Welcome to the eerie side of storage. When Barry hires two psychics to "see" inside the units at Gardena, Calif., they say they've got a "dark" feeling about the place. But that doesn't spook Jarrod and Brandi, who decide to roll the dice on a unit that could save their store. It's a creepy, pressure-packed look at the storage business.
Norwalk, California--a Los Angeles suburb with a small town feel. Stashed away in these lockers is the potential for collectables, heirlooms, and other forgotten jewels. Barry Weiss looks for a piece to add to his collection of oddities. Brandi and Jarrod find common ground in a heated battle against Dave Hester.
In the college town of Fullerton, California the buyers search for textbooks and rare university artifacts. Dave and Darrell compete in a mano-a-mano showdown. Barry Weiss takes a stab at some antique vinyl, while Jarrod and Brandi fight the other buyers (and each other) for a unit to keep their store afloat. Who will find frat house junk and who will find the professor's treasury?
The buyers journey eastward to the city of sin for a marathon of auctions. But with a 300 mile haul between them and their stores, the rules of the game have changed. Now on a level playing field, Jarrod fires back at the big dogs. Dave Hester rolls up his sleeves with an "earthy" find. And Darrell Sheets bids on a unit with some golden potential.
They say Las Vegas can make or break you overnight. But when the sun comes up, the real gamblers go to work. The Storage Warriors press their luck at a marathon of auctions. When Darrell Sheets gambles on a locker completely covered with blankets, Brandon questions his father's judgment. Barry Weiss makes a surprising new friend, when appraising a sign from the forties.
Perris, California is SoCal's adventure capital. Our buyers' strategy: search high and low for hiking, camping, and skydiving gear. Jarrod and Barry vie for a unit filled with power tools and high end potential. Darrell Sheets sends a message by bringing a fleet of trucks. And Dave Hester reveals his trade secret to storage auction success.
In the LBC, there are two ways to strike it rich--imports and oil. The buyers dig deep in search of antiques and industrial merchandise. Jarrod and Brandi uncover what appears to be an antique wine rack. Dave Hester and Barry Weiss test each other's knowledge of oddities, while Darrell Sheets is just looking to make some gas money.
Rumors run wild in Orange, California when 6 lockers--owned by one tenant--go up for auction. Dave and Darrell vie for a unit with a 12 grand payday. Barry Weiss stumbles across a vintage magazine. One buyer nearly breaks a hip. And Jarrod is forced to ask Dave Hester for an appraisal. The question remains, who was this previous tenant? An antique dealer? A local business owner?
The buyers head to the "antiquers" town of Torrance, California. At this high-end facility, the competition has never been stiffer. Dave and Jarrod bid on a unit with a classic Jaguar. Barry Weiss buys a locker to satisfy his adventurous spirit. And Brandi challenges Jarrod to a battle of the sexes. Who will find the money and who will break the bank?
In Riverside, Jarrod and Barry are greeted by a mob of eager newbies. With their financial futures at stake, the buyers must choose to fight or befriend the crowd. Barry Weiss buys a "mystery trunk." Jarrod and Brandi battle for a unit filled with household goods and classic signs. And Darrell Sheets finds a box of turn-of-the-century books.
Tempers flare! The buyers attack! In Yucaipa, California Darrell Sheets crosses the line with a stab at Dave Hester's Newport Consignment Store. Brandi and Jarrod argue over the worth of a bizarre looking horse head. Barry Weiss bids on a locker littered with antique furniture.
In the hippie-town of Encinitas, the buyers comb for seventies memorabilia. When Darrell declares this facility his "home turf", the other bidders are forced to fight for their claim of the treasure. Barry finds a relic from his past. Darrell Sheets stumbles upon a lucrative medical device and Dave Hester teaches his son about the family business.
The heat is on as the buyers return to the high desert. Almost one year after their initial encounter, a lot has changed in their lives. Darrell Sheets finds a macabre oddity. Dave Hester discovers an antique toy. And Barry Weiss asks one of his famous Aerosmith buddies for an appraisal. When the smoke clears and the dust settles, who will be left standing as the competition comes full circle?
A storm is brewing in Whittier, California. When it rains in the auction business, only the best bidders come out to play. Darrell Sheets tries to bat down his competition when a locker with a twenty seven thousand dollar payoff opens up. Dave Hester bids on a unit with a stockpile of antiques. And Barry Weiss lands himself a locker, previously owned by a man with an antique weapons fetish.
When auctioneer Dan Dotson calls in sick, his wife Laura is forced to take the reins. But with a crowd of unenthusiastic buyers, Laura will have to pull out all the stops to sell these lockers. Barry Weiss finds a "knock out" unit. Dave Hester goes after an electronics locker. Jarrod Schulz tries to up his street cred with a "gangsta" unit. And Darrell Sheets uncovers a classic movie prop.
The buyers head to Dave Hester's old stomping grounds in Santa Ana, California. Though the units look trashy, their low rent suggests a secret gold mine filled with goods placed by wise consumers. Jarrod and Brandi find the ultimate guy's unit, Darrell and Dave duke it out for an antique worth three thousand bucks, and Barry Weiss is just hoping to find a flashlight for the auctions!
The buyers square off in Costa Mesa, California. Dave's estranged brother surfaces and challenges the Mogul to a unit filled with rock memorabilia. Barry uncovers a wooden rendering of a head (and refrains from making tasteless jokes). Darrell vies with Jarrod for a century-old slide projector. From antiques to bad blood - personal items from the past are about to dictate these buyers futures.
