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Update: Non-Storage Auction Types

Update to the Website! If the above picture looks similar to your face when looking for police, government, estate, and other non-storage auction types on the website recently, then you are not alone! Recently we here at Storageunitauctionlist.com have discontinued the services for non-storage unit auction listings. This is due to a lack of interest from our subscriber base and that most of these auction types chose to move to the online auction format and this factored into our decision to …

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Storage Unit Auction Tips: Telling Junk from Treasure

In 2010, NPR did a story called “Needle in a Crapstack” that was part of a series titled This American Life. The story details how storage unit auctions work and follows a group of storage unit auction “veterans” in Northern California. The speaker informs listeners that there are over 2.35 billion square-feet of self storage units across the United States and puts this number in perspective by stating that every man, woman, and child in the U.S. could collectively stand …

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The In-Laws are Coming! The In-Laws are Coming!

Maybe it is a little late for those of you above the Mason-Dixon Line, but today’s post is about some of the less-than-often considered benefits of rotating your storage locker contents. Those of you out there that have and, more importantly, maintain a storage unit for your own personal items or inventory from your resell business know that it, too, is an investment. To that end, if you are going to keep up with your rental payments, then you likely …

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Trivia [kindasorta] Tuesday [not really]

This week, for Trivia Tuesday, we at Storage Unit Auction List have decided to spoon feed you the answers. We know you have a lot going on out there, so we’ll just jump right in here: What is Storage Unit Auction List doing for you? To say that we are not going anywhere would be an understatement. We are opening up a new Auctioneer Partnership program to throw a bone to the other side of the bidding floor. Here’s some …

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‘Tis (Almost) the Season

Who says you have to wait for the end of December to do right by your community? Certainly not Amazing Spaces Storage Center in Houston, TX. They joined forces with Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) back in 2004 just a few years after the TSSA started to “Make a Difference” in their community. Every year since its inception, members have been asked to join in the holiday spirit and donate a dollar each to the fundraising efforts. All of the …

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Totally Tubular Throwback Thursday

In late January of the New Year, the Self Storage Association is holding their 28th Annual Ski Workshop at the Canyons Resort in Park City, UT. Y’all still have a month for early registration discounts on what sounds like one of the cooler events that has anything remotely to do with the self-storage industry. It’ll be a helluva great networking opportunity as well as offering up some quality yoga and centering/meditation opportunities. The ratio of time on the slopes to …

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Unexpected Scares of Self-Storage

Okay, so it was a few months ago at this point, and here at storageunitauctionlist.com, we would like to consider ourselves on the cusp of all things self-storage related. It may have taken a few weeks to find it, but I caught Woodhaven Production’s Self Storage. Never having been a huge horror film enthusiast—though I try every other month and see if my tastes have (d)evolved at all—, I was able to justify a screening at my place as research. Can’t …

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Storage Unit Auction Hunters, Come on Down!

It’s Throwback Thursday, once again, and I was thinking about the evolution of day time game shows. I know for me, I may have exaggerated just how under the weather I was back in elementary school simply to catch The Price is Right around 11am. Even at 11 years old, I was always testing out new techniques to raise the mercury in that thermometer a few extra degrees or get my hands nice and clammy. Thanks, Ferris Bueller. Nowadays, scoping …

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Is Your Investment Really Protected?

  This past Friday, there was a heart-warming story out of Newtown, CT about an 83-year-old Korean War veteran. More than 60 years after serving his country, Stanley Polcyn, was awarded four medals for his bravery and duty during his stint with the Naval Reserve (for more, check out the Newton, CT Patch) .  While this tale of recognition was uplifting to say the least, it reminded some of us here at storageunitauctionlist.com of a story with some similar cast …

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Announcing New Storage Auction Starter Kit!

Storage unit auction inventory sourcing can be a lucrative business if you’re an informed bidder who has years of experience and connections. As a new buyer, it can be overwhelming to attend your first auction and you may be not know how to bid, what to do with what you’ve won, and how to build a successful long term business. Anyone can get lucky and make money at their first auction, but unless you sell wisely, and have a system in place …

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Get Started With Storage Unit Auction List

Maybe you’ve seen Storage Wars or Auction Hunters and thought that attending auctions looks like fun and worth a try to make some quick money. Maybe you own a consignment store or have an online storefront. and have decided to try storage auctions as a means of sourcing new inventory inexpensively. Maybe a family member or friend simply dragged you out of bed on a Saturday morning to help them haul away trash from a unit they’d won and you …

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Find Out Who Won The SUAL Testimonial Contest Now!

