On Friday night's second episode of “Storage Wars: New York,” the auction takes place in N.Y., in this episode titled, “Bid With a Bang.” 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 Byram Self Storage in Port Chester, N.Y. John Luke almost wishes he was a buyer today, as he is expecting awesome items in these lockers. Mike takes his boat for a ten-minute ride there, and he can catch his dinner on the way home. Joe P recalls that he once found an entire antique store in a unit, and hope to see history repeat itself. Joining the group today is Todd also nicknamed The Fog, who Joe P and Mike know all too well and this time he is well-groomed and not looking like the long-haired scruffy image, they remember.
The first unit contains some wicker and lots of wooden furniture; much of it looks older and Joe is out. When John Luke starts the bidding, The Fog jumps it to $1,000. As the women were ready to claim the unit for $1,900, Mike B jumped in with $2,000 and the bidding progressed until the women finally got it for $2,300 and called Mike a douche bag, but he did not care, as he was playing his part of the game. The women found lots of old items, including a 1877 map of New York and Brooklyn. The furniture included a Victorian baby crib, kitchen cabinetry and an antique desk set with the Tiffany mark on the bottom. They hustled to check this out and found that it was from 1910, authentic Tiffany and worth $2,200.
The second one is a room full of chairs of every kind. Mike B got it for $2,000 without much of a fight. So Mike hung back while the other bidders went for the next sale and found a profit from only a few of his findings. He also found a cleaner version of a plumbing snake that he believes may be for chimney cleaning. So Mike took it to his friend Tim, a chimneysweep who valued it at $400 and even gave Mike a demonstration that turned out to be a face full of soot for Mike!
The next room contained plenty of artwork and other various items. This was the largest one of the day, and piqued everyone’s interest. Joe P and Mike were sparring until Joe got it for $4,100. Joe found antique fans, one with copper blades, old maps, vintage typewriters and a mini cannon that he had checked out and discovered it was called a nooner, designed to go off at noon. It operated like a sundial and when the time was just right, the cannon would explode. Because it was the genuine article, it was worth $7,000.
In the end, Joe P blasted the competition with $5,360, Candy & Courtney made a handy profit of $4,150, Mike B cashed in on $3,075 and The Fog rolled out the same way he came in on this episode of "Storage Wars: New York."
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