Storage Auction Forums are not a dime a dozen. In fact, there are only a few which generate huge traffic by the interest of real life auction hunters.
First let me inform you the difference between a Storage Auction Blog and a Storage Auction Forum.
Currently there are many storage auction blogs which spill the latest news and information on storage auctions.
Blogs may also recap your favorite television storage auction reality series.
Most blogs however are either opinions or factual articles written either by the owner of the website; or the owner hires freelance writers to write for the blog.
A forum is a community that contains a list of “categories” in which forum members may create a post or reply to a post within that category.
That’s the difference.
Here are the Top 3 Storage Forum Communities.
#1 Storage Auction Forums
A true blue storage auction community with 42 categories that includes overseas topics for the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Stats currently with 3,016 members with 25,534 posts in 3,348 topics. Of all the forums this makes the top billing because it has the most content.
Most users ever online 586 on March 05, 2013.
Categories include: Noobie Center, Storage Auction Reality Shows, Storage Auction Stories, Treasure Chest, Weird & Wacky Finds, Vehicle Auctions, In the News, Picker’s Find, and much more.
Hottest specific topic currently is “Storage Auction Stories” with 310 topics and 3,932 replies. One topic in this category is “Jackpot in the Safe” with 27,780 views!
#2 Storage Treasures Forum
Pure auction storage chatter with over 60 active categories. Reached 500,000 members in May. They however have only 6,886 posts in the community.
Categories include: Auction Hunters Tips & Tricks, Ask the Experts, Auction Stories, What’s it Worth, Picker’s Corner, Auctioneer’s Podium, Treasure Chest, and much more.
Top tier of the community boards contains a plethora of information, news, stories, and tips.
#3 Auction Zip Forum
They have only 15 categories on their forum with membership at 385,052. At this writing their stats include 2,421 topics with 19,372 posts.
Categories include: Antiques & Collectibles, Real Estate, Online Bidding, Heavy Equipment, Car Auctions, Farm & Agriculture, Commercial & Business Liquidations, Storage Auctions, Charity, and Appraisals.
Most users ever online were 346 members on April 09, 2010.
Now while they seem to be an auction community for every possible venture, their have only one storage auction category that currently contains 58 topics with 468 posts. I know, you think that’s small beans, but the entire website just hit 1 million unique “views.”
A storage auction post titled, “Few Questions for Experienced Buyers” currently has only 17 replies yet has 9,140 views!
Storage auction forums, unlike blogs, allow the auction hunter to feel a part of a community. While there are other forums online, these Top 3 storage auction forums hold the most information and generate the most traffic.
Remember, in a forum not every member will post a topic or even post a reply. Many members “lurk” to gather information.
Surf through each forum and see which one is best for you, or join them all.