Testimonial Contest Winners We had an overwhelming response to our latest contest! Thanks to everybody who took time to participate and to send us feedback! Continue to keep a lookout on the site for new features based on all the information we were able to gather, and for future contests! But now what you’re all excited to find out? Who won the competition and who will receive a free Storage Unit Auction List t-shirt that they can sport at their …

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Storage Unit Auction Lists Announces Much Requested Feature Update!

Storage Unit Auction List is working hard behind the scenes for you! We’ll be continuing to roll out new changes and features to the site over the next few months. Today we’re announcing the addition of auction contents to our unit listings! Previously, whenever possible, we’ve done our best to include the number of units available for auction with each individual listing we provide. Similarly, we’re now going to be listing the contents of the unit whenever possible. DISCLAIMER: Content …

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Weren’t able to attend the live recording of our weekly webinar session?

Visit the link below to hear a recording of the webinar. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7886834640269650432 This week we covered tips on hosting a successful yard sale with items that you’ve won at auction and all the necessary planning and preparation that goes into hosting lucrative event. Want to get registered early for next week’s webinar? Each week we host a live webinar that lasts no longer than an hour. We pick new topics each week, provide a slide show on the topic, and …

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Week 4 Webinar Recap!

Thanks to everybody who was able to attend our webinar this week. If you weren’t able to make it, don’t sweat it. You can catch a recording of the live webinar session by visiting the link to register and review the complete session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2637605600414333696 We gave five important tips on choosing an appraiser, and what to do once you have. We also gave away a coupon code to the members who were able to make it to the live recording …

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Enter Testimonial Contest Now!

We love hearing what you have to say! And just to show you that we’re serious about this claim, we’re launching a new contest that is only open to our current subscribers! Fill out the short survey to let us know what you love about Storage Unit Auction List and what new features you’d like to see added to the site. We’ll be choosing five winners based on their testimonials. The contest is open until June 10th. Visit the link …

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Storage Unit Auction List Announces New Partnership with Storage Battles!

We at StorageUnitAuctionList.com are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking new storage auction partnership with StorageBattles.com.  The partnership between the two companies will allow our subscribers to view an integrated list of online only storage auctions from StorageBattles.com throughout the United States alongside all the auction information we already provide. I spoke with Ryan Beierlein,Vice President of Operations, on the topic, and he was enthusiastic about the benefits of this partnership for our subscriber base, “Our goal at Storage Unit Auction List …

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Weekly Webinar Recap!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the live recording of this week’s webinar! We discussed how to spot various auction participants, including the collectors and gamblers, how to choose your bidding strategy and how to keep yourself in the green and a few helpful tips and hints for determining the value of of a storage unit. We hoped if you are new to the world of auction hunting that you learned a lot and that if you …

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Week 2: Weekly Webinar Recap

We want to thank everybody for attending Decoded: Knowing What to Bring, Understanding the Jargon, and Understanding Your Auction Options. We had a huge turnout and loved getting to answer your questions, and we always enjoy the chance to get to know each and every one of you better. It was great to get your feedback on the event as well! We hope that the webinar was helpful and provided you useful information! This particular webinar was geared towards auction …

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Don’t Forget to Attend Today’s Webinar, Decoded: Storage Auction Basics, Knowing What to Bring, Understanding the Jargon, and Understanding Your Auction Options!

We just wanted to remind you that today Storage Unit Auction List is hosting their second live webinar titled Decoded: Storage Auction Basics, Knowing What to Bring, Understanding the Jargon, and Understanding Your Auction Options! We’ll review different types of auctions, various auction terminology, and review the items that you should never leave home without on the day of an auction! This webinar is a great starting point for new auction attendees who need a bit of information to get …

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Watch the Storage Unit Auction List 101 Webinar Now!

