Over the weekend, my husband and I had a Storage Wars marathon. For those of you who have never heard of it, it is a newer (2010) show on A&E (We streamed it through Netflix since we don't have cable). I was only planning on watching 1 episode to check it out and well, eight episodes later........let's just say that we really thought it was interesting. Basically, they follow five different people around to storage auctions. Most of the five people show up to the same auctions, so they really get to know each other. Storage auctions are when people have stuff in a storage unit but fail to pay their monthly bill. After three months of not paying, their unit get put on the auction list. During the auction, they open up the unit and everyone has 5 minutes to see what's inside. They can only look from the entrance of the unit and CAN NOT go inside. The bidding then starts. Sometimes they see good stuff from the entrance and other times they only see junk (or what they think is junk!)
If you ever get the time or opportunity, check out the show. It's pretty interesting!