On last night’s first episode of “Storage Wars: New York,” the auction takes place in Staten Island, N.Y. in this episode titled, “The Forgotten Borough.” The main characters as introduced are; the Legend (Joe P), the Loudmouth (Chris) and the Conscience (Tad), the Flame (Candy) and the Firecracker (Courtney) and the Hustler (Mike) with the familiar theme song “Money Owns This Town” played with a different beat.
The regulars visited Stop & Stor Storage in Staten Island with John Luke, the auctioneer. Mike B knows that Staten Island is primarily Italian-American, which is right up his alley. Joe P arrived via helicopter and limo, just like a first-class bidder. The women arrived in their usual van, and Big Steve came along to antagonize everybody else.
First unit contained, mattresses, tools, furniture, and household stuff too. Joe P and Steve went head-to-head and Steve got it for $675. He did alright with these one, tons of tools and stuff that should make him a profit. Steve found lots of stuff, including an old leather football helmet. So he took it to Rutgers University in New Jersey to meet with expert Ken Goldin to find out what it was worth. The helmet was for college football, made by Spalding and in great condition with a value of $1,000. Touchdown Big Steve!
Next was dirty, full of plastic tubs and Joe P said it was not worth the money they spent to rent the place. Mike got it for $300. Mike went to see what he got, for his money, but it was Christmas ornaments and decorations. Then he found an industrial cotton candy machine. He will certainly have checked out. At the Jersey shore, in Point Pleasant, he met with a friend at Jenkinson’s, Mark Malland, who told him it was worth $650, now he made a profit. So Mark made him some cotton candy and turned his teeth a pretty shade of blue.
In the next unit, the women found the one they wanted. It contained clothes and DJ equipment and miscellaneous stuff. At $475, Steve raised the bit to $1,000, and it sold for $1,700 to Joe P. Although Joe knew he paid way too much for it, he found some interesting headphones that had fuzzy ears attached. He took them to meet with a woman who knew gaming and electronics. They reacted to his thoughts and feelings. As he talked to her, while wearing them, the ears moved accordingly. She told him to stare at her boobs, and the ears stood straight up. Too bad they were only worth about $50 each.
In the end, Steve had a profit of $1,300 with his score, Mike B made almost $500, Candy & Courtney did not get to buy, but Joe P lost $565 on his overpriced unit on this episode of “Storage Wars: New York.”
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