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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, little rewatch value, November 17, 2011
This review is from: Storage Wars: Season 1 (DVD)
Storage Wars is a 20-minute fast-paced show with 2 acts.

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.

The Characters:

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.
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Initial post: May 2, 2012 2:10:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 2:10:48 PM PDT
S. Der says:
I find your comment about Barry offensive. He is the most entertaining person on the show. So, what he doesn't make much of a profit. They didn't title him "THE COLLECTOR" for nothing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 5:27:47 PM PDT
No offense intended. I meant only as I said. He doesn't care about profit. He is a collector. And I also agree. Barry is hillarious and fun. He turns the show into something really worth watching.
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