Storage Auctions


No New Posts Welcome to the Online Storage Auctions Forum

The Online Storage Auctions forum is a community dedicated to helping beginners and professionals alike in improving their knowledge of storage unit auctions and the business of reselling. We're the biggest storage auction forum on the web, and our members are always eager to share their experiences. You'll need to register before you can post and access all of the site's features. Afterward, come and introduce yourself here.

The Storage Locker

No New Posts New to Storage Auctions?

Are you new to storage auctions? Everyone was at one point. Come here to ask questions about getting started with storage unit auctions or any other part of the business. There is no such thing as a dumb question here, and our experts will be happy to point you in the right direction. If you're a seasoned veteran, stop in here from time to time to help get a newcomer on the right track or share your expertise.

No New Posts General Storage Auction Talk

This is where you can come to discuss your experiences with storage auctions. Anything goes in this forum: if it's related to storage auctions, it can be discussed here. Come here to share your experiences and advice, or ask questions of fellow self-storage auction experts. If you're not sure where else your auction-related topic goes, posting it here is always a safe bet.

No New Posts The Lounge

Sometimes you just want to unwind and talk about something other than storage auctions. Here, nearly anything goes. All of your off-topic conversations should be posted on this board. Whether you want to share some exciting news from your life, rant about something that's bothering you, talk about your favorite TV show or otherwise just shoot the bull, you can do so here. Come chat so we can get to know you better!

No New Posts Storage Auctions "In The News"

Did you find some newsworthy information about self-storage auctions? Did a recent sale make headlines? Come share it here! This is where experts and beginners alike can come to keep up-to-date with new developments in the storage auction business. Keeping up with recent developments can really help to strengthen your business, and it’s always fun to see what’s going on in the world as it relates to storage auctions.

No New Posts Reality Shows about Storage Auctions

Come here to discuss anything related to the storage auction reality shows like Auction Hunters, Storage Hunters, Storage Wars: California and all of the many spin-offs like Storage Hunters: UK, Storage Wars: New York, Barry'd Treasure, Storage Wars: Canada, Married to the Job and Storage Wars: Texas. Whether you're posting some celebrity gossip or just want to catch up on last week's episode that you missed, all TV-related discussions about storage auctions should go here.

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No New Posts Stories about Storage Auctions

Nobody is in this business for long without some interesting stories. Are you a newbie wondering what exactly you're getting yourself into? Are you a veteran with a lot of interesting tales about your life on the job? Come share your craziest stories and experiences about storage auctions! Whether your experience was funny, scary, sad or just downright weird, we want to hear all about it. Note: If it's a story about storage auctions that's making headlines, post it in the "News" forum instead.

No New Posts The Treasure Chest

Did you score a great haul at your last self storage auction? Come here to brag about it and give us all of the juicy details so that we can be inspired by your success. This is also a great place to ask questions about something you've found; if you don't know whether it's valuable, one of our other members might! Post pictures of your finds, brag about your successes and most of all, how much money you made!

No New Posts Weird & Wacky Finds

We all know that storage unit auctions turn up as many crazy items as valuable ones (or maybe more). When you open up a storage unit, you never know what might be inside, and that includes some very strange items sometimes. Whether it's an urn of grandma's ashes or a creepy doll collection, come tell us about it so we can all have a good laugh at this crazy business we're part of.

No New Posts Vehicles at Storage Auctions

Finding a vehicle at a storage unit auction can be like winning the lottery, but it also poses a lot of unique problems and hassles. Some of the more common concerns include getting a clear title and figuring out the legality of whether you can claim the vehicle at all. Come here for any questions related to what you should do when you find automobiles, boats, trailers, motorcycles and more at local storage auctions. This is also the place for you to post advice or your experiences dealing with these issues so that others can learn from them.

No New Posts The "Other" Job

Plenty of us do storage auctions as a side business. Need somewhere to let off some steam about your other job? Want to share an achievement or talk about a project you're really excited for? This is the place to talk all about work that's unrelated to storage unit auctions.

The Marketplace

No New Posts Picker's Paradise

Storage auctions aren't the only place to find abandoned treasures. If you're a picker, come here to share your experiences, finds and stories about that business. This is also a great place to ask questions about other forms of buying, scrapping and salvaging.

No New Posts Selling Venues

Buying merchandise at storage auctions is just one aspect of the resale business. You can't make any money if you're not selling your wares! Come here to discuss strategies for selling your merchandise on venues like eBay, Craigslist, flea markets and more. This is a great place to ask for advice or share experiences about what methods have worked the best for you in the past.

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The Other Side of the Fence

No New Posts Storage Auctioneers

Sometimes it's nice to hear from the other side of the business. This is the place for auctioneers to gather to talk about the business of running storage locker auctions, share their experiences and answer your burning questions. If you moonlight as an storage auctioneer, are interested in becoming one or just want to know more about that side of the business, this is the place to chat.

No New Posts Storage Facilities

There wouldn't be storage auctions without storage facilities! They are the backbone of this industry, and this forum is the space to talk all about them. Whether you're a facility operator who wants to share some insight about storage auctions or a patron with some questions or experiences, this is the place to come when you want to talk about storage facilities.

Online Storage Auctions

No New Posts Online Storage Auctions Support

Need help using the site? Experiencing a technical issue? The Online Storage Auctions staff is here to help. Post your question in this forum for the fastest response.

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No New Posts Online Storage Auctions

Whether you're buying, selling, or both, online storage auctions are the future of the self-storage industry. Come here to talk about the ins and outs of these online auctions. Share your experiences, ask questions or just discuss things from the perspective as a buyer, private seller, auctioneer or storage facility using this service. Anything having to do with online storage auctions goes here!

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No New Posts Company News

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No New Posts Storage Auction Resources By State

This is the place to post or ask questions about state-specific storage auction information. This includes posting newspaper listings and auctioneer websites that talk about upcoming auctions. You can also post storage auction listing services for various states here. If you're not sure where to get started with finding an auction in your area, this forum can help you find an upcoming sale. Note: This forum is for general auction information for a specific area. To discuss laws in your state, check out our “Laws About Storage Auctions” forum instead.

No New Posts Laws about Storage Auctions

Lien laws pertaining to storage auctions vary from one state to the next, and it can be hard to keep track of what's true in which state. Come here to ask questions about specific lien laws, update your fellow thread-goers about changes to state laws, or have any other general discussion about storage auction laws.

No New Posts What's it Worth??

If you're not sure what something is or how much it's worth, come here to ask. Our members have a lot of valuable knowledge to share and someone's bound to know about the item you're posting. If you happen to be an expert in a niche of merchandise like antiques or collectibles, we'd love to hear your input about these topics so we know what to look for when we're attending storage auctions!

No New Posts Donations & Taxes

This is where you can come to discuss some of the business side of storage auctions, like what you can write off on your taxes when you run a resale business. It's also a place to share stories and information about donations, such as when it's more valuable to donate an item for a tax write-off rather than selling it. This is also a good place to talk about various donation centers and your experiences with them.

Local Storage Auctions

No New Posts North East

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware or Rhode Island.

No New Posts South East

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky or Arkansas.

No New Posts Mid West

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana or Ohio.

No New Posts South West

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico or Arizona. To get news and schedules for Texas Storage Auctions, visit

No New Posts West

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Hawaii or Alaska.

No New Posts Australia

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in Australia.

No New Posts Canada

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in Canada.

No New Posts United Kingdom

Talk about your local storage auction scene here if you live in the United Kingdom.

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