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The adventurer inside almost everyone has that secret wish to unearth a priceless item and acquire untold wealth, and the TV series Storage Wars calls to that hidden adventurer. The show follows a regular cast of characters who actually are living this treasure hunting dream.
For the most part, Storage Wars takes place in a variety of storage units across the state of California. According to the established rules, if three months pass without rental payments on a unit, the owners of the establishment may put its contents up for auction. Dan and Laura Dotson, a couple who travel from unit to unit, are the auctioneers who are in control of the auction process. The guidelines for each auction are the same. Bidders are allowed a five minute visual inspection from the doorway of the unit, without touching any of the contents. At that time the auction begins in earnest.
The regular bidders in the show include Dave Hester, a somewhat arrogant and savvy dealer; Darrel Sheets, an aggressive player with a kind heart, sometimes accompanied by his son, Brandon; Jarrod Schultz and Brandi Passante, relatively new to the field and trying to establish a successful enterprise; and Barry Weiss, an eccentric and avid collector of anything unusual or valuable. Viewers find themselves choosing a favorite person and rooting for them through episode after episode.
The TV audience watches and learns as the different bidders look for clues that may indicate the value of each unit's contents. At the end of the auction, the wisdom or folly of their judgment is decided as they explore and search for items of value.
The show is a Siren call that appeals to a wide range of viewers. It has appeal for those who enjoy the thrill of second hand purchases, those who have an interest in antiques and collectibles, those interested in human nature at its best and worst, and more. One episode offers a clear understanding of the dynamics interactions of the spotlighted individuals and entices viewers to come back for more.
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What's it worth? Featuring what really counts - the appraisals.
In this special episode, the buyers head to Dan and Laura's house for a competitive white elephant gift exchange.
An auction in San Marcos takes Darrell and Brandon home. Mary finds a way to deal with inflated prices. Jarrod and Brandi buy a vintage piece that sends them spinning while Ivy discovers something that puts a song in his heart.
The buyers head to an auction in Koreatown. Dave is expecting to score some high end merchandise, while Darrell feels like a fish out of water. Mary fights for a locker despite the high prices and Jarrod's antics may just push Brandi over the line.
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The newest trailer for "Storage Wars" season 3 takes the whole "war" thing very literally, giving our heroes military vehicles, guns, flamethrowers, and... a pet monkey? Yeah, the whole thing is pretty ridiculous, but in a good way. Watch it here.
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