Local Resident

Jackson, MO

#1 Mar 23, 2012
Where are all the storage auctions? Where do you look to find where and when the auctions? Does anyone have a clue.....

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 23, 2012
U watch too much TV.. Just because they make it look like u make a ton of dough at those things.
Thunder Lips

Wood River, IL

#4 Mar 23, 2012
they're staged shows bruh.

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Mar 23, 2012
The laws of Missouri make having real Storage Wars auctions impractical and unprofitable. Different story in other states.
Local Resident

Jackson, MO

#6 Mar 24, 2012
And what is the Missouri Law that your are talking about???? Because I have been to storage auctions... And I have profited from them nicely...

“Humor is the best medicine!!”

Since: Oct 09


#7 Mar 24, 2012
Locally the auctions are posted in the classifieds.

Chicago, IL

#8 Mar 25, 2012
The shows are staged for the most part. I know the owners of a local storage facility and as soon as a payment is missed and the unit is up for grabs they go through it and take anything they want out of it. Most of what you could buy will be junk.
Local Resident

Jackson, MO

#9 Mar 25, 2012
Yes that I know is true
Thunder Lips

Wood River, IL

#10 Mar 25, 2012
I have worked with people who own storage units, and Ive asked about those shows. I was told that 99% of those unpaid units are typically filled with old clothes, shitty furniture, and of all things, stuffed animals.
Think about it, if you had a rare coin collection worth 8 grand, and were 8months past due(at $50 mo rent). Youre gonna get 400 bucks to pay for it, or cut the lock.
George Bailey

United States

#11 Mar 25, 2012
guest wrote:
The shows are staged for the most part. I know the owners of a local storage facility and as soon as a payment is missed and the unit is up for grabs they go through it and take anything they want out of it. Most of what you could buy will be junk.
If an owner does go through the locker and takes things out before a registered auction, they can be brought up on charges of theft. Please report them. All auctions must be advertised. The storage building owner can go through them but cannot take out a single thing before auction time. I have bought probably 20 units. I get something good in everyone of them. I have never lost money. I sell most of the stuff on eBay, craigslist, or at yardsales. I have to admit those 20 is over 5 years. I would say only about 1 in 10 I bid on. Most are junk. Usually I can get them for less than $500. The bad part is most auctions are on Tuesday and I have to take time off work to go. I wish they had more on the weekends.
Local Resident

Jackson, MO

#12 Mar 26, 2012
I went to one in Portageville a couple of weekends ago. And it was so obvious that there were things removed from the units. Everything was so filthy and covered with dirt. There was a desk right there in front. And there were two spots on the top of the desk that was as clean as could be. It was obvious that there was something there and taken out,just before the auction. Because the spots were still very clean....

Scott City, MO

#13 Mar 26, 2012
The owners of the storage sheds go through these and take anything of value. Come on people. You are paying to haul junk away. Those shows are fake and set ups. It's tv. Don't buy these units. They have already been ransacked

Saint Peters, MO

#14 Jan 31, 2015
You have to know what you are looking for in the first place. My wife and I have bought probably 60+ units over the last 5 years. You learn what to look for and what not to bid on. It has been very profitable after we learned what we were looking for. Our best unit was a 10x40 that you couldn't see in because was so full. It had a lot of trash in the front, but my gut told me to go ahead and bid. We won the unit for $2300. But when we got to the center of the unit, found 2 big screen tv's 2 standing jewelry boxes FULL..firearms, and lots of high end furniture, etc. You just never know. Turned a profit of around $4000 out of that 1 unit. The best units are those you can pick up for $50 and sell the contents for $300-$400. You just have to be careful and NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN OVERBIDDING..Learned that the hard way..lol. Yes..TV makes it look like you will become rich..I've been doing this a long time and have NEVER seen a unit sell for under a $1000 that contained something worth $25,000 or more. I guess it could happen, but not going to blow the money on what I think is in there that is going to make me rich. JUST BID SMART.

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