Buy and Bid on Storage Auctions Online
Soon Storage Treasures will host online storage auctions, so you’ll be able to bid from your Storage Treasures account, but in the meantime we wanted to provide you with an easy way to find online storage auctions happening in your area. So just keep searching the way you always have, by plugging a zip code into the search bar at the top of the page. If the results we’ll note online storage auctions by adding “ONLINE AUCTION” after the facility name.If you want to view the online storage auction, just go to StorageBattles.com, you don’t even have to create an account to browse through all the different online storage auctions. And typically there are over a dozen photos of each storage locker! Then if you want to bid, just create a free account and you can bid on storage units online.
Over the next few months, we’ll be diving deeper into online storage auctions, giving you the pros and cons of buying storage units online, sharing our tips to spotting the best units online and avoiding the duds.But the bottom line is that we’re convinced online storage auctions are a great way for a new buyer to learn and a necessary tool for the modern day storage auction pro. Online storage auctions allow you to be at 100s of storage auctions all at the same time. They give you more time to analyze a unit and calculate your max bid. And you get to do it all from the comfort of your home…without spending any gas money.
That said, we want to caution you to use a legitimate site, like StorageTreasures or StorageBattles and to stick with reputable facilities you know you can trust. If you buy a storage locker online, be sure to compare the storage locker to the photos when you arrive at the facility to pay for and empty your storage unit. For extra peace of mind, check the seal number to make sure it matches the seal number noted on StorageTreasures or StorageBattles.
Lastly, consider selling your inventory through private sale online storage auctions. Talk to StorageBattles for more information.
To recap, sometimes it is tough to get out to as many auctions as you need to in order to find enough good units. Whether auction schedules overlap or if distance is an issue, getting out to every auction is a challenge. Storage auction hunters have always dealt with this, and have been looking for ways to reduce the number of miles driven, time investment and money spent on bad lockers. For this reason, we've seen some interest in enabling auction buyers to purchase units online. State laws vary on this issue, and legislatures, storage associations and storage companies themselves are wrestling with how to address market demand for online bidding. No matter what happens in the short term, we expect to see more and more online bidding and buying activity in coming years.