When it comes to Spike TV’s reality show Auction Hunters, there is a lot of drama, intrigue, mystery, and quarrels—and that’s before they call “action!” Never mind what happens on the show; people want to know what’s happening with the show.
Rumors have been flying around for the last two years about whether this storage auction reality show was off the air for good or not. Much like the 1980 catchphrase about Dallas, “Who shot J.R.?” fans have been trolling the Internet asking, “Is Auction Hunters canceled?” (more…)
If you haven’t watched television in the last five years, congratulations! Your brain cells are probably still intact. Also, if you haven’t watched a lot of TV then you might not have heard of Haff Ton Pawn Shop. But even for those who have, the question remains: is the Haff Ton Pawn Shop fact or fiction? (more…)
Unless you’re a fan of A&E’s popular reality TV show Storage Wars, you may not have heard of Brandi Passante. She is one of the stars—an auction bidder—and is considered the reasonable one on a show that takes pride in being loud, combative, and chaotic.
So if you want to contribute to the water cooler conversation at work, try using these 10 things about Brandi Passante that I bet your office mates don’t know: (more…)
Auction Hunters is a popular reality television show from Spike TV about storage unit auctions. The series follows Allen Haff and Clinton Jones as they attend storage auctions, bid on various units, and then sell the (hopefully valuable) goods to antique and collectible stores. It’s similar to A&E’s Storage Wars reality TV show, starring Dan and Laura Dotson, and Dave Hester.
Since Haff and Clinton find valuable treasures in every show—guns, arcade games, and gramophones in mint condition, but never any moldy mattresses, old clothes, or cassette tapes in crappy, unusable condition—and even with my limited knowledge of math I know that can’t possibly happen 100% of the time, it’s possible that the show is just edited to preserve the most exciting storage auctions for broadcast.
So this begs the question: is Auction Hunters fake or bona fide? (more…)
Dan and Laura Dotson, the featured auctioneers on A&E’s infamous reality TV show Storage Wars, own the company American Auctioneers which specializes in self storage auctions. It may be hard to believe, but the Dotsons make a good living by auctioning off the junk from abandoned storage units. (more…)
Dan Dotson (along with his wife Laura) is best known for his participation as an auctioneer on the popular A&E reality TV show Storage Wars. If you haven’t heard about his ongoing “difference of opinion,” shall we say, with Dave Hester, the belligerent buyer-slash-villain from the same show, you’ve probably been trapped in a storage unit for the last five years.
Because crazy brawls, violent arguments, cursing like a sailor on leave, and general imbecility always take top billing in today’s media market, you might not be aware that there’s more to Dotson than hating Hester. So here are a few fun facts about Dan Dotson for which I know you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat: (more…)
If you’ve been watching television anytime between 2010 and today, then you’ve surely heard of Storage Wars. It’s one of several reality TV shows about storage facility auctions that capitalizes on the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s junk.” Kidding. Treasure.
If the rent on a storage unit is not paid for three months, California law says that the facility owner is allowed to sell the contents in an auction, in which the buyer must purchase the unit’s contents as a whole. Sometimes the buyer strikes gold, sometimes the buyer strikes crap.
Laura Dotson, along with her husband Dan, run a business called American Auctioneers and is featured on the A&E show as an auctioneer. You hear a lot about Dan, and you certainly hear a lot about Dave Hester, but when it comes to Laura Dotson, here are 3 things you probably haven’t heard about her: (more…)
Everyone loves to hate a good movie villain. They’re creepy, relentless, arrogant, mean, and sometimes just plain ridiculous. From goofy bully Biff Tannen to tyrannical Nurse Ratched to ultra greedy Gordon Gekko—if these bad guy traits sound familiar, it’s probably because we’ve seen them in real life recently.
Everybody loves a bargain. If you’re like me, you’ve looked at a garage sale item and instantaneously gone from “Oh, this is so cute…” to “This is worth serious dough. I’ll sell it on eBay!”
Then something inside you triggers your Inner Negotiator. The item is marked $10 but you find yourself yelling, “I’ll give you three dollars! THREE DOLLARS!”
Three dollars it is, and the garage sale host thanks you cordially and tells you to have a nice day, preferably somewhere else.
With all the different reality TV shows on the boob tube these days, there’s no longer a reason to pick up a book or take a stroll outdoors. And why would you when you can watch herds of men fight over one bachelorette, tone-deaf hopefuls sing for the chance to be idolized, or rich socialites do absolutely nothing? (more…)