The answers to these questions are as broad as the horizon. You can find everything that you would normally find in a home or business in a storage device. So youve seen Storage Wars and Auction Hunters and you wonder if the show is staged. Can you actually find things like those in the storage business exhibits? I have read several questions and answer blogs about this subject and there seems to be a lot of debate. Before I answer this question let me tell you a little about myself.
In the last 6 months I have purchased over 100 storage units at the auction in Houston Texas. Within this time I have purchased units that contain rifles shotguns guns mint-proof sets tools stamp collections coin collections sports card collections motorcycles antique machines advanced appliances over 5K in new Gucci and Versace shoes luxury furniture and antiques. What really made me hooked was the third device I ever purchased containing a classic guitar and a safe that contained gold silver cash World War II and Civil War memorabilia an antique revolver and an antique pocket watch collection. There was no look back from that time. So obviously yes you can find some amazing and quite valuable things in storage devices.
Are the storage operations series staged? Auction hunters are a bit of a long run they show some incredible bargains in almost every section. Not that you could not find things that are similar to what they have found it just does not happen so often. War of war is a little more credible even though the drama has become a bit of a bit lately. Keep in mind that these shows must be entertaining otherwise they will not be on the air for too long. They show their best bargains and who knows how many storage devices they have to buy before they found it worthy to turn on television.
If there is no tax in each storage unit what does a typical storage device contain? Most storage devices contain household items such as kitchenware crockery decorations pictures all types of furniture bedding clothes accessories books electronics collectibles personal hygiene items or sometimes the remains of a failed business. The good news is that there is a demand for all these typical items especially in a recession.
Some people say that others do not store valuable things like gold money jewelry and weapons in storage devices. I can not argue with this statement most do not. Items like this are usually held at home. Answering the following question will reveal the answer to this. Why do you store your property at self-storage facilities? Some people just need extra space around their homes although one has to consider that many people who store their property on their own storage space are in transition.
That being said lets look at the main reasons why storage units are sold at public auctions. Some people go to prison. If they already have their property in a storage device its hard to make a payment behind bars. If they were in jail and had a relative or friend move their property from home to storage and the relative or friend endorses the payment their property is unaware. Some people die and their family members are not aware that the deceased had property in a storage device. Others lose their jobs or become ill and end up with their payments. It only takes a few months before the costs really add and some people just can not afford to get up to date.
In other minor tragic scenarios a person can get a job-seeker and must move at short notice. They pack in a hurry and anything but the essentials are stored. Over time these things become less important and the cost of transporting them to another state is overwhelming so that they only renounce the property to the facility or stop paying. When people move their addresses and phone numbers are also changed. If there is a problem with their credit card and the facility can not reach the tenant comments are posted in the newspaper and then their property is sold.
Now that you know why people use storage space and why people lose their property in storage auctions its easier to believe you can find some valuable items in these devices. In the last 6 months I have found gold in storage units four times. The first time I hit the jackpot. There was a safe that contained 5 jewelry boxes full of gold jewelry among other things. Twice I found a piece of gold jewelry and another time I found a small jewelry box with about seven gold rings in it.
Historys morale is that you never know exactly what to get and that you have to do well with the bad one. But if you are persistent you can get some incredible possessions and in some way make a healthy wine sale of goods purchased at auctions.