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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:19 AM

Say it ain't so, Storage Wars is "faked"

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/storage-wars-staged-fired-star-claims-lawsuit-193712014.html

"Storage Wars" star David Hester says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that he was fired after complaining that the reality show is staged.

In the lawsuit, Hester contends that the producers of the hit A&E series routinely plant valuable items in the storage lockers seen on the show. Competitors place bids on the lockers without knowing what is inside them, hoping to come across forgotten treasures.
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I love the show and will miss Dave Hester on the show. But I am not surprised at all that it might be a "set up" and edited a lot. Still, I like watching it. Go Team Barry!

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Reply Say it ain't so, Storage Wars is "faked" (Original post)
dr.strangelove Dec 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #2
melody Dec 2012 #3
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #4
Auggie Jan 2013 #5
retrogal Jan 2013 #6

Response to dr.strangelove (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:23 AM

1. I never doubted that precious items were "planted" stragegically in some of the units.

And with editing, it gave the appearance that in every fifth unit you'd find a rare and valuable (fill in blank).

I don't begrudge their wanting to spice up the show, but faced with the accusation I wish they would fess up about it.

Dave Hester I will not miss, I think he models poor human behavior by making others' lives miserable.

I don't think it's very nice, we have well enough of that already.

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Response to dr.strangelove (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:33 AM

2. Hester is an ass, so fun to watch him whine all the time

he bought all those big trucks and dressed his guys up in matching tshirts and thought he was the big dog of the show. running up the bids just to be mean.

Dale is a schmuck, his kid seem ok though

I root for team Brandi, she's gotta keep Jared in line, and they have kiddos at home to support.

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Response to dr.strangelove (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:28 PM

3. Of course a lot of it is staged

You don't find ancient artifacts in storage lockers. However, Hester (though I sort of liked him -- he just buys in bulk and tries to sell it as a win even when it's a loss as an old buyer's tactic) is exaggerating. I know someone who runs a storage facility where they've filmed. The bidders do not know what's in the lockers, only the producers do. Some of the competitive bidders are extras, but the actual bidding is real. Oh, and they never cut or saw a lock off a locker. Most of it is digital now.

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Response to dr.strangelove (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:10 AM

4. I'm STILL watching today's 1/1/13 marathon! Love Barry!

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Response to dr.strangelove (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:36 AM

5. You knew it had to be staged in some way

since the same four bidders kept winning all the lockers.

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Response to dr.strangelove (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:44 PM

6. I have wondered

Always in the back corner behind all the junk items there is a box or drawer holding that one big ticket item. If there is one expensive item there might be more but they stop searching.
I love the show but hate they have it rigged.

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