Storage wars are heating up in Ontario.
Those who buy and sell the contents of abandoned storage lockers for a living say amateurs influenced by the popular U.S. show Storage Wars are driving up prices.
Stan Gore of Chatham, Ont., has been working the storage locker auction circuit in southern Ontario for 18 years.
Three years ago, the reality show Storage Wars debuted on the U.S. cable network A&E.
“What’s happened is, the prices went up. People, they all think there’s a million dollars in the units. They’re looking for real high end stuff, it isn’t there,” Gore said at an auction in Windsor, Ont, on Tuesday.
Gore buys units in Chatham, Windsor, Sarnia and London. He sells their contents from his home. He doesn’t own a store. But storage lockers are his primary source of income. For the full story, click here…