*Please note that the auction can be canceled if the customer pays. They have until 9:00am on the day of the auction. Please check our website or call between the hours of 8:00am-7:00pm.
ACCEPTED PAYMENT: CASH ONLY. You will have 48 hours to clean out the unit from the time of sale. If the unit is not cleaned out, buyer incurs a $100 cleaning fee. If you are a current storage customer of Mr. Storage, your account must be in good standing in order to bid on a unit.
What's a Storage Auction?
It's a Treasure Hunt!! Self-store facilities are all over the country. People store their possessions when they're moving or when they simply need more space. Businesses use self-store facilities as an alternative to renting warehouse space. Despite management's efforts to collect rent, some folks simply don't pay their bill and management must sell the contents of the unit to the highest bidder.
What kinds of things will I find for sale?
Anything and everything! Furniture, clothes, electronics, appliances, tools, cookware, business equipment, books, and even vehicles. You never know. We sell the entire contents of the unit.
How does it work?
You simply show up the day of auction and sign in. As we begin the sale of each unit, we open the door, and you can look inside, but you can't go in. The mystery is part of the fun. You're bidding on the whole unit. Once you win the bid, you must pay immediately (cash only), and you'll have 24 hours to clear out all of the items in the unit.
Can I buy just certain pieces?
No, but that's part of the fun. You're buying the entire contents of the unit. Everything, the good and the bad, the junk and the treasure. There will likely be closed boxes, so until you open them, there's no way to know what prizes may be waiting for you. You might find that rare antique, that prized tool set, and perhaps, there's a car hiding behind the boxes. You just never know.
What do I do with the things I buy?
That's up to you. Some people find the items will work nicely for their own homes or businesses. Some people sell the items and make tremendous profits. Some items can be donated to charity for the tax benefits. Its entirely up you.
Iowa Self-Storage Unit Laws: http://www.selfstorages.com/lien_law/ia.htm