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Craigslist / Re: Are CL buyers really nuts or what?
« on: April 12, 2012, 11:13:31 PM »
Sunday girl calls on table. Told her I could meet Monday before noon or anytime the rest of week, gave my addy (don't like that but since I can't drive right now...)
Doesn't show. Emailed. Called. No reply.
Tue night wantd go meet. Then doesn't show.
Wed morn at 6am calls! Sounded drunk. Wantd to meet at 2pm. This time calls to 3:30!
Tonight she just shows up! 
Table asking price is $40. Doesn't even look at it before she says it's only worth $15. I say: really? You can tell that from the ONE picture I posted. (should add that the only reason I posted it was I was trying to sell to another guy for $20 and wanted to show him I had it posted at $40, "what a deal I'm give'n ya!" thing)
She looks says it's crap, I say good bye. But then she gets huffy about driving out and my add said it's this and that....long story short, she wasn't even at the right house! lol
She had been dick'n me around while she scoped out other tables and then came to my addy on accident!
Finally I agree on $25. At which she gets in her car and lifts the hatch and stares at me. After a few minutes she asks "well, aren't you going to load it!?"
Here I am in a full imobolization sling and she expects me to somehow get a table three feet up into a tahoe!

Glad you had a good one, I'm still getting CZl crazies!!

Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum / Re: hi from san diego
« on: April 12, 2012, 12:03:00 PM »
Don't know anything about those but in researching a pin ball machine once I found info eventually by getting the info off the circuit boards and working backwards.......

Who made those, then applications and finally what machined they went to...years....

Took forever but finally got enough info to learn the damn thing wasn't worth sh*t. >:(

Also dont overlook inspection sticker and licensing stickers. If you can trace it back to who owned it or serviced it........

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Any tips on holding an Auction
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:50:37 PM »
I think that sort of thing is in bad form.
From way back in the day a promoting show's we would never stand outside another venue or flag cars in the area out of respect and always chased away promoters from my club.

Id treat it the same as any other flyer. Throw it on the ground in hopes the city fined YOU for causing litter.

NEVER touch another mans ride! 

But that's just me

The Lounge / Re: I'm outa stuff....
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:49:57 PM »
Here is the gold pic's.
Project is on hold until my shoulder is healed. Apparently it's frowned upon to be lifting 10-20lb rocks right after surgery....

I'll get some better one's. Some have really nice viens.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Any tips on holding an Auction
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:29:12 PM »
Heck yeah! And if your going to "research""for work" it'd all be tax deductible!  lol

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Any tips on holding an Auction
« on: April 11, 2012, 08:12:28 PM »
I came on to get away from all this in my home.
So play nice and post happy posts, D*mn it!

Like...let's talk about.....penguins! No one can be unhappy while thinking of penquins!  ;D

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Any tips on holding an Auction
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:20:21 PM »
If your shutting down branch I guess 'liquidation' could technically be correct.
To me it just sounds negative.....

Direct mailers from sales addresses. Contractors and such.
Though outside companies are spendy and doing it yourself is time consuming
Though maybe on a small scale to you regulars or local contractors. Pick-n-choose.

Simular, if you have all emails from sales you can do a mass email if your server allows that volume and you have someone that can script to pull addys. Typing in by hand would take forever.

Then the normal spots. Craigslist. Public Notice section in paper. Don't know if SD has it but here we have a classified ad's type paper. Free at like 7-11.

And word of mouth. Every sale hand out a flyer.  
Have outside sales department? Have them spread the word....

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Any tips on holding an Auction
« on: April 11, 2012, 05:56:48 PM »
Quote from: watkinsnetwork link=topic=2506.msg17310#msg17310

The owner Hired an Auctioneer yesterday and I'm waiting for him to come by this office so I can get his contact info do you think It would help if I mentioned his info on my site if he gives me permission to do so or would that maybe deter people for some reason?

I would. I see an auctioneers info attached and I'm reassured. Or am once I look them up.
Been to some 'estate auction' that I'm pretty sure the auctioneer was Uncle 'oh I can do that, don't waste your money' Bob......

