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    The few times I've seen this show I've wondered about the staging of the auctions because while you see some random other bidders in there it's the same faces over and and over. I've been going to auctions for many years and rurally with few people that resell items. You see those same people there but there is always a crowd of other people there. Not just 3-4 but like 20-30 people there and it's not the same 20-30 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I once googled the names of the people who bid on the show and it listed them as employees of Storage Wars. That led me to believe they don't really do any resale. It's all a part of the show. Anyone know?
    Dave Hestor, Brandy & Jarrod really do own consignment/resale stores. Dave Hestor has been around for maybe 8+ years. I know this because I live nearby both of their stores.
    But I totally agree that there is probably a lot to the "staging" of the storage unit auctions. As we all know, "reality" tv is scripted.

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    Has anyone seen the Texas version yet? It has promise.

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    I don't think much of the auctioneers. Someone needs to tell Dan there is no such word as "whosever" -- as in "whosever got the most money can certainly buy it" -- which he says every single time he makes his opening announcements. Laura always tries to say something clever so she'll get camera time but she just looks (and sounds) ridiculous. Also, at any auction I've been to the auctioneer would not put up with Dave Hester's last minute bids. Dave would be shut down QUICK by a real auctioneer ("going once, going twice -- sold! Sorry Dave, too slow." I know Hester-as-villian is part of the staged aspect of the show, but it's just way overdone and not realistic.

    Also, I don't get the mean-spirited mentality of "making them pay." If you don't want a locker, don't bid. In what universe is it necessary to force the bids higher just out of spite? These guys seem to think they're being manly if they "school" each other or "drop a locker" on the other guy. How stupid and immature -- and unrealistic. Another thing I've never seen at a real auction -- and I've been to hundreds.

    Having said all that, I do like the show a lot, mostly to see what they find. I just hit the mute button for the first half and then turn on the sound as they're cleaning out the lockers and going to the experts.

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    I don't think much of the auctioneers. Someone needs to tell Dan there is no such word as "whosever" -- as in "whosever got the most money can certainly buy it" -- which he says every single time he makes his opening announcements. Laura always tries to say something clever so she'll get camera time but she just looks (and sounds) ridiculous. Also, at any auction I've been to the auctioneer would not put up with Dave Hester's last minute bids. Dave would be shut down QUICK by a real auctioneer ("going once, going twice -- sold! Sorry Dave, too slow." I know Hester-as-villian is part of the staged aspect of the show, but it's just way overdone and not realistic.

    Also, I don't get the mean-spirited mentality of "making them pay." If you don't want a locker, don't bid. In what universe is it necessary to force the bids higher just out of spite? These guys seem to think they're being manly if they "school" each other or "drop a locker" on the other guy. How stupid and immature -- and unrealistic. Another thing I've never seen at a real auction -- and I've been to hundreds.

    Having said all that, I do like the show a lot, mostly to see what they find. I just hit the mute button for the first half and then turn on the sound as they're cleaning out the lockers and going to the experts.
    We have a few antique dealers here who are petty like these folks are on the show and I've watched them purposely drive up the bid and drop some junk on another person. I've driven up a bid too against some of the dealers here just because of how they are towards everyone at auctions here. I can't think of a word that isn't an expletive to describe it. So that's somewhat realistic to me. However how they do it every single show virtually every single auction isn't very realistic to me. They also don't show the flip side of it very often that you'll drive the price up sometimes and then get stuck with something you don't really want at some point. It's playing with fire.

    Those last minute bids wouldn't go anywhere at auctions here, I agree. The auctioneer would have put an end to that in reality. But I feel the vast majority of this show is staged too so I don't think too hard about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judibug View Post
    I don't think much of the auctioneers. Someone needs to tell Dan there is no such word as "whosever" -- as in "whosever got the most money can certainly buy it" -- which he says every single time he makes his opening announcements. Laura always tries to say something clever so she'll get camera time but she just looks (and sounds) ridiculous. Also, at any auction I've been to the auctioneer would not put up with Dave Hester's last minute bids. Dave would be shut down QUICK by a real auctioneer ("going once, going twice -- sold! Sorry Dave, too slow." I know Hester-as-villian is part of the staged aspect of the show, but it's just way overdone and not realistic.
    I read somewhere that this guy is a millionaire. He's doing something right.

    Also, I don't get the mean-spirited mentality of "making them pay." If you don't want a locker, don't bid. In what universe is it necessary to force the bids higher just out of spite? These guys seem to think they're being manly if they "school" each other or "drop a locker" on the other guy. How stupid and immature -- and unrealistic. Another thing I've never seen at a real auction -- and I've been to hundreds.
    Either Dave or Daryl (don't recall which) explained this a bit on an episode I just saw - at least partially. Driving up the prices on lockers they don't want makes the person they are bidding against spend more and therefore have fewer funds the rest of the day. Also, in an interview with Daryl that I recently read, he said. Daryl claims that experienced bidders drive prices up to get rid of new people coming in to the business to minimize competition. He was pretty strong on this point and to "make no mistake about it...the experienced bidders will take out the inexperienced bidders if they smell weakness."

    He went on to say that he and the other castmates get along before and after bidding. They joke around and eat lunch together, etc. But when bidding begins, it's war and what we see is really what is happening. He said it was one of the wierdest things he's ever experienced...being both friends at enemies at the same time.

    He likes being his own boss and works hard but then takes every single summer off (works 17 hour days 7 days a week the rest of the time).

    Having said all that, I do like the show a lot, mostly to see what they find. I just hit the mute button for the first half and then turn on the sound as they're cleaning out the lockers and going to the experts.
    I'm additcted to the show and would quite honestly love to do what they do.
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    I didn't know there was a Storage Wars thread! I've recently found this show and I think with all the mini-marathons I've caught up. I mostly enjoy it. There are some moments that annoy me and I do wish we would be able to find out what they actually made versus what they say they'll make.
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    I like Dave's YEP.
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    It would've been Daryl who made the comments about how the show works. Also, if you've sen the specials they've had in Vegas where they talk about insider stuff on the show, I think you'll see it's less rigged and staged than some might think. Dan and Laura ARE real life auctineers. Dave actually has a store as do Brandi and Jarrod. Daryl took us on a tour of his home one episode showing that almost everything he had in it came from storage lockers. Barry is a retired businessman who is personal friends with the producer. I guess the most staged thing is that he was asked to be on the show as a newby after years of collecting and "picking" as more of a hobby.
    Also, just because we see three auctions per show that our stars might have "won" doesn't mean that's all there were that day. In one recent episode you can hear someone (Brandi?) say that the locker they were seeing was one of the last of many. That was towards the beginning of the show! Obviously others win lockers besides the "stars" and they aren't shown.
    It's been my guilty pleasure to watch as well. I like to imagine doing something like that but I don't think I could stand to get my hands dirty! Also, they say that the thing they find most of is porn and sex toys - in almost every. single. locker! (Obviously not shown.) That wouldn't be my cup of tea at all!

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    Re: Storage Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel View Post
    I didn't know there was a Storage Wars thread! I've recently found this show and I think with all the mini-marathons I've caught up. I mostly enjoy it. There are some moments that annoy me and I do wish we would be able to find out what they actually made versus what they say they'll make.
    I think the amounts they made/lost shown at the end of the show are actually what they did get for the items.

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