The whole point of Storage Wars is that it’s a hit or miss scenario and that’s the fun part, after all.
You bid in the hope of finding valuable items and turn a profit.
Normally, you’d have to sell items you found inside the storage unit to get your money back.
However, the biggest ever haul included cash – and a lot of it.
In one episode that became mythological, somebody bought a storage unit for $480.
The storage unit contained, among other things, a safe.
It took a long time to find the right person to crack the safe open but when the new owner of the unit finally managed, his $480 investment gave him a seven-figure return.
The safe contained $7.5 million in cash.
As you can imagine, when you end up finding over $7 million in cash inside a forgotten safe, it’s inevitable that somebody will show up to claim the money at some point.
And that’s exactly what happened.
The buyer eventually got a phone call from an attorney representing the people that lost the money and the goods inside the unit.
Apparently, the previous owner of the cash had fallen behind on the lease payment for the unit and lost access to it.
But he wanted the money back so the first offer he made was $600,000, which is nothing to sneeze at.
However, the new buyer had the right to refuse, which he did, and he decided to negotiate his ‘finder’s fee’.
He ended up receiving $1.2 million, meaning he gave back around $6.3 million.
We’ve got a lot of questions, to be honest.
How did somebody just ‘forget’ about $7+ million?
And when the attorney got in touch with the new owner of the safe, how did the attorney manage to prove he was representing the previous owner of the unit?
Unfortunately, we’ll never know what exactly went down because the details weren’t disclosed.
Still, a $1.2 million return on a $480 investment isn’t bad, is it?