Storage Wars is a reality TV competition that first began in 2010 and is still going strong. The basic premise of the show is based on the fact that in California, when rent is not paid on a storage locker for more than 3 months, the locker’s contents are allowed to be auctioned off as a single lot of items at an auction that is cash only. Once the auctions are finished, the bidders that won can go through the lockers and estimate how much they can sell the items for. At the end of the episode, we get a summary of the buyers’ net profit or net loss. However, as is the case with many reality shows, the whole story is not often the one that’s shared on air. Here are some of the behind the scenes dramas that the producers left on the cutting floor.
During a bidding filming scene in 2015, an argument broke out between Dave, Dan, and Laura, and it even reached a point where things got physical. It was alleged that Dan didn’t notice Mary Padian’s bid, which caused the end of the bidding war to be wrong. Dan and Dave started to fight.
Both on and off screen, Storage Wars cast members have to be weary of robberies. Rene and Casey Nezhoda have been targeted for robberies at their Bargain Hunters Thrift Store, where rare and collectible items were stolen. This could be due to outspoken bids, security measures not being strong enough, and having a physical score to house all of the wins.