In my opinion, Storage wars is as fake as a three dollar bill. Yes, I know I said that it all looked real, but as I see more episodes, I am picking up on the game. Last nights show in Las Vegas called auction Royale was the icing on the cake. I never share an opion until I am sure. So in my opinion Storage Wars must be put on the shelf with all the rest. After living in Las Vegas for 9 years of my young life, and working for casinos in managment postions, I can tell you alot about these Las Vegas epsiodes. In part one, you need to watch to see the cast and crew are staying at the Golden Nugget downtown. ( Wow a hit show and they don't even get the Palms Hotel uptown, instead they are downtown ).
If you watch the show, Jarrod and his side kick Brandi find $712.00 in poker chips. Wow, what a find! Let's all get on a plane and go to Las Vegas and buy units. NOT! After living and working in Las Vegas I can tell you one thing, poker chip must be cashed in at the casino they are from. You can not take a Palms chip to the MGM and get cash. The chips are made for one reason to keep you at the property they are from. If you watch the episode at http://www.aetv.com/ you will see that Jarrod and Brandi cash in their found chips at the Golden Nugget. Now people listen, Las Vegas is all about odds. What do you think the odds are that someone could go out into the 40 mile wide city of Las Vegas, purchase one shed unit of about 30,000 units in the city and find a stack of poker chips, and that those chips just happen to match up to where you're staying. Let's all play Megabucks because we have a better chance to win that one then this chip fantasy.
I also ask you if you were going to lose your belongings for owning 300.00 in back rent (shed rents are cheap in Vegas) would you not go to your unit and cash in your chips and get your stuff. COME ON ALREADY! The definition of reality is: real. The new definition by reality TV must be real with a twist of B.S. Unfortunitly, the B.S. is growing.
Another thing I need you all to be aware of is you might hear the cast members saying, "Well this won't fit in the car so I need to take the valuables. Not how it happens folks. If you buy a 10 x 10 full of crap you own 100 square feet of crap. You own it all and you haul it ALL. Watch the shows for fun but beware it's not real life. And the casted Auctioneers will have to answer soon as to how they are placing these items in legally liened units. Thats right the units are part of a legal process and no one is to ever enter into someone elses stuff prior to it being truely sold. The owners of that stuff have up to the time they raise that door to pay the rent and pull it from sale.If you want to learn this business this is where you need to be on Wednesday nights: reading my blog and learning the true in and outs of the business.