Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Won $500 Bid For Auctioned Storage Unit That Contained $7.5 Million.

A Hobby

A Hobby

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People all over the country spend their weekends going from storage unit to storage unit. No, they're not looking for a place to store their old furniture. In fact, they're looking to purchase other people's old furniture. And sometimes, much more than that.

The Mysterious Contents

The Mysterious Contents

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When he placed that final bid that won him the contents of a storage container, he didn't know if it was going to be a dream come true, or a nightmare. The man was shocked when he finally found out what was hidden in the container, and he was far from ready when the cops knocked on his door hours later.

A Gamble

A Gamble

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The man was finally feeling more comfortable with bidding on storage containers at auctions. When you can't tell what you're buying, spending money you don't really have is a huge gamble. But there are so many stories of people making it big, though. Some people have even found entire classic cars inside of a storage unit!

Hard Work

Hard Work

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So far the man had been lucky. He was able to sell all of the contents for a little bit more than he paid for it. Going through someone's old junk takes a lot of work and time. The man had to sort it, clean it, and then find the right buyer for every item. But the man was close to being done, and if there was nothing big in this unit, he was finished.

Hard To Look

Hard To Look

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Joe was outside of the container with approximately 20 other people, eager to see what was inside. These units could hold the contents of a one bedroom apartment. They were great for holding furniture, such as a couch, chair, and dining room table, as well as bicycles, sports equipment, and business equipment. But it wasn't too great for looking around to see if you want to spend hundreds of dollars on it.

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