What I find 'FAKE' about STORAGE WARS is the PRICES!!! I don't even mean the ridiculous prices they pay for those units-and let's all THANK STORAGE WAYS, STORAGE HUNTERS... and a few other storage auction shows for the ridiculous prices that I and I bet alot of YOU see out there that were not there before these shows were on TV.
I am talking about this 'contest' whether it is trying to make out that Jared made money, or say, Darrell, I know all, Sheets-over PRICING EVERYTHING-making him a 'winner' alot of the weeks. Why don't we see the prices the items sell for? Or better yet, ALL THE ITEMS in the container appraised/sold for? At least Auction Hunters, unless ALL THE APPRAISERS ARE PAID OFF, and that would ruin their reps... we have a somewhat more honest 'selling/buying' price.
I realize, that with all these shows, they have to do something to 'spice' them up. Auction Hunters-They used to say-don't remember if they still do-that 95% of their lockers are crap. With the above, with SW-They probably show them 'winning' the units-and then, over estimating everything-OR-show them going through a previous unit they bought and did good on. I wonder how much of the show's money they are given -they pay ridiculous money-and the show obviously wants at least 2,3 of them to win a locker. I would be
beyond belief if they were 'filming' at one of the few auctions I attended. I don't have much $$$$ -if they are there-I know I could not afford to bid.
DID YOU GET A CROWD APPEARANCE FEE-OR DID YOU JUST SIGN A WAIVER FOR APPEARING ON THE SHOW? Or with 'reality' shows-do they even have to do that?