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Abandoned storage units are like locked treasure chests. You never know until you open one whether it will contain priceless valuables or worthless junk. Television reality show Auction Hunters follows Clinton "Ton" Jones and Allen Haff, two personable prospectors, as they search out the best abandoned storage lockers to purchase and the hidden treasures they discover within.

Because Ton and Allen explain the reasons why they will select one storage locker over another or why they are shopping at one city's storage unit lot versus in another city, Auction Hunters becomes a learning experience, as well, for viewers, who may be interested in doing their own auction hunting some day. Ton and Allen always tell viewers what item caught their eye in a unit and why they have decided to bid a particular amount on the locker, which they are only allowed to view and analyze from its doorway.

To make money, the pair must rely on Allen's many years as an antique dealer and collector and Ton's expertise in guns and weapons collecting so that they won't bid too much on a storage unit or be outbid on one that may contain potential valuables.

Auction Hunters is also an intriguing look into the types of stuff that gets abandoned in storage units. Each storage unit has its own unique personality. Some may contain the remains of a now defunct business, while others obviously contain someone's household belongings. Typically, most of the storage units that the auction hunters purchase contain a lot of junk and possibly one or two exciting treasures. The fun of watching the show is that the viewers never know what the auction hunters may find in these abandoned storage units.

The show also gives viewers a glimpse at the other hunters who frequent these auctions of abandoned storage units. Some rival auction hunters are seasoned pros that give Ton and Allen fits as they outbid them on abandoned storage units they want. Other auction hunters are newbies, who Ton and Allen may try to school by running the bid up on them.

In the beginning, Allen and Ton spent most of their time bidding on and picking up abandoned storage units in the California area. However, the pair have now traveled to a number of storage unit lots in different parts of the United States, including Arlington, Virginia; several towns in Alaska; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
5 Seasons, 109 Episodes - Currently Airing
November 9, 2010
Reality
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Auction Hunters Full Episode Guide

  • The guys land a custom drift car and a luxury antiques unit that could have a one-of-a-kind pilot pistol from WWI. While trying to track down the provenance of the gun, Ton's lead foot gets them into trouble at their car sale.

  • Ton and Allen go all in for an electric car, but with the batteries missing, a pricey refurb is their only shot at a profit. Will a home brewing system and high-end air rifles help soften the blow, or will they take a big loss?

  • Leda and Castor try to find the original clone DNA. Mark and Gracie are after new leads.

  • Allen returns to his old stomping grounds.

  • Glass blowing tools, autographed baseballs and a hockey puck launcher are highlighted.

  • The team hopes props they have from "Titanic" the movie are real.

  • Allen drags a starving Ton to a weekend auction and some newbie buyers try to eat up all the profit. Will a rickshaw, a wrecking ball, and blast detonators be enough to satisfy Ton's appetite, or will the guys go home hungry?

  • A tough group of bidders team up to take down Ton and Allen at auction. After a couple of wins, the guys try to sell an arsenal used by Native Americans and some vintage carnival gear. But will they get conned?

  • While Ton soups up their new truck, Allen heads to an auction solo and encounters Carolyn and CJ. There he discovers LARP weaponry, a sword collection, and falconry gear, before Ton reveals their new ride: Betty.

  • CJ seeks to disrupt Allen's search for serenity at a storage auction before the guy's head to a live auction to buy and sell. They uncover an unusual Marilyn Monroe statue, an industrial slip n' slide, and a bed of nails.

  • On a visit to see Ton's sister in Missouri for some rafting and relaxation, the guys hit up a fast-paced live auction. After some tough losses, Ton and Allen score a ballista and an anvil set made for an explosive sport.

  • In Louisiana, Ton and Allen encounter some salty locals at a shipping crate auction, and navigate choppy waters at a boat auction. After spending a lot of cash, they find a tactical blast shield and a bass fishing boat.

  • On a trip to New Orleans, Ton and Allen mix business with pleasure.

  • Ton and Allen head to a Hollywood auction and face a new competitor with a seemingly endless cash flow. After they uncover a triple barrel shotgun and an antique camel saddle, Allen confronts an old childhood fear.

