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nmchee

39 months ago

Why do people rent self-storage lockers and then leave all their items to be auctioned off?

After watching storage wars I saw that people leave valuable items like baseball cards, coin collections, fishing supplies, etc. behind in their storage lockers. Why would people rent space and then not pay only to have their items auctioned off to pay for the storage fees?
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phoebe100

  38 months ago
They just cannot throw anything away and accumulate so much stuff they have to rent out space to hold it all, then they forget what they have.
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kmtjmc

  39 months ago
I think people have the intention of putting items in storage units and somehow they end up in a financial situation where they are unable to pay the monthly bills and thus, items are auctioned off. I have not seen the show "Storage Wars" but how pathetic.
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KattheAdministrator

  39 months ago
Yes, I am amazed at this as well, but I told my husband I think perhaps some of it is that people die and no one knows they have a storage locker, thus no one ever returns to pick things up.
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1missdf

  39 months ago
I don't think people mean to not pay and watch their items be sold or stolen. I think you can underestimate the exact cost of the rental unit, and if you get in a bind with your other bills, you forget about the stuff you have stored. I rented a small one once to store the furniture I was buying to put in the home I was buying. Boy was I glad I didnt have it longer than 6 months because it added up.
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sharrondw146

  39 months ago
I don't know. Good question. We rented a storage unit once when we had our house on the market, just to have a place to store stuff until we moved. I couldn't imagine paying for a storage place long term though. Either we find a place at the house for our things, or we get rid of them. I am not willing to pay to keep something somewhere else for years at a time. I have seen the commercials for that show you are talking about though. I would like to catch it sometime and see what it's like.
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tracyzelitt

  39 months ago
I only used storage lockers 2x. Once was when we packed up my grandparent's house and I knew I was going to move to that state within a year. The second time was when I was pregnant and I didn't want to jinx anything by having baby things in the house. That was 4 months maximum. I can't understand paying year after year. That just doesn't seem worth it to me.
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