Bargain hunter reality TV trend builds up steam
“As Seen On TV” isn’t just for products any more — it’s for bargain hunters inspired by a slew of reality TV shows, like “Auction Hunters” and “Storage Wars.” As the treasure-seekers come out of the woodwork to go to storage auctions, pawn, shops, and swap meets, the press is beginning to notice the trend. Local news sites have recently reported on the business of abandoned storage unit auctions in California, in New Jersey, in Wisconsin, and in Maryland.
Several related reality shows are just starting:
This reporter is still waiting impatiently for the upcoming “Fleaman” show.