SOURCE: Life Storage Centers, LLC

April 11, 2011 17:42 ET

LifeStorage Self Storage Featured in "Auction Hunters"

BARRINGTON, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - The storage auction shows are growing in popularity as Season two of Spike TV's Auction Hunters debuted last week. The popular television show also filmed at multiple LifeStorage ( locations in February to showcase the lucrative and often cutthroat world of storage-unit auctions.

Season two, which continues to follow two of the best prospectors in the business, Allen Haff and Clinton "Ton" Jones, from Miami to Chicago where they came to auction hunt at multiple LifeStorage locations. LifeStorage episodes will air on May 3rd and 10th.

Every year in America, 50,000 storage facilities hold auctions for abandoned storage units and, at these auctions, over $1 billion worth of goods changes hands. Each unit has the potential to be a goldmine or a bust. The series follows Haff and Jones in their quest to win auctions, dig for abandoned historical treasure and sell them for a profit. This season they uncover high-valued items including a Winchester model 1912 shotgun valued at $1,500 and the exact scale remote control replica of a $3,000,000 luxury Viper Fan Jet plane valued at $11,500.

Allowed only a brief glimpse inside the unit before each fast-paced auction begins, skill and strategy are paramount as Haff and Jones have only seconds to estimate the value and determine how high they're willing to bid to beat out the competition. Each episode also features "the dig," a process by which our hunters literally dig into the contents of the unit and assess every item within as well as "the sell" where they consult experts, establish value and negotiate a sale with collectors and dealers.

LifeStorage holds auctions every other month at its facilities, and this year, they were fortunate to have Auction Hunters come to film. "It was a great time to have Auction Hunters film at our locations," said Matt Clark, LifeStorage's Vice President of Operations. "Allen and Ton really have a blast doing this show, and we had a great time with them. We can't tell you what they found in our units -- you'll have to tune into the Auction Hunters episodes to find out!"

Check out the show at 9:00pm Central each Tuesday night. LifeStorage will be featured on May 3rd & 10th. Fans can also connect to the series via the official Auction Hunters Facebook page, or follow the show on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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