Last night’s episode found the “Storage Hunters” at Topanga Canyon, Calif. with auctioneer Sean Kelly, who knows all the regulars and has fun giving nicknames to the newbies. Topanga Canyon is an art colony type of place, and the treasures inside my be a reflection of this type of living.
The first unit looked to be a wood carver’s equipment and standing in the corner, is some kind of electrical equipment with the cord sticking out. It is about six feet tall, but no other clue is apparent except for the pieces of wood surrounding the equipment. Papa Bear feels like Paul Bunyon, so he may just go for this one. There are chain saws and wood carving tools among the wood too. As the bidding goes over a thousand, Papa Bear gets it for $1,375. Behind the tarp was a giant wood carving of a grizzly bear, Sean told him that those wood carvings go for big bucks, making his bin a winner with a profit of over $1,000.
The next one is a mess thrown into the bin, an aquarium filled with rolled pennies and a tall cat’s tree house. Brandon got it for $800 and Lori wants nothing to do with it. She told Sean when he announced the winner as Team Brandori, that it was Brandon’s and not hers. She left him alone to rummage through it by himself. As he tried to find something valuable; he chalked up about a $500 loss.
The third bin is stacked with big boxes, and Lori is still pissed at Brandon for spending $850 before consulting with her. Scott and Chrissy believe that there is rock climbing equipment in the boxes and is not afraid to bid. T-Money is bidding too, but Scott gets it for $1,275. Inside the unit was a zip line and equipment for rock climbing, the boxes only contained clothes, but the equipment gave them $1,000 profit for their investment.
Unit four is furniture, tires, a tarp with something mechanical underneath, car parts and other miscellaneous stuff. Lori told Sean that if she bids, to take her bid as hers alone. Brandon and Desert Dan partnered with their own deal. Desert Dan got it for $2,700 with his partner. Under the tarp was an old Ford pickup truck that even had a motor. Dan’s friend offered them $7,500 as soon as he saw the truck, giving them a $8,500 profit.
The last unit was from a rock band with sound equipment and furniture, set up to look like a living room. Lori went head-to-head with T-Money, but finally let him have it for $2,300. T-Money found amplifiers, guitars, clothing fit for a rock star and a blonde wig that he wore with the fringed jacket as he made a $2,000 profit on this musical bin on this episode of “Storage Hunters.”
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