Why are Storage Unit Auctions so Popular?

swlogoWhy are storage units that are up for auction so popular today?

Storage Wars.

Until I saw the reality television series on A&E channel, I had no clue of this type of investment enterprise. People however have been earning a living through this unique venture for decades.

However, once Storage Wars made its debut in 2010, the general public became aware of a new method to make money.

The second season Storage Wars achieved 5.1 million viewers. That opened the floodgates for the emergence of new storage hunters; full-time, part-time, and even online.

We were HOOKED!

Is it just the money? No, not really. There are many ways to make a dollar. It’s the mystery of what’s inside the storage unit that adds to the excitement.

Boxes upon boxes of possible treasure or junk, nothing is guaranteed. But the thought of finding that one item that will strike you rich is the game of it, the sport. That’s it, you see.

Mix mystery with possible treasure – IRRESISTIBLE!

Storage Wars cast member Darrell Sheets found four drawings by Pablo Picasso inside a storage unit. Former cast member Dave Hester found a Jack Wilson Smith painting which he sold for $155,000!

In 2011 a pirate booty treasure was found inside a storage unit at an auction held by Storage Wars auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson. A man bought a locker for $1,100. Inside a rubber container he found 16 gold doubloons, several silver Spanish dollars, gold and silver ingots worth $500,000.

Mind blowing!

The popularity of Storage Wars is so widespread, it’s now shown in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Denmark.

This year the reality series filmed internationally — Storage Wars: Canada.

The unstoppable urge to buy storage units at auctions is here to stay, for now. The wave of the future is VirtualStorageAuction.com. Just like eBay you stay at home to bid and win a locker.

You may say your chances of winning the lotto are greater than finding treasure inside a storage unit.

Auction hunters would disagree. Many have found items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars inside their storage units. It just doesn’t always make the news.

Mystery + Possible Treasure = Popularity.

Do you plan on buying a storage unit online or at auction?

Let us know what you think about the popularity of storage auctions in the comment box below.

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Chuck G.

Freelance writer, blogger, screenwriter, short film script writer & producer.

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  • I’ve actually never seen the show so I don’t know how storage unit auctions work. Do you not get to see what’s inside the unit before buying it? Or does the mystery come from the fact that you can’t look through all the boxes before you buy? I think that it sounds like something interesting to do, and I definitely would love to check the show and the activity out!

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