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Sponsor of auction bill in New York says he’s not ‘attacking’ self-storage industry

Sponsor of auction bill in New York says he’s not ‘attacking’ self-storage industry

Nick DiUlio February 17, 2014 3

Several months ago, while watching an episode of the popular reality TV show “Storage Wars,” New York state Sen. Tony Avella decided he needed to do more for self-storage tenants in his state. And

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NPR’s ‘This American Life’ program sifts through self-storage ‘crapstack’

NPR’s ‘This American Life’ program sifts through self-storage ‘crapstack’

Alexander Harris January 27, 2014 2

For a more realistic look into the world of storage auctions than the ones seen on TV, tune into a recent segment produced by NPR’s “This American Life.” The story examines the grittier and

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Online Self-Storage Auctions: A Legal Gray Area

Online Self-Storage Auctions: A Legal Gray Area

John Donegan September 12, 2013 2

With more self-storage operators expressing interest in online auctions, The Storage Facilitator decided to examine their advantages, disadvantages and legal implications. Not surprisingly, there’s some disagreement on the subject. PROS 1. Online Auctions Are

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An Answer to ‘Storage Wars’: StorageBattles.com

An Answer to ‘Storage Wars’: StorageBattles.com

Jenny Zhang May 29, 2013 8

Thanks to “Storage Wars,” every self-storage operator or manager probably has experienced the herds of new and delusional bidders who’ve crowded storage auctions since the show’s inception. We’ve covered the topic extensively on The

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Good Vibrations? Beach Boys Collection Released From Miami Self-Storage Unit

Good Vibrations? Beach Boys Collection Released From Miami Self-Storage Unit

John Donegan May 13, 2013 0

If Kobe Bryant’s memorabilia ends up going to auction in New Jersey, it’s expected to fetch a hefty $1.5 million. However, this pales in comparison to what’s going on across the Pond this month.

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Courts Cracking Down on Wrongful Lien Sales

Courts Cracking Down on Wrongful Lien Sales

John Donegan March 6, 2013 17

When a Georgia woman went to Walker Mountain Storage to retrieve things from her self-storage locker last week, she was appalled to find it completely empty. The facility accidentally auctioned off the woman’s possessions,

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Incorporate Storage Auctions into Your Annual Marketing Program

Incorporate Storage Auctions into Your Annual Marketing Program

Mark Lusky February 25, 2013 0

At first glance, self-storage auctions can feel like drudgery. Besides legal requirements that dictate when you can conduct an auction, there are a variety of laws about how to conduct it. Then, of course,

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‘Storage Wars’ Lawsuit Heats Up: Hester’s Suit Could Bring Bigger Legal Ramifications to Storage

‘Storage Wars’ Lawsuit Heats Up: Hester’s Suit Could Bring Bigger Legal Ramifications to Storage

John Donegan January 29, 2013 5

The highest rated non-fiction show on television is fake? As recently fired Storage Wars star David Hester would say, “Yuuup!” According to Hester’s suit, producers at A&E and Original Productions LLC have been staging the units

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The Final Word on Storage Auction Shows: Our Q&A With Storage Operators

The Final Word on Storage Auction Shows: Our Q&A With Storage Operators

Jenny Zhang December 12, 2012 1

Over the past few months, we have written extensively on storage auctions and how they have impacted the self-storage industry. We’ve discussed how technology could help streamline the auction process, as well as how

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Using ‘Storage Wars’ For Good: How Auction TV Can Help Promote Your Facility

Using ‘Storage Wars’ For Good: How Auction TV Can Help Promote Your Facility

Jenny Zhang November 19, 2012 2

While the public may be enjoying Storage Wars, response to the show from storage facility operators has been mixed to negative. Because the shows are staged to make the odds of striking gold look high,

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