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General Storage Auction Talk / Search Storage Auction on Cl
« on: December 03, 2011, 08:11:26 PM »
Was looking on Cl for free stuff and then search for Garage sales, and what do I see STORAGE AUCTION ON DEC 8 @10:00 am. with a web address so I copy & past go to a site that I don't recognize. For $29.99 you get a book, 3months of advice and a money back guarantee from a pro doing it for 3 years. Then there are other links on how to not be a total Nob. One says to use the dumpster at the facility. WHAT.

So I go and click on the Auction link, and low and behold it is our biggest Auctioneer. (they do over 16 facilities in our area every month) Explains why there have been so many people there.  They just started charging a 10 % BP.  :'(
We were planning on attending to just show our faces, now I don't think we will bother.

Garage Sales / $1.00 Yard Sale Dec. 2
« on: December 02, 2011, 05:31:11 AM »
Heading out this morning to do the last round of our first locker.. Clothes 5pcs. for $1.00. Books 5 for $1.00.
And other stuff we have picked up... I want it gone.. LOL Lucky yard sellers.

We are running through Sunday so will update how we do. Hopefully will be done on Sat.  :)

"2012 will have to figure out the numbering system for that year." Movieman

Thought I would start this so not to get jumbled in with last month of the Lookie Loo's 12

 "Dead or Alive 01" ?

Or "Is this for real ? 01"

Just my thoughts  ;D

What's it Worth?? / Before Our Time or Handmade
« on: November 21, 2011, 10:11:55 AM »
Uncle gave us some things he wanted us to sell for him with a 50/50 split.
He has about 20 fishing poles. When we went through them found 4 that are solid wood... Not bamboo.
No markings.. I think they are hand made but not sure. any ideas on searching for info help.. Google search not much.. Maybe need a key word. Thanks

General Storage Auction Talk / Auctioneers or Storage Facility ?
« on: November 13, 2011, 05:26:18 AM »
So far we have been lucky with the Auctioneer's we have been too. But here is what we have seen and my question. We have one Auction company that does the biggest chain of storage facilities in our area 14 locations in our county. Our first caravan run being real nob's we did notice at two of the facilities same manager that some of it looked a little staged. Just made a note.
This month another facility all of the units but one, very little in the units looked like they had been rummaged. The one that was not, to much work. Several people were complaining about the Auction company and they were doing something bad. What we saw was the facility managers looked like they would do something shady. Lets say the manager knows the owner is not going to come save it. Then he/she could go rummage it or stage it before the auctioneer comes and does their thing with the locks and tags. My point here is the Auction company does not know what units to be auctioned except threw the manager of the facility.

A guy came to one of the auction's and asked who is doing this one. We told him, and he said Oh I don't like them. That he bought a staged unit and was upset he said he got his money back. From his story it sounded like it was the facility manager that got him not the Auctioneer. 
 Could be wrong but feel like the facility and the managers have all the power the Auctioneer is just their to do the job.  I am sure there are some shady Auctioneers out there but this is what we have seen.

General Storage Auction Talk / 1st locker purchased and sold
« on: November 07, 2011, 04:50:49 AM »
Bought our first locker on OCT. 26 for $30.00. Small locker full of kids clothes, 2 strollers, 2 heaters. Had our yard sale (parking lot of thrift store). Total yard was $300.00 over two days. Cost for the parking lot was a bike we would have sold for $20.00. The income from the $30.00 locker was $90.00. so not a bad return on our money.  ;D. Still have an estimated inventory from locker of $150.00. We had our personal stuff that needed to unload so we purchased this locker to fill up our tables.
IMO to all the noobies myself included don't just get rid of all the clothes you find, good filler for yard sales. and brings in some cash. Clothes take a little bit of time but money is money.
Sold all the clothes for .50 each at that price people will dig through it.
Kids jackets $3.00
Denim $2.00
Heading out this week to the Auctions with our made seed money.  :)
Just an update.
Forgot we traded an old CB radio and booster for Two Camcorders
Sony 10x Handy Cam CCD-FX330 Works
JVC Compact VHS  GR-SXM920U  missing power cord.. So don't know if it works or not.

