“Storage Wars” is chock full of awesomely fake moments that it’s hard to choose just one.
My favorite, though, has to be Dave Hester’s Elvis newspaper find from 2011. The show said the stack of papers announcing the death of “The King” was worth $90,000. That’s a load of crap.
Newspapers aren’t scarce. Millions of copies of them are sold on a daily basis even in today’s Internet-dominated world. People hold onto papers when something especially newsworthy happens for years if not decades. Finding an Elvis newspaper isn’t hard, A quick check on eBay underscores this point. None of the auctions, by the way, had any bids.
If you still want one of the actual Elvis newspapers found by Hester, check out Storage Treasures.com, which is giving them away. The site was founded by “Storage Wars” auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson. Supplies appear to be plentiful.
Interestingly, the Elvis paper episode happened several years before Hester complained that he was fired for complaining the show was rigged.