OT: Have any of you seen Storage Wars?

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Submitted by flu on May 3, 2012 - 7:30am

OMG... Funny as hell... I mean, I know it's a setup and fake...But I don't know, I just find it entertaining...

The Dave guy, totally funny....

Yuuuuuuuuuuuup.....

Submitted by The-Shoveler on May 3, 2012 - 7:39am.

I love that Show, My Wife thinks I want to go into that biz but no way,
I think the only way these guys are making it is because of the money they get doing the show, I seriously doubt the stuff they are getting out of these lockers is worth anything close to what they are being bid up to on the show.
Seriously I doubt I would bid more than maybe 10 to 100 dollars on any of these lockers, Do you think the guy who left the stuff there did not know what it was worth ? (unless maybe the people died suddenly or something).

Submitted by harvey on May 3, 2012 - 7:49am.

When I lived in LA we had a storage unit in on of those high-rise type warehouses you see in big cites. You could partially see the contents of the other units. It was pretty fascinating, some of the stuff that was in those things...

As for the show, it's kinda like the point made on another thread: You only see the successes and not the many failures behind them.

They seem to go to a lot of trouble just to scrape up a few hundred dollars.

Submitted by sdduuuude on May 3, 2012 - 10:06am.

It holds a prominent position on the Tivo and has for many months but we have seen every single episode. The Texas version keeps us entertained while waiting for new episodes of the original.

Funny thing is, I showed my wife this stupid show I was sure she would hate, just for a laugh. And she loved it! It's nice to find something we both like, stupid as it is.

I keep telling her we could get out there to some auctions and be the new Brandi and Jarrod, but she is content to just watch the show.

Submitted by SD Realtor on May 3, 2012 - 10:37am.

Actually a friend of mine has gone to those auctions for several years and saw dave and darrel many times at them before the show ever began.

Submitted by briansd1 on May 3, 2012 - 11:02am.

How do you guys find time to watch TV?

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 3, 2012 - 11:16am.

DVR. It changes the way you watch. You watch what you want, when you want and as much at a times as you want.

Submitted by sdduuuude on May 3, 2012 - 11:37am.

briansd1 wrote:
How do you guys find time to watch TV?

Rather than optimizing my life around making the most money, I have optimized it around making the most time.

Submitted by flu on May 3, 2012 - 11:53am.

briansd1 wrote:
How do you guys find time to watch TV?

Well, we do have off days from piggington occasionally.

Submitted by briansd1 on May 3, 2012 - 12:06pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
DVR. It changes the way you watch. You watch what you want, when you want and as much at a times as you want.

I'm behind the times. I still don't have a DVR.

PBS has more interesting programming that I could ever watch. Still trying to watch the Frontline series on power and money.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/...

Submitted by sdduuuude on May 3, 2012 - 12:09pm.

briansd1 wrote:
sdrealtor wrote:
DVR. It changes the way you watch. You watch what you want, when you want and as much at a times as you want.

I'm behind the times. I still don't have a DVR.

PBS has more interesting programming that I could ever watch. Still trying to watch the Frontline series on power and money.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-power-wall-street/

Yes, but the reason you are still trying to watch it is because you have to be in front of a TV when it is broadcast. Spend the money at www.tivo.com and you will be able to record it when it is on and save the episodes. This way, when you have time to watch, the shows you want to watch will be "on"

Submitted by ninaprincess on May 3, 2012 - 12:42pm.

Yepppppppppppppppppp!

Submitted by briansd1 on May 3, 2012 - 12:48pm.

Ok... I will request a DVR for Christmas. But I don't want Tivo that requires a monthly subscription.

Submitted by sdrealtor on May 3, 2012 - 1:44pm.

sdduuuude wrote:
briansd1 wrote:
How do you guys find time to watch TV?

Rather than optimizing my life around making the most money, I have optimized it around making the most time.

+1

Submitted by desmond on June 6, 2012 - 2:45pm.

***DISCLAIMER***

I have never heard of this stuff before so I am not promoting it at all. It was in a storage unit for over 30 years and nobody knows where it came from.

My wife was closing out her Grandma's storage unit over the weekend and brought me back 3 patches that she thought would be funny to give me because I am part German. I checked them out on the internet:

This is what I got back from a WW II relic expert:

"Everything is authentic.

