Auction Hunters

Auction Hunters

  • 2010
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.9  (3,081)

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.

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Seasons
Catch My Drift?
20. Catch My Drift?
May 9, 2015
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.
Brew-Phoria
19. Brew-Phoria
May 9, 2015
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?
Haff-Inated
18. Haff-Inated
May 2, 2015
Leda and Castor try to find the original clone DNA. Mark and Gracie are after new leads.
Whiskey Business
17. Whiskey Business
May 2, 2015
An auction in Allen's old stomping grounds triggers memories of being a "lone wolf." The guys find a set of RC race boats and when they buy a man-cave unit full of old whiskey, a night of partying leads to some tough sales.
Pucks for Bucks
16. Pucks for Bucks
April 25, 2015
Glass blowing tools, autographed baseballs and a hockey puck launcher are highlighted.
The Unsinkable Ton
15. The Unsinkable Ton
April 25, 2015
The team hopes props they have from "Titanic" the movie are real.
Wreck-Shaw
14. Wreck-Shaw
April 18, 2015
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?
Carnies & Armories
13. Carnies & Armories
April 18, 2015
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?
Ton-Geons & Dragons
12. Ton-Geons & Dragons
April 11, 2015
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.
Tough as Nails
11. Tough as Nails
April 11, 2015
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.
Missouri Loves Company
10. Missouri Loves Company
December 20, 2014
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.
Louisiana Purchase
9. Louisiana Purchase
December 20, 2014
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.
Party Gras
8. Party Gras
December 13, 2014
On a trip to New Orleans, Ton and Allen mix business with pleasure.
Blazing Saddles
7. Blazing Saddles
December 6, 2014
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.
Risk & Reward
6. Risk & Reward
November 22, 2014
Vintage bear traps and street art have lots of value, if they're real.
Betsy's Last Stand
5. Betsy's Last Stand
November 8, 2014
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.
Rock and Roll
4. Rock and Roll
November 1, 2014
At an auction in Whittier, Big Dave, a buyer, tries to take everything. Things get tense.
Hook, Line & Printer
3. Hook, Line & Printer
October 25, 2014
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.
Ramped Up
2. Ramped Up
October 18, 2014
Ton and Allen battle it out with their former assistant, Carolyn, while Ton is dealing with a bad back.
Space Cowboys
1. Space Cowboys
October 11, 2014
In the Season 5 premiere, Ton and Allen begin uncovering WWII firearms and a cosmonaut space suit.
Description

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.Auction Hunters is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (109 episodes). The series first aired on November 9, 2010.

Where to Watch Auction Hunters

Auction Hunters is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Auction Hunters on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 9, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (3,081)