On Tuesday night’s first episode of “Storage Wars: New York,” the auction takes place in Bronx, N.Y. 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 Secure Storage in the Bronx with John Luke, the auctioneer. It was so secure, that John had a difficult time finding the place. Mike is excited to be in his home town of working-class people. Chris has other things on his mind relating to the Bronx, like the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium, as Tad only thinks about refilling their store. Joe P brought along a friend, Todd aka The Fog, who is an expert in higher-quality merchandise, but he just seemed to be interested in knowing if Candy and Courtney are there. The Fog is usually wearing a large fur coat, but today, is in civilian clothes.
The first one is apartment contents, dirty and not at all worth much. The women help run the bid up to $125 for Mike B who is the proud owner. As he goes through it, he finds the tools he was looking for to recoup his investment. He found a picnic set that he facetiously said he could take yachting because after you dump a body in the river, you get hungry. Then he found the best thing in the locker; a brand new remote-controlled gas-powered boat. He will certainly check this out and found it was nothing too fancy, but still worth $900 and that was just about what he earned from the auction.
The next one is lots of clothes and plenty of trashy accessories. This is somewhat what the women want, but Candy is for it and Courtney is against it. When they start bidding, Joe P chimes in and gets it for $350. As Joe and The Fog go through the clothing, they found what looked like a Chinese checkers game with marbles. Joe will check it out. Joe went to Connecticut and found out the board was from the 1800s, and the marbles varied in age. The oldest marble was from about 1890, although there were several flaws in the marbles, like chips from usage, the set was worth about $3,700, giving him a profit of $4,300.
Unit three is a bunch of stuff from a real estate office, files, file boxes, for-sale signs and posts, and a gumball machine that Candy has her eye on. Mike knows the girls will want it and decides it is time for payback. Candy and Courtney got it for $350 as Mike backed out and let Tad run up the bid. The women found nothing worth anything but the gumball machine. Now they must make up for their losses at the pop up sale. At the sale, they sold out. Although the unit they bought suffered a loss of $300, their pop up sale earned them $1,330 on this episode of “Storage Wars: New York.”
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