4 Things to Bring to a Storage Auction

Whether you’ve won an online storage auction and need to pick up your items, or you attend auctions in person, these items will make your life a whole lot easier. A Fully Charged Mobile Phone With your mobile phone, you have a built-in flashlight, an instant price comparison checker, a camera, a calculator, and more. […]

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Halloween Spooky Storage Unit Finds

This Halloween, beware the spooky storage unit… or bid on it, if you dare. (Cue evil laughter and haunted house screams.) Here’s a story prompt– imagine you win an auction. You’re sorting through the contents of a locker, and you come across a white paper bag. What could be inside? Here’s a story from real […]

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Myths and Facts About Collectibles

Ever been on the Internet? Of course you have. Chances are at some point or another, you’ve encountered a viral rumor about some object from your childhood being worth your weight in gold. You may have frantically fact-checked, or lost your head a little and called your mom to look in the attic to see […]

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The Business of Storage Auctions

How do storage facility owners decide when to auction off delinquent units? At what point does an owner decide it’s time to tell the tenant to collect their stuff and leave? “I don’t like auctions,” admits Mark Helm, author of Creating Wealth through Self-Storage. From a business perspective, this makes sense. Monthly payments are generally […]

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From Storage to Store: Turning a Hobby Into a Business

Storage auction bidders generally try to move the items they win. A lot of people with this hobby value eco-consciousness and helping those in need, but profit motivates seasoned unit-flippers. Many sellers turn to eCommerce to monetize storage unit finds. The old standby, eBay, is a popular choice. Yet eCommerce, while a booming segment of […]

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Celebrity Memorabilia Won at Storage Auctions

The Beach Boys Paperwork A unit listed as containing “documents and papers” indeed contained documents and papers. Specifically, $10 million worth of The Beach Boys’ contracts, lyrics, music and royalty checks. The band sued, but the auction winners retained ownership and resold the entire collection. “Deliverance” Props Apparently, Burt Reynolds is a hoarder. For somebody […]

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Don’t Judge Storage Auctions by Their Locations

If you think the best storage auction facilities are nestled in Beverly Hills, where the rich and famous stash their spare diamond-encrusted toilet seats, you’d be forgiven. But you can’t judge a storage facility by its zip code. Here’s why: People Shop Around Yes, proximity to where you live is a good thing when selecting […]

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StorageTreasures Online Storage Auctions

StorageTreasures.com Acquires Storagestuff.bid

StorageTreasures, LLC, the owner of StorageTreasures.com, the storage industry’s leading online auction platform, announced it has acquired StorageStuff.Bid, a well-respected competing online storage auction site. As part of the transaction Cheli and Chris Rosa, both seasoned auctioneers and employees of StorageStuff.Bid, will join OpenTech Alliance, Inc., managers of StorageTreasures.com and majority stakeholder of StorageTreasures, LLC. As […]

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