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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #7...July, 2012
« on: July 18, 2012, 12:48:16 PM »
Frustrating morning.  Auction at 10:00am at one of my favorite local places - a little more high end and usually lots of good smalls.  At 8:00pm Tuesday night, received an e-mail that the locker count has dropped from 17 to 14.  At 9:00am today I get an updated e-mail that lockers are down to can see where this is going......

I arrive at 9:30am and there are several cars in the lot (about 6 or 7).  I go in the office to sign in, and it's packed with people paying up.  In fact, in a matter of minutes, the parking lot is clear, I am the only buyer there (my bidding number is 1!)  It's now about 9:45am, and a handful of other buyers show up to be told the bad news - the locker count is down to 2.  During the next 10 minutes two more people race into the parking lot, run in the office, and pay their bill.  So it's now 9:58am and the auction is off.  Alrighty then :P :P

10 units being paid off in less than a hour....holy cow!  The worst part about this is most of the lockers in my area lately have been junk - and this place normally has decent stuff.  Now I will have to wait 2-3 months to find out, since they only occasionally do auctions.      

eBay / MORE Free eBay Listings July 11-17
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:59:48 PM »
The latest "free listing" promotion from eBay (for non-store types):

Sellers: List Auction-style FREE for one week, July 11-17!
Michael Jones
Great news! From July 11-17, if you do not have an eBay Stores subscription, you can list Auction-style with Buy It Now FREE—to catch those buyers who need their items fast. Pay zero insertion fees, even for your high-ticket items.

If you already qualify for 50 free monthly Auction-style listings and do not have an eBay Stores subscription, you can take advantage of this offer and still get your 50 free to use for the remainder of the month. And don’t forget: Back to School is right around the corner, so starting mid-July, eBay will be going all out to drive students and parents alike to your items via marketing, advertising, social media events and more. Buyers will especially be shopping for items featured on our Back to School Hotlist, so be sure to review and list before the campaign begins!

This offer applies to listings on, eBay Motors Parts & Accessories and eBay Canada. Most categories are included. This Promotion starts on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at 00:00:01 PT and will end on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 23:59:59 PT. See terms and conditions for full details.

Enjoy the savings!

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #7...July, 2012
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:54:44 PM »
The caravan has come and gone and finds me with 2 units for $155 total.  Crowd started out around 30 people or so - down a few people from last month but still a number of newbies.  By the time we finish for the day the crowd was down to a dozen and lost all but 1 set of newbies.  Units today were so/so with a few good units.  Prices were more reasonable with the biggest / best going for 600, 800, and 900.  I got a 1/4 full 10x10 for $110.  Had it at $50 till one of the newbie's jumped in.  Two large dog cages, drop leaf table, some firewood furniture, and a few other odds and end items.  Figure the drop leaf, and 2 dog cages should net me $150 or so.  If do that is $40 profit before some of the other items.  I really wanted the unit for the dog cages as may keep them for self.

Second unit was at the last facility of the day.  It was rare this place never has units.  Maybe 1 unit in 3 months.  Today they had 6 (3 abandoned units and 3 advertised).  Lady at the counter said first unit was marginal so I was thinking cloths and stuff.  Get there and it's another 10x10.  4 drawer file cabinet, large dolly, large piano/furniture dolly, 5 trash bags, xmas tree box, xmas tree, etc.  Saw 2 move blankets in a corner.  Tossed out a $25 open, one of the other regulars $35, so I went to $45 and won.  Is a good unit for price.  The trash bags - 4 of them had moving blankets folded up inside.  One bag of cloths.  Tubs had various items in it but a number of new cell phones (older).  Guy was a sales rep for Verizon.  Even have a huge canvas picture/advertisement sign of the verizon guy.

So all in all a decent day.  Can't wait for monday now.

Nice job's all another buck in the pocket!! ;)

Nabilla Harris ;-\

and while everyone was all star struck i snagged a 600 $ level locker for 275

Isn't her name "Haniss"??  Maybe that's why Alias is confused!    :D

I will have Brandy one day and when I hit that mment, I will squeeze that chicken to deathl 

Can't you go blind doing that!!??   ::) ::)

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #7...July, 2012
« on: July 06, 2012, 01:06:59 PM »
Nice job rockin - gotta love it when a plan comes together!!   :D

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #7...July, 2012
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:07:46 PM »
Bring on July!  High temps have been between 100-110, we haven't had rain for three weeks, there are burn bans and lawn water bans, AND some good auctions coming up.  Hope the trend of smaller crowds and lower prices continue.  Now if the quality of the merchandise would just improve.  :P

Good luck to everyone this month, and be sure to take along your sunblock!! :D :D

Since Jeff appears in the preview for the July 10 show....he might be the new Dave Hester!! ??? ???

