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Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Storage Managers in Sacramento
« on: May 02, 2013, 10:42:32 AM »
I agree, the police would probably do nothing.  On a side note, he currently has 14 items on craigslist, amongst a ton of other sites.  I'm not even sure how this guy posts on so many oddball sites.  That being said, nothing looks that great anyway... mostly your run of the mill storage odds & ends.  If he's getting "the goods" they are not that great, haha.

Stories about Storage Auctions / Re: Storage Managers in Sacramento
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:22:24 AM »
I did some sleuthing (not hard) and found this guy's facebook page.  There is a very clear picture of him, with the same phone number posted, as well as the same terrible grammar/spelling.  That being said, I won't post it out of respect for his privacy.  No need in slandering someone who may have been blowing smoke.  However, if this guy is accessing units before auction and removing items, I believe he and the managers are committing a crime and should be investigated & brought up on charges.

I can provide the info to an admin/moderator upon request.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: keeping track of customers
« on: September 09, 2012, 01:38:11 AM »
StorMe .. where can I get your software?

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: keeping track of customers
« on: September 06, 2012, 06:13:37 PM »
What is the website for this software?  I googled "Storage Master" but wasn't able to find it.

General Storage Auction Talk / Re: keeping track of customers
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:25:41 AM »
Names down the left, product desired across the top, and an X in the intersecting cell. When you get the product in, just sort the column so that all of the Xs come to the top.

Good idea... thank you!

General Storage Auction Talk / keeping track of customers
« on: September 05, 2012, 06:33:01 PM »
For people that have a large network of buyers, how do you keep track of what they want?  I was looking at getting some CRM software but a) it is expensive, b) it is way more complex than I need, and c) I keep thinking there must be an easier way.  I thought of creating a spreadsheet, but I was hoping for something, like an android app, that I could use on the go. 

So, say steve wants DeWalt Tools, and Bill wants old comics, etc.. I want a simple way to organize this information as well as an efficient way to know which customers wanted what when I get it in stock.  Ideally, I would have their name, phone number, e-mail address, what they're looking for, etc.  I could do all this in excel, but I feel like I would have to do a "CTRL F", then F3 all the way down the page to find every person who wanted that particular thing. 

eBay / Re: Shipping & Boxes
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:58:20 PM »
Is there anywhere I can get a ton of padded flat rate mailers for free or cheap?

eBay / Re: Shipping & Boxes
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:36:44 PM »
How do I determine the shipping amount ahead of time if people live all over the U.S. and it costs a different amount to ship to different areas?  Is there a way to just put in the weight, then have the shipping automatically calculated depending on who buys it?

eBay / Shipping & Boxes
« on: February 13, 2012, 11:21:06 AM »
I just can't seem to wrap my head around shipping on ebay.  Right now I have been putting everything in flat rate boxes, and it just seems like I'm charging too much for shipping light items that won't fit in a small box.

That being said, I would like to get a scale and go that route.  So far, I imagine that I get an item I want to sell on ebay, wrap it up, put it in a box, weigh it, then calculate the price somehow?  My biggest problem with this... everything I have to sell is a different size & shape.  Where do I get a bunch of boxes of random sizes?  I don't mind buying them, but I want the best deal possible for the most amount of common sizes.  If anyone has a system that works really well, please fill me in. 

As an example, I have a lot of books (media mail I'm guessing), collectible figurines, china, clothes, you know... the usual load of storage auction finds.

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