A&E’s reality show Storage Wars is the network’s number one series of all time and has garnered a huge following of devoted fans. The show, which follows teams of bidders looking to find hidden treasures at storage unit auctions, has put the spotlight on not only self-storage laws but also the fun and competitive spirit of self-storage auctions. In the current Storage Wars: Texas season, bidders Bubba Smith and his Uncle Ricky finally scored the jackpot with their latest storage auction purchase.
Bubba and Ricky have done well in the self-storage auction game overall, but received an unexpected, but hoped for, surprise when they won the auction of a storage locker for $525. Although they had already modestly profited from the contents of the locker, they had their eyes on a pair of diamond rings, which they hoped were real, that they found inside. So they crossed their fingers (figuratively) and took them to a jewelry expert. The verdict? Both rings (together) were worth a whopping value of about $49,000! They hit a jewelry jackpot the likes of which Ricky has never seen in his 38 years of this work, and the likes of which he will never see again.
You never know what you may end up with at a storage auction, but you don’t have to stop paying your self-storage rent to go on a treasure hunt. If you’re wondering what forgotten treasures there may be in your own storage unit, or, even more interesting, in your parents’ storage unit, it may be fun to go on a scavenger hunt and find what treasure lays beneath the dust … just beware of dragons.
If you are interested in stocking your own treasure cave, aka self-storage unit, the friendly and professional folks at STORBOX self-storage in the San Gabriel Valley can help. To find out more about our available storage units and/or packing and moving materials/services, call us today at (626) 793-9888.