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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
My newest addiction. Seems staged, but not as bad as Storage Hunters.
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I love this show. It is a solid group of characters. Although my wife believes that the storages are plants as no one could find that much treasure in those staorages each time they go there.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by Wpob
    I love this show. It is a solid group of characters. Although my wife believes that the storages are plants as no one could find that much treasure in those staorages each time they go there.


Well, if this is what these guys do for a living, you don't necessarily need for the units to be plants. All you need is for like one out of every ten units to be a win, and make sure your crew is filming every one of them. These guys probably hit at least one auction every day, possibly more, so in one or two weeks of shooting you have the footage for your episode. I'm not saying the units aren't plants, just that they don't necessarily have to be.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.76
My dad runs a self-storage business and he knows guys like this in real life. They are out there, and many of them do make a good living. It takes a lot of experience and a few trusted partners.

Pops loves all this publicity for the storage business as it has really made a difference when he's done auctions recently.



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"Is that Darrell bidding?.....YUUUP"



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
This and Auction Hunters are what our fam will stop on the channel for every time.

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Since: 23.6.10
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by Tenken347
      Originally posted by Wpob
      I love this show. It is a solid group of characters. Although my wife believes that the storages are plants as no one could find that much treasure in those staorages each time they go there.


    Well, if this is what these guys do for a living, you don't necessarily need for the units to be plants. All you need is for like one out of every ten units to be a win, and make sure your crew is filming every one of them. These guys probably hit at least one auction every day, possibly more, so in one or two weeks of shooting you have the footage for your episode. I'm not saying the units aren't plants, just that they don't necessarily have to be.

    (edited by Tenken347 on 18.8.11 0554)


Yeah, that's what I think. It is like televised fishing. Bill Dance ain't getting a fish every time he throws the reel, they just show the good stuff. Plus, there are plenty of eps where someone doesn't buy anything.

And it is booked better than wrestling with Dave as the mega heel, Darrel as the tweener, and Brandy and Jarrod as the underdog babyfaces. That guy that they called Rico Suave came in as a bigger heel than Dave. It was like when Paul Heyman came in with the Midnight Express and turned Cornette face by default.
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Count me in as a fan of the show as well, and strangely enough, there's not one of the cast that I don't like. Barry brings the funny every week, and Brandi does very well as eye candy. Darrell and Dave have a great feud, and I sometimes get the feeling Jarrod's only on the show at this point because he's married to Brandi.

The only gripe I have about the show, is it seems that a lot of times they seem to exaggerate what some of the items are worth, always going off the high end of what it's worth, or even the retail price.

I've tried watching Storage Hunters, but, can't stand the couple on that show, and their auctioneer is even more unbearable. If any of the two shows has planted lockers, I'd point to Hunters, if only for the same reason they are on the same network as Operation Repo, which is all dramatizations.

With this show, Pawn Stars, and Hardcore Pawn, I'm watching way more reality TV than I care to admit.








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Since: 23.6.10
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From what I've read, Storage Hunters is blatantly fake. Wars does play up the prices, but again that's the pro wrestling style of saying Andre was 7'4. I think they exaggerate stuff, but don't fake anything.

Hardcore Pawn has to be the biggest guilty pleasure on TV...a glorious trainwreck. I read Rick Harrison's book, and apparently Hardcore is what Pawn Stars was going to be like when they filmed their HBO pilot. Rick wanted something more upbeat and less depressing, so they moved on to the History deal.
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I like this show for the characters.

I also like Auction Hunters because they actually show the sale of the found items and the haggling that goes into that.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.27
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    From what I've read, Storage Hunters is blatantly fake. Wars does play up the prices, but again that's the pro wrestling style of saying Andre was 7'4. I think they exaggerate stuff, but don't fake anything.

    Hardcore Pawn has to be the biggest guilty pleasure on TV...a glorious trainwreck. I read Rick Harrison's book, and apparently Hardcore is what Pawn Stars was going to be like when they filmed their HBO pilot. Rick wanted something more upbeat and less depressing, so they moved on to the History deal.


I can't stand Harcore Pawn. Everyone on that show is unbearable.

Pawn Stars in addicting, they get some realy interesting items, but I feel more people need to walk away from some of those offers. What the hell is up with that giant Green Jim Morrison painting that is always in the background?

I really like Storage Wars. I wonder what the Storage Wars cast makes to do the show? It definetly makes it easier to toss around big dollars on units I'm sure. Also what is it that Barry does for a living? Does he own a shop, but only focus on the collectibles.

I go to a lot of tag sales on Saturday and everytime I hit a bad one I think how it would be a great sale for Jarred and Brandy ... to stock their shelves.

Auction Hunters is like American Pickers, alright but the people bug me plus the Pickers buy things that I have no real intrest in.

Oddities ... it's lost in the dial, but I really want to see their shop and some of those people are stranger than the stuff in it.

Don't forget the inovator Antiques Roadshow, which is still solid as ever. I always wanted them to do a worst of where you see people who spent big money and got burned.

On another end you have the Coupon people, who just exposed their giimmick to the corporations. I get that it would be nice to have a room full of paper towels and baby wipes, but you will never need 125 bottles of asprin. Also it looks like these people probably eat really unhealthily.

Of course all this leads to the dark and ugly flip side, Hoarders. Which fasinates me.





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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.82
I watched Auction Hunters for a while, but I didn't think the two guys were very engaging (occassionally the fat guy will do something funny). Plus there were no real stakes or tension to be had, so I tapped out.

Storage Wars is pretty great because they do have those personalities and real tension. I don't watch the Pawn shows.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Oddities ... it's lost in the dial, but I really want to see their shop and some of those people are stranger than the stuff in it.


Oddities is fantastic. I love how everyone is thoroughly invested in their gimmicks. The customers are the best; everyone on that show will meet or exceed your expectations of someone who buys things from an oddities shop.
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#14 Posted on
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Also what is it that Barry does for a living? Does he own a shop, but only focus on the collectibles.



Wikipedia says:

Barry Weiss, "The Collector". The eldest of the bunch, Barry owned a produce company until he retired and is only looking for one or a few collector's items to keep. He sells or donates everything else. Barry is the most financed of the group and is the only one not in it for financial profit.






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Since: 23.6.10
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
      From what I've read, Storage Hunters is blatantly fake. Wars does play up the prices, but again that's the pro wrestling style of saying Andre was 7'4. I think they exaggerate stuff, but don't fake anything.

      Hardcore Pawn has to be the biggest guilty pleasure on TV...a glorious trainwreck. I read Rick Harrison's book, and apparently Hardcore is what Pawn Stars was going to be like when they filmed their HBO pilot. Rick wanted something more upbeat and less depressing, so they moved on to the History deal.



    Pawn Stars in addicting, they get some realy interesting items, but I feel more people need to walk away from some of those offers. What the hell is up with that giant Green Jim Morrison painting that is always in the background?

    I really like Storage Wars. I wonder what the Storage Wars cast makes to do the show? It definetly makes it easier to toss around big dollars on units I'm sure. Also what is it that Barry does for a living? Does he own a shop, but only focus on the collectibles.




    (edited by BigDaddyLoco on 20.8.11 0942)

    (edited by BigDaddyLoco on 20.8.11 0947)


The Morrison painting is by Denny Dent, a "Speed" painter who used his hands to make his pieces. He broke big when he did a painting of John Lennon during his vigil.

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