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Informa Launches Video Series for Self-Storage Auction Hunters


Next month, a website designed for self-storage auction hunters, will introduce a video training series that will help new and veteran buyers, pickers and garage-sale resellers make money from merchandise purchased at auctions. The videos will share tips from experts, pitfalls to avoid, and insight on how to operate a part- or full-time reselling business.

The series will include Dan Dotson, founder of American Auctioneers and a star on the A&E reality TV show "Storage Wars," and his wife, Laura. It will also include Troy Howerton, aka "The Redneck Picker," who starred on The History Channel TV series "The Real Deal," and Nabila Haniss, another "Storage Wars" regular whose claim to fame is having once bought a storage unit containing items belonging to socialite Paris Hilton.

"The economy has been hard on so many families for so many years, so Laura and I wanted to create something that could enable people to make money in these hard times," said Dotson. "This series is all about helping people learn a skill that can put food on the table and a few bucks in their pockets."

"Storage auctions offer a viable path for the guy looking to build a significant side income as well as someone looking to start a full-time business," added Lance Watkins, president and founder of “The key to getting and staying in the business is avoiding the mistakes that often derail new buyers. By using our educational series, auction hunters, pickers and garage-sale resellers can shorten the learning curve and build a knowledge base that will help them build a profitable career." is a free storage-auction locator and self-storage facility finder covering the United States and Canada. The website offers auction schedules and site-specific guidelines for auction hunters and self-storage owners alike.


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