I started off my daily routine by checking and answering all my e-mails and inquiries, and I came across this one that just stood out, “Storage Auction Notice”.
Now, that’s a definite call to action!
“Closing in your area is good, today is good,” well, it’s not like I had a lot of inquiries or my agenda was full. I could entertain the idea, so I opened up my e-mail.
Well, this was a last minute decision. But that’s ok.
Ah, it’s the same storage auction I read about a few days earlier. When I first looked at the auction ad, I found nothing of interest and now giving it a second look, it still didn’t improve my opinion. “Nothing”. But it is in my area and the price looked right. My normally “heavy” day was free; (darn), and, I had no e-mails to answer!
WHY NOT! So I put in a lowball price and behold, nobody wanted it, well then,
“Lucky me” Eh!
I just bought an abandoned locker. Now after looking the locker over, you have to wonder, why would people pay good hard earned money to store absolutely nothing of value. Many of the articles I found were not even good giveaways. I’m not totally surprised by few bidders, BUT I didn’t pay much.
I shouldn’t forget, a lot of people do fall on hard times and at the last moment, storing whatever valuables they had looked to be their only option.
And having said that, if by chance they foresee that the monthly locker payments won’t work either, (food or locker payments) well, that would be a no-brainer. So these same people would scavenge what good belongings they do have and leave the rest.
Most of these lockers, do tell a very sad story.
So yea, I cleaned out the abandoned locker from the people that just left in a hurry. I cleaned and nearly washed the floor for the locker company, (that’s required) just so they can cut their losses, and re-rent the unit as soon as humanly possible.
What did I find?
Pots and pans that went to Good Will, winter clothes, 3 office chairs, that all went to Good Will, the city landfill got their share and I got the rest? … O YA, an old cash register, that’s only good for a (boat Anchor) 2 old couches, some bed frames that you couldn’t put together because … there were “parts missing?”… But, I did find some high-end audio speakers, that thankfully paid for the locker.
Me, I just bought a job.
Now through all fairness, this was not, household material. People do not pay to store these kinds of “items” so I have to wonder after all these years of buying lockers, do the companies themselves use one of their units to store “garbage” and knowingly auction off the locker as “abandoned”.
“They wouldn’t do that, WOULD THEY?”
“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”
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