On Wednesday, we held our first ever Storage Unit Auction List webinar. The webinar was a lot of fun to host, and we had some great questions from our participants. We loved hearing from all of you and can’t wait to do it again! Wednesday’s webinar focused on giving new users a tour of the various features and functions of the site, and is a great refresher for long time subscribers as well! We reviewed auction alerts, how to subscribe …

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Storage Unit Auction List 101 Webinar Today!

Don’t Forget that Today, (May 8th)  from 2-3 PM Eastern Standard Time is the first ever Storage Unit Auction List Webinar!   This week’s webinar is titled Storage Unit Auction List 101. We hope that new subscribers can join us as we walk through the basics of the site, including how to best utilize Auction Maps, Alerts, and more. We’ll also give you a behind the scenes, sneak peek at exactly how we’re able to bring your so much data …

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Storage Unit Auction List Presents Free Webinar Wednesdays!

In honor of our first annual Customer Appreciation Month, we’ve decided to begin offering free webinars each and every Wednesday, from 2 PM-3 PM Eastern Standard Time, beginning this week and currently scheduled through October! Webinars will be hosted by a rotating roster of our staff members from week to week! We hope to: Answer any and all questions or concerns you have regarding your subscription. Review StorageUnitAuctionList.com tools and features and how these can be used to help grow your …

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Check Your Emails Now For Customer Appreciation Month Coupon Codes!

To kick off our first ever inaugural customer appreciation month, we are starting things out right! We’re offering our current subscribers an additional 25% off coupon to subscribe to a new state of their choice. This is a great way to expand your territory and grow your business! If you’ve created a StorageUnitAuctionList.com account, but aren’t currently subscribed with us, we’ve sent you a 10% discount coupon. We are gauranteeing that we have more verified auctions than other sites or …

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May is Customer Appreciation Month at Storage Unit Auction List!

At Storage Unit Auction List, we are dedicated to helping our subscribers find the most auctions, win more storage lockers and make more money!  We are constantly working to bring you the most up to date and expansive storage auction information, and we have spent the first four months of 2013 getting your feedback and listening to your input on how we can build an even better Storage Unit Auction List with new features. We think that our results so …

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Minor Change to Your StorageUnitAuctionList.com Account

Whenever we make a change to anything at StorageUnitAuctionList.com, big or small, we like to keep our subscribers informed and in the know! With that in mind, we have one minor update to report that was made yesterday to allow you to easily add new states and to decrease your load time. With the new change, when you login, you are now taken directly to your Account Info tab and this allows you to add new states as necessary.   …

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Show Us Your Stuff Contest Is Still Accepting Submissions!

Just a quick reminder that we are still accepting submissions for our Show Us Your Stuff competition through this Friday-April, 5th. We have many great submissions already, but we don’t want anybody to miss the deadline! Just in case you need a reminder about the details… CONTEST OVERVIEW: Here’s the deal, we want to see anything and everything that you currently own that you’ve purchased at a storage auction. This contest is all about quantity! Is your garage overflowing? Great! Have …

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Anouncing New Contest: Show Us Your Stuff

We asked you what you wanted to see more of here on the blog, and the answer was more contests! Here at Storage Unit Auction List, we live to please. We love hearing from you and getting your feedback, and we agree that it has been far to long since the last contest! Which is why we’re excited to announce a new contest! The theme of the contest: Show Us Your Stuff! In our last contest, we asked you to …

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A Newbies Perspective: Attending My First Storage Auction

Over the weekend, I decided it was time fore me to get in on the auction action. I wanted to get a first hand experience of exactly what happens at each auction. My research started a few days before the auction. I started by using the Storage Unit Auction List state by state database, and was able to quickly find an auction in our company’s home city of Asheville, NC. On the day of the auction, I got up much …

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Remembering Mark Balelo

As most of you have probably heard by now, Mark Balelo of Storage Wars passed away over the weekend and was found on Monday. Sure he liked to annoyingly up bid everybody and once made the unfortunate mistake of valuing a worthless Nintendo as being worth over $13,000. But the man did have a penchant for snazzy fashion ensembles that I for one, will greatly miss. We reported the news to you yesterday afternoon via Facebook and other social media, …

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Customer Profile-Bill Ott, Distressed Restorations

