Premiering Tuesday night is yet another television show for (pick one) collectors, junk dealers, pickers or treasure hunters. The premise of the show is similar to a treasure hunt, Allen Haff and Ton Jones go to storage unit auctions. Basically sight unseen (except for a look from the doorway), they bid on the storage unit contents. Many times they can see some of the stuff but not inside the hidden boxes, plastic wrapped objects, etc. It's all in what they can see and how much of a chance they want to take.
Since I had a chance to preview an early episode, I can safely say that if you love to take chances, if you're one of those folks who always bought a grab bag as a kid, or would always take Door 2 instead of cash in hand, this is the show for you.
The two stars are engaging and personable. One is squeaky clean-cut and to balance him out, a tattoo adorned, little bit on the wild side, partner. I do wish they didn't drive around in a big white truck! The format of visiting "experts" in the field to find out what something is worth or what it is, is a little too familiar from other television shows, but in this case you know what they actually paid for the items and know what they actually sell it for. And although I know haggling is a part of the business, I don't care for watching it when at times it might take advantage of others. The only haggling done here is between the guys and dealers that are interested in buying the stuff.
Auction Hunters premieres on Spike TV, Tuesday 10PM Eastern, 9 PM Central. The show is an eight episode series, so if you like it, be sure to spread the word!
Since I was always one of those folks who wanted to know what was in the mystery box or would always take the unknown instead of the bird-in-hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I'll definitely watch the rest of the episodes. I have a few more comments, but would like to hear from others first to see if my take was wrong or right on. Share your thoughts by leaving a comment!