On last night's first episode of “Storage Wars: New York,” the auction takes place in neighboring Danbury, Conn. The main characters as introduced are; the Legend, the Loudmouth and the Conscience, the Flame and the Firecracker and the Hustler with the familiar theme song "Money Owns This Town" played with a different beat.
Joe P is set to sore big, as are the women, but Mike is apt to throw a monkey wrench in everyone's hopes while Chris and Tad need some old money antiques.
The first room is pretty neat and full of furniture; the women have a cap of $960 to spend, and Joe says that if the room was a woman, it would be going to a nursing home. The bidding goes to Tad and Chris for $1000. As they go through their finds, they find a lot of mediocre stuff.
The second room is also an antique paradise. All bidders are interested. The bidding starts and escalates quickly, and Joe P gets it for $2500. Joe checks out his stuff and finds nice glassware, furniture and various decor. He even found an aged accordion in great shape and an antique trumpet with inscription. He brought the trumpet to an expert. It turned out to be a cornet from 1947 with wear and tear. The valves were in perfect condition and worth $2250.
The third one is just two old sailboats and a ride-on mower. It seems to be of no interest to many, but Mike has his eye on it and gets it for $300. Mike checks it out and although missing a steering wheel, the mower's engine looks decent. The boats are fiberglass and in good condition. Mike grew up on the Long Island Sound and knows about boats. He feels that he got the catch of the day and for only $300. Mike brought the boats to his friend who bought one for $500 and calculated the other to be worth about $400.
In the end, Joe P was the high roller with a profit of $5015, Mike made $800, and Chris and Tad only made $105, while the women got all dressed up for nothing. See you next time, on "Storage Wars: New York."