Tag: online storage auctions

Buying vehicles from storage locker auctions

Excluding Vehicles from Self Storage Auctions

The storage auction experts at StorageTreasures often get complaints about motor vehicles withheld from self storage auctions. We know you want to buy the car as it is right there in front of you in the abandoned storage unit. Did you know that it is illegal for a storage facility

Continue reading

Firearms Excluded from Self Storage Auctions

You might have noticed online storage auction unit listings on StorageTresaures that say “gun is not part of the sale” or “firearms excluded from the sale.” It is only natural to wonder why certain items are not for sale at storage unit auctions. After all, you have always heard that

Continue reading

Best Selling Online Storage Auction Units of 2021

Last year, across the country, we sold 293,150 online storage auction units on StorageTreasures.com. These auctions’ contents ranged from art to collectibles, tools, and some unexpected surprises and mystery items. We rounded up the top 10 units sold in 2021 for our readers. These units were all in the top

Continue reading
Cree-una-cuenta-en-www.StorageTreasures.com

Cree una cuenta en www.StorageTreasures.com

¿Tiene curiosidad por ofertar en subastas de almacenamiento en línea? Mire este video para aprender cómo crear una cuenta. ¡Esperamos más recursos para licitadores de habla hispana pronto! Para registrarse para obtener una cuenta, vaya a https://www.storagetreasures.com/register. Para encontrar más recursos útiles, visite nuestro Centro de ayuda. Busque nuevos y

Continue reading
laws for resale business

Laws to Consider for Your Resale Business

It seems so many people are getting into the resale business these days. The COVID pandemic spurred the growth of the reseller industry on both sides. Newly unemployed people got involved to provide an alternative source of income for their families and people also started shopping from home more because

Continue reading
Valuable board games

Valuable Vintage Board Games – Part 2

In July, we shared tips to help you spot valuable vintage board games in your online auction search on StorageTreasures.com. You can find that article here. This month, we will share some examples of popular board games that should fetch you a high price on the resale market these days.

Continue reading
starting a resale business

Starting a Resale Business

The resale market in the United States has snowballed in recent years. Reselling is when you source a product second-hand to resell for a profit. ThredUp, a popular website to resell clothing items, reports the resale market, now valued at around $28 billion, will grow to $64 billion by 2025.

Continue reading
Charles Darrow Monopoly

Valuable Vintage Board Games: Part 1

Valuable Vintage Board Games – Part 1 Those of us in the storage auction business see board games in storage lockers all the time. They seem to be a staple of abandoned units, just like artificial Christmas trees. Unlike artificial Christmas trees, vintage board games can be precious and highly

Continue reading
StorageTreasures canceled storage auction email

Canceled Storage Auctions: 4 Most Common Reasons

Bidding on storage units is fun and exciting, but you might notice many canceled storage auctions as you get started. Canceled storage auctions are frustrating for buyers (it is the number one complaint we hear from bidders.) Many bidders think storage operators cancel units because the top bid did not

Continue reading
Etsy for reselling items

Is Reselling on Etsy Good for Storage Auctions?

There are many places for reselling items found in a storage unit in today’s digital marketplace. From eBay to Facebook Marketplace, Offer Up and so, so many more, your resale options are endless. However, some platforms may prove a better place to sell your storage auction finds. Etsy describes itself

Continue reading
moving after online storage auction

Winning an Auction: What Happens Next?

Buying a unit at a storage auction is more complicated than it might seem. Television shows make it look so easy – find an auction, outbid the competition, discover epic treasure! However, storage auctions are just like any other business in the world; there are rules. Familiarize yourself with these

Continue reading
best selling storage auctions

Best Selling Storage Auctions of 2020

2020 was a strange year for most people, and the same was valid for online storage auctions. Unless you were born IN the year 2020, you heard all about COVID 19 and the “new normal” we all needed to navigate. For the first time, storage auctions were either banned or

Continue reading
What you need to know about online auctions

Storage Auctions: What You Need to Know

StorageTreasures has recently noticed an influx of new bidders to our website. We field a ton of questions about how auctions work, so we thought this would be a great time to publish information to help new bidders learn about storage auctions. If you are new to storage auctions or

Continue reading
Sell storage auction items on eBay

Storage Auction Winnings: Become an eBay Pro

You finally won a storage auction. What do you do with the items now? Re-sell that inventory, of course. There are many different options available for reselling, eBay is one of the most popular places for storage auction buyers to resell their inventory. However, successfully selling on eBay is a

Continue reading
COVID 19 scaled

StorageTreasures Communication to Bidders About COVID-19 Virus

Valued Bidder Community, As you’re undoubtedly aware, the growing Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has brought unprecedented changes to our personal and professional lives on a national level. Rapid changes in government mandates and recommended safety precautions have forced many businesses to pivot standard practices to maintain daily operations and protect the

Continue reading
Why Does ST Get Bad Reviews Header

Why Do Online Storage Auctions Get Bad Reviews?

At StorageTreasures we are always looking for ways to do better and one way we do that is by looking at messages we get from our bidders. They can sting a little, but it helps us learn our areas for improvement so we can give you a better experience with online storage auctions. Here is a recent Facebook Messenger conversation that may help answer

Continue reading
Find Storage Units Online scaled

How to Find Storage Auctions

At StorageTreasures, we get a lot of questions about how to find storage auctions. We get a request through our “Help Center” on our website, from our social media accounts, and also right here on our blog. We wanted to give you a comprehensive list of great places to find

Continue reading
Graphic BlogPersonalItemsinUnit ST Jan2020 01 scaled

Personal Documents in Storage Auctions

Why They’re There, What to Do with Them, and When to Walk Away  During live storage auctions, it is not uncommon to open a unit and see filing cabinets or file boxes full of folders and papers. Immediately, auction buyers begin to ask, “can we leave the files?” Technically, if not legally, the answer to that

Continue reading