The storage wars spin off in Texas returned with a new episode and definitely wanted to hook the 18-25 male demographic with the addition of 2 pretty ladies at the auction. One woman was Mary who was Dr. Moe’s protégé last season. The other was Jenny Grumbles, a Barbie like entrepreneur who refinishes old furniture. Returning from the original cast was Victor and the portly tandem of Ricky and Bubba. The crew went to Irving, Texas for the auction this episode. Noticeably missing from the show were first season stars Lesa and Jerry. A&E confirmed that they will not be on any shows in the 2nd season, but the reason was not formally announced.
The first unit looked professionally packed with several clean totes. Tools and other quality garage items were visible to the bidders. Ricky and Victor squared off in a bidding war, but Victor prevailed with the win for $2,600. When he cleaned out the unit he tools and nice stereo equipment. Money was adding up with some sporting goods and other miscellaneous goods, but his wow item was a gas powered swimming assistant. He took the device to a water sports expert and he confirmed that the thing was very rare. It was one of the first Miral amphibian-swimming assistant. The engine still worked and Victor slowly propelled through the water with the $8,000 machine.
The second unit appeared to have many raw materials, which intrigues both Jenny and Mary. There was some good furniture and office goods. Victor returned the favor of bidding up the unit to Ricky. Ricky held strong and won it at $1,600. The boys found some decent stuff at first, but nothing to get close to the sale price. Bubba spotted some large pull-down posters that appeared to depict anatomy. The guys took their posters to an expert and he confirmed there were collectors for the pieces. They were vintage and very big. The value of both pieces was somewhere between $900 and $1,200.
The third and final unit for auction was a bare one. There was a large bed frame and some bags filled with clothes. Mary saw some artistic potential and Jenny quickly went to out bid her. In the end Mary won the unit for $100. Mary went to work in her studio on the stuff she found in the unit. She had her brother, who was nicknamed “Blom”, come over to help her appraise her newly created works of art. Her first two pieces were complete bombs, as she put blue jean seems around a mirror. The last piece she made was very nice as she covered the footboard from the bed frame with a cool design she found in the unit. Blom told her she could price the thing at $325, which would mean she would make a profit on the buy.
Ricky and Bubba +$335