Storage unit auctions are the newest and biggest untapped source for hidden treasures and opportunistic individuals bid on unclaimed properties hoping to strike gold. Welcome to Storage Wars. In this character-driven treasure hunt, bidders range from 20-somethings out for fun and adventure to husband and wife teams looking to make fast and large cash...and all are prepared to create excitement in the process. The pressure is on as the bidders assess if they think the unit is worth a bid and how high they willing - or able - to go. In each stand-alone episode of Storage Wars, the anxious contestants head to storage units and wait for the big reveal of what is behind the door. The owner of the facility cuts the lock to a delinquent unit and raises the door for the first time, allowing bidders to peer inside for a brief moment, aided only by a flashlight. This short glimpse is their only opportunity to evaluate whether or not they think the unit holds rags or riches. Then, the bidding begins to win the contents of the mystery storage bin!