A&E: Shipping Wars

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    That MLB statue bit just made no sense to me from start to finish.
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Wow....for once I actually agreed with Roy...that Geod guy was an *******!
     
  3. Donbadabon

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    I agree. I don't know why Roy didn't just walk away. I guess the money is tempting, but you'd think as soon as you run into a customer like that you just get back in the truck and drive away.
     
  4. Jayjoans

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    I thought the same thing, but who knows how far he drove to get there and then find out the guy is a jackass. Finding yourself in BFE with no load isn't smart business.

    I enjoy this show, but more and more I'm getting tired of all the setups and manufactured drama. If you're sitting in Texas and the load originates in NY and needs to be taken to Oregon, I dare say you're not going to bid aggressively. It's as if these are the only 5 bidders on the whole Uship site, which is clearly not true. Same goes for Storage Wars, although there are 60 people shown at the auction, only the stars are bidding.....yeah, sure.
     
  5. Maui

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    They show other people bidding, they just don't show other people winning.
     
  6. pmyers

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    That's what I figured as well. Once your there its hard to drive away.

    Any of these wars shows are the same. There are always a lot more bidders. The whole: They get on their laptops at the same time to check the bidding is totally fake and untrue as we've talked about before in this thread. Its all done over a period of time and the customer actually chooses who wins.
     
  7. Frylock

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    As stated before in this thread, this is adjusted for tv. The bidding takes place over time, and they really don't all bid on the same thing As one guy pointed out, he wasn't licensed to transport household goods. The girl, whose name I forget, really only transports animals. They just edit things to make a show. It's not meant to be reality.
     
  8. Donbadabon

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    I'd say 99.9% of the time if I know a reality show is produced like this, I don't watch it.

    But there is just something about this one that has me hooked.
     
  9. markb

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    I strongly suspect that it's more than just editing. As in, the producers went out looking for interesting items to move and interesting characters to submit the jobs for bid. They didn't just naturally end up on uShip.
     
  10. Jayjoans

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    I agree with this, complete fabrication. They'd have to know beforehand that the shipper and receiver would agree to be on television.
     
  11. pmyers

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    Well considering that the whole "bidding" thing is done after the fact, it would be easy to only show the shipments were they both agreed to be on tv already.
     
  12. Einselen

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    Even if bidding was done as shown on TV it wouldn't be hard to film everyone and then edit. Even if the shipper didn't want to be on TV, they could film anything outside and if the shipper gets in the picture blur them out.

    But yes I agree with others that the bidding is faked and after the fact and we already know who will win and what the winning bid is. So when say Roy jumps in to give Marc a hard time and cut his profit it is all for drama.
     
  13. pmyers

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    I loved when the new young couple called it his "kreeper van". LOL!
     
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    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    You couldn't get a wedding cake made locally for less than $700?!?
     
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    I was wondering what was so special about that cake... And it was no surprise that jabbing the huge rod down the center of it seriously affected the top layer. Bad idea all around. The cake maker never should've taken the order knowing it would have to be shipped, and the idiots who ordered it in the first place should've found a local baker.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2012 #156 of 283
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    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Well it seemed that the baker in NC offered to bake it for free for the couple because they couldn't afford it, but I don't understand who paid the $700 to ship it and why they didn't just get a local cake for less than $700.

    I assume it was because it was staged.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2012 #157 of 283
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    I understood it to be that the baker donated the cake to the couple (who were friends). I assume they paid for the shipping.

    And yes, you can get cakes cheaper, but a decent multi-layer cake like that here in Kansas would be 3 to 4 per serving, so that cake would easily run 600-900 here.

    In Connecticut, probably higher.
     
  18. innocentfreak

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    I don't know if anyone is still watching, but on tonight's episode could he not just have let enough air out of the tires of the monster truck to drop it the needed inches?
     
  19. mike_k

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    I was thinking the same thing. I guess if he did that we wouldn't have had all of the drama and nail-biting tension wondering if he was going to make it on time.
     
  20. Frylock

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    My favorite line had to be Jarod referring to Roy as "redneck Gandelf"
     

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