Most people who buy storage units with regularity will have their best all time unit against which all others are destined to be compared. When we first ventured out into NJ Storage Auctions in 2011 we had still yet to get our first unit. We saw two auctions literally across the street from one another. One had 10 units the other 2 units. We decided to go where there would be less people. They opened the door to the first unit, it was furniture heavy and contained several wardrobe boxes and some DJ equipment. Also about 10 more medium size storage boxes.
The crowd as anticipated was small and we manged to win the first unit for $800 at this point the auctioneer announced that the 2nd unit was the same owner. We knew we had to go for this one. When the gate goes up its a small room 5 x 10 and it has a bicycle in the front. We get run up to $1300 on this one and the other guy drops out. We can’t figure it out. As we are walking to the office to pay the guy says “Damn you have a nice bike there” and offers us $300 for it. We take his number and tell him we will get back to him. Laughing about how we should have took the money we begin going through our units
Now we get back to unit one and start poke around. it was a 10 x 20 with an entire houses worth of furniture. We find a single technique 1200 turntable. Some jewelery. Alligator Boots Stingray Luchesi Boots. 6 wardrobe boxes. The wardrobe boxes are full of Polo Ralph Lauren clothes, All neatly pressed in plastics and many even with the tags till on them. Vintage Avirex Jackets. Jordan Sneakers. Coins,
Now we get to the 2nd unit and we move the bike out of the way. We go in and find 8 sets of technique 1200 turntables + 1 extra. 50 pairs Orbiton needles. Other great old technique turntable needles new in box. Brand new control arms for the techniques. 5000 CDs, 3000 DVDs 500 Records all mint LPs Rare some signed. And 4 more wardrobes.
Now the bike, how can I forget about the bicycle…So after this we are packing everything back into the unit we look up the bike. It is a Colnago Masterlight Italian racing team bike. With all the trimmings estimate retail 12,000.
When it was all said and done over $27k was accumulated and sold from this unit. The most valuable items being the wardrobes. We sold over 1000 pieces of Polo Ralph Lauren as well as 73 leather jackets including vintage Avirex coats that can go for 200+ each.
Needless to say I was hooked for life on NJ storage Auctions