The Biggest Payouts In Storage Wars History


There have been several points over a dozen
seasons of Storage Wars during which bidders have genuinely hit pay dirt. If you’re wondering which abandoned lockers
held the largest treasure troves, here are some of the biggest payouts in Storage Wars
history. If you search for the biggest recorded find
on the show, chances are one storage unit is going to show up every time. The unit was purchased way back in Season
3 by none other than Darrell Sheets, the gutsy gambler whose presence has been a staple on
the show over the years. Sheets spent $3,600 on a locker that looked
interesting, but not particularly special. Imagine his surprise when he discovered that
it was home to a whole slew of paintings by Frank Gutierrez. “Jackpot, baby.” The proud new owner was floored to find out
that the whole collection was worth upwards of $300,000. “Hold on just a minute… 300 thousand dollars?!” Over the course of the show, the Gambler has
found other ways to make bank besides dealing in rare art. In this case, it came in the form of a toy
and comic book collection that he purchased back in Season 5 which he called… “The Holy Grail of toys.” The locker contained an endless supply of
collectible dolls and toys, along with an absolutely massive collection of comics: We’re
talking 3,000 books. The count kept rising as Sheets tallied up
the mountain of collectibles, finally settling on a total that topped $60,000. Husband and wife team Rene and Casey picked
up a locker during Season 6 that paid astronomical dividends. As the couple began unloading the treasures,
they discovered an endless procession of high-value pieces that ranged from a beautiful grandfather
clock in mint condition to a set of Baroque by Wallace collectible silver that was easily
worth at least two grand, along with an oil canvas painting that came with its own self-valuing
paperwork stating it was worth $8,000! By the time all was said and done, the couple
was practically standing in a museum, and the locker was valued at $50,000 minimum. While he wasn’t particularly remembered for
his huge paydays, Barry Weiss, known as “The Collector,” was a staple of the show during
its early seasons. “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.” The Collector came through in a big way during
Season 2, when he showed up late to an auction and quickly bought what appeared to be a worthless
locker with a couch and a few odds and ends, all for a seemingly overpriced $1,525. It turned out that in a small box tucked away
in the back, there was a wooden sculpture of a person’s head with real inset dentures
and glass eyes, along with a window in the back of its head that revealed an entire scene
taking place inside the brain. The rather odd piece turned out to be a bit
of a collectors item and was valued at $6,000. “But the problem is…” “‘Cause you’re not letting it go. Typical Barry.” Midway through Season 3 of the spin off show
Storage Wars: Texas, Mary, the woman known as “The Junkster,” got into a disagreement
with her partner, Jenny, over an antique candlemaker. Jenny wanted to sell it for 50 bucks, but
Mary wasn’t about to accept that kind of petty cash. She took it to a candle shop where the seller
appraised the unsuspecting little unit at an impressive $1,400 at the least. While it isn’t a shocker as far as the price
tag goes, the piece’s estimated price still increased nearly thirty-fold in value during
its valuation, which made it one of the more unexpectedly valuable treasures to ever air. “Today, this bull is a cash cow.” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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35 Replies to “The Biggest Payouts In Storage Wars History”

  1. This show is truly a bullshit show everything in it is fixed why is it always the main characters win the bid

  2. Ive been in Jarod's shop that was located in Orange, CA,.. but it has since moved. Dave Hester was at the Cypress swapmeet for a while years ago.

  3. I enjoy watching the show to see what people leave behind in these lockers.   Yes, many lockers have household junk, but then the amazing happens with finds that seem incredible.   What boggles my mind is that people leave these treasures behind—either by illness, neglect, inability to pay, relocation—-some reason.   It's the old adage of one person's junk is another one's treasure.  Makes for some interesting viewing.   I miss Barry and his madcap antics, and I miss Brando in the more recent shows.  Barry was just over the top at times, while Brando was an excellent foil for his father.

  4. I know it was fake but still enjoyed watching the show every week, I always wanted to be one of the unknown extras bidding in back ground yelling yuuuuup and tell my kids that was me… Lol

  5. As someone who works in storage I’d say the fakest thing of these units is how clean they are. Especially the outside units.

  6. Assuming any of the stuff that happens on that show is even real, one cannot help but feel sorry for the people who originally owned the contents of the storage units. Sure it's their fault for failing to pay the bills considering they clearly were sitting on the money to pay, but we never hear about the circumstances on the other end. for all we know that collection of comics and toys took some poor guy's entire life to amass and just like that he loses his entire investment.

  7. Where’s the soothing voice guy not to say yours is bad but where’s the regular guy is he sick or something should I be worried

  8. When my grandmother passed in 1994, I inherited a box of old candle molds.  I kept them because,  not only were they family heirlooms with sentimental value, I had always wanted to try making my own candles.  After a chance encounter with an antique dealer at an auction, I found out the molds were worth around $2,000 EACH.  (There were five in the box.)  Even though I could have sold them for a bundle, I decided to hold on to them.  Someday, I might sell them, but right now, they are stored in a glass cabinet in my house after I used them a few times to make candles.

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