Auction Hunters Comes to Spike!

October 13, 2010

Ever wanted to live your life like Indiana Jones, but never thought you could?  Ever wanted to seek out lost treasure, but didn't know where to start?  Well Spike's got your path to adventure and untold riches with the brand-new unscripted original series Auction Hunters premiering on Spike Tuesday, November 9 at 10:00PM/9c with back-to-back episodes. 

Every day, there are over 10,000 abandoned storage units put up for public auction.  Each unit has the potential to be either an endless goldmine or a complete bust for those who make their living hunting unclaimed property.  Hosted by the best prospectors in the business, Clinton "Ton" Jones and Allen Haff, the show follows the two hunters as they travel from auction to auction, bidding on units in the hope of finding that one "big score."  The excitement begins with the premiere of Auction Hunters on Spike, Tuesday, November 9 at 10:00PM/9C with back-to-back episodes.

Amidst a struggling economy, the business of auction hunting has emerged as a thriving trade for many Americans.  Hoping to find prosperity, each "hunt" and each episode consists of three parts: the auction, the dig, and the sell.

The Auction: Allowed only a brief glimpse inside the units before each fast-paced auction begins, skill and strategy are paramount as hunters have only seconds to estimate the value of the unit and determine how high they are willing to bid to beat out the competition.  Units can go for as little as a $1 or as high as several thousand dollars. 

The Dig: Once an auction is won, the story and true monetary worth of the unit emerges as hunters begin the "dig," a process by which they literally dig through the contents of the unit and assess every item's value.  Sometimes, they find nothing, but other times they score big, bringing home a treasure trove of items for which prospective buyers around the country will pay top dollar.

The Sell: Valuable items in hand, hunters move onto the final phase of the storage auction process, bringing their finds to experts to consult their value and then ultimately sell them to appropriate and high-paying buyers amongst the antique and collectible markets.

Be sure to tune in Tuesday, November 9 at 10PM/9C for the back-to-back episode premiere of Auction Hunters.  The hunt begins here!