This statement is particularly true when the storage unit auction is on television, and even more so if that show called “Storage Wars.” If you haven’t seen the news, one of the stars of the show has come forward, claiming that a large number of the units on the show are staged.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. That’s Hollywood for you.
Since the show first aired, I’ve been telling people that it’s just not realistic to expect to find a gold bar or a Honus Wagner Rookie Card in every unit like they do on television. The odds of finding an extremely valuable item that will cover your entire bid is rather low.
It’s sad to see Storage Wars and all other storage unit auction shows are as misleading as they are. I’ve seen a number of people leave their jobs thinking they can easily replicate the unrealistic success of these shows. Shame on you A&E for not putting some sort of disclaimer on the show. It was only a matter of time before the cat got out of the bag. You’ve been misleading people for years and it looks as though the truth is finally about to come out.
Amidst all the controversy and finger pointing, I still believe that with patience and a keen eye, you really can make money from storage unit auctions. It takes practice and research, but it is possible. You can’t get overly excited and pay too much for an unsure thing, and you need to make sure you have an outlet to sell whatever you plan to buy.
And always remember, that reality television is not always reality; no matter what the tagline states.
Happy hunting this holiday season!