Ever wonder what buying your first storage unit would be like? Well, for Storage Treasures member Dustin Brooks his first storage auction meant a $200 profit the very same day, just off some old cell phones! 

Dustin bought his first unit in Frisco, Texas where he outbid 30 people to pick up a unit for $105. Later that day, he sold 27 used cell phones online for around $300. He still has a mini fridge, fax, cell accessories, and a hand carved wooden elephant to sell. Needless to say, he's already been to his second auction...he's hooked. 

Used cell phones

Your first time can be just as good! Like Dustin, stay within your budget & get units with items you know something about.

And do your homework...like reading the latest blogs from the Pros (just click their pics). 

 Storage Hero Rebecca Fox Storage Hero Rebecca Fox ~ You think it's better if locks are cut on auction day? Rebecca might change your mind. But this gal's got more to say about locks. Read on for everything you need to know about padlocks on auction day.
 Phill Backstrom Phill Backstrom ~ You just bought a storage unit & low and behold there's a Dr. Pepper vending machine hiding in the back. How the heck do you sell that? Public auction, and Phill will give you all the ins & outs.
 WorthPoint Worthpoint's Mike Wilcox ~ Hear the true story of a novice collector that bought a figurine on a hunch....and was happy she investigated how much it was worth. And a hint to help you identify pressed marks that are hard to make out.
 Auctioneer Tom Litton Tom Litton ~ Years ago a bidder bought a storage unit with 38 new caskets for $250. He turned around and sold them for a tidy $25,000. Because of this 10 states changed their storage lien laws. Find out how & if your state did!
 The Redneck Picker The Redneck Picker ~ We keep pounding the importance of building a network. But this goes beyond jotting down names & numbers. You've gotta build Rapport & the Redneck Picker will tell you how. Time to mix business & personal.


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