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Re: My First Auction
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 09:10:23 AM »
The "I talked back to my to my husband" smiley.

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Re: My First Auction
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2011, 09:11:22 AM »
And my personal favorite, the "Trust me, I'm a Ninja" smiley.

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Re: My First Auction
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2011, 09:12:39 AM »
 sorry guys for some reason everytime i make a big post it get erase maybe cuz i am on my phone

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Re: My First Auction
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 01:18:04 PM »
sorry guys for some reason everytime i make a big post it get erase maybe cuz i am on my phone

Don't use your phone.

Re: My First Auction
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2011, 08:53:33 AM »
Okay I apologized for the previous posts with the smileys, I was using my phone and the whole post will be erased and just post the smileys....
But here is how it went....my first auction...well it was actually 2 auctions....1 in Channelview (just outside of Houston, 15 mins from my house) and 1 in Baytown (about 30 mins from my house, but 15 from where I was in Channelview)

The one in Channelview was at 10:30, I got there and saw about 15 people outside but soon another 15 people came, in total I think there was about 35 - 40 people there, the units in my opinion were pretty much garbage, nothing I really wanted to bid on, the ones that looked sort of good were going for over 200.00 thats more than what I wanted to spend. There was a total of about 13 units, 2 of them were under 100.00 on2 had a recliner and bags of clothes and I think a fishing rod in the back, went for 45.00 and another that had about 5 bags of clothes (I think) it went for 65.00. The auction was over by 11:45, and I was told by others of the other auction in Baytown, so I decided to go to that one as well...

Baytown, 12:30 start....I get there and see about 30 cars outside and I am thinking what the heck, there's about 50 people there, and the bids were higher here but in my opinion a little bit better stuff, one had a scooter but it was taken a part a bit, it went for 375.00 and the last one had a hoveraround it went for 400.00.

All in all I think it was a good experience I didnt buy anything, didnt even bid, but I am just waiting my turn, I get something.

Re: My First Auction
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2011, 09:20:43 AM »
Cool stuff, you got your feet wet, all you have to do now is to get some units under your belt.

Here is an advise to you, if you are waiting to bid until you see something you like from the gate, you will never get a unit.
Because, if you like it, then everyone else like it. And you end up in a bidding war. Another thing is, you will never see a unit where you go WOW! damn i want this, and it is all gold and silver and cars........etc

You have to gamble, get a few units based on what you see, even if it means that you only like one or two things in there.

Another advise is, when you are new, go for the 5x10 or 10x10 units, and start to build up experience.
I tell you, i have found alot of nice stuff in 5x10 and 10x10 units. Infact my best locker ever was a 7x10 locker.

Re: My First Auction
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2011, 10:07:44 AM »
Thanks for the advice, I may go to another one today

Re: My First Auction
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2011, 11:14:55 AM »
Thanks for the advice, I may go to another one today

I decided on not going to the one I planed on going today, is closed to my job, but I rather have more time and more money...

Re: My First Auction
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 10:53:50 AM »
I plan on going on an auction run Monday....4 storage faciliites, really nice indoor ones with climate controlled units...

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Re: My First Auction
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2011, 01:58:44 PM »
I plan on going on an auction run Monday....4 storage faciliites, really nice indoor ones with climate controlled units...

Hey Jose, good to see you are going to get to an auction. Please be sure to let us know about the crowds, lkr numbers and of course ESPECIALLY the prices so we can get a cross-the-country idea of what's happening.



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