The tropical eagles about $120 each. Normally you might get a bit more for the whole strip, and it's a shame to cut them apart, but collectors usually only want one....

(I have 3 in a row)

http://www.collectorsmilitaria.com/2_min...

The Bevo SS rune tab about $500

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/WaffenSS/...

The Skull tab about $600.

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/WaffenSS/...

Submitted by no_such_reality on June 6, 2012 - 9:25pm.

I prefer older versions of Auction Hunters. More informative without the BS.

Not to mention that Storage Wars seems to pay 5X what Auction Hunters pays for a locker.

There is another storage buying show on Tru TV saw it flipping channel one night with the toddler teething. Seems they pay less than 1/10th what the Storage Wars showboaters are paying.

Submitted by svelte on June 7, 2012 - 8:19am.

The show seems a lil setup, but not enough to kill the fun in watching it.

New episodes came out this week (finally!). The best part of watching the show is catching glimpses of Brandy and Laura...

Submitted by flu on December 11, 2012 - 6:30pm.

Yuppppppppppppppp....

You're Fired!

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/11/storag...

Submitted by SK in CV on December 11, 2012 - 6:37pm.

I read about that today at a different site. The funniest part...

And Hester goes on ... claiming the show even gave less than photogenic cast members money for plastic surgery to "create more sex appeal".

Darrell? The plastic surgery didn't help.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/12/11/storage-wa...

Barry is still my fav.

Submitted by flu on December 11, 2012 - 9:56pm.

SK in CV wrote:
I read about that today at a different site. The funniest part...

And Hester goes on ... claiming the show even gave less than photogenic cast members money for plastic surgery to "create more sex appeal".

Darrell? The plastic surgery didn't help.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/12/11/storage-wa...

Barry is still my fav.

I liked Hester. Pretty entertaining.

Submitted by earlyretirement on December 12, 2012 - 10:59pm.

Reality TV is all fairly fake. All these shows. Especially those shows on HGTV.

Submitted by UCGal on December 13, 2012 - 3:19pm.

earlyretirement wrote:
Reality TV is all fairly fake. All these shows. Especially those shows on HGTV.

A nephew worked on reality tv sets (electrician) for years. Totally fake. Remember trading spaces? He did a few seasons of that. They'd have all the crew doing painting, etc... to meet the timeline. And any wall sconce you saw - no wiring done... so they'd have to put small battery operated spots inside to make them look "functional".

And I've talked to folks who've done Househunters Int'l. Basically the home's already purchased or under contract... then they fake take the "buyers" to places to make it look like they're shopping. And tell them what to say, etc.

Still entertaining, though.

Submitted by sdduuuude on December 14, 2012 - 10:22am.

b-b-but ... but ... they're called REALITY tv.

Submitted by flu on December 14, 2012 - 10:57am.

sdduuuude wrote:
b-b-but ... but ... they're called REALITY tv.

So is Santa Claus... Really. No really.....

Submitted by CDMA ENG on December 14, 2012 - 7:39pm.

Does not surprise me at all that SDDuuuuude likes the show... He is just "that way". :P

But what I always thought was funny is how the always portrayed anything that was profit.

For the Yup guy Dave... They always say 200 for this... 800 for that... making a net profit of 1200 dollars against his bid.

Then Dave's 50,000 dollar rig show up with 4 guys and they all haul it a 100 miles to his shop.

I may not be an accountant but it seems like after the expense of hauling, leasing a shop, payroll, and hoping anyone buys the crap, that the margin must be razor thin.

For my 30 minutes... Give me Pawn Stars... The common man's antique road show...

CE

Submitted by flu on December 14, 2012 - 9:05pm.

CDMA ENG wrote:
Does not surprise me at all that SDDuuuuude likes the show... He is just "that way". :P

But what I always thought was funny is how the always portrayed anything that was profit.

For the Yup guy Dave... They always say 200 for this... 800 for that... making a net profit of 1200 dollars against his bid.

Then Dave's 50,000 dollar rig show up with 4 guys and they all haul it a 100 miles to his shop.

I may not be an accountant but it seems like after the expense of hauling, leasing a shop, payroll, and hoping anyone buys the crap, that the margin must be razor thin.

For my 30 minutes... Give me Pawn Stars... The common man's antique road show...

CE

Dude. Pawn Stars is definitely staged....

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