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Question DetailsAsked on 1/30/2018

need service or inPoway stortgage unit, full of furniture ,need to sell NOW. High quality. Grill (2) bedroom set

Looking for an individual or service who can pick it up Wednesday, 1/31/2018
8 X 10 storage unit in Poway that is completely full of furniture King size bedroom dark wood, Queen size light bed with 3 drawers and mattress. Medium wood color dresser and chest of drawer , just much to name . I moved out of state and have decided not to move back to California. I will only be there Wednesday, possibly Thursday.949-466-5549.

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Well - nothing like leaving ample time. Short of almost giving the stuff away, it would be hard to even get a deal cut by then, much less actually get it moved out - I would pay another month at least on the locker to avoid having it sold at a unit foreclosure auction.

To get some money for it - having used furniture and household goods stores bid on it would be the normal solution. Also Auctioneers will either take it and auction it for you, at a commission, at their normal auctions - or many will offer you a lump sum for a Lot like that, then sell it for their own benefit at their auctions. Typicallyi they can clear it out in a week or two.

If you want to just give it away, Goodwill or Salvation Army or ARC or such will take lots like that - but to get the tax writeoff for more than - what is it, $250 per unique gifting event as I recall, you need an itemized receipt with valuations - and if more than $500 as I recall, which yours certainly would be, you need a formal appraisal on the goods conforming to IRS regulations attached to your tax return - and of course that is an itemized deduction, so only worth anything to you if your total itemized deductions will be more than the new increased standard deduction amount.

One other possibility is googling (though you don't know how many are legit or crooked) for storage unit buyers and get bids from them for the contents.

Bear in mind, if cram packed what you get for it will be similar to what the storage place would get if you let it go to foreclosure and they sold it - at most they open the door and let bidders look inside but no pawing through to see what there really is or what the condition is, in some areas they can't even open the door until it is sold, so probably about maybe 10-15% or even less of the true market value in many cases if the bidders can't really see what is in the unit in detail.

I guess you could call around try to get a few of those types of look at it if you will be there through Thursday but that is a long shot - I would say your time (which is probably divided amongst other things too if leaving state Thursday) would be to get a representative to handle showing and moveout of the stuff for you when it can be done. Either a friend you can really trust, or maybe arrange with an attorney's office for them to get appraisal if desired, and for them to have a paralegal or such to find vendors to bid on it and to meet them at the locker and open it up for them to bid on (maybe during a specified couple of hour window or by appointment), and to then open it up for the winning bidder to clear it out, do minor sweeping up to make it acceptable for closeout, and to close out the rental with the storage place.

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