We are the exclusive Auctioneers for EXTRA SPACE STORAGE throughout South Carolina, and we now sell delinquent Storage Units monthly. Check here for dates, times, facility addresses, and expected numbers to be sold. Auctions are being scheduled monthly.
We will update this list with number of units to be sold and any cancellations as they become known. Please check here or on AuctionZip for the latest numbers rather than calling the facilities. I will update the numbers a few days before each Auction.
Mike with Dan & Laura from “Storage Wars” at recent NAA Convention ___________________________________________________________________________
Thursday May 23: Extra-Space Storage Taylors SC
Begins at 9:30 AM at 3600 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors SC 
Thursday May 30: Extra-Space Storage Columbia SC
Begins at 11:30 AM at 115 Harban Court, Columbia SC [none - canceled] and ends at 2500 Decker Blvd, Columbia SC  1:00 PM
Friday May 31: Extra-Space Storage Summerville / Goose Creek / Charleston SC
Begins at 10:00 AM at 609 Old Trolly Rd., Summerville SC  and proceeds to 427 St. James Ave, Goose Creek SC  2118 Heriot St, Charleston SC  and ends at 3510 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston SC 
If you have never attended a Storage Unit Auction you are in for a treat. These sales are fast-paced and exciting because it is like a “grab-bag” full of surprises. We sell the entire “bin” for one bid price, so the bidder gets whatever is there. Extra Space Storage never disturbs the unit until it is sold, so we unlock the unit, remove their security tag and allow a quick through-the-door inspection, then sell it to the highest bidder on the spot. Be prepared to make quick decisions, and to pay CASH immediately after the sale. The buyer has 24 hours to clean out the unit, make other arrangements, with management or rent the unit. $100 refundable cleaning deposit per unit applies (see above). 10% Buyer’s Premium will apply, so take that into account while bidding. These sales are a lot of fun for the buyer, and no one can predict the hidden treasures you may find!
We will typically start the day at 9:30 or 10 AM and proceed to all the facilities in a particular area selling up to four or five sites in one day. The “caravan” circuit will take a few hours and will vary depending on the number of units to be sold. (We have sold 82 units in one day, but the numbers are usually less)
A Note about “Cutting” the Locks
There are some pretty wide-spread misconceptions about Storage Auction State Law. Click Here for a copy of the SC Statute and NC Statute so you can review it and verify what I am about to explain below. I think some of the TV shows give the impression that the lock is not cut until sale day. This may be true in some states but IS NOT TRUE in SC or NC (the only two states where I do storage Auctions)
Here is the process at the facilities I work with: The facility gives notice to the tenant that they are past due and are entering “lien status”. The notice REQUIRES a description of the contents. The facility manager WITH A WITNESS, cuts the lock, opens the door, takes an inventory of what they can see from the door, takes a picture (which is in the file and available in case of litigation) then over-locks the unit with their own key and security clip. The unit is not disturbed or opened until Auction Day or until redeemed by the tenant. The legal ad REQUIRES a description of the contents.
The contents are still the property of the tenant until the unit is SOLD. That is why you (nor the facility management) can go in until I say “sold”. If the tenant were to come up with the full amount due while I am calling bids, we would have to stop the
sale. You can see why someone would be very foolish to disturb the contents, since a lawsuit could (and probably would) follow if someone found out that their unit had been disturbed. I can assure you that Extra Space Storage is NOT interested in the contents of these units, but they are VERY INTERESTED in not getting sued. The same goes for me. I know there are stories about small “mom and pop” storage facilities where things are moved or picked over etc., but that’s why I like working with Extra Space. They are a National Company who are in the business of renting units, not messing with storage contents. I do not need some storage manager getting me into trouble, and would NOT work for any seller I suspected of such tricks.
If anyone in SC or NC is telling you that they cut the tenant’s locks on Auction day, they are NOT following state law, and I would bet dollars to do-nuts that you have either mis-understood or that they are lying to you. Those are the ones to watch out for.
We sell “Rain or Shine”!