- 5 Seasons
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.