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Old 11-26-11, 10:32 PM   #1
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Does anyone know his background? The bio on A&E says he's a veteran of these auctions, but I just don't buy it. He loses money almost every time and rarely scores, but more than that, the guy just reeks of a Hollywood type. He looks like an agent/power player who made his money and is having a little fun on the side doing these storage bids. So I'm curious.

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Old 11-26-11, 10:41 PM   #2
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When I saw this thread, I was afraid you were going to say he was leaving the show and I was going to be very sad. I don't know exactly why, but I just love this show as is.

About his background, this interview with him says:

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One of the biggest questions fans have about you, Barry, is what you do for a living. The rumor is that you are or were a Hollywood producer ... true?
(Laughing) No, no, I'm not. Actually, I've been an antique collector my entire life, and I was in the produce business for 20‑25 years, and I retired about four years ago. I just was traveling around the world and enjoying life, really. The way this opportunity came along was a close friend of mine, Thom Beers, who is the creator of the show, was over one night. I don't know, we were having a few drinks. He said he was working on something with these storage lockers, and would I like to be a part of it? And basically that's sort of how things unfolded.
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Old 11-27-11, 12:05 AM   #3
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The bio on A&E says he's a veteran of these auctions, but I just don't buy it.
That's weird. When the show first started, they made a big deal about him being new to these auctions. (Of course this is a reality show, so you can never believe what you see).

Barry cracks me up. I think I prefer for his background to just be a mystery.
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Old 11-27-11, 01:16 AM   #4
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Another thing that made me wonder was the episode where he found some classic guitars in a locker and took them to show to a "friend," who just happened to be Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. Either they are good actors, or the familiarity was genuine. Hence my suspicion he worked in entertainment.

Jarrod made a good point that Barry blows off the small stuff, which adds up, because all he wants is the big score. You gotta wonder how much money he leaves on the table. A&E has had a marathon going tonight and it was always the same thing: Dave bids, Dave busts, but every episode, he shows up with a bitchin car. He had to get that money from somewhere.

Oh, and Brandy needs to wear more low-cut outfits. That is all.
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The Storage Wars spot the History Channel is airing is gag-worthy.
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Old 11-27-11, 11:27 PM   #6
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Jarrod made a good point that Barry blows off the small stuff, which adds up, because all he wants is the big score. You gotta wonder how much money he leaves on the table. A&E has had a marathon going tonight and it was always the same thing: [Barry] bids, [Barry] busts, but every episode, he shows up with a bitchin car. He had to get that money from somewhere.
According to this article, he made a small fortune as a produce broker, and amassed a large car collection over the years, so he's not really into the locker auctions as a way of making ends meet, like the other cast regulars are.
http://blogcertified.com/barry-weiss...car-collection

Brad Whitford is a big car collector too, which is probably how Barry met him:
http://www.listapersonalspace.com/pe...-whitford.aspx
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You have to realize where each person is coming from. Dave, Jarrod, and Brandy are trying to make a living by finding inventory for their storefronts. Barry is a well connected retired guy who is looking for something to do (money is not an issue; he is looking for collectible stuff). Darrell is basically a scavenger ... he doesn't have a storefront, but still makes a living from this.

My former barber (he retired) was a cross between Darrell and Barry. He was always buying, trading, and selling everything and he knew everybody. One day he had to close early because he had bought four boat engines at a government surplus auction. He had to pick up the boat engines (2 hours away) and take them 3 hours south to trade them to a guy for a motorcycle. Two weeks later he sold the motorcycle and bought a car. The car was traded for a boat within the month. He sold the boat for 10 times what he paid for the engines. Too much for me to keep up with.
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Old 11-28-11, 12:49 AM   #8
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Aren't these other people like Jarrod and Darrell also getting paid large sums to be on the show. Is that a sizable amount of money? I would think it would be as the show is a hit. I wonder if they just go to the auctions to entertain now. Perhaps with the exception of Dave.
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Haha. I was just about to look up his background myself before I found this.
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Old 12-11-11, 08:06 PM   #11
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Man, I could swear I saw him tonight. I live in Orange County, where the show is set, and walked into a Costco tonight in one of the more affluent areas (yes, I'm being vague) when in walks a very tall gentleman (6'3, at least) with the black rimmed glasses and gray hair combed back along with a woman I assumed was his wife. It was shorter than we've seen on TV. I swore it was him but said nothing. I figured he wanted to be left alone to do his shopping. I'll be sure next time the show airs and I can get a good look at the glasses frame.
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Hey, you'd be making that face too if you just found out your $13,000 original NES was worthless and Darrell was standing right next you ready to laugh!
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Old 12-12-11, 01:27 PM   #14
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I thought Weiss would have been a former porn actor or something along those lines.
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I've been watching the marathons A&E has been having of Storage Wars now that I have cable again and Brandi has been looking pretty luscious. I was looking her up online and read she used to be a stripper. Can't find any evidence though.
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Out of all the Storage Wars buyers that star in the show, the one I would want to have sex with the most is Brandi.
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I've been watching the marathons A&E has been having of Storage Wars now that I have cable again and Brandi has been looking pretty luscious. I was looking her up online and read she used to be a stripper. Can't find any evidence though.
She looks like she's lost a few pounds for sure. The episode with the locker full of four wheelers...

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Out of all the Storage Wars buyers that star in the show, the one I would want to have sex with the most is Brandi.
If it was a one time thing I think the auctioneer's wife would be more fun.
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If it was a one time thing I think the auctioneer's wife would be more fun.
Ohhhhhh folks!!!! Don't stop folks!!!!
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Just make this the official Storage Wars thread.

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I've been watching the marathons A&E has been having of Storage Wars now that I have cable again and Brandi has been looking pretty luscious. I was looking her up online and read she used to be a stripper. Can't find any evidence though.
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Stripper tattoos on the feet (blech):
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That mugshot doesn't really look like Brandi to me. That doesn't make the running mascara any less awesome.

As much as I love Storage Wars, this Storage Wars Texas show is positively painful. The worst is Moe the Barry wannabe, but seriously, the entire cast of characters are just terrible. What were they thinking? I will be sticking with the original and dumping this one.
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Is that a mugshot of a thick Christina Applegate?
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That mugshot doesn't really look like Brandi to me. That doesn't make the running mascara any less awesome.
Lap dances are always better when the stripper is crying.
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