A growing number of online retailers have sprung up in California's Bay Area to buy and sell stuff from auctions at self-storage facilities.
The number of self-storage auctions has increased in Northern California by 10 percent over the past year, according to John Cardoza, owner of Storage Auction Experts. In a single week, Storage Auction Experts conducted more than 20 auctions at four self-storage sites in Santa Rosa, Calif.
There are also more bidders than in previous years. Buyers place their purchased auction items on Craigslist and eBay in hopes of earning money.
Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat, A Bid to Make a Buck