Garbage Bag Units

Sometimes a good thing, sometimes just that………………GARBAGE!

This time around I wanted to cover the pros and cons of black bag mountain units. I personally have grown fond of these types of units. I have found everything from loose cash, jewelry and such all the way to receipts and pocket lint. Continue reading “Garbage Bag Units”

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I think I found something… how do I know for sure?

Hey guys,

So… you’ve bought a storage unit. You’ve followed our tips on digging it and sorting through it, you’ve followed our tips on selling items at a garage sale, or on eBay/Craigslist, and getting the most for your money.

Now, you’re down to those few items that you either think are worth something or you aren’t sure and don’t want to sell a treasure worth thousands to someone for $1 accidentally, so you’re just holding on to them. And that pile is accumulating quickly. How do you find out what it is that you have before you can’t see your desk anymore?

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Introductory Blog – “The Buckeye Bidder”

Hello and greetings from The Buckeye State!

My name is Tommy Zulijani and I was a contributor a few years ago on the old blog and have been given the opportunity by StorageTreasures.com to come back again as their newest Auction Pro Contributors. So, I wanted to take this time to put together my introductory blog, tell you all a little bit about myself and as time goes on my own tips, experiences and advice in the field of buying storage units as well as the profession of reselling. The area I specialize in is sports memorabilia as well as comic books. This business allows you to expand your horizons and learn a little bit of just about everything. Something you have to keep in mind is that you always have to have an open ear in this business.

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What is the Protocol for Returning Items to a Tenant?

Hey guys! Rebecca of Storage Heroes here… This is a topic that comes up all the time, and honestly, it’s one that I personally have had a lot of problems with.   What are you supposed to do with items that you find of a personal nature in storage units? It IS possible though to be a storage unit buyer AND a good person, all at the same time! We do revise this policy from time to time, but so far, here’s what my company’s policy is, and what I advise my clients to do.  It’s also seen as pretty industry standard, so I think most people would agree with me on this.   If you don’t, feel free to leave a comment!
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I had the winning bid and bought my first storage locker

Here I was, my second week attending a live storage unit auction. This was week two, day one, as a buyer and not a spectator. Twelve storage units were up for auction at that facility. I had bid on the first 5 out of the 8 units and was out-bid on all 5 of them.

When the door opened on the 9th storage unit, I immediately spotted something I was familiar with.

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How I Started in the Storage Auction Business

I have to admit, that in the past I never went to a thrift shop to purchase anything other than a Halloween costume.

In 2007, I visited a local thrift shop to kill a little time since my girlfriend at the time (my wife now) was having her nails done in the same shopping center. While browsing the 50% OFF isle, a unique beer stein caught my eye. I bought the beer stein for 50 cents. I was pleased with my purchase and thought I would display it at home. Well, my girlfriend wasn’t as enthusiastic as I was. I decided to sell it on eBay with a starting bid of 99 cents. The beer stein sold for well over $600!

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