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Storage Wars and Auction Hunters might make it look easy, but self storage auctions are not always a sure thing. Often, newcomers to storage auctions find themselves outclassed, bidding against professionals who have it down to a science. Still, with some good advice, and a few helpful tips, even a newbie can find some great bargains at self storage.
Top Tips for Storage Unit Auctions
- Choose a desirable area in which to bid. Know the demographics of the area where the storage unit is located, and you’ll have a better idea of what will be auctioned. Wealthier neighborhoods often have storage units full of antiques or artwork, because the biggest criteria for choosing a self storage unit is finding one convenient to where you live or work.
- Know what’s valuable. Even though you won’t be able to see everything that’s in the unit, you can get a good idea of the contents by getting a quick glimpse of what’s inside the door. The best items are things like jewelry, fine furniture, antiques and collectibles, high-quality electronics and tools.
- Know what you won’t be able to resell. Some things are just not worth bidding on, like mattresses and cleaning supplies. Other things that have no resale value include clothing, damaged furniture, and low-end electronics.
If you hit the jackpot, you may find yourself with a sizeable fortune! Someone once found $500,000 in gold doubloons in an abandoned self storage unit, for which he’d paid about $1,100. Another lucky winner paid about $27,000 for two units that ended up containing almost $100,000 worth of antiques, including Civil War letters, presidential papers, and a cane that was owned by Harry Truman. On the other hand, at a recent auction, someone paid $3,000 for boxes that looked like they held electronics, but turned out to be empty. Another bidder paid big because he saw concert speakers and thought the unit would also hold musical instruments. It didn’t, and he lost big! It’s all a gamble, but if you’re willing to play, you can win big, so we wish you the best of luck.
Whether you’re looking for storage auctions, or you just need a place to store some extra stuff, Storage Choice can help. With climate-controlled self storage units, protected by state of the art security, Storage choice offers many sizes of units and a professional, helpful staff. Visit the website to learn more, or call us for help finding the right self storage unit for you.