An active Self-Storage Talk member and self-storage facility operator has hyped an episode of the A&E TV show "Storage Wars" by posting production-day photos from her facility. Though the air date of this particular episode has yet to be determined, the photos offer a sneak peak into the show. Apparently, the show's main personalities ogle some celebrity and film memorabilia, including a jacket that was worn by Kevin Costner in the film "Waterworld."
The SST member, AirportSuperStorage, first announced that "Storage Wars" would be filming at her Southern California facility in a discussion thread. Members warned her of all the precautions she should take with a film crew on her property, though it seems that filming of the auction went off without a hitch—mostly. Of course, because auction attendees were going to be on camera, they had to consent to being filmed by acknowledging a waiver, which didn't create too much of a headache for AirportSuperStorage, but might create problems at other facilities, members say.
Some operators are now clamoring for the opportunity to get the "Storage Wars" crew on their site, though others are still apprehensive. Member kenbrandy writes, "Hopefully, (the show) will raise more awareness, and if it comes down to a lien sale, it will help raise up bids to recover any losses."
On the other hand, CindyM writes, "Sounds fun, but I'd rather not have (the show) here. Not one for the camera or issues with others not wanting to sign a release/waiver or anything like that. Haven't seen the show yet, but will be watching for it!!"
Would you let the "Storage Wars" crew film at one of your auctions? Check out AirportSuperStorage's photos, and then post your reactions. You must be a registered member to post, but registration is free and takes only a few minutes.
New episodes of "Storage Wars" air regularly at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central on A&E.
Live and growing since 2008, Self-Storage Talk is the largest online forum in the industry and the official forum of Inside Self-Storage. SST has approximately 3,750 members posting in 23 different topical forums amounting to 3,700 threads and 31,700 posts.