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(Mediabistro)   "Storage Wars" cast member takes himself out of the bidding   (mediabistro.com) divider line 121
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2013-02-12 04:24:39 PM

Tom_Slick: Some 'Splainin' To Do: If nothing else, Shipping Wars has convinced me to give independent shippers an extremely wide berth on the freeway.

And to not use Uship.com under any circumstances.


And if you do, never, ever accept the low bid.
 
2013-02-12 04:54:18 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Tom_Slick: Some 'Splainin' To Do: If nothing else, Shipping Wars has convinced me to give independent shippers an extremely wide berth on the freeway.

And to not use Uship.com under any circumstances.

And if you do, never, ever accept the low bid.


That's the thing that amazes me about that show.

"Oh I've got a super rare gigantic widget worth a couple hundred grand I need to ship. I know what I'll do, go online and get whoever offers to do it for the least amount of money to ship it."

I mean WTF? One of the episodes I saw the guy was getting a $200,000 electric sports car shipped to him. So he goes to UShip.com and let's the guy who bid the least haul it? Dumb.
 
2013-02-12 04:54:28 PM
I'd like to see them do a follow up show where they reveal what some of their huge finds actually sell for. Darryl found a locker full of art from a known Mexican artist, over 100 pieces, appraised at something like $300k. I'd like to know what it actually sold for. I'd think that a huge glut of one guy's art coming on the market all at once would probably crash the value for that artist's work. The woman appraising it all had a gallery show of the artist's work going on at the time. She looked scared.
 
2013-02-12 05:09:52 PM

js34603: Some 'Splainin' To Do: Tom_Slick: Some 'Splainin' To Do: If nothing else, Shipping Wars has convinced me to give independent shippers an extremely wide berth on the freeway.

And to not use Uship.com under any circumstances.

And if you do, never, ever accept the low bid.

That's the thing that amazes me about that show.

"Oh I've got a super rare gigantic widget worth a couple hundred grand I need to ship. I know what I'll do, go online and get whoever offers to do it for the least amount of money to ship it."

I mean WTF? One of the episodes I saw the guy was getting a $200,000 electric sports car shipped to him. So he goes to UShip.com and let's the guy who bid the least haul it? Dumb.


People are cheapskates--especially online. So many websites like Uship promise clients/shippers top shelf work for third world prices. Obviously, they're going to think a fair deal for a four-day cross-country run hauling five tons of equipment is $50.48. After all, they don't know anything about shipping so the only difference between the guy who charges $4,000 and the guy who charges $1,000 is $3,000. Then when someone like Garret screws it up they feel compelled to biatch that it wasn't "professional." No shiat, Sherlock! You always get what you paid for.

/That rant was in no way influenced by my line of work.
//Maybe a lotta bit
///If I seriously need it done right I'd hire the asshole who hates people or the other older guy who isn't an asshole.
////Otherwise I'd have Jennifer deliver me a bottle of wine and a Barry White album.
 
2013-02-12 05:14:01 PM

The Great EZE: Then when someone like GJarret screws it up


FTFM. I should really wiki before I rant.
 
2013-02-12 05:53:38 PM

stevetherobot: Phoenix_M: meanmutton: I am Wee Todd Ed: I still don't get how the Storage Wars guys make money.

Typical episode:
Dave Hester: "I paid $800 for this locker and boy did I score!  These old faded dirty jeans that I found in a trash bag I'll sell for $50 bucks a piece in my store.  This folding card table with one bent leg easy $350!  And best of all this soiled queen sized mattress with blood stains is easily going to get me $500!  Total profit eleventy billion dollars!!!"

Hester was always the worst at that.  On occasion, he actually got some good, new items that sold for real money but most of the time, he was assigning his own obscene value to absolute junk.

The others tended to be a little more reasonable, though.

Hester bought a locker that had been the inventory of a used book store he was saying he had 10k in books for a locker he paid $500 for; yeah maybe if you opened a bookstore and sold it over a period of years.

Exactly. Not to mention the overhead of transporting, sorting, pricing, storing and displaying the books. If it was that easy to sell the books that's what the previous owner would have done instead of sticking them in a storage locker.


Heh, I remember another episode where Brandi and Jarrod bought a locker full of DIY desks and office furniture and Hester laughed it off saying it would take six months to sell it all.  So buying a whole book store you don't have room for is an automatic 10K in your pocket but buying half a year worth of home/office stock that can be easily stored and displayed is stupid.  No wonder he's going broke.
 
2013-02-12 06:42:58 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Gosling: I don't need the spinoffs. One storage-locker show is enough for me.

There's always Shipping Wars. It's not without its charms.



