So you want-to-be storage locker Warriors/picker, then there are a few things you should know …. “The man with the most gold DOES win” but beyond that the excitement of the unknown …. What’s inside that dresser, …. do you think that toolbox is full, ???. That big 52 In. box the TV comes in, could they have left that big screen behind? … Did they or didn’t they, that gets my blood flowing faster than hang gliding…
THE DOWN SIDE
Now the downside …the excitement of the auctioneer blurping out the numbers like he was in overdrive, well some do and some don’t. In most cases that don’t happen, it’s very dry and in some cases “borrrring” and with all the reality TV programs there has been an influx of people wanting to do the storage auction circuit, The gold, the old antiques, hopefully, all the money you’re going to make right. ???
But in all reality, some of these delinquent locker owners have fallen on bad times and might not have left you a lot of gold. Some, if any valuables might have been removed by the owner and left you … the rest, if you know what I’m saying. …. By the way, a lot of people would bid on this picture/locker.
There are many reasons why the lockers were abandoned, divorces, overcrowding at home downsizing–home to an apartment, death, company closing, but the one that I like the best is the job relocation. The people always plan on coming back, but in some cases don’t find it feasible, so they just abandon the locker.
In the TV program, they cut the lock and you know it’s all for TV hype, all the ones I’ve gone too …we unlock the door with utmost precision with no hype, no drum roll!
Since the TV program American Storage Wars and the Canadian Storage Wars version there have been a lot of newbie’s, new faces, most being caught up in the drama and in my opinion, paying far too much for their lockers, so what do I say ….
“buyer beware and look real hard” and bring a good flashlight.
Before the TV program come out most locker companies had trouble finding buyers and many had to dispose and clean out the units themselves at their expense. Now people are coming out of the woodwork to buy these delinquent lockers and, paying good money. Good for the storage companies because they have every right to recoup their rental losses.
But I have noticed that SOME of the unscrupulous storage/locker companies have been taking advantage of the situation and are using some of the auctioned lockers to get rid of their unwanted items, so again buyer beware and buy wisely.
Me …… I have a little Gipsy in me & buying and selling is in my blood. I enjoy the unknown; the hunt and hopefully I don’t go broke buying too many bad lockers.
Tip …. Set a price in mind, and what you want to pay, and that goes for any auction STORAGE, ONLINE or OTHERWISE and be smart and don’t go over that price because things happen fast. Remember, by walking away, you still have your money.
If this tells you anything … “One Day I had to take 5 trailer loads to the dump from one locker”. Who would pay good storage fees to store garbage? And who would be stupid enough to pay to take it
away ….. “ME”
Don’t get caught up in all the TV Auctions … It’s just Good Entertainment.
Watch for a part two.