Stopping Your Unit from Going to Auction

If you are a storage customer and you’re having trouble making your monthly rental payments, you need to get a handle on your situation immediately, as the consequences for delinquent payments on a storage unit are increasingly unpleasant and limiting. As soon as you begin to have trouble making your payments, you should be in the office discussing the situation with your facility’s property manager. Making contact with the manager regarding your rent payments is the most important thing you can do as soon as you start having trouble.

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Tips for Negotiating to Get Your Delinquent Storage Unit Back

Are you a self storage customer facing the possibility of having your belongings sold at auction? Don’t worry. It’s more common to fall behind on your monthly storage rental bill than you might think and, depending on how far along you are in the lien process, you still have options for saving your items from the chopping block. The way most self storage companies are set up, the property manager at your facility has a lot of say in who finally goes to auction and who gets the courtesy and second chance of a payment plan or special arrangement. Continue reading “Tips for Negotiating to Get Your Delinquent Storage Unit Back”

Why Self Storage Facilities Sometimes Cancel Their Auctions

It’s happened plenty of times before, even though you’ve done everything right. You called ahead to all the storage companies in your area and got their list of upcoming auctions. You entered all the data into your calendar. You cleared your schedule. You secured the attendance of your nearest buddy with a sizable vehicle for helping you haul away the goods. You show up early to ensure nothing goes wrong, yet you find…no one there. No auction signs. No visible property manager giving an intro in the parking lot to a throng of anxious auction hunters. It got cancelled! Continue reading “Why Self Storage Facilities Sometimes Cancel Their Auctions”

eBay Myths that Keep Storage Hunters from Maximizing Their Profits

Today we’re going to address a couple of myths surrounding eBay that, strangely enough, seem to be prevalent amongst the auction hunting population. eBay remains one of the easiest to use and most effective outlet for converting the spoils of a recent storage auction into profitable resales. However, whether it’s because of a certain generation gap, a general distrust of online commerce, or a plain lack of experience with this site, many auction buyers I speak with have not only never used eBay to make a sale, but they also won’t. Continue reading “eBay Myths that Keep Storage Hunters from Maximizing Their Profits”

Reader Question: Shotgun Found in Storage Auction Unit

Today we’re answering a reader’s question that should be of interest to all storage auction hunters. Ray sends us this excellent question regarding the legality of firearms found in a repossessed locker by a winning bidder:

“I found a shotgun in a storage unit that i bought from an auction and
don’t know what to do with it or the laws on it?”

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Why Auction Hunters Can’t Afford to Overlook eBay

Something I consistently find when talking with new auction hunters is a reluctance to even consider selling their spoils online. This reluctance is especially pronounced in the older crowd, which you might expect. However, the basic fact of the matter is that trying to re-sell all of your goods directly or via garage sales is simply going to lose you money. Here’s why:

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Is it Really Possible to Make Money Off Storage Auctions?

Here is a question I get pretty often from the folks that call up to ask about the next local self storage auction, as well as from people I talk with in town that say they’ve been thinking of trying their hand at the next public sale. Is it really possible to make money off these storage auctions? they ask me. As I always tell them, Continue reading “Is it Really Possible to Make Money Off Storage Auctions?”

Looking for Storage Auctions in Your Area?

As an enthusiastic storage auction hunter, you might have everything in place that you need: your equipment ready, your large vehicle or trailer prepped and your spending cash in pocket, and still not be able to turn a profit at local storage auctions. Why? Because sometimes it can be hard to find out when the next storage auction near you is going to occur! Unfortunately, Continue reading “Looking for Storage Auctions in Your Area?”