Today the crew rolls in to Westminster, CA. In the past there’s been some huge units that turned out of this place. The crew rolls in ready to spend and “make today count.” The war of Dave Hester/Jarrod takes a break today as Dave follows a tip and heads to a different auction. Darrell and co. are excited that Dave’s not there to “drive the prices up” and he looks forward to getting some cheap crap today! Barry’s ready to bid too, as he takes one look at the first unit and says “live by the dirty mattress, die by the dirty mattress.” Seriously gross, dude.
When the first unit’s door rolls up, Brandi decides it must be hers. She was just having a talk with Jarrod in the car about how the money’s in antiques and they need to get some in their shop in order to make the real cash. Once the bidding opens, Darrell and Barry immediately start yelling bids back and forth until in the blink of an eye this bad boy is going for over $1400. Jarrod and Brandi had a plan to get it for whatever they have to and Jarrod jumps in and puts his foot down on this bidding war. He takes the unit for a cool $1700, looks like Brandi’s now in the antiques business.
The next unit is like a joke… hilarious! There’s no more than 5 boxes in this thing total, and from the looks of them, it’s complete junk. While Darrell and Jarrod both immediately wave it off as garbage, Barry pipes up to start the bidding at 25…..cents! Right off the bat they can barely get a DOLLAR for this. Apparently you couldn’t pay these peeps to haul this trash away. Barry literally buys this unit for $1… “i’ll sift through this mistake before the next auction begins. But before he can totally write this one off, he finds one classy shotglass tree and decides it’s the turn of a financial corner for him. Next he unloads a couple of pairs of shoes that he can probably get a quick fifty cents for. Things are really starting to look up here for ol’ Barry! In the final box he uncovers a serious mask… it’s like viking helmet meets African tribal mask… awesome!
What is today, 5×10 day up in the bidding lots? The next unit is another closet filled with some teenager’s room when his parents kicked him out. Everybody wants to bid…but not for too much of course. The bidding quickly goes up to $125 where Darrell and Jarrod battle it out. Jarrod backs out when Darrell gets up to $155 and let’s him take a big bite out of that gear.
While the Storage Wars peeps are digging it out in Westminster, we see where Dave has been hiding. He’s up in Fontana, CA clearing out a locker he paid $1100 for. Look at all that crap! I mean I guess they turn it around for money, but it seems like so much work and having to sell so many small things just to break even. Apparently he’s got plenty in here to do so. He cleans out a dining set, some bar stools, a set of luggage, enough hundred dollar pieces to add up to his $1100. And just when he’s breaking even, he finds a box of antique beaded purses that are in mint condition. He decides to take these little hunnies in to find out what they could be worth.
Meanwhile, Jarrod and Brandi roll up the door and roll up their sleeves to see if their $2300 piece will be worth it’s weight on their pocketbook. Amazingly, the first thing they stumble upon is… cash. Yeah, CA$H! They rack up about $300 in cash before they are even digging in to this thing. Next they pull out the antique furniture they spied and it’s a full bedroom set! Not to mention rugs, and over 200 blankets to boot. “Blanket party!” However, Brandi’s heart is in the right place. Yeah, they could wash and sell the blankets, or they could donate them. Jarrod agrees, and so far they’ve already won the day in my book.
Next up Darrell and Brandon open up their $155 locker. Finding a full snowboard setup, surfboard, skimboard, a box of new DVDs, new hats and clothes, they’re quickly up about $500 for this locker. The real value shows up when they uncover an Alva vintage skateboard. Radical!
Barry takes his mask on down to Casa California to get it looked at. Valerie is quite impressed with the nature based, indigenous Mexican mask. She says it’s about 60-80 years old. Valerie says with the age and type of mask, it’s about $250-300!! He even sells it to Valerie for $150. Boom! A quick turn around on his $1 wager.
Dave Hester brings his vintage beaded purses into an antique shop to get them appraised. The lady is super impressed by the quality and great shape they’re in. She says they’re total antiques from the 30′s, silver, and quite desirable. She gives him a value of about $2,000 for all three!
The piece de resistance of the day comes for Darrell and Brandon. They got an appointment somehow to bring their vintage skateboard to Tony Alva himself! Tony is impressed with the 70′s era board and is brought back to the days of skating concrete in people’s backyards. He estimates that the board itself would be worth about $500 as is, despite the wear and tear, a collector would love this board. But Tony ups the ante and says he’ll sign the board so that the value is more in the $1000 range… one of a kind!