On Tuesday, Storage Wars auctioneer Dan Dotson shared multiple preview clips from the two new episodes that aired earlier tonight.
Season 14 of the hit A&E series is currently underway, and airing a pair of episodes each week. Dan and his wife, Laura Dotson, are back at the helm of the show auctioning off one storage unit at a time. The reality TV couple both made their living as auctioneers even before the show premiered in 2010. In fact, they pitched the idea for the series and even helped pick the Storage Wars buyers.
Per usual, Dan showed off a segment of tonight’s episodes on Twitter. He asked his fans and followers if they were ready to see new episodes and added, “Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!” In one of the previews that Dan shared, it featured buyers Darrell, Rene, and Kenny in a bidding war with one another.
Darrell immediately gets things started with a $500 winning bid on the first auction. Next, Darrell said his “tuning fork is going off” after seeing the second locker. Once again, Darrell wins the unit for $800.
“You know what? I’ll go ahead and take that one too,” Darrell says to the camera.
Finally, Rene gets tired of Darrell buying up all the lockers and jumps in on the next auction. This time, Rene, Darrell, and Kenny get into a three-way bidding war. The trio battle it out as the auction price climbs well above a grand.
Rene realizes Kenny has given up but knows Darrell is still bidding on the storage locker. He’s going to make Darrell pay up big time if he’s going to win a third locker on the day. The auction hits $2,000 and doesn’t stop there. At $2,350 Rene finally bows out and lets Darrell have it, but it didn’t come cheap.
‘Storage Wars’ Auctioneer Reveals His Biggest Score From a Storage Unit Purchase
Although Dan Dotson and his wife are auctioneers on the show and by trade, they also have been buyers as well. As Storage Wars Season 14 premiered in early November, Dan and Laura Dotson gave a joint interview to Monsters & Critics.
While speaking about the A&E series, they were asked about their early days attending auctions as buyers. The outlet was curious to know each of their best finds in a storage unit purchase. Laura shared a sentimental answer about her best find being Dan since the couple met at a storage locker auction years back. Dan chose to give a more straightforward answer though, and revealed that his best find contained five rare, expensive coins.
“Back in 1989, I acquired five coins from a $75 unit — 1883-O marks — which we sold for $26,000. They were between two pieces of glass separated by the old electrical metal tape. And a Sears catalog cover was all cut out and they were all put in there. They were just a beautiful set of coins,” the Storage Wars star said. “So, at the time we ran an auction house in Southern California that was just on a shoestring budget. I actually bought a unit and I scored, and that kept us in business there for over a decade. So, you really never know what you’re going to find.”