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My Worst Unit ever

My Worst Unit ever
« on: May 13, 2014, 08:50:35 AM »
Got this unit over the winter..  So not only crappy but really Cold!

I got two items from it that I kept, A new Counter top rotisserie oven and a Blow up Christmas yard decoration.

Other than that this unit had NO value to me,  The cord was cut off the vacuum cleaner, the pamps were broken, the weed eaters were missing batteries and cords.

I however listed it FREE on craigslist and found someone to come take it all.. They got some scrap items, a baby car seat that was okay, a microwave that looked usable. I did help the load it up though.  They might have made their gas money back if the scrapped it properly.   I was glad not to have to deal with it, it had several NASTY mattresses hiding in there too..

Things I have learned from this unit has been priceless thought.

#1 People will take anything for free
#2 If items in a bin are pre-priced chances are you are getting fleamarket or yardsale rejects.
#3 If there is a Crapper in the unit it might just be a sign.

This unit gave me nightmares on getting rid of it.. I was tempted to just let them have the security fee..  I feel it was a set up unit and will not buy from this chain of storage providers again.

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Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 09:34:14 AM »
How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking?

Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 09:38:33 AM »
It was I think a 100$ unit...  So not real loss there.

Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 09:40:59 AM »
One of my best producers I looked worse that this one, and I double my money on it from one little box that was in the very back of the unit.. not counting all the other stuff that was in it.

I keep this picture around, to remind me, when I'm thinking about going too high on a unit.

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Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 10:56:39 AM »
I keep this picture around, to remind me, when I'm thinking about going too high on a unit.

The last hoarder unit I bought (10X30 full of trash & broken merchandise) is permanently etched in the the back of my mind.

Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 12:40:00 PM »
We all learn.... sooner or later...

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Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 06:05:45 PM »
In my part of the country 80% of our units look like this so I would be out of business if I bypassed every unit that looks like this. Some places we just have to learn how to sell that crap if we are going to do storage auctions as a living. Sometimes they go to high, sometimes crap turns out to be crap, and sometimes there are gems hidden in those ugly units.

Good thing about those ugly ones is they typically go for less then $300 (around here). When we see a good, or God forbid a great unit, the price almost always sky rockets into retail territory. Meaning the unit sells for just about what you could buy everything you can see from the door new for.

Re: My Worst Unit ever
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 07:50:45 AM »
A lot of them here look like this...  I just hate when you get in one and everthing is junk..  I could have scrapped this one, but my time was worth more to me than clearing this one and dumping it.  The people got a taste of what Storage Wars is like.  I got off with a couple nice items.  The Rotisserie oven was over worth over what I paid.

This is all part of the business..  Ebaying items, Craigslist, Yard sales..  I have a wonderful couch in a locker right now, that I haven't been able to move at all. But I made my money back on that locker already so might be a donation somewhere.


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