Storage Wars glamorizes the trade
Storage locker auctions have exploded in popularity in Edmonton because of reality TV hits like A Storage Wars.
For some, it’s a money making hobby. For some, it’s a laugh. For others, it’s exploitive.
Armed with flashlights and price points in mind, dozens of auction goers peered into lockers with garbage bags, plastic chairs, boxes and leather couches on Thursday at a series of auctions across the city.
Glenn and Betty MacLeod have been heading to storage auctions for about a year.
However, in the past few months, attendance and prices have soared, the couple said.
Betty said timberlands without connections to people who can sell items such as tables and chairs, you can end up with a full house.
Her husband replied, “You’re going to be on Hoarders.”
And t timberlands here’s much more work to buying and selling timberlands units than television would have you believe, Betty said.
“If people are lookin timberlands g at buying units they gotta be aware that there’s a lot of junk in them,” she said.
‘A LOT OF WORK’
“They’re going to have to take it to the dump, or sort through it. It’s a lot of work. People think I’m going to go there and I’m going to find something that’s worth a million bucks, but that’s not how it works.”
Betty said television shows have people disillusioned about exactly what is in the units. She said to her knowledge there have been no massive finds in Edmonton.