eBay / Frustrated
« on: October 29, 2011, 05:28:48 PM »
Starting too sell on ebay... I have put it off for too long..(now I know why) What a pain.
Went to there forum to get more information. Drew you have us spoiled on here, nice lay out, easy to find information ect.   Ebay's forum stinks... *@$******!!!!!
Was trying to figure out the shipping. My end,
Do you box it up after pictures so you can use the calculate the shipping feature ?
Of course I could be over thinking this adding to the frustration...
I just don't want to get screwed on the shipping one item weighs 20lbs.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

New to Storage Auctions? / Disicions disicions
« on: October 19, 2011, 02:46:41 AM »
Getting better at finding less advertised Auctions. Found two same day same time different locations.
1 one list is:



2 one list is:
Unit 18 - Andrew Bevel: television, clothes, suitcases, misc boxes.
Unit 40 - Michael Thomas: leather couch, loveseat, ottomans.
Unit 46 - Derrick Edwards: futon, misc boxes.
Unit 53 - Jon Secreto: couches, bookcases, toys, fishing poles.
Unit 58 - Harold Lloyd Smith: washer, dryer, tv, entertainment center, dressers.
Unit 125 - Sanoia Brown: couch, loveseat, computer desk, dresser.
Which one would you go to ?????

General Storage Auction Talk / No Rain and no Locker
« on: October 18, 2011, 05:43:27 PM »
100% chance of rain and not one drop on the auctions. Went out to a caravan auction today. 11 units 4 facilities. Only our third day out at auctions but we were treated like a regular. Was able to replace the nick names with real names today. One part time auction hunter was very nice. Gave the scoop on the other regulars. One who takes forever in front of the units apparently does not see well. He bought a 5x5 full of boxes, The boxes were labelled funny Box # 2-a, The rest looked like trash aluminium cans and all. I think it was  business paper work he paid $350 for it I guess he could not see the labelling on the boxes. I felt bad I will keep an eye out for him. By the way he is a major player... Buys some really good Lockers. Any way the highest bid was $450 for 10x10 1/4 full. The rest were pretty reasonable prices. Average of 30 people at each location different faces.
10x20 full $175.

New to Storage Auctions? / Selling
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:13:55 AM »
Going to start with my own unit... Storage on my property. We have a construction trailer (currently filled with our house, building a new one on our property) Did not want to pay storage. Go figure. Anyway am excited to get started on this venture.
Truck and trailer  Check
Place to sort  Check
Place to get rid of garbage Check
Going to a local auction tomorrow for place to sell extras will check out other local auction house for high end things.
Plan on doing Flea market.. Yard sale's will be limited due to location.
Cl and other local free classifieds online.
Ok on to my question I have a set of Hammered Copper cook ware. (my mothers) Can't remember if I tried to sell on CL or not. I assume that Fee Bay would bring best money but worried about the shipping part, this stuff is heavy. Also if I sell out right should I price it at what I could get for it as scrap or what I think it is worth? I know it is only worth what someone will pay for it. I have sat on it for 3 years now and starting at home to get my nest money to start this new venture  Any help greatly appreciated.

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Hi from Central Fl.
« on: October 04, 2011, 09:25:30 AM »
Getting our feet wet.. Spent all day yesterday reading here and getting some local information on how to get started. Decided to get rid of those things I have been sitting on for years knowing I want to sell them. Deciding on the best way of selling these things. Some are easy some are a little harder.. Will post my questions in the newbie section. Oh yeah we are a husband wife team. Thanks for all the advice.
And I have a little history I use to clean up reposed homes.. Not a lot and was not really in a position to be an active seller. Love looking for treasures. Best ever treasure was I was paid to take 1934 GE refrigerator away.. Still have it.  :)

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