When self-storage tenants fail to pay the rent, facilities can auction off their belongings to recover what they are owed.

This once obscure practice was brought into the mainstream by the international television hit Storage Wars when it debuted on A&E December 1, 2010. Today the show is broadcast in close to 20 countries and has drawn scores of wannabe auction hunters to lien sales across the country hoping to strike gold in a 10×10.

To celebrate the five year anniversary of Storage Wars, SpareFoot brings you the top nine controversies from the show along with some extra stats that show how big of a deal this reality series has become.

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