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Upcoming new show: Baggage Battles starts 04/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 #1 of 21
    pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Thanks to Frylock who let me know about this show:

    http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/baggage-battles

    Description from the website:

     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 #2 of 21
    kaszeta

    kaszeta Fjohürs Lykkewe TCF Club

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    Darn, having once worked briefly as a ramp monkey, I was hopping this was something baggage-handler related.
     
  3. supham

    supham Slow Member

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    It is Storage Wars, just reduced to 1'x2'x3' units.
     
  4. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Definitely not as good as Storage Wars, IMO. I will give it another episode or two, but it wasn't nearly as good.
     
  5. Wilhite

    Wilhite ...no stinkin' title

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    I wonder how many people will be watching this and see their lost luggage.
     
  6. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    They'll make a show about anything nowadays.
     
  7. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I found it pretty interesting.

    I was surprised at the amount of people already at these auctions. In Storage Wars it started off with only a couple of people and as the show got popular and word got out, the crowds came. Looked like there was already huge competition here.
     
  8. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    It's interesting that these aren't just baggage auctions, but reclaimed item auctions. I've been to those before, and they always are pretty packet. Never been to one with luggage though.

    It does seem that buying bags is not a good investment. Unless you're buying for the bag itself, it seems like your odds of losing cash are pretty good.
     
  9. DanB

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    I was channel surfing and saw the British fellow and wife(?) getting some music thing appraised. Isnt he one of the appraisers from "Storage Wars," I think Barry uses them and also maybe Darrel.
     
  10. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Yeah, I just finished watching the first two episodes and recognized the British guy and his wife as being on Storage Wars. They own an antique store that Barry has taken things to be appraised.
     
  11. Bob Coxner

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    Given what he paid for the music box he's not much of an appraiser.
     
  12. gschrock

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    To me, that seems like it would be kinda obvious, so I'm not sure why there'd be that huge of a demand to buy these bags. After all, haven't we all had it beaten into us that one should never put valuables in your luggage? Between the baggage handlers and the TSA, it'd be a miracle if anything valuable made it through.
     
  13. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    except some of the bags have value in themselves: vintage or high end luggage.

    Seems like the real money is in the bags of jewelry which is what I don't understand. How do these "bags" come about? They obviously didn't come from one suitcase. Are these just random rings that find their way to lost and found and then are bundled into a bag?
     
  14. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Anybody still watching this?

    The show has certainly gotten away from baggage? The one I just watched was a police auction. I guess all the "Auction" names where already taken.
     
  15. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I refuse to watch anything that glorifys the airlines incompetence in doing the simple job of getting your bags along with you to your destination.
     
  16. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    I was watching an episode of American Pickers, and recognized the guy from NY. He was on an episode of Pickers a few years back where they brought an old hand-painted carnival sign to him. His "shop" looked pretty sketchy, and in the Pickers episode he was wearing an eye patch.

    These reality shows definitely are starting to overlap...
     
  17. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    Eyepatch eh? Like a temporary one or were they seriously trying to make him look like he only had 2 eye?
     
  18. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    It was just your typical black eye patch. They never addressed it or brought it up on the show.
     
  19. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    Seems right on target though, after how they did the Pepsi machine on pawn stars from Ricks (from american restorqtion) brother.
     
  20. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Yes, they never addressed the eye patch.

    Unlike History, where they seem to like to link their programs, this didn't seem linked, especially since it was the travel channel and History. I think it was more of a coincidence. They have certainly never tried to point out that he was on an episode of Pickers.
     

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