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Dave Scores Big With Lighting Rigs on 'Storage Wars' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 4th 2011 3:15PM
Dave Hester on 'Storage Wars'Most of the fun of 'Storage Wars' (Wednesdays, 10PM on A&E) is the detective work pf figuring out what a storage unit might be worth without being able to dig in and look around. Dave Hester is one of the best at that, and on Wednesday's episode, he saw something about a particular unit at Mission Hill Self Storage that he couldn't resist.

Hester saw a locker full of what looked like unopened boxes marked "Made In China," all with one company's imprint on them. "I know what it costs to ship merchandise from overseas," said Hester. "This would be four to five thousand bucks. So whatever is in here has to have value." Hester had to fight off Mark Balelo, a bidder who had been running up prices all day, to win the locker for $9,000.

The boxes turned out to be filled with professional lighting equipment, about 100 units total, so Hester took a few samples to a professional lighting company to see what it was worth. The company said roughly $300-$400 per unit, making the locker worth at least $30,000. Hester had nearly taken a sick day and skipped the auction. He was glad he didn't. "Staying home sick would have cost me at least thirty thousand dollars," he said. "I don't think I'm ever going to have a sick day again as long as I live."

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traviesacaprichosa

I LIKE DAVE HESTER..... HE GOT AMBITION.... KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK MY FRIEND

April 12 2012 at 7:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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August 05 2011 at 3:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
UroutofURelement

It would be even more impressive if the show wasn't staged. I watch it, I enjoy it, but it isn't real.

August 04 2011 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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