A Fordable Storage LLC conducts auctions on units where the owner has abandoned the unit or has not paid. There is no set schedule on auction dates, but typically they are held on Saturdays. Sales are typically for the entire contents of a unit and the buyer must take everything out within 1-3 days. Payment must be by cash or checks for all sales. Bidders must be 18 years of age to bid at an auction. All bidders must sign in and provide identification.
A Fordable Storage LLC maintains a bidder list, which notifies buyers of upcoming auctions. To be added to the call list, please send an e-mail or call 608-348-4999. Typically, we will call about a week before the auction because a lot of people pay up prior to the auction.
Units are opened for inspection immediately prior to the sale. No advance viewing is permitted. Generally you are not permitted to enter the storage units or to handle the contents.
Smoking is not permitted at storage auctions.
Number of units
Regardless of the number of units that may have been advertised for sale, the number of units ultimately sold may vary right up to the time of sale as delinquent tenants settle their accounts at the last minute.
Generally the entire contents of the storage unit are sold as a single lot. Occasionally the contents may be divided and sold in two or more separate lots, in which case an announcement will be made.
Most auctions are conducted “without reserve,” i.e., without a minimum floor price that must be reached before a sale is triggered. If a reserve is to apply as to any unit being sold, that will be announced.
All storage auctions are conducted “as-is-where-is,” without any warranties or representations of any kind. All sales are final.
You may place your own lock on the door of a purchased unit.
Facilities vary in the amount of time granted to you to remove the purchased contents from the premises, but generally 24-48 hours is allowed. If no announcement is made as to the time allowed, you should inquire. You must remove all the contents purchased. No dumpsters are provided.
Motor Vehicles and Boats
Auto and boat sales are typically contingent on receipt of title transfer, unless they are sold as salvage.