It's fun to watch people who grossly incompetent--almost criminally negligent--at their jobs


I imagine there's one kind of job she ain't half bad at. Prolly how she got on the show.
 
2013-02-12 09:24:21 PM
FTA: " A National Enquirer story from last month claimed..."

Nice sources you got there. I'll give you a nickel.
 
2013-02-13 01:04:07 AM

Tyrosine: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Maybe Brandi could sell motorboats.

Which would be great if this sub-human troglodyte hadn't been balls deep in her:

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Do you really want to fark someone with standards THAT low??!?


I can't jam my schlong into her her standards, so who cares what shape they're in?
 
2013-02-13 01:49:11 AM

Chevello: FTA: " A National Enquirer story from last month claimed..."

Nice sources you got there. I'll give you a nickel.


"nickel holdin' up a dollar" - Roy's most annoying saying

what I really hate is Darrel saying stuff like,"That's an eighty dollar bill all day long..". I'd pay good money to see an $80 bill.

/what? I PVR them for when I wanna fall asleep to somthing shallow..
 
2013-02-13 02:35:07 AM

strutin: what I really hate is Darrel saying stuff like,"That's an eighty dollar bill all day long..". I'd pay good money to see an $80 bill.


I love the day Darrell took his hands off the steering wheel on the way to an auction as part of some shiatty-ass metaphor to Brandon to 'take the wheel'.  He had his hands off the wheel for a good five seconds and thought nothing of it.
 
2013-02-13 02:50:11 AM
The last episode of Shipping Wars had a disclaimer after the credits saying the jobs shown were offered to a "select group" of bidders.  I'm sure the producers pre-select the jobs they want to film, get the shippers' permission, then open the bids to the "stars" only, for nonrealistic bids transported under unrealistic conditions.
 
2013-02-13 09:09:25 AM

strutin: Chevello: FTA: " A National Enquirer story from last month claimed..."

Nice sources you got there. I'll give you a nickel.

"nickel holdin' up a dollar" - Roy's most annoying saying

what I really hate is Darrel saying stuff like,"That's an eighty dollar bill all day long..". I'd pay good money to see an $80 bill.


www.notarealthing.com

I accept paypal
 
2013-02-13 09:25:43 AM
Mark Balelo was in five episodes. A regular he was not.
 
2013-02-13 09:35:21 AM

BATMANATEE: I'd like to see them do a follow up show where they reveal what some of their huge finds actually sell for. Darryl found a locker full of art from a known Mexican artist, over 100 pieces, appraised at something like $300k. I'd like to know what it actually sold for. I'd think that a huge glut of one guy's art coming on the market all at once would probably crash the value for that artist's work. The woman appraising it all had a gallery show of the artist's work going on at the time. She looked scared.


And I haven't seen the show on since...

Wasn't that the last new episode? It seems to be all repeats lately.
 
2013-02-13 10:03:05 AM
Onkel Buck:

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Nabila looks like she would throw ya a good fark

YOWZERS!!! O_O
 
2013-02-13 10:26:04 AM
Why is this under "sad"? A foreign drug dealing, illegal gun owning idiot is gone from the world. Should get a spiffy tag.
 
2013-02-13 11:44:50 AM
Bullseyed  Why is this under "sad"? A foreign drug dealing, illegal gun owning idiot is gone from the world. Should get a spiffy tag.

You're not factoring in the "Reality TV Star"-this guy was in your living room for a few episodes...
 
2013-02-13 03:04:02 PM

espiaboricua: Onkel Buck:

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Nabila looks like she would throw ya a good fark

YOWZERS!!! O_O


Those are some quality paid for puppies.

Me likey.
 
2013-02-14 12:52:49 AM

strutin: Chevello: FTA: " A National Enquirer story from last month claimed..."

Nice sources you got there. I'll give you a nickel.

"nickel holdin' up a dollar" - Roy's most annoying saying

what I really hate is Darrel saying stuff like,"That's an eighty dollar bill all day long..". I'd pay good money to see an $80 bill.

/what? I PVR them for when I wanna fall asleep to somthing shallow..


i293.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-14 01:45:40 AM

HempHead: strutin: Chevello: FTA: " A National Enquirer story from last month claimed..."

Nice sources you got there. I'll give you a nickel.

"nickel holdin' up a dollar" - Roy's most annoying saying

what I really hate is Darrel saying stuff like,"That's an eighty dollar bill all day long..". I'd pay good money to see an $80 bill.

/what? I PVR them for when I wanna fall asleep to somthing shallow..

[i293.photobucket.com image 640x480]


I should've said legal tender eighty dollar bill, not the superbad kind.<grin>
 
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