Storage Wars Season 4 Review “Old Tricks, New Treats” & “The Shrining”

Storage Wars returned tonight with another double whammy of season four episodes, and we start out in the infamous Southern California town of Inglewood in “Old Tricks, New Treats”. We have most of the regular buyers returning, plus Ivy, but we had no Darrell and Brandon in this episode! Nope, instead we’ve got the other Tank Top Twins, Herb and Mike.

These guys have been on the show before, and I suppose the nicest thing to say about them is that they’re infinitely more watchable than the infuriating Harris twins. At least Herb has the good sense to be humiliated by Mike’s terrible jokes, but it’s clear that their bickering and comebacks are being given to them by the producers. Anyway, Herb and Mike won the first locker for $350 and ended up making a pretty tidy profit.

Ivy won the fish tank unit for $200, and he found something else pretty fishy in there: Half of a giant clamshell! I was pretty bummed that this wasn’t worth anything, but at least he more than doubled his small investment!

Jarrod won the next unit for $900, and then ends up geting the next one as well for $1,000. I was surprised that he paid so little for two units that were completely packed with furniture, and he ended up making a pretty big profit!

The next episode of the night was “The Shrining”, as all of the major players make their way to El Monte. The dreaded Harris twins also made their return, but thankfully they pledged to fly under the radar. It did help that they ended up not winning anything, so we didn’t have to put up with them going through an appraisal. Maybe downplaying these two is a good idea in the future for Storage Wars, as these two are really best when taken in small doses.

Barry won the first locker of the day for a measly $45, but he ended up finding quite a cool avalanche airbag pack and made over $700! After going out on a boat for his appraisal last week, he now goes to the top of a mountain for his next one! I was surprised to not only learn that avalanche airbags are a real thing, but the fact that they actually have avalanche preparedness classes! Are avalanches really that common that people feel that they need to take classes to prepare for them?

Darrell won the second locker of the day for $150, but ended up finding quite a bit of nice stuff in there. A pole vaulting pole was definitely an unexpected find, but I’m surprised that nobody else saw the value in this unit. I mean, you could see most of that stuff from the front door!

Jarrod and Brandi won the last locker of the day for $230, and he ended up finding some neat Shriner goblets and donated them to the Shriner hospital! I was again shocked at how little Jarrod paid for this unit, and was surprised at how cheap all of tonight’s lockers were. I mean, $230 was the most anybody paid in this episode! That has to be a new record!

Random Thoughts:

– Is Ivy going to complain about driving a long way every episode? Dude, everything is a far drive from Palmdale!

– I loved Darrell making the “Five Dollar Footlong” hand motion as he bid five bucks.

– I’m a big fan of Barry, but his constant sexual innuendos and double entendres are starting to get a little tiring. You don’t have to make everything sound creepy!