Storage Auction TV Show Commentary

Storage Unit Auction Hunters, Come on Down!

It’s Throwback Thursday, once again, and I was thinking about the evolution of day time game shows. I know for me, I may have exaggerated just how under the weather I was back in elementary school simply to catch The Price is Right around 11am. Even at 11 years old, I was always testing out new techniques to raise the mercury in that thermometer a few extra degrees or get my hands nice and clammy. Thanks, Ferris Bueller. Nowadays, scoping …

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How Auction Hunters Stacks Up…

It should be no secret to anyone who regularly reads the blog that I love pop culture and fancy myself a television aficionado. In my opinion, television is an art form, and in recent years with the rise of cable programming becoming more and more popular, television only gets better. The story telling is just as good if not better than most movies because the medium allows time for stories to grow and breathe over the course of years, and …

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Remembering Mark Balelo

As most of you have probably heard by now, Mark Balelo of Storage Wars passed away over the weekend and was found on Monday. Sure he liked to annoyingly up bid everybody and once made the unfortunate mistake of valuing a worthless Nintendo as being worth over $13,000. But the man did have a penchant for snazzy fashion ensembles that I for one, will greatly miss. We reported the news to you yesterday afternoon via Facebook and other social media, …

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Storage Wars and the City

New Year, New Storage Wars After the hubbub of the holidays, I started the New Year right on Tuesday, catching the premiere of Storage Wars: New York. The show has all the trademarks we’ve come to love from the parent show, but has its own distinct New York personality. The first two episodes titled, ‘Beg, Borough or Steal’ and ‘Lady Luck Comes to Harlem’ aired back to back. The Cast   For starters, can we talk about the cast? A&E …

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What I Learned From Storage Wars…

My Introduction to Storage Wars Being that I’m new to the world of storage unit auctions, I decided to rent several seasons of the popular A&E show, Storage Wars to acquaint myself with the show and its cast. While I may be new to the storage unit auction landscape, the rush of getting a good deal is universal! I was excited to dive into the show and find out just how the pros make their money by buying units and …

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The Fashion Wars of Storage Wars

When attending a storage auction, it’s in your best interest to dress appropriately comfortably. But what exactly should you wear? Do you need some fashion inspiration? You can take some inspiration from the storage hunters on TV, but do so with caution…or you’ll be making a total fashion flub. Today, I’m playing the role of fashion police as we take a look at two of TV’s most stylish storage hunters from A&E’s incomparable hit series, Storage Wars. So…who will win today’s fashion …

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Interview with an Auctioneer: Daryl Bagwell

I had the opportunity to chat with a real live, 100% genuine auctioneer who lives and plays at The Bagwell & Associates Auction Company in Fletcher, North Carolina–just 20 minutes shy of the Storage Unit Auction List headquarters in Asheville. Meet Daryl Bagwell—everything you’d expect from an auctioneer—friendly, talkative, and a great sense of humor. Mr. Bagwell was kind enough to give me a behind the scenes look of what it’s really like to be an auctioneer. The Beginning of …

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Profit for Pez: Darrell Sheet’s Find and Why They’re a Good Investment

I hate to say it, but I think Darryl Sheets is starting to grow on me.  Sure, maybe it’s more like a rash that crops up after a few weeks of roughing it in the rain forest, but nonetheless, I think “The Gambler” has quickly become my favorite “Storage Wars” personality. In a recent episode, Sheets lived up to his name and gambled on a few storage lockers, totaling $3,000.  In one of them, he discovered a box of vintage …

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How Does Auction Hunters Measure Up?

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times: storage auction shows are addictive, to a lot of different demographics.  Sure, we’ve speculated as to why—the surge of reality TV meets the downfall of the traditional game show, meets the desire to restore the American Dream, where the streets are paved with gold and everyone is making their own way. And Boom!  Now people want to watch something simple yet complex, something that fuels the imagination while simultaneously informing …

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