At Storage Unit Auction List we are very lucky to have a loyal fan base of subscribers who are independent business owners and entrepreneurs with great stories to share and who have tons of information on the auction and resale business.  Recently, I got the chance to interview one such subscriber, Bill Ott of Distressed Restorations in Elicott City, Maryland. We are thankful anytime one of our subscribers so willingly allows us to pick their brains for insight into the …

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The Complete Guide To Refurbishing Found Furniture: Part 3

Put A Bird On It! When I think of DIY and refurbishing, I am always reminded of the popular Portlandia sketch, Put A Bird On It! I’ve watched it dozens of times and somehow it still always makes me laugh. Refurbishing can be as simple as Putting. A. Bird. On.  It. But it can also include a thorough process of staining, painting, and more. Either way, you’ll reap the benefits of your elbow grease investment when you are able to …

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Guest Blog: A Look At Ohio’s New Storage Lien Laws

On December 20, Ohio’s governor John Kasich signed an amended bill into law allowing self-storage operators to advertise lien sales in other commercial outlets. Operators are no longer limited to using local newspapers as advertising channels for self-storage auctions, which saves them considerable amounts of time and money. For Ohio in particular, auction notices formerly had to be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of “general circulation in the county where the facility was located.” …

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Self Storage Facilities Doing Good & Paying It Forward

This week I’ve got information on a new horror movie that takes place inside a storage facility. That’s two in the last six months! Storage facilities sure seem like dangerous places to be hanging out lately! While these new movies may have you quaking in your boots, have no fear because storage facilities aren’t such scary places after all. To prove it, I found some great stories about storage facilities paying it forward and doing some good in their communities. Storage 24 Previously we …

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Storage Wars and the City

New Year, New Storage Wars After the hubbub of the holidays, I started the New Year right on Tuesday, catching the premiere of Storage Wars: New York. The show has all the trademarks we’ve come to love from the parent show, but has its own distinct New York personality. The first two episodes titled, ‘Beg, Borough or Steal’ and ‘Lady Luck Comes to Harlem’ aired back to back. The Cast   For starters, can we talk about the cast? A&E …

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New Year’s Resolutions To Make Your Business a Success!

Making New Year’s Resolutions is a time-honored tradition dating back to ancient cultures. Every year we vow to lose weight, volunteer more, improve our careers, get out of debt, or to learn something new. Barring that pesky Mayan prophecy about December 21st, this year why not make some resolutions specifically for your storage auction buying business? Here are three resolutions that we hope will help to make your business more organized and profitable in 2013: 1. Subscribe to StorageUnitAuctionList.com 2. …

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Sell Your Holiday Decorations!

Sorting Your Decorations Tis the season to divest yourself of all the holiday décor you’ve amassed over the year with each storage locker you’ve purchased! Christmas decorations are one of the most commonly found items in storage lockers, and the best time to sell these items is the months leading up to Christmas when these items are in high demand. While selling these items can be time consuming, the payoff can be worth the extra effort. Before selling your décor, …

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Turning Auction Finds into Christmas Presents

Stuck in A Christmas Shopping Rut? Shopping for your loved one during the holidays can be difficult. The thought of the dreaded holiday mall traffic is enough to cause nightmares. Not to mention the stress of finding the perfect gift for everybody in your life. What do you get for the friend that has everything? And does your dad really need another tie? Storage units can be a great place to find gently used or even brand new goods that …

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This Week in the World of Storage Hunting

What’s cookin’ this week in storage auction world? Let’s find out! Storage Unit Hide ‘n’ Seek Note to all criminals: do not hide in storage units; you will get caught. I mean, think about it–unless you’ve somehow dug yourself an escape route into the cement ground, there’s no way out once you’re in. But this didn’t stop Damian John Ristau of Minnesota from trying. Ristau’s girlfriend had allegedly locked him inside of a storage unit in order to hide him from …

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Storage Unit Auction List Contest: “What’s Your Best Score?” OFFICIAL RULES!

