I have been buying storage units at auction for many years. Long before the TV series "Storage Wars" At first, I was intrigued by the show and watched in amazement at how rediculous and immature these buyers were. No one acts like that in real life circumstances, not even at the auctions. However, as of late due to the show I have been unable to purchase a unit for what the value is really worth, let alone purchase a unit at all. With 100's of people now showing up at a small auction with one or two units for sale it is impossible to get a unit. There are way too many people at the auctions, lookie loos, people wanting a piece of the action and maybe even their own minute of stardum. I went to one yesterday and stood next to a lady on the phone who literally said, "Hey, I gotta go! I'm at the "Storage Wars" right now!" Needless to say, units with just a few boxes and a broken recliner went for a whopping $800.00. Units that would normally go for 40 or 50 bucks before the show began! Storage Wars you are ruining it for us "Real Professionals" out there who truly do this for a living. And we don't get paid by a tv show either on top of it. I think its wrong for you to use your two minutes of fame on tv in order to get ahead in this business when the rest of us work our tails off to make a living at this business in the real world! Get a life and take this off of the airwaves. Give us real people a chance to make a living.
I talked with an auctoneer and a storage company and they both said they make a lot more money than they used to because of the show. You see the storage companies used to lose a lot because people took advantage and kept bids low for stuff. Now they are making better money because of this show. This means that overall this show has been a boon to the economy. Its called supply and demand, and demand is up because of this show. LONG LIVE STORAGE WARS. By the way the "real profession
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