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General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Post Storage Locker Gun Stories Here
« on: February 18, 2011, 07:55:37 PM »
I found box o 9mm shells today. But no gun. Gave them to a cop that was there trying to sort out a accident. A lady backed into a truck and broke his tail light. Going to be a good unit. Payed $200 and should triple my money. Another 25 or more hats. That makes over 50 this week. Also a lot of shoes. Best shoes a pair of air Jordans.

I got a homicide report. My guy was on the losing end. It was either his mom or sisters locker. But my reaction was WOW :o

The Treasure Chest / Re: Latest Cool Stuff I've Found in Units!
« on: February 16, 2011, 11:30:05 PM »
I joked about this earlier but have you heard about this 1099 deal. If you spend $600 or more at any supplier you have to send them a 1099. Its part of the health care law. Has anybody looked into this?

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: 2nd time out with the lookies
« on: February 16, 2011, 11:00:30 PM »
paying a lot more than lockers are worth. paying big bucks for lockers with appliances.
At one point I wanted to scream out hey dumb A@@ you can go on craiglist and find a washer and dryer for free. just go pick it up. But I didn't. I just keep watching and maybe change what where and how I do this.
It's changed a lot over the years. This is the first time I have every had a chance to talk about it online. And believe me I'm a helluva lot more entertaining talkin with my mouth than with my fingers. 

New to Storage Auctions? / Re: Weekend Auctions?
« on: February 16, 2011, 09:47:57 PM »
I agree well, said movieman. I know that managers do go look around in lockers. If they took anything they didn't say. The tenant can come and pay up at the last minute. If his treasure is missing who's to blame. If you where behind on your bills and knew you had a coin collection, jewelry or other valuables in your storage locker, what would you do?
I guess my advise about this game would be this. You can do okay at it. You are not going to get rich. And if paying to sort through, what somebody else, decided wasn't worth paying to keep, isn't fun for you. Then it's not going to be any fun. Plus you got to enjoy selling at flea markets and yard sales. That's where you are going to sell most of your stuff. when was the last time you saw a mr coffee on ebay?

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: profiling a locker II
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:31:55 PM »
Yes and if the auctioneer has you pay him instead of the storage facility you. And all the rest pay the facility. You have been had. And that does happen. Always ask the auction coordinator how many units there are and what #s. Especially if the auctioneer is taking the locks off. 

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: income tax refunds
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:24:14 PM »
I would like to see a tax refund again. I always have to send them a check. Which reminds me. If a buy a $600 unit, do I have to send them a 1099?

Stories about Storage Auctions / 2nd time out with the lookies
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:19:24 PM »
well it is official for me. went on 2nd run this year. this was one of my regular runs last year. (I am a warm weather guy) Last time I went on this run there were maybe 6 or 8 people at the start and at most 12 on the end closer to downtown. Today 75 at the start. Even the auction coordinator (the person who reps the storage unit) was freaked. In my opinion every unit sold for at least twice what it should have.
Just to have some fun I ran a $5 unit to $20. Me and 1 more guy bidding, it gets to $20 and 2 more start bidding. The thing went for $65 UFBle.

My next run is the boony run. If there are that many out there I may have to find a new hobby.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Lookey Loos Part 2...February, 2011
« on: February 15, 2011, 02:35:33 PM »
Atlanta Ga
No it is not on auction zip. But all the newspaper in this area have web sites. plus work of mouth. Uhaul is smiling all the way to the bank. The auctioneer was to till about 5:30 pm. He had 3 locations to go. I left with 1 to go at 7:15.

Stories about Storage Auctions / income tax refunds
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:45:32 AM »
Yesterday I went to my first auctions in couple months. Last was not long afters new auction shows started. Crowds where noticeably larger then. But prices where not that much higher. Not to many people bidding most just looking. Yesterday was stupid prices. Couple of the regulars where saying it was because of income tax returns. Any of you guys see the same.   

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Lookey Loos Part 2...February, 2011
« on: February 15, 2011, 10:59:08 AM »
lookey loos  I say lookey lunatics. I went back out on one of the big uhaul runs yesterday. First time in couple months or more. Huge crowd. I thinkin okay they are just here to look. 1st locker has atm and kids dirt bike. Goes upwards of 900.
Next locker 4 x 5 with uhaul boxes  only thing u can see is kids books. I'm thinking my locker max 250 it goes for 475 I think. The whole run was like that. One unit with 2 torn open big black trash bag and clothes strewn about went for 90 bucks.

Most legal notices are online now. I will take some digging but u can find your state or city

« on: December 24, 2010, 07:29:27 PM »
yeah merry Christmas all. Waiting on the kids to go to sleep. Santa is ready to go to bed

Watching that show has made me wonder where I can find a used fed ex van on the cheap

The Lounge / Re: old mattresses what do you do with them.
« on: December 22, 2010, 12:37:58 PM »
maybe I need to change my outlook didn't bid on unit because I didn't want to deal with the mattresses s. I think its my wife fault

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