We know that storage hunting can be a very competitive field, but just you wait…things are about to get even more competitive. We’ve decided to hold a contest for you all because 1.)contests are fun and 2.)giving away free stuff is fun. The stakes are high in this contest: for the first time ever in the history of our website, you have a chance to win a completely FREE LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to StorageUnitAuctionList.com! Wanna know more? Keep on readin’! CONTEST …

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An Interview with John: an Educated Buyer

Here at Storage Unit Auction List, we love talking to our subscribers. Any time we can chat with you and hear about your experiences in the industry, using our services, or anything else storage auction related…we pretty much jump on the opportunity. Trust me, we’re all ears. So when one of my coworkers here in the office passed on John’s contact information to me, I was very excited to have the chance to talk to him. In the 3 years …

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The ABC’s of Storage Auctions: Part 2

And now for the final chapter of The ABC’s of Storage Auctions! New blood – A newbie; a person who is new to bidding. Don’t underestimate the new blood or confuse them for a looky-loo; they can be just as fierce as the seasoned pros as they’re trying to prove their worth amongst the other bidders and carve out a place in the business. Open bid auction – Open bid auctions, also known as English auctions, are arguably the most common type. …

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Sealed Bid Storage Auctions are Now Listed at Storage Unit Auction List!

As you might know by now, the staff here at Storage Unit Auction List is intent on being the best. Thus, we’re constantly changing our game plan by updating our website and adding new and exciting things into the fray. Why do we do it? Is it because we’re thrill seekers and we love living on the edge? Is it because we live for delivering exciting news stories all day every day? Is it because we need an excuse to …

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The ABC’s of Storage Auctions: Part 1

No, these aren’t your Grandma’s ABCs. We’ve compiled a list from A-Z of helpful terms and tips that will help you become a more informed (if not better) storage hunter. Who knows, maybe you can even share the list with your aspiring little storage hunting tots. Auctioneer – The man or woman responsible for running the storage auction, popularly known for the “auctioneer’s chant”. Some facility owners will hold the auctions themselves in order to cut the cost of hiring a licensed auctioneer.   …

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Organizing: Your First Step to Continued Success

Once you become more invested in the storage auction industry, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of information you obtain: inventory, phone numbers of contacts, information about antiques and collectibles, and lots more. Don’t stress out, and definitely don’t stuff all of your info in a junk drawer and hope it organizes itself. Here’s some helpful tips instead. Before you Begin… Even if this is just a part time deal for you, it’s really in your best interest …

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A Week Long Subscription to StorageUnitAuctionList.com…NOW FREE!

Finally, I can use my favorite four-letter word to describe a week long subscription to Storage Unit Auction List: FREE. (Yeah, that’s right. FREE.) Last month we offered prospective subscribers a $1.99 week long trial to Storage Unit Auction List, and it was a huge success. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who joined us; we’re really happy to have you aboard and hope that you’ve found great success with our services! For those of you who are still not …

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If at First You Don’t Succeed at a Swap Meet…

Something similar has probably happened to everyone. You just scored a great unit at one of your local storage auctions. Maybe you found five boxes filled to the brim with CDs, or a ton of tools, or maybe some collectible Hot Wheels cars. You’re probably thinking that these things are going to sell like crazy at your next swap meet, right? Well, what happens if you don’t sell a single one of these items? Does this mean they’re worthless and …

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Customer Profile: LadyLocks58

Today I had a nice chat with one of our subscribers, a woman named Fran Kass—also known as Ladylocks58. I discovered Fran after she left us a great comment on Storage Unit Auction List’s Facebook. With a name as cool as LadyLocks58, I knew I had to find out more about her. I’m glad I did! Fran is part blogger, part storage hunter, and all kinds of awesome. She’s bold, quick witted, and has a great sense of humor—three things …

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Guest Blog: 6 Things to Watch Out for During a Storage Auction

I’m very excited to introduce John Donegan, the content writer for our friends at www.sparefoot.com. John will be joining us once a month with his unique insights, and I’ll be doing the same over at Spare Foot–so make sure you head over there too for more great blog posts! But right now, I’m gonna kick back, relax, and let John do the writing! Despite all the stories you’ve heard of people striking it rich at storage auctions, unfortunately there are …

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Storage Unit Auction List’s New and Improved Account Area!

