By which I don’t mean interesting things that have been discovered amongst piles of winnings at storage auctions, but rather curious facts about them culled from Wikipedia.
It appears that notice of storage auctions has to be made in print, legally, rather than on the web, although authorities are being pushed to allow internet only publication at some point in the future.
Unlike a traditional auction, storage auctions are based on what you can see from the entrance point of the unit – no digging around in the storage unit, indeed you aren’t even allowed to touch anything. And no credit cards and bank transfers allowed, this is all done in cold hard cash.
The unit handover may involve a deposit or a temporary rental of the unit.
Anything controlled or dodgy in the storage will probably have already been confiscated by the storage company, so no chances of that!
And as you know, there are endless television programs about these! Can’t be the most expensive to create I expect!