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February 8, 2010

Storple invades Duncan

Reading books, baking cookies, knitting scarves — just some of the things a person can do when trapped inside during the winter months.

Oh, and don’t forget about cleaning out the clutter. It’ll help now that Storple has invaded Duncan.

Local business owners Tammy and Rex Ross of Storage ‘R’ Us, have been busy preparing for the arrival of Storple, delivering Storple-branded cookies and even getting the word out via Twitter and Facebook.

“It’s been really exhilarating. We’ve gotten lots of calls and we’re just hoping the weather doesn’t hurt us too bad Saturday when we have our big kick-off,” Rex Ross said the day before the storm happened.

The Duncan facility will be the first one to launch the Oklahoma born-idea, he said. Storple will also invade other Storage ‘R’ Us facilities in Chickasha and Lawton in future weeks. It officially kicks off Feb. 18, but items are already being listed, Ross said. Storple customers don’t have to be storage facility customers, he said.

“We’ve had people that are going to be listing furniture, antiques (radio, table). The first listings should be going up today,” he said.

All those listings will be available online and the genius of it, he said, is it’s completely anonymous for the sellers and buyers.

Ross explained that it’s like a huge garage sale, similar to eBay or Craigslist, but with Storple, if someone wants to sell something, they don’t have to handle the transaction personally. Instead, they deliver the item to the facility which tracks each item and stores it for 60 days or until it sells.

“What I like about it is that it’s anonymous, totally anonymous. Nobody will ever know the buyer or the seller and there’s always someone with something to store,” he said. Ross sees Storple as taking what he already offers and providing an additional service to his customers.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
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