If you’re not a subscriber to our website yet, boy oh boy, now is the best time ever to sign up. First we introduced our $1.99 week long trial subscription….and now, we’re happy to share with you the amazing, new, easy to use account area for subscribers! What’s not to love?! Not only does the new account area look a lot nicer, there’s some cool new features as well as great improvements on features you’ve grown to know and love. Let me give you …

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How to Find the Best Local Storage Auctions

If you’re new to the storage auction business, it’s a very good idea to stay local when searching for auctions. But how exactly do you find the best local storage auctions? With a little help from StorageUnitAuctionList.com, as well as some pro tips that will put you ahead of the game, you’ll be bidding at local auctions in no time! Storage Unit Auction List is Your Friend! First and foremost, the easiest way to start tracking down local auctions is …

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How Far Should You Travel for a Storage Auction?

Imagine it: The thrill of the open road, the wind in your hair, the prospect of hitting the jackpot in the big city—no, you’re not going to Vegas—but to a newbie, the idea of traveling across state to a storage auction can seem just as appealing. While road trips are always fun, is it really in your best interest to travel 4 hours to the closest city, just for a storage auction? Especially if you’re new to the business and …

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$1.99 Week Long Trial from StorageUnitAuctionList.com

In case you haven’t heard the news already, everyone’s favorite storage auction website is offering an incredible deal… We are now proud to present the $1.99 week long trial! With this offer, we’re hoping to convert the non-believers into…well, believers. For only two bucks (about 29 cents per day!), you get to use all of the features of our website for an entire week. This is just enough time to get you hooked. Trust me, after your trial ends, you’re going …

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Why Now is a Better Time Than Ever to Become a Storage Hunter

There are plenty of good reasons to get started in the storage auction business. The allure of finding priceless treasures, the prospect of making a living off of something you love doing, being able to learn new things and become an expert—sure, those are all awesome and valid reasons. But what would you say if I told you I have actual statistical data that proves this industry is booming, right this very instant? The Cold Hard Facts According to the …

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Ready, Set, Go!

The doors of the first unit at today’s storage auction go up, and you feel the mob tighten around you. Eyes everywhere go into surveillance mode, scanning the contents of the unit from top to bottom and squinting on tip-toes to inspect the mysteriously shaped object wedged between boxes in the back-left corner.  Time is limited – usually no more than five minutes per unit – and as the seconds tick away you can feel mental notes being taken and …

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5 Reasons You Should Join StorageUnitAuctionList.com

There’s at least one-billion-and-two good reasons you should subscribe to StorageUnitAuctionList.com, but we’re going to be nice and narrow it down the 5 of the best reasons–because we’re nice like that! 1. We List ALL Auctions, Big or Small. We employ an entire call center to reach little-known facilities all across the country as well as several full time employees that manage the site daily, constantly posting new auction information in real time so our subscribers get the most up-to-date auction …

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Storage Auction “Caravans”

No, it’s not this kind of caravan. Although that would be pretty cool! As you may have noticed, there are some storage auctions listed on Storage Unit Auction List–the ones listed in blue–that are very closely grouped in both time and vicinity to one another. This is no coincidence. Many of the larger storage auctions will begin at a time like 10:00 AM. Once the bidding is complete the auctioneer and bidders all go to the next auction that (usually …

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The Importance of Calling Ahead

One issue with storage auctions is that they can be canceled with little or no notice to the bidders. This happens for several different reasons, and can cause problems for every bidder. One of the biggest rookie mistakes is to not call the storage facility before heading out. This is something that we stress to all of our subscribers! Storage auctions happen when a person fails to pay the rent on their unit, but that person has until the day of …

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What are Buyer’s Premiums?

A buyer’s premium is a fee added to the total cost of an item or unit auctioned. It is generally around 10%, and is added to the final bid price at the end of the auction. This normally covers the auctioneer’s expenses such as cataloging and inventory of items auctioned. Lucky for you, buyer’s premiums are not normally utilized at storage auctions. Most professional storage auction bidders will refuse to participate in a bin auction that has a buyer’s premium, …

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Bin Auctions Versus Piece Auctions

Bin auctions, are the bread and butter for professional storage bin buyers. The word “bin” refers to the actual storage unit itself, including everything inside of it. Bin auctions are generally more common than piece-by-piece auctions. The bin auctions are the type seen on A&Es show Storage Wars—you know the deal: the doors go up, you take a peek inside, and the winner gets all. There is an element of mystery when you buy a unit, because you’re not allowed …

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