The same folks gather at the sales of storage units that have been abandoned by their renters. Having no clue what's inside, there are just enough instances where the buyers hit pay dirt to keep them, as well as the TV audience, addicted.
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Series cast summary:
Brandi Passante ...  Self 262 episodes, 2010-2018
Jarrod Schulz ...  Self 261 episodes, 2010-2018
Laura Dotson ...  Self / ... 181 episodes, 2010-2017
Dan Dotson ...  Self / ... 179 episodes, 2010-2017
Thom Beers Thom Beers ...  Narrator / ... 169 episodes, 2010-2017
Darrell Sheets ...  Self 168 episodes, 2010-2017
Brandon Sheets ...  Self 139 episodes, 2010-2016
Dave Hester ...  Self 123 episodes, 2010-2017


Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the world's most valuable comic book collection, paying as little as ten dollars for items valued in the millions. Written by estartit

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Mary Padian is the only one bidder to appear in more than one series of Storage Wars. After the end of Storage Wars: Texas (2011), she moved to California and began appearing on this series. See more »


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Liked it at first ...
20 May 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

I liked this show at the beginning. It has fascinating characters like the arrogant Dave Hester, the eccentric 'collector' Barry Weiss, the Sheets father and son, and young couple Brandi and Jarrod. There is an exciting bidding process. This is also a treasure hunt.

Now comes the problems. The first problem I noticed was the pumping up of the bids. It's exciting to bid higher and higher prices. The show fell into that trap. Once they started to bid higher, they can't seem to stop. The prices became ridiculous. Like an addict, the highs stop being exciting. It is such an obvious annoying setup that the bidding half of the show is now unwatchable.

The show was always prone to faking. The pieces were priced with questionable appraisals. The fact that the characters were paid by the show is not really news. Then planting pieces really blew up. I was willing to accept a few pieces, but the wide spread planting really hurts. It's obvious that things are rigged when every week, exactly 3 of the 4 teams get lockers while 1 team walks away empty handed. EVERY TIME.

The bidding process is now very boring. The characters are wearing a little thin. Dave Hester got booted for possibly complaining about planting of pieces. I still like to see the different buys whether planted or not. Overall, it's not the same anymore. It may have been a 7 at the beginning but it is no more than a 5 now and dropping.

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1 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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