I had five or more auctions lined up each day this week and picked up five units. I’ll talk about my finds later; I first wanted to mention the large crowds witnessed at a few of these auctions. On Friday, two of our auctions had over sixty people in attendance. This was the most people I’ve seen at a storage auction. I have to attribute this to the new show on Spike TV about Self Storage Unit Auctions.
The large crowds seemed to have little effect on the ability of the regulars to pick up units they were interested in. Most of these patrons were there for the first time and intent on watching. I think many were shocked at the “high” prices for which some of the units went. I was a little surprised by the sale of one unit, a 10×30 that was mostly full of large cardboard boxes, that sold for $2,200. I thought about bidding on that unit; it was huge and there were A LOT of boxes. However, I set my limit at $1,000, which was destroyed quickly in the bidding process. I did not recognize the buyer as an attendee of prior auctions.
Another good unit that day was an indoor 10×15 locker that consisted of a high-quality bedroom set, wrapped in plastic, and a large leather couch. There was the usual assortment of plastic tubs and some military gear visible in the back. That unit went for $1,000.
I did pick up a decent unit this past week and will discuss it in my next post.
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