Were you glued to your television watching the first episodes of A&E’s “Storage Wars” like me? W

Were you glued to your television watching the first episodes of A&E’s “Storage Wars” like me?

We used to have something we called “junk TV,” mindless sitcoms, cop shows, hospital shows and game shows. Now, between all the auction shows, picker shows, pawn shop shows and this new storage unit show, we really, really have junk TV.

As a budding eBay auctioneer of course, I was intrigued by the possibility of buying abandoned storage unit stuff to turn around and resell on eBay.

This prompted me to see if I could find any storage unit auctions in my area. I didn’t find any, but I found a great website that lists auctions all around the nation. I probably spent a half hour looking through all the Nashville auctions listed at http://www.auctionzip.com.

Even if you aren’t looking for potential eBay merchandise, you’ll probably  enjoy seeing all the auctions scheduled for your area. You might even find some storage unit auctions.

The rules for these auctions are pretty interesting. The auctioneer opens up the unit. Bidders stand outside the unit and peer inside; they can’t go into the unit, look into boxes, etc.

When you go, bid with caution. If A&E’s “Storage Wars” is true, much of the bidding is a macho contest of oneupmanship to decide who’s the real alpha male among storage unit auction aficionados and who can get pushed into ponying up a wad of Benjamins for a pile of worthless crap.

You’ve been warned. Me too.

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