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Old June 28 2012, 03:56 PM   #61
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^^ Same thing with Pawn Stars... From what I hear from family members in Vegas, you can hardly get into their shop now and it's almost like Antiques Roadshow with people lining up to have their stuff apprasied.
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Old June 28 2012, 04:15 PM   #62
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if you abandon an apartment full of stuff after an certain amount of time the landlord is allowed to sell it in order to cover his losses as well.
Oh I know it, though the couple of times I've seen this happen I've seen the landlord just dump a rent abandoner's stuff in the parking lot while they were away for the day and then, well, humanity shows its ugly head.
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Old June 28 2012, 07:33 PM   #63
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I loved this show, but got tired of the reruns. I'll catch the new season.

Pawn Stars? We went there while in Vegas. The Old Man, Rick, Corey, and Chum can't even go to their own store without ruining business for the day. Oh, the "I'll buy it (something worth $200) for $100 but I'll be selling it to the first person offering $110"? Um...nope. Those prices aren't cheap.

I don't bother with the CSI-type variations of these shows.

But "Auctions Hunters" is great. Allen and Ton? Very cool guys. If it fires a projectile, blows something up, or destroys something, Ton loves it. If it moves fast, Allen's a happy camper. If you like the other , similar shows, try this one.
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Old June 30 2012, 07:44 AM   #64
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"Auction Hunters" is the Spike TV one right? I've seen a couple of episodes, and thought it was okay. I absolutely can't stand "Storage Hunters". Talk about contrived drama...this show seems to be based on it.
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Old June 30 2012, 06:41 PM   #65
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"Auction Hunters" is the Spike TV one right? I've seen a couple of episodes, and thought it was okay. I absolutely can't stand "Storage Hunters". Talk about contrived drama...this show seems to be based on it.
Yeah, that's it. I like the camaraderie between them, their enthusiasm (they're geeks), and that they set a limit of what they're willing to pay and stick to it--well, Ton went over recently, but it worked out okay.

Storage Hunters? Nope. You're right. Tired of "fake reality." Or at least REALLY fake reality.
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Old July 19 2012, 12:47 AM   #66
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(Watching the new episodes.)

I love Barry.
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Old July 19 2012, 12:55 AM   #67
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Storage Hunters? Nope. You're right. Tired of "fake reality." Or at least REALLY fake reality.
Reality TV - secretly filmed in another reality.
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Old September 2 2012, 08:09 AM   #68
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This guy Jeff is like the "nice" version of Dave IMO.
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Old September 4 2012, 12:01 AM   #69
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That Jeff guy seemed to not show up (or be part of the cut) once Dave 'returned' somewhat. Probably just needed someone to fill some scenes.

Although I think it may also have been part of an attempt by Dan(auctioneer guy) to show some 'love' to some of his other regular customers. I'm sure there are regulars who show up to his auctions, but aren't part of the show's case who may be getting annoyed at the show's "cast" taking over the auctions and getting preference when it comes to bidding/attention at the auctions.

BTW, did anyone see last week in Florida that a company which buys storage units bought one and it had human remains in it? Hundreds of them in jars and storage bins. Apparently it was owned by an ex-medical examiner who it would appear illegally collected some of his work.

That would be a pretty twisted find.
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Old September 4 2012, 12:16 AM   #70
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Darrell mentioned in one of the two end of season specials they had, that he has found dead people in lockers before. IRRC Brandi and Jarrod stated the same thing.
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Old September 4 2012, 09:27 PM   #71
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/\Sounds like an ideal CSI crossover.(too bad I can't make this smilie rip off his shades David Caruso style).
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Old December 12 2012, 10:21 PM   #72
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Resurrecting this thread to post this:

LOS ANGELES - The popular TV show “Storage Wars” - in which treasure hunters bid to buy unseen items in abandoned units - is rigged, with producers sometimes planting valuable items among the junk, a former contestant said in a lawsuit on Tuesday.

David Hester, one of the reality TV show’s longest-serving cast members, said producers buried a BMW Mini under trash in one unit featured in the A&E cable series, and a pile of newspapers announcing the death of Elvis Presley in another
Full story here.

It's funny because Hester was actually the beneficiary of at least of one the planted items mentioned (the newspapers). I can't remember if he got the BMW or not, but I think it may have been Barry.
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Old December 12 2012, 10:55 PM   #73
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Honestly, how much can we trust what Hester says?
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Old December 12 2012, 11:27 PM   #74
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I can't say I'm surprised to hear this. I've always assumed that all reality TV is rigged. It's the only way they could possibly get ratings.
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Old December 12 2012, 11:30 PM   #75
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Yeah, reality TV is always scripted on some level. I wouldn't be surprised if the showrunners planted items to be found.
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