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Saw a new record for me today....

Offline MTP

Saw a new record for me today....
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:50:57 PM »
Went to a town where people are notoriously bidding high.
Newbees all the time.

Anyway....
An overhead unit only accessible with a rolling step ladder came up. Size: 3 x 3 and maybe 3-4 high.
Nobody was allowed on a ladder. We all peeked from the bottom.

You could not see ANYTHING identifiable. Several plastic bags and ONE older bathroom medicine cabinet. Standard junk.

Opening Bid blurted out by whoever they were: $200

The damn thing sold for $375.

Absolute insanity!!!!!

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Re: Saw a new record for me today....
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 10:23:47 PM »
Opening Bid blurted out by whoever they were: $200

Were they extremely tall? :D

Re: Saw a new record for me today....
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 10:51:25 PM »
Haven't you heard of the new scrap plastic bag and other unidentifiable junk yards? They're paying $400 per plastic bag and medicine cabinets go for $250, $300 if the mirror is cracked or missing..

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Re: Saw a new record for me today....
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 11:10:22 PM »
The cubby hole units sell for a premium in my area too. Probably because they're easy to move. For some people, it's more fun than buying lottery tickets.

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Re: Saw a new record for me today....
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 06:59:38 PM »
Were they extremely tall? :D

Nope, I was the tallest in attendance as always at 6'5" and I don't think I could have even reached in tippy toeing.

Yes, the small units sell at a premium everywhere. But not THAT kind of premium.
It's been an ongoing problem for months.

I bought a few $1 to $5 crapper units un Dec and Jan. Haven't seen any. Those currently go for $40-80.

Madness. Really frustrating, especially when you spend 3 hours on the road and walk away emtpy handed.

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Re: Saw a new record for me today....
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 10:37:45 AM »
MTP - you should take a look at virtualstorageauction.com - they're growing every day. Wave of the future may be to buy units online.


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