Wednesday, April 17, 2013

First Storage Auction

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,
    Mr Joyful Thrifter and I got to go to our first storage auction this past month. Going to a storage auction has been something we have wanted to do for quite some time. We are huge fans storage wars, so when we heard of a local storage auction we had to give it a go.
(image via A&E)
Here we are posing for exactly the same picture. Right?
We did not buy a storage locker, but it was quite the adventure to go. Here is what we learned at the auction:
-You don't have to shower before attending an auction. WOW did it smell awful inside the storage facility.
-A lot of lockers are empty or have just one shoe box in them.
-Another mans trash is truly another mans treasure. An example is a locker with a several cases of kitty food went for $45.00. Why I don't know. 
-We could have brought home so much crap our house would have turned into a storage facility.
Over all it was a great time, and we will for sure go to another one again sometime.
Have you ever been to an storage auction before?
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  1. I am extreemly surprised to discover that there is a man who would not only accompany Joyful Thrifter on this journeys but also like them? You are very lucky!

  2. How funny! I also love storage wars, it looks somewhat glamorous! I guess bc it's Cali!
    Thanks for the info!
    xoxo Carly

  3. I have been to a couple of them actually! It is definitely interesting! A lot of characters. There can be some actually great stuff in them but those go up quickly in price.


  4. I go to storage auctions regularly, mostly for fun, but did purchase a unit once for $250. It was a huge unit, packed full. After some digging, it became apparent that the contents belonged to a drug dealer since it was full of drug paraphernalia, including many, many throw away cell phones and needles. Note, always use gloves when digging a unit. I did find a few sellable items, and made my money back, but ended up giving most of the junk furniture away, including the big screen TV with a bullet hole in it.


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