Despite recent reports that Storage Wars may be fake, cast member Darrell Sheets spent $13,500 on a single unit in the most recent episode of Storage Wars. Was Darrell crazy or clever?
Darrell took a big gamble on a single unit filled with collectibles, spending more money than he ever had, when the Storage Wars star had no idea what was in the unit! The single unit was just filled with boxes. Darrell didn't know what exactly he was getting himself into until he had spent $13,500!
"This is the most I've ever spent on a locker. I'm about to enter holy grail territory," Darrell said. The Storage Wars star then started sifting through boxes. "Every box! Cards, collectibles. This is why I do this," Darrell said happily about his very expensive purchase. Darrell even tweeted, "That was the most money ever spent on a locker in the history of #storagewars @AETV @auctionguydan @Rbargainhunters bite me yip sh*t dude !"
Although it was a crazy amount of money (especially when Darrell didn't know what he was getting), it was a very clever Storage Wars purchase! Darrell's unit ended up being filled with sports memorabilia, rare movie posters and vinyl records. There was very lucrative World War II memorabilia in Darrell's expensive unit, as well. Darrell obviously took those items to an expert so the Storage Wars star could know how much they were worth.
In total, Darrell's single unit for which the Storage Wars star paid $13,500 came out to be worth $40,275. Darrell earned a profit of $25,000! Whoa! Darrell tweeted than fans can even buy some of the memorabilia he bought in the unit. "Want to buy some of the collectibles you saw us get go to http://www.darrrllgambler.com #storagewars," the Storage Wars favorite wrote.
Darrell's profit probably feels extra-sweet considering the blow he's taken on the show this season. The Storage Wars star was reportedly kept out of six episodes of the hit A&E show along with auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson. "It seems as if they are going after some of the higher paid cast members, and meanwhile they are expanding the franchise," a source told RadarOnline. "[The Dotsons] make good money and they need the money. Suddenly the show just told them, 'We don't need you for this episode.' And then it happened again."
Popular Storage Wars villain Dave Hester was also kept out of episodes. "The network and production company has the power. The rest of the cast is working without having their contract issues fully worked out," an anonymous source said at the time. "Hester was simply not allowed to tape. He had no offer." Hester later filed a lawsuit against the show saying they planted and fixed elements in storylines to spice up the show.