Having Keyed-Alike Locks will be a huge time-saver for you out on the auction trail. Not only will you save time hunting for the right keys, you’ll also save yourself from carrying a jingly 10 lb. weight on the side of your jeans! There’s no better lock than the circular master locks and there’s no better way to carry them than to have them all keyed-alike.
When you’re doing it right, you will need LOTS of padlocks. Locks for your storage lockers, locks for your trailer, a lock for your trailer hitch, a padlock here, another lock there, etc. If you take a look around you’ll see guys with HUGE key rings, noisily clanking about with upwards of 30 to 50 keys sometimes. Pretty crazy if you ask me! Remember our mantra: Time is Money. Therefore, you don’t want to be wasting time trying to find the right key.
Don’t pool together a bunch of random locks. Do it right and go out and buy locks that are keyed-alike. I recommend having 20 locks keyed alike because you never know when you’ll get lucky and face barely any competition. I went to an auction one day and there were only 5 people in attendance, and NONE of them were regulars! I bought 14 lockers that day!