On last night's first episode of “Storage Wars: New York,” the auction takes place in Newark, N.J., in this episode titled, “A Few Good Bids.” 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 Storage King in Newark. John Luke knows that there are lots of old homes here, not just industry, so he expects lots of good lockers. Joe P feels that the locals do not know the value of things, he is going to show them. Mike B knows that industry rules here and will be looking for industrial items only. Candy & Courtney are looking for clean rooms with good stuff to fill their banana van. Chris and Tad are just across the Pulaski Skyway from Newark, as their shop in Hoboken needs some more antiques.
The first unit is very clean and neat with lots of furniture stacked up. Chris & Tad do not see anything interesting. C&C like what they see; neat and well-kept. Sold to C&C for $1,800. They found plenty of stuff they can sell in their pop-up shop and came across a heavy metal piece that was a true curiosity. They found that the item was an ice ball maker, so they went to an ice carving place where they were shown how it worked. In 45 seconds, a chunk of ice became a perfect ice ball and the unit was worth $800.
Second unit is dirty and unorganized; Joe P knows it is a mess, so does Mike B, Chris & Tad seem more interested, as do the girl's team. Chris & Tad got it for $500. They found bowling pins that were straight, unlike the ones in a regulation bowling alley. They are known as candle pins and the complete set was only worth $100.
The next one looked like an office that closed up. Computers, conference tables, and desks. Joe P puts through a call to someone, but Mike wants this one and gets it for $600. Mike hit the jackpot with this unit; he found tons of computer monitors, but upon inspection, they were complete computers. He found a court reporting machine among the computers. Mike went to a law center in NYC, to check out the machine. It turned out to be a student version, without the bells and whistles, but worth $1,200.
In the end, Mike B was the winner with $12,660 for the entire office; Chris & Tad made $880 with their findings and Candy & Courtney made $110 profit, thanks to the ice mold. Joe P never got the phone call on this episode of "Storage Wars: New York."
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