I will give any TV show a chance especially if it deals with antiques and or collectibles, even junk at times. American Pickers has been crossed off my list of must see TV shows, if they "picked" something other than the same old stuff it might be interesting, also the dark haired guy gets on my last nerve.
Pawn Stars, I will watch it if nothing else is on they do get some neat stuff. I have even been to their shop in Vegas.... talk about over priced.... WOW. Anything that has been on the show is marked "As seen on TV." There is lots of it around too.
Storage Wars... give me a break. I have bought a few storage sheds at auction and it is loads of fun, like any auction. Storage Wars has a shill, this is the rich guy who runs the price up on lockers he has no intention of purchasing. I don't think this is illegal but it is certainly unethical, and the auctioneer knows that he is running the bids up. Have you wondered why there is rarely anybody but those on the TV show at these auctions? 1) Made for TV, not exactly reality TV 2) the auctioneer has a piss poor reputation because he allows shill bidding.
I have seen auction houses go under when they get the reputation for shill bidding. This makes it no fun for anyone and if you aren't getting a bargain and having fun at an auction, why attend.
I would love your input on this show and whether or not you have ever been to a storage auction.