Guess they need a "bad guy" - but HOLY CRAP - enough with all the corny, hokey sayings and comments!!  

BTW...I sold THREE of those tables for FIVE GRAND EACH just this his price estimates are SPOT ON!!   :P :P :P

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #6...June, 2012
« on: June 23, 2012, 08:54:25 PM »
6-23-12:  Made it to an auction today - 13 lockers and  10 bidders.  Unfortunately, following the recent trends around here, both prices and quality were low.... :P    I bid on a few, but the ones I liked went for more than my limit.  Didn't see any sense in getting a $50 unit, then busting your can to make $55.

Price range $5 - $275 - funny part was only one locker had a washer, and only one locker had a matttress - the rest were a range of furniture, boxes, garbage bags, etc.  I have posted a few images to show the range.

This was a $16.00 locker - an odd bid, but it went up $1 at a time from $10

This one was $140.00 - the seats are from a minivan, and the Gamecube was toast and golf clubs were rusty.

Complete wrapped bedroom set - including the shelves for the headboard and bedding - $145

Winning bid was $245 - shelves, old TV and microwave, and hammer-drill in metal case (front left)

Highest locker of the day - $275 - kids unit with pitchback net, Jr. golf clubs, bikes, and pedal cars (rough shape)

I think Shakespeare said it best in the title of one of his plays...."Much Ado About Nothing".

It has even less meaning for us than arguing who really wrote Shakespeare's plays. But, that's just my opinion.

I thought Shakespeare made fishing rods.....shows what I know  :P :P

eBay / FREE Auction-Style Listing - JUNE 19
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:24:21 PM »
Here we go again.......(the following from eBay)

Great news! On June 19, all sellers can list Auction-style FREE. Pay zero insertion fees, even for your high-ticket items.

This offer applies to Auction-style listings on, eBay Motors Parts & Accessories and eBay Canada. Most categories are included. This Promotion starts on Tuesday June 19, 2012, at 00:00:01 PT and will end on Tuesday June 19, at 23:59:59 PT. All existing selling limits (as well as category and item limits) still apply, and may exclude and prevent certain sellers from creating the maximum number of listings—50,000—in this promotion. See terms and conditions for full details.

Oh goody.....50,000 free listings!!  Of course, this means Matches will trot out his six listings......can't wait!!   ;D ;D

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Auction Scene #6...June, 2012
« on: June 18, 2012, 01:00:16 PM »
Went to an auction this weekend - it's one of only three facilities in my area (that I know of) that actually cut the locks in front of you (and don't go in beforehand).  The guy cutting locks usually has a wide array of bolt cutters - you know, baby, mama, daddy, and BIG UNCLE.  Well, we get to a unit and the guy almost pops a blood vessel trying to cut the lock - even using the industrial strength cutter.  In fact, two buyers (young bucks) each grab a handle and go to cranking......and end up making a dent in the bolt cutter blades!!  :o  Now that's one tough lock.

Before these two fainted dead away, the manager hopped in his golf cart and came back with a giant grinder.  It took him a while, but eventually the lock got cut.   And to top things off, after all that the unit didn't have much in it.   ??? ???

I have posted a photo of the lock so you can see what I am talking about. 

I need to get a life !

Looks like you've had about "400" lives.

Congrats - and here's to the next 400!! ;)

"Good night and good luck."

Ah yes, the father of American News Broadcasting.....

Walter Cronkite was one of only a handful of newsmen who really told it like it was....or is.

I was going to use an Edward R. Murrow reference, but I figured most wouldn't know who he is..... ??? ???

After working in the media in a previous life, trust me, with deadlines and pressure to kick out a story for the six o'clock news, most TV stations do the minimum research just to schlock something together.  Just watch next time they do a local story about "niche" events (rodeo, triathalon, fishing tournaments, STORAGE AUCTIONS) - their facts are usually half-right, names are mispronounced, the focus is on the hokey, corny, sterotypical aspects of whatever it is, and they generally have absolutely no idea what they are talking about .  (Thank goodness for the teleprompter)  Not to say media types don't work hard - they do - it's that time constraints make them take the path of least resistance sometimes.

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