Alternative Auctions

Sealed Online BidsDid you know that you can bid on storage units in your area, online, from the comfort of your own home?

Our friends over at SealedOnlineBids.com have developed a revolutionary new system for online storage auctions.

They post pictures of the unit’s contents online and bidders are given about two weeks to duke it out. Once the auction is over and the unit is awarded to the highest bidder, that bidder has about 24-48 hours to clean out the unit. For this reason, it is important that you be within driving distance of any unit you bid on. Sorry guys, you can’t avoid going to the storage facility altogether- they’re not going to deliver your unit to your doorstep!

The company does charge a 10% buyer’s fee on top of the cost of the unit, but they cap that fee at $200 so you won’t have to worry about high fees on large units.

All facilities have to do is send pictures, general unit information, a starting price, and starting/ending dates/times to the Sealed Online Bids staff in order to use the service.

This is a great alternative for anyone who wants to see what they’re buying before they drive to facilities or for anyone who just is not interested in traveling from facility to facility following an auctioneer all day. It’s also a great alternative for days with extreme weather, like heat waves or snow storms. While some people may have a lot of fun attending storage auctions, for some it can be overwhelming. Now we have a solution!