Storage Unit Auctions
In order to conduct a storage unit auction (like seen on TV) --- where people place bids on the contents of the unit based exclusively by what they can see from the doorway; the following 3 criteria must be met:
• The consignor must be the storage facility (it cannot be the owner of the unit contents)
• From the time the storage facility took possession of the unit, the owner was denied access to the unit contents.
• The storage facility must assure the unit has remained “untouched” since they took possession of the unit.
If these 3 criteria can not be met, the traditional inspection rules will apply to the auction – the bidder must have easy access to see and touch the contents of each lot during the inspection.
**Due to copyright issues, don’t include references to “Storage Wars”, “Storage Hunters”, “Auction Hunters”, etc. in your auction titles or descriptions --- just say something like “as seen on TV”