Trouble comes to Mission Hills, California when a mysterious new bidder aims to dominate the competition. Darrell fights for a drum set. Jarrod and Brandi face a three thousand dollar loss. And heavy-bidder Dave Hester is pushed to his limit in a dual with his new nemesis. From light shows to peep shows, could this be the day the Mogul loses his crown?
The buyers are back in Mission Hills, California. The new bidder is back, along with his man-purse full of cash. Barry's lured into a locker with a mysterious hole in the wall. Dave Hester goes toe to toe again with his nemesis, while Darrell finds it hard just to stay in the ring. And Jarrod pulls an old trick and sneaks in a winning bid. Will his plan pay off, or will it all come crashing down?
The buyers are back in San Bernardino, and Barry brings a good luck charm that yields a tasty reward. Darrell has a case of bidder indecision, while Jarrod and Brandi find out that big wins just may come in small packages. And Mark Balelo is back, but will his bravado break records, or will it be game over?
Surf's up when the buyers head to Huntington Beach. Darrell goes fishing for a locker. Barry sets his sights on some antique Militaria. Dave "The Mogul" Hester strangely has trouble just getting in the game. And Jarrod and Brandi eye a jewelry box, but is it worth twenty-seven hundred bucks? From War Games to Card Games--strange things pop out of the sands of "Surf City.
On this episode of Storage Wars: The Buyers head back to Santa Ana, California and the reunion is anything but fruitful. Jarrod and Brandi quickly see their profits roll away. Barry becomes an organ donor. Dave proves that sometimes not making a deal is what makes good common sense. And believe it or not, Darrell's hopes for a Santa Ana upside rest in the balance of a coin toss...scouts honor.
The auction turns into a three-ring circus as the buyers head to Irvine, California. Tensions finally boil over between "The Mogul" and "The Young Gun." Barry heads to the big top, dreaming of a big lick. And Darrell wonders if Dave's gone broke. But after outbidding on one of the biggest lockers in Storage Wars history, will it be retirement for Dave...or is he just fiddling around?
Things are up and down for the buyers as they head to Upland, California. Barry brings an advantage, but winds up going a little cuckoo. Darrell gets shut out all together. Jarrod and Brandi fall in love with a furniture locker, and roll into the 19th century world of leisure. And Dave goes all out on a jewelry unit that might just turn out to be a buyer's best friend.
The buyers go south to Laguna Nigel, California. This time it's Dave who doesn't buy. Jarrod and Brandi uncover rare depression era art. Barry's art goes a little further back, to the Mayan culture. And Darrel uncovers a possible rare Wells Fargo stagecoach gun, but it's authenticity turns out to be anything but a foregone conclusion.
The buyers head to the upscale retirement community of Laguna Hills, California. Dave wins a furniture unit that points him in the direction of Chinatown. Jarrod and Brandi take a trip down memory lane. Darrell finds his rhythm, and some 70's sound equipment. And Barry uncovers something vintage and finds out that sometimes... art really does imitate life.
The buyers venture into Downtown, Los Angeles, where they find themselves in a new kind of auction, called a vault auction. It's pallets and crates instead of lockers, and Darrell Sheets thinks it's a perfect place for a showdown with Dave Hester. Jarrod and Brandi put all their marbles in some mystery boxes. Barry Weiss flexes his auction muscles, which leads to memorable trip to Venice Beach.
Family tensions ping as the buyers head to Ontario, California. Darrell Sheets wants to take son Brandon to the next level of auction buying, and he's willing to do it at Jarrod and Brandi's expense. But Jarrod and Brandi are expanding and nothing, or no one, will get in their way. And Barry takes a chance on a locker that turns out to be anything but chicken feed.
The buyers invade the best little city in the USA, Azusa, California. Darrell Sheets sees past the competition, by winning a timeless unit. Jarrod and Brandi continue their journey of quality over quantity, but hope that one item doesn't stain their momentum. Barry Weiss' buying judgment comes into question, as he starts to wonder himself whether he can pull a rabbit out of his hat one more time.
The buyers roll into the wide open desert in Hemet, California. Barry Weiss tries to kill Dave's "Yups" with kindness. Jarrod and Brandi make their mark on the competition with a tattoo locker. Darrell gets lost, gets irritated but in the end finds his locker zen. And Dave sails away with what he is hoping is one of his biggest paydays ever.
On this episode of Storage Wars: The buyers head back to Ontario, CA and if people didn't notice Dave Hester before, they won't have any trouble now. Jarrod Schulz reverts to his previous ways, overpaying on some toys that make it hard for him to break even.
On this episode of Storage Wars: The buyers return to Long Beach, CA. Jarrod and Brandi have never done well here, so will their luck change? Darrell Sheets finally gets some exercise in Long Beach, buying for the first time and "wiggling" his way into the black. Barry Weiss laps the rest, finding a very unique kind of race car.
The buyers invade the quiet town of Simi Valley, CA. Darrell and Brandon smoke the competition. Jarrod and Brandi find some safes, "release the Kraken," and walk away with literally a pirate's booty. Dave Hester again breaks down the competition but in the end it's his heart that is left broken.
The buyers are back in Dave Hester's backyard of Newport Beach, CA and they have a visitor. A heavy hitter is on the scene with a story of buying one of the most famous units in storage buying history, and she has a long history with Dave to boot. Jarrod and Brandi find some "very interesting" antiques. And Barry pays a visit to the doctor, but will the visit pay off for Barry?
The buyers are back in Gardena, CA and Dave Hester's rival Nabila Hannis is back as well. Jarrod and Brandi get in the game by grabbing a sportsman's locker. Darrell drops seven grand on a unit full of construction equipment, hoping to build a nice nest egg. And Barry Weiss brings a secret weapon, but will it help him? Or break the rules?