era case xx, gerbers, benchmade, and some otehr older ones i cant remember the name of.

numbers-wise maybe, but size wise they were all big and packed. i think it was 6 10x20s and 3 5x10s

i've bought 9 in december.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Storage Unit Buyer Resolutions - 2015
« on: December 25, 2014, 11:20:31 PM »
buy more, sell more. i want 1/2 a mil on ebay by next christmas.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Storage Auction Myths
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:18:35 PM »
usually they don't make a profit but the tenant doesn't get the remainder. after auction fees, late fees, labor fees etc. I've never heard of anyone getting a check in the mail.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Online vs. Live Auction
« on: December 23, 2014, 06:34:09 PM »
although i agree to a point, i think getting a small unit right away is important. Something under $100. The hardest part of this game is selling the stuff. Once you figure that out you're golden. But I do agree live are better , especially for the beginner. Although less personal intimidation online. I dunno, I didn't have the option when i started out.

The Treasure Chest / Re: Anyone save diamonds?
« on: December 20, 2014, 07:26:36 PM »
haha, i'll sell them eventually. I don't take the out of the settings, i just put them all in a scrap jar basically until i decide to sell. I'm kinda waiting for gold to get a little bump before i sell again.

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Won my first auction, looking for advice
« on: December 20, 2014, 07:24:49 PM »
yah i undertand what you're saying and I don't throw any of that stuff away. But when a new guy asks about things like that I don't want him bidding on a unit because he sees a bunch of faded glory t-shirts or something :P You can make money on clothes but It's never the reason I buy a unit.

thats decent. do you get heat or power in there? thats what im looking for. During the winter i'm kinda confined to my garage which is only about 600 sq ft.

yah, everyone knows me here so i guess i get certain "perks". I tried the same thing down in florida and it did NOT fly lol. Here I don't ask I just go in before I put my lock on.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Protecting Your Turf
« on: December 20, 2014, 07:12:05 PM »
     I always bid higher in my turf. It makes complete sense. You have a lot less gas,milage and labor costs. Also, it does give you a warm fuzzy feeling when everyone points as you're pulling up at the facility(in a little mazda).

The Treasure Chest / Re: Anyone save diamonds?
« on: December 20, 2014, 04:03:36 PM »
i sell all in tact jewelry as-is. as far as scrap, it all goes into a 5 gallon water jug stones and all

if i KNOW there are multiple units owned by the same person I buy the first one and tear through it real quick, if it looks promising i buy the others.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Pods Horror Story
« on: December 20, 2014, 03:57:50 PM »
my reply is always "sorry, the contents have been sold".

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