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(Some Guy)   Amazing deals to be had at storage locker auctions. Severed human heads for example   ( divider line
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14133 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Jan 2005 at 9:39 AM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-01-02 06:06:20 AM  
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You weren't supposed to find that
2005-01-02 09:45:42 AM  
Roll out the special head
This is our favorite one
Please don't try to leave
Don't leave the Hall of Heads
2005-01-02 09:49:02 AM  
Great, yet another thing for my customers to chat with me about.

/manages a storage facility
2005-01-02 09:49:40 AM  
Just watched The Silence of the Lambs today.

/It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
//Chianti, anyone?
2005-01-02 09:53:00 AM  
We just recently cleaned out our storage unit...the most interesting I found was a single sized package of mustard??? Yeh that's gold alright...
2005-01-02 09:53:24 AM  
Turn around, turn around, there's a thing there that can be found.....

/TMBG sure has this on their minds a lot
2005-01-02 09:54:55 AM  
I bought a storage locker with 2 trek bikes for $30 a few months ago.

I still want to beat up my friend who bought one that had "electronics" for $200 that had 3 plasma screen TVs. Yes, they were stolen of course, but the company gave him one of the TVs for returning the other two.

Never found a human head...lots of rats...LOTS of roaches I think I found a dead cat once too. I'd say 7 times out of 10 what you pay isn't worth the hassle of cleaning out the shed.
2005-01-02 09:55:08 AM  
Le Mew: Not to mention "Did a large procession wave their torches as my head fell in the basket, and was everybody dancing on the casket?"
2005-01-02 09:56:08 AM  
And I'm not done and I won't be 'til my head falls off...
2005-01-02 09:57:16 AM  
"Severed human heads"? I thought there could be only one...
2005-01-02 10:06:07 AM  
People actually do this?

/buy other people's storage lockers that is. I already know people cut other people's heads off.
2005-01-02 10:16:37 AM  
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Each one comes full of heady goodness
2005-01-02 10:17:59 AM  
My snack stash!
-A. Zombie
2005-01-02 10:20:42 AM  
How much does it typically cost to purchase the rights to the crap in a shed?
2005-01-02 10:26:05 AM  
"There's really certain people who can do this," Denos said. "It takes a flea market or garage sale kind of guy who likes going through people's stuff. It takes a special person to find the right things and you must be patient."

People like this always amaze me. They are willing to work ten times harder at trash-picking than they would at a regular job, and for a lot less in compensation. The thrill of the chase, I guess.
2005-01-02 10:28:34 AM  
So you're telling me that if I buy rights to a locker I might get some!

/got nothing.
2005-01-02 10:34:11 AM  
Denos said. "We had customers in Santa Cruz spend $5 and find a couple hundred thousand dollars in a safe and some white powder."

Um, OK.

No mention of what happened with this sale, though, after the fact....
2005-01-02 10:36:08 AM  
Maybe it was the star of "Get Head", with John Candy.

/mind-blowingly f#cking obscure.
2005-01-02 10:37:15 AM  
Thanks for the Heads up on this story..
2005-01-02 10:42:01 AM  
And then the dead eyes opened...
2005-01-02 11:13:02 AM  
I could try my hand at buying some of these. Maybe I'll get a head, and a TV.
2005-01-02 11:23:44 AM  
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2005-01-02 11:35:00 AM  
This is pretty sweet for the storage company. The space isn't generating revenue anymore and they'd like to clear it out so they can rent it.

Instead of paying some maintenance guy, they actually get someone TO PAY THEM to clean it out for them.
2005-01-02 11:43:25 AM  
Hey, the auctions aren't bad sometimes. I got a fly-pole worth about $200, still in the original package, for $5. I was the only fisherman there.
2005-01-02 01:13:15 PM  
Whyme:People like this always amaze me. They are willing to work ten times harder at trash-picking than they would at a regular job, and for a lot less in compensation. The thrill of the chase, I guess.

And then they demand we all pay for their healthcare and social security.

It is sort of fun. I did it for a while many years ago and got some good furniture and appliances as a student, but after a while you realize there's better opportunities with a real job.
2005-01-02 01:19:16 PM  
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Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum

Mr Sandman...
2005-01-02 01:40:53 PM  
Schuman Farms Head of Lettuce
2005-01-02 03:06:32 PM  
What if you find out you've purchased toxic waste that will cost you thousands to dispose of properly?
2005-01-02 03:11:02 PM  
Queequeg surrenders?
2005-01-02 03:17:18 PM  
WELL! I guess the person that wins that severed body part will be getting a little head in their future!

/One way ticket to Hell please. No thanks, I'll skip the popcorn
2005-01-02 03:19:22 PM  
control You keep your mouth shut and put it in the first empty dumpster you find?
2005-01-02 03:45:31 PM  
"But as the economy gets worse, we've found that it's mainly personal papers and broken furniture."
Remember this quote as you read the words of the Bush apologists on this site, this may be describing your belongings all too soon enough.
2005-01-02 04:10:56 PM  
Damn...... OK people next time put away all the Zombie survival kits, pick up the phone and call me. If we're ever gonna get this zombies overrunning the world thing off the ground we gotta give them a running start.

Well so to speak.... call it more a lumbering start.

Gahhh you know what I mean.....No kill zombie people.
2005-01-02 04:12:27 PM  
Too bad it was a head from a medical facility, it wasn't a murder victim or something. That would have been cool.
2005-01-03 01:19:40 AM  
A few years ago, here in Federal Way, WA, some guy purchased the contents of a storage locker and found 2 dead bodies. The guy that rented the locker originally killed his wife and son and stored them there and moved out of state. He then counted on his new wife to pay the rent on the storage locker. Supposedly, the new wife wondered why in the heck he was still paying for this locker and stopped sending in payments. The muderer was soon arrested and charged with double murder.
2005-01-03 01:29:55 AM  
Blue Beard unavailable for comment.

/as much as I hate that cliche, it had to be said.
2005-01-03 11:58:24 AM  
I used to have a regular when I bartended that would always tell stories about crazy stuff he would find in storage lockers. He would go to auctions and spend a couple grand here and there buying the rights to them. One time he found about 50k worth of antique furniture. That isn't always the case, but he said he rarely didn't get back what he paid for the storage unit.
2005-01-03 03:29:24 PM  
Schulte wins!

(Can we still say that?)
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