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We make every attempt to get the people in here to pay, even offering them the ability to move out for next to nothing. Sometimes, even move out for free. By the time it happens, it is too late to feel sorry for them.
As for the coin collections and such, a lot of times, the kids put grandmas stuff in storage after she died, and they didn't know what was in the boxes. Or more likely (especially lately) it is stuff that "The Talent"had in his store, that he brought with him to make it look a lot more interesting for the show.
I have had the show filmed here, and I know what I am speaking of. One time, I saw the same stuff that the one buyer had purchased at an auction here, that he "discovered" in a unit. It was right on top of the stuff he bought here, and the bidding got pretty fierce because of it.
While these guys are the real deal, (Barry is a true crack up) they are simply acting for the show. In fact, when they filmed here, they ALL got into Darryls truck and went to lunch together...it's an act folks...
So, I watched all 19 episodes over both days this weekend. I admit that I was a bit hooked at times, but it had nothing to do with any of the actors. The excitement came from just seeing a cool find, but was diminished when I knew a jerk bought it.
- the woman Brandi was pretty-annoying at times; "Really? You're falling for Dave's tricks again and spending our entire day's budget on one locker?" she mentioned in one episode; I found myself saying to the TV "You're ridiculous. Say something right to the guy you're in business with and not the viewing audience."; she's 'done' inaction like this before
- Barry is the most likable, with some funny ideas (the small-person on stilts to see in the back with night-vision: awesome; psychics: silly) and even offering stuff from his bins to others
- only in the final episodes do you see others actually bidding and not just the main players; others are never named by the auction-guy; of course, he knows the names of the "pros"; it annoys me to see people just standing around and not even looking in the storage units; there is no episode where anybody outside of the actors lost a locker to someone who wasn't a part of the show
- Darrell was alright overall (I hear that he's more of a jerk later, so...Read more ›
Act 1: Bidding Wars
Our main characters, along with others who happen to be there, compete in auctions for storage garages (when people don't pay their rent on their unit, they go up for sale).
The main attraction here is the competing nature of the characters. Throwing nasty wods and occasional assistance, mixed with money and profit, makes for some good drama.
Act 2: The Appraisal
The characters appraise anything worth value. The appraisers often give history and meaning behind the value. It's like a competitive version of the Antiques Roadshow or Pawn Stars.
You'll learn interesting facts about both interesting and mundane pieces. A seemingly dull punch bowl might net thousands while an interesting antique Coke product might turn out to be an artificially aged fake. It's especially fun when the poeple you don't like end up with the fakes.
Each character has their own purposes.
Dave has a giant shop to keep stocked, so he's after high-end profits. He has tons of money to bring to the table and a large team to help move.
Jarrod and Brandi have a quaint little shop with very little money to spend. So they're after the marketable stock.
Darrell is a sniper of a bidder. He'll be quiet until something very nice shows up. He's looking for high profit goods to sell.
Barry is a retired guy looking for unique collector's items. He could care less about making a profit. He only bids when he thinks the unit has something he wants to put in his living room.
This is a great show to watch for the character interactions and the appraisals. However, it's not terribly great for rewatch value.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DVDs were in great shape and arrived quickly. The price was very good and made a good gift.Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth
I am so glad to have found the first season. Love the show.Published 14 months ago by Janetha Slater
I watch this show as I fall asleep because that's what it seems good for.Published 14 months ago by jet