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We are closing in on two decades of professional auction service speciallizing in storage locker auctions in the 
St. Louis and surrounding Missouri area.
We do not operate an auction house, so we do not compete against our bidders.

 Our business was here before Storage Wars and Auction Hunters, so we have the experience you need to get started in your ventures and to keep going.  Our website is filled with information for the beginning buyers.
For the experienced buyers, please visit the Schedule page for list of auctions after viewing the rules for auction listed below.




RULES OF AUCTIONS€‹

DRIVERS LICENSE REQUIRED TO BID
(You will sign an attendance sheet each time, but will still have to show auctioneer your license and fill in a form the first time.)

SALES TAX WILL BE CHARGED

ALL AUCTIONS ARE CASH ONLY, NO ATM TRIPS
WE DO NOT CHARGE A DEPOSIT OR ATTENDANCE FEE CHARGE

YOU ARE BIDDING ON ENTIRE LOCKER, NO STEPPING IN LOCKER, VIEW FROM DOOR.

ALL LOCKERS MUST BE CLEANED OUT WITHIN 24 HOURS

ALL LOCKERS MUST BE SWEPT, do not sweep trash into lot or aisles. Take it with you!!

NO DUMPSTER USE.

DO NOT CALL STORAGE COMPANIES FOR AUCTION INFO.

NO VIDEO TAPING OR RECORDING OF ANY KIND AT THE AUCTION.

IF YOU ARE NEW AND NEED TO REGISTER, PLEASE COME 20 TO 30 MINUTES EARLY. LATE ARRIVALS MAY NOT GET TO REGISTER AND ATTEND. You do not have to attend first auction of day, I just can't give exact times of any auctions held later in day. 

BRING LOCKS, (all units purchased must have a lock before you leave)  FLASHLIGHT, AND BROOM.

RULES ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, PLEASE VISIT UNWELCOME LIST BELOW FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT TAKE OUR RULES TO HEART.

UNWELCOME LIST
List was started in winter of 2010/2011. I am proud of everyone who has done a great job of keeping this list small. We do not charge deposits because of the great job everyone is doing!!!

JAMIKA LOVE, ST. LOUIS

THIS AND THAT TREASURES - CATHERINE EMBREE - SPRINGFIELD, IL. AS OF 3/2012
(Being a store, this also includes employees of the store.)

LONNIE McGREGORY - LONNIE'S VARIETY - ST. LOUIS, MO as of 5/14/2012
PLEASE LOOK BELOW FOR LONNIE'S STORY.


NEW NAME FOR 2014 Can't believe we have made it two years and now someone had to be an idiot but here it is.......AND it's another business!!!!

BRIAN CHANEY  Columbia, MO.    Business... CHANEY'S THRIFT  in Fulton MO.

Brian left a locker each at two different locations, just picked thru and left the rest. See below for a couple of pictures of what they left in one of the lockers.
​NOTE TO BRIAN.... You have a phone number with no voice mail. That does not constitute me not contacting you. I have called your phone since Friday the 25th of July and on Friday you returned my call. Just so happens that I missed that call, but I do have voice mail, which you chose not to use. You are aware that I made NUMEROUS attempts over the weekend to contact you and you did not answer your phone. This does not excuse you (or anyone) from being added to this list. I have phone records of every phone call made. 




This list above is people who bought and did not clean out their locker. The true purpose of the auction is providing the storage company a means to empty the unit. If you can not follow the rules, you are not welcome at the sale. This list is an effort to keep from charging everyone an extra clean out deposit.
Simple enough, finish what you start.

PS I have a few people question this idea of the unwelcome list. The difference is I am notifying you ahead of time that I will do this if you do not follow the rules. In the court cases that a few of you have seen, the person was barred without previous knowledge this would happen to them. You have been informed this is will happen if you can not follow the rules. Also as you watch court shows, state laws differ from state to state. What Judge Judy says does not always pertain to Missouri Law. Once again, just clean out the unit you purchase and you will not have to worry about this list. 












BRIAN CHANEY'S 
LEFT OVERS
UNCLE BOB'S AUCTION
7-22-14

Lonnie's story!
I have had a few people questioning what people have left in units that get them on this unwelcome list. Below are some pictures of a unit that one of the people on the unwelcome list purchased. This unit was sold at A Storage Inn on Lansdowne at the May, 2012 auction. Two days after the auction, the manager contacted me and said that Lonnie had not cleaned out the unit. I called him and he said he would take care of it, never mentioned any complaints. A week after that, the manager called me and told me he had not seen or heard from Lonnie. On my second call, Lonnie then accused the managers of this facility of "setting up" this unit. Claimed it was not a real unit. Told me he was not cleaning out the unit and to put his name on the unwelcome list that he did not care. 

The pictures below are a little blurry, I took them with my phone. The manager asked me to come by and see what the unit looked like after Lonnie got done with it and before the person cleaned it out for the manager. On inspection myself of the unit as it was cleaned out, the person was a homeless veteren. There was military uniforms, hand tools, misc. hand military items, free kits that are given out to homeless, etc. As you can see, there are a lot of trash bags. The trash bags were there to begin with. Anyone bidding on a locker should keep in mind when you see trash bags, the items in them are not going to be the greatest as a rule of thumb. Turns out in this case that this man enjoyed collecting newspapers. That is what was in the majority of the trash bags. Newspapers. 85% of this locker was trash. That is what Lonnie discovered. He was not man enough to clean out the unit. Instead, he took the low road and started accussing the mangers of wrong doings.

So, moral of story....finish what you start and don't be a Lonnie and blame your faults on others!
Oh yeah, the homeless guy was a lot neater than Lonnie was. Everything was stacked in there nice and neat when the locker was sold.
After all, the selling price was $ 200. Unit was not a total loss for the person who cleaned it out too. He said there would be enough in there to compensate him for the time and trash. I'm sure Lonnie found a few things he also took, so unlike some stories, this unit was not a total loss just not a great money maker


































PLEASE NO CALLS BEFORE 8:00 AM OR AFTER 8:00 PM ON NON-AUCTION DAYS
SO WE MAY ENJOY OUR FAMILY TIME.

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT TO OUR SITE, PLEASE VISIT OUR 
NEWCOMER QUESTION PAGE. MUCH OF THE INFORMATION YOU MAY NEED IS LOCATED ON OUR NEWCOMER PAGE.
PARKING AND ATTENDANCE

ALL PLEASE READ!!!

Please park on the company's lot, not in the few spaces in front of the offices. Managers need these spaces to continue doing their business during the auctions. And, yes, auction crew usually parks in front.
MOVE YOUR BODY OUT OF THE WAY OF MOVING VEHICLES.
This will always be a problem, I don't know why someone will stand there and just not move.

ONCE YOU ARE IN AN AUCTION, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE UNTIL AUCTION IS OVER.....Period!
Managers lock the gates for security. I need managers with me during the auction process. It holds up the auction if we have to wait for them to return.

CHILDREN...Don't mind them and summer coming, who can afford a sitter? I understand. However, if they are yelling, crying, etc. please move away from the auction crowd. It makes it difficult on everyone to hear.


All of these little things will help keep some peace at the auctions. Auctions are pretty simple. Please help keep them that way.