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Old 12-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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A&E: Shipping Wars

oh.....who am I kidding. I know I'm going to end up watching this mess...LOL

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Old 12-27-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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Everyone is at war: Storage, Parking, Shipping, Whales, Weeds, Borders, Hogs, Stars, Robots, Weddings, & Cupcakes. Did I miss any?
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #3
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I'll watch it too, it might be interesting, but I'm sure there will be a ton of manufactured drama.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #4
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How long until another network offers nearly identical show?
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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How long until another network offers nearly identical show?
Well there already is the Ice Road Truckers series which I don't even think is in the ice anymore. I think they moved to South America!
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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Normally I would schedule something somewhat interesting such as this for "back up" viewing, but I've got so dang much to watch now that it wouldn't make sense.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #7
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Well there already is the Ice Road Truckers series which I don't even think is in the ice anymore. I think they moved to South America!
That's a spinoff of the regular series. Ice Road Truckers, the original, is still around. The spinoff is called something IRT.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #8
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Let me guess, they get the Ice Road Truckers to drive it through fire and then somewhere off of a cliff?
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:16 PM   #9
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Well there already is the Ice Road Truckers series which I don't even think is in the ice anymore. I think they moved to South America!
Or Gold Rush Alaska.

Doesn't even take place in Alaska anymore!!



Next year, Flying Wild Alaska will be set in Saskatchewan
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:55 AM   #10
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I think there will soon be an Alaska based version of every reality show. Storage Wars Alaska will be so much more extreme than the current versions.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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I think there will soon be an Alaska based version of every reality show. Storage Wars Alaska will be so much more extreme than the current versions.
I'm waiting for "The Real Housewives of Fairbanks" A cat fight will break out because one of the women gets a plug-in engine block heater for her truck (with a broken windshield of course) and the other women think that she has just become too stuck up as a result. But then one housewife will get flannel lined jeans and the rumors will fly....
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:22 PM   #12
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I did catch a 1 episode (i think) 1 hours show on oil well drilling in Alaska on Planet Green last night. It was actually better than Black Gold because all the characters were not *******s.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:28 PM   #13
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Is it wrong to admit that I want to watch the show just to see them drop things?
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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I did catch a 1 episode (i think) 1 hours show on oil well drilling in Alaska on Planet Green last night. It was actually better than Black Gold because all the characters were not *******s.
Is it wrong that on the Planet Green channel are shows on drilling for oil and cutting down trees?
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:48 PM   #15
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #16
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OK...I watched both episodes last night and I really enjoyed this show. Didn't seem to be a lot of "staging" going on (at least yet, but I'm sure it's coming).

I checked out the uship.com website and it seems legit too.

I'm surprised they didn't feature the hot chick shipper in one of these first 2 episodes though.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #17
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OK...I watched both episodes last night and I really enjoyed this show. Didn't seem to be a lot of "staging" going on (at least yet, but I'm sure it's coming).

I checked out the uship.com website and it seems legit too.

I'm surprised they didn't feature the hot chick shipper in one of these first 2 episodes though.
I watched both as well. So far so good. Interesting collection of drivers.

We saw a pickup towing the big gnome driving southbound on I-71 through Cincinnati. The gnome was on its side though, not standing up like in the previews. The truck that was towing it had the A&E and Shipping Wars logos. Not sure if they are just driving around the county to advertise the show or what.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:37 PM   #18
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this show is going to be an A&E hit for a couple seasons. Colorful characters..good stories from episode to episode due to the variety of items shipped. The drivers seem to know and have strong opinions about each other. Wonder if its just thru UShip or do they meet periodically like share jobs.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #19
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Okay, I watched it and enjoyed it enough to keep watching. Luckily Tuesdays are a really light TV night for me.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #20
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I liked it but was incredibly annoyed with the fact that they kept replaying the Handyman guy saying that he had to get the horse there in 36 hours or he loses half his money. I think I understood it the first five times he said it.
The rookie guy was a complete moron. How do you get involved in shipping if you don't even have a licensed trailer?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #21
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I liked it but was incredibly annoyed with the fact that they kept replaying the Handyman guy saying that he had to get the horse there in 36 hours or he loses half his money. I think I understood it the first five times he said it.
The rookie guy was a complete moron. How do you get involved in shipping if you don't even have a licensed trailer?

I found it hilarious that he even thought for a second that the cops wouldn't target a heavy vehicle like that for stopping. And the fact that the trailer didn't have a tag or plates was a red flag to a bull. Cops love to stop commercial vehicles and go over them with a fine tooth comb. Big payday for the state.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:02 AM   #22
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I added it to my SP. It is interesting to see that they use a website and bid on the contracts. And how they lose money based on how late they are.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:31 AM   #23
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That guy with the pigtail isn't very customer friendly!

I did love the one guy's comment about negotiating BEFORE you unload the customer's freight!
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #24
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I tivo'd it to watch, mostly because I used UBid once to move something.
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Wouldn't it be best for the shipper to call the customer as soon as he realizes the boat is lot heavier than stated?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #26
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I tivo'd it to watch, mostly because I used UBid once to move something.
Mind sharing how it worked on your end? what was your experience?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #27
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Mind sharing how it worked on your end? what was your experience?
I bought a construction jobsite trailer on Ebay and needed it moved from the Chicago suburbs to near Kansas City. It took about a month over all. The first 2 bidders were ulitmately unable to make the delivery, so I had to relist and finally ended up with a guy who did it. Was reasonable enough - I think $600 IIRC.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:32 PM   #28
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What's interesting is just seeing the things people are shipping on the site, and the prices. They definitely seem to have selected some high-bid items. Most bids I found were all clustered around the same price.
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I like this show. So far, it is better than Storage Wars.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #30
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The guy with the ponytail annoys the LIVING **** out of me. I'm a trucker (actual 18 wheels, not a pickup pulling a trailer) and have far too much experience with asses like him. BTW, that last statement is extremely typical of truckers, lol

He's a genius, his way is right, and everyone else in the world is a moron. I get it, I heard it the first seven hundred times you said it.
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