What? 'Storage Wars" is Faked?? Say it isn't so

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  1. TXinmyheart

    TXinmyheart Mouseketeer

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  3. The Mystery Machine

    The Mystery Machine Sunrise at my house. :+)

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    Well that was an interesting read.

    Here is a tip..... all reality shows are scripted and fake.;)

    I can't wait to pass this on to my sis, thanks.
     
  4. Geoff_M

    Geoff_M DIS Veteran, DVC Member, "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

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    I think this is becoming the norm for most, but not all, "reality" programming. Life is just too unpredictable to provide, in most cases, a steady diet of entertaining material to fill show after show. If you look, there are often quick notices flashed at the end of many of the shows that indicate that parts of the show were "re-inactments". Pretty much all of the shows involving employee stakeouts or other examples of showing people doing bad thing are 100% so-called "re-inactments of actual events". Otherwise, you'd have to believe that the employee stealing money out of the till actually consented to allowing that security camera footage to be used.
     
  5. ZuZugal

    ZuZugal DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>There are many reas

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    This is exactly why the only reality series I have EVER watched is Meerkat Manor on Animal Planet.

    I am certain the producers did not pay Flower a cool million to get bitten by a puff adder and then die! It REALLY happened.
     
  6. mhsjax

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    Everyone has a price. :rotfl2:
     
  7. FlightlessDuck

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    I wouldn't put it past them to put a meercat and the puff adder in the vicinity of each other to increase drama.
     
  8. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I think they would prefer to say their shows feature "reactments".

    Operation Repo makes it clear in their opening about that.

    And if pause your DVR at the end of the any of the Judge shows, they make it clear that they apply "general law".

    I watched a Judge Joe Brown where old Joe blew it. California case, used car that would not pass smog. His ruling, used car sales are all "as-is". Well, in California, this is one exception to as is sales.

    "When you sell a vehicle in California, the seller is responsible for getting a smog certificate prior to completing the sale."
     
  9. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    The thing that bothers me about storage wars is when they get into their units and start "counting up" how much they can make from the stuff. We can't believe that they will end up getting anywhere near what they say things are worth. We always say that we'd love to see what they actually sold their merchandise for.
     
  10. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Same with American Pickers. They spent a week on the road, buy $2,000 worth of stuff that they are going to make $2,000 on. Hotel for 5 nights, meals, fuel for that van, salaries for the 2 guys.......the math just doesn't work to me.

    Pawn Stars made more sense after reading Rick Harrison's book. 99% of the stuff you see is them buying stuff. In reality, 80% (according to his book) of their business is taking items in pawn, and lending money at an interest rate of about 23% per month. THAT, is where they make their money.
     
  11. RitaE

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    I'm convinced Love It or List It is scripted. It is the ONLY explanation for some of those decisions. :laughing:
     
  12. punkin

    punkin <font color=purple>Went through pain just to look

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    I notice that Dave Hester, in particular, is guilty of this. Some of the prices he puts are completely out of left field.
     
  13. I loveStitchnippyjon

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    Well, it would be a pretty boring (and unsuccessful) show if they only found old junk and dirty undies! Of course these shows are scripted!
    Dave is just trying to get more publicity. He seems like a mean-spirited, small person. I hope he actually WAS fired!
     
  14. wiigirl

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    LMAO! :rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  15. Arielle22

    Arielle22 <font color=red>We have had spirits<br><font color

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    DH watches that show and I pointed the article out to him. I can't believe Dave Hester thinks this surprises anyone.

    I told DH if Dave was not on the show it would be much more watchable. Every time he calls out yup ( or whatever word he uses) I cringe and leave the room.
     
  16. kwelch10377

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    I would love to see what some of the stuff actually sold for too.

    I am glad they fired Dave, I loath him. If the show if fake then why is he just now coming out and saying it after 4 seasons and why would he do the show in the first place. I think he is just doing this because he needs the cash. From what I have read he had to close his thrift store because of money issues and based on the reviews from his auction business that won't be around much longer.
     
  17. Tiggeroo

    Tiggeroo Grammar Nazi

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    when on this show was dave ever called " The Mogul". Lots of other things probably but not that. I always laugh at his totals. He finds a dresser that here would go to the curb or sell at a yard sale for maybe 50. bucks and it's an antique worth 800. easy.
     
  18. Arielle22

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    I found his allegations interesting because I always thought he seemed to get the better lockers. So was it ok if he was getting the goods but not ok if it was someone else?
     
  19. katrina1122

    katrina1122 My Tag Fairy Tag went bye-bye :(

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    So true... I was a vendor at a local bridal show. For the 2 hours before it opened while we were all setting up the "Glam Fairy" show from Style (i think) was fully set up and doing complimentary hair trials for supposed brides. They were actually 3 actresses. The fairies staged the same argument over some guy in 9 different takes all while laughing in between, there was no argument.

    totally fake, totally scripted...but fun to watch the taping none the less.
     
  20. Geoff_M

    Geoff_M DIS Veteran, DVC Member, "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

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    I have no doubt that the extent of the trips they show on the program wouldn't happen if they weren't being underwritten by the show's producers. But that's a minor complaint as the show in fact features the basics of what they do. But parts of the show are obviously staged as the video crew is clearly set up and ready to go when the boys are shown rolling into the person's driveway.

    It's obvious that the "sellers" are pre-screened and don't just walk up cold to the counters. I'm also sure that Rick doesn't just hang out standing behind the counter waiting for people to walk-up. Likewise, I'm sure the authenticators are often times "pre-staged". But this doesn't bother me, because I only really care about the items featured. However, I wish they'd knock off the blatantly contrived office antics.
     
  21. minniecarousel

    minniecarousel Chris Isaak fan

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    This is rich - Dave Hester complaining about the show being "staged". Well, duh! You were in on it Dave! YUUUP!

    Barry is the one who cracks me up. From the beginning, I had heard that Barry was a friend of the Producer and was asked to be in the show. He's an interesting character, but doesn't always use the best judgement in bidding on lockers.
     

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