Asheville, NC (PRWEB) February 25, 2011
The service, based in Asheville, North Carolina, blends its proprietary methods of aggregating auctions dates and times with maintaining storage facility relations and providing access to an easy to use storage auction listing website in order to deliver the most current and complete storage auction content to subscribers.
“This little-known industry has exploded over the past few months,” said Maddison Lake, Company President and Website Founder, “due to television shows such as 'Storage Wars' and 'Auction Hunters'.”
In Charlotte, North Carolina local storage facilities have seen a tremendous rise in turnouts for their auctions. “Many people visit storage auctions just to get a Saturday morning full of entertainment and they come by the hundreds,” said Charlotte Facility Manager.
Each year the 50,000 storage facilities in business throughout the United States are forced to auction unpaid or abandoned storage units to the general public resulting in an estimated $1.2 billion in exchanged goods.
“Many auction hunters are looking at storage auctions as the new eBay, except you can easily make a 4 figure profit per unit purchased,” said Lake. “With as many as 800,000 individual units going on the auction block each year there’s plenty to go around. We have many subscribers who have made full-time businesses centered on storage auctions with some owners having as many as 20 to 30 employees and multiple warehouses of up to 10,000 square feet.”
This start-up industry could be the result of the popular new show 'Storage Wars'. In January, A&E ordered 20 new episodes for the second season of the newly introduced show, which is scheduled to premiere in April. The show currently attracts over 2.3 million viewers per episode and it's fan base is only expected to grow. Original Productions based in Burbank, California added 'Storage Wars' to its roster of productions, ranking with shows like 'Deadliest Catch' and 'Ice Road Truckers,' in November of 2010.
StorageUnitAuctionList.com prides itself on offering the opportunity for storage auction goers to have access to every auction in their local area. This gives subscribers the ultimate choice as to which facilities' auction to attend. The company also offers one on one professional advice and are planning on releasing tools to help auction goers manage their auction business. The service is free for storage facilities to list their auctions.
1. http://www.storageunitauctionlist.com / 800.353.8417
2. Nielsen Ratings / 12/15/2010