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: Any tips on holding an Auction
« on: April 11, 2012, 05:37:21 PM »
So? It's an auction? And your auctioning off the excess warehouse and showroom goods?  And it will actually be in a warehouse and/or showroom?

Ummm......Warehouse & Showroom Auction? That's what they call it here.
"liquidation" leads me to believe your going out of business
Whew! Got that handled.

Next question? And not so hard this time!  ;D

South East / Re: Automobiles in Florida Auctions
« on: April 10, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
The app looks similar to all I've seen.

Just remember, your signing a government document stating the owner owed you money.
So you better be able to prove it. Storage locker price, storage, towing....whatever.
And a public notice wouldn't be a bad idea.

Like I said, an attorney consult may be s good investment.

Miss the good'ol days when hou could just apply for ownership. Fill out a form. DMV sends notice. If no responce they transfer title!
But then people started putting in requests for cars that people were on long vacations or in military or otherwise not home for several months....   

Picker's Paradise / Re: Police Ordered Tow Auctions
« on: April 10, 2012, 12:37:36 PM »
I've noticed that too.
Used cars and used car parts are getting a premium price these days.
Only good thing is Ive sold stripped parts cars to the scrappers for $100-200 where as a few years ago I was PAYING to have frames towed away.....

South East / Re: Automobiles in Florida Auctions
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:47:02 PM »
Go talk to your local DMV.
Though you might want to talk to several. Willing to bet they tell you only the storage facilities have the right, or give you some BS, just not to have to do the paper work.
If you have a "in" to be able to do this more than once I'd also suggest paying an attorney for a consult.
Few hundred dollars might save you a lot of headaches, speed things up and save you money in the long run.

Quick google search got me......

file a lien on the vehicle. Find an Application for Notice of Lien at the website of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: Call the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles at (850) 922-9000 or your local tag agency for more information. Tag agency contact information can be found at

The Lounge / Re: I'm outa stuff....
« on: April 09, 2012, 02:32:59 PM »
That would be great!
I'll pay you a bit for them and shipping of course. PM me what you think is fair. Just remember these most likely are not going to be sold for profit. Just need practice phones.

And I'll have to send a money order. I don't have paypal right now. Long story.
If money order is a problem Ill see if my room mate will let me use his, I'd just prefer not to but not that big of deal.

Thanks for the good wishes.
Truly a pain....and painful. Got "talked to" by therapist today. In my mind I haven't been useing my arm but even the little I have is to much in his mind. Guess my incisions are opening below the skin. His fear is that if those are disturbed then possibly the anchors they put in the bone's are being pulled at also.
Considering my entire bicep is being held in place by a single stich.....
Long story short, I'm now in a total immobilization sling for 4 weeks!!

Have a really cool video of surgery if anyone is into that sort of thing. Not gory. No blood or anything. Let me know and I'll send you a link.

Picker's Paradise / Re: Police Ordered Tow Auctions
« on: April 09, 2012, 01:31:01 PM »
I do.
Impounds are hit and miss. Most of the time there is a reason the owner didn't come for it and that reason  is the car isn't worth the impound fee's. Usually get these to part out.
But you can get good deals.

Police siezure is better but prices tend to get up to retail.

The 'cash for clunkers' really hurt the used car industry. Actually did more harm than good for the economy in the long run.

Even our dealer only auctions are bad. Where once you had 20 dealers and 2000 cars up, now there are 200 dealers and 200-300 on the block.
Even the rental car auctions are bad. Friend wanted an impala and jumped on the e-bid site and the reserve was $1000 less than what all the local dealers had listed.

The insurance auctions are still good but then your looking at having a branded title. Rule of thumb is branded title brings 50% of retail. So when selling you need precise records of damage and good sals skills to get premium price. Down side is people can figure out pretty easy how much your into the car.

So if you have the ability to rebuild the tow auctions are a good place since the car can be totaled but you can get a clean title.

Reality Shows about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Hunters is FAKE!!!
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:28:02 PM »
Has anyone thought that perhaps the show has already purchased the lockers, did or didn't stage them, and are auctioning them off themselves?

This scenario would cut a lot of problems for the producers out.

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