Longview, TX — “Going once. Going twice. Sold!” Auctioneer Walt Cade exclaimed while surrounded by hundreds of bidders who were hoping to hit the jackpot Tuesday as A&E’s “Storage Wars” invaded a Longview facility.
The television show hit Longview’s A-AAA Storage, drawing hundreds of spectators and bidders as Cade auctioned off the contents of 13 storage units whose renters were delinquent on payments.
“Storage Wars” launched in December and since has been named the top-watched nonfiction series on A&E, said network spokeswoman Gina Nocero.
“People have been doing (storage auctions) successfully for quite some time,” Nocero said. “It’s a popular show; there are these individuals who go to storage units that are being auctioned off, and it’s a matter of who gets the winning bid. Once the winner is revealed, you see if they got trash or treasure.”
When bidding on the contents in the storage unit, each person is allowed to look into the unit without opening the boxes before the auction starts to see how much they think the contents are worth.
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