I won an auction today and my son and I went to clean out the unit. After paying, I was making small talk with the guy and he starts telling us about the history of the unit. He informs us that the previous owner had died and his living relatives had been cleaning it out, but they hadn’t heard from them in months. Then he drops the bombshell of the guy was diabetic and had been living inside of the unit, so we should expect to find hypodermic needles and human waste.
Since he already had the cleaning deposit, I figured we were going to need to clean it our anyway because I didn’t want to lose it or get punished by Bid13. Once inside the unit, we found out it was filled with trash, biohazard buckets full of needles and, multiple containers of human waste. We started to look through it and clean but after finding one of the waste containers spilled over we decided to take off for the night.
At this point, I am willing to eat the $400 loss and risk facing punishment on my account and cleaning out the unit. Most of the units I have purchased have had trash and have resulted in trips to the dump, but this is an entirely different situation. It also wasn’t like we just stumbled upon the items, the storage facility was aware the whole time that the human waste and hypodermic needles were in there and still decided to sell the unit and pretended like nothing was wrong with it.
Has anyone been in a similar situation before and have some advice? I have already sent an email to Bid13 and plan to talk to the storage facility tomorrow.