  • Vintage bear traps and street art have lots of value, if they're real.

  • The guys are hopeful that they can save their beloved bread truck when head to an auction and find an industrial grinder and a classic Chevy.

  • At an auction in Whittier, Big Dave, a buyer, tries to take everything. Things get tense.

  • A last-minute auction in Norwalk proves challenging when Ton and Allen go toe-to-toe with a real life cowboy couple. When the dust settles, the guys uncover a 3D printer and a grappling hook gun they can't wait to shoot.

  • Ton and Allen battle it out with their former assistant, Carolyn, while Ton is dealing with a bad back.

  • In the Season 5 premiere, Ton and Allen begin uncovering WWII firearms and a cosmonaut space suit.

  • Ton and Allen battle Carolyn, and find a special-effects machine used for stunt work. Then, the guys determine the future of the shop.

  • The hunters discover a Geiger counter and NASCAR impact wrenches. Meanwhile, the accountant delivers unexpected news.

  • Big Sis is the bearer of bad news as the guys clash with Carolyn over a carnival unit at an auction in Long Beach.

  • Ton and Allen encounter a band of high-bidding bikers; the guys discover a 37 millimeter anti-tank gun and a cowboy's rodeo saddle.

  • Ton and Big Sis give the shop a facelift to attract customers; a Ouija board and a set of antique basketballs are discovered; Allen takes on an NBA Hall of Famer.

  • The guys discover a motorcycle and a pair of net guns while taking on two former rivals who have teamed up. Meanwhile, the staff disagree with some mystery shoppers.

  • The guys face an ex-employee, and a shill bidder could destroy things.

  • A foosball table is discovered while the guys try to raise enough money to fix their truck.

  • Ton and Allen retaliate against a California store owner intent on stopping them on their quest for items.

  • Ton tries to negotiate with the shop's landlord. Meanwhile, Allen tests a parachute's ability in an effort to save the day's profits.

  • An unsuccessful auction leaves the guys empty-handed and desperate to find new merchandise at a yard sale.

  • Ton and Allen compete for an item at an auction; the fate of the pawnshop and their friendship is in question.

  • Every day, thousands of abandoned storage units are put up for auction. Professional Auction Hunters Ton Jones and Allen Haff bring their quest for treasure to auctions across America and sell their incredible finds for big profits.

  • Ton and Allen get beat by two determined competitors, and later, Ton winds up getting Tasered.

  • The guys hash things out with a former employee over a 1968 Corvette Stingray; and Allen shows off his skills with an antique ninja weapon.

  • In Philadelphia, Ton and Allen face off with former NFL player Vince Papale over a vintage football-passing machine and a Colonial musket.

  • Ton and Allen face off with two competitive women over a Gatling gun and a suit of armor.

  • Ton and Allen face off with a vengeful former employee who has plenty of cash and knows their every move.

  • Thugs try to bully Ton and Allen out of an auction, but the guys retaliate; a rare Bornean blowgun and special effects wire harness are discovered.

  • Allen is sidelined with an injury so Big Sis accompanies Ton to an auction where she takes a few big risks.

  • Ton and Allen clash over bidding strategy at a rare auction on Catalina Island and must race against the clock to unload a one man submersible that could be valuable.

  • At an auction in Hollywood, Ton and Allen disagree on whether they should take a gamble on what may be an antique slot machine. Later, Allen straps on a jet pack.

  • Big Sis goes to her first auction; Allen is shot with a riot gun.

  • Ton and Allen race back from an auction to purchase a rare comic valued at over $100,000. The guys uncover a Samurai sword used for ritual suicide and Allen lives out his childhood fantasy of becoming knight.

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Ever wonder what happens to abandoned storage units and those which go unpaid? Well you no longer have to wonder. Auction Hunters is all about the interesting world of storage unit auctions. The show follows Allen Lee Haff, an actor and Clinton "Ton" Jones, a reptile expert, as they tackle what was once just a hobby, buying storage units.

The men go to auctions on a nearly daily basis, buy units which they think have hidden potential then sort through the contents in search of money making items which they can sell.

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