Barry Weiss Quits Storage Wars

by Chuck G. on June 26, 2013

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Barry Weiss quits Storage Wars and will not return for season five.

It has not been officially confirmed by A&E but it’s considered a done deal. An insider source reported that Barry secretly taped a farewell episode or speech yet to be aired. He said in the clip,

“It was fun doing this, but I’m out of here.”

Unlike the rumors surrounding the possible firing of Darrell Sheets and Dan & Laura Dotson for cheaper talent and franchise expansion, this breaking news about The Collector appears to be true.

The insider source stated Barry Weiss wants to travel more. However, if you think about it, Storage Wars doesn’t film that many episodes per season.

So what’s the real reason behind Barry leaving?

Could it be related to accusations by Dave Hester in a lawsuit against A&E that Storage War is rigged? Insider source stated Barry could care less about any controversy surrounding the show. Insider went on to state that all profitable products found by Barry Weiss inside storage units were planted by the producers.

That’s exactly Dave Hester’s claim.

The insider source also stated that Barry Weiss doesn’t purchase his lockers but that the production company, Original Productions, buys them for him.

Well that’s convenient, if true, small wonder why Barry doesn’t mind losing money on storage units.

There were rumors that Barry Weiss would star in a spin-off show, “What Are You Worth?” However A&E has not confirmed or denied that rumor either.

Barry Weiss is the most eccentric player on the Storage Wars who shows up to auctions in unique vehicles.

He also lathers each episode with his shenanigans and is considered the most popular cast member and fan favorite.

When Barry leaves that may hurt the show’s ratings which towered at 5.1 million viewers in the second season.


The Collector has not been fired.

Barry Weiss is quitting Storage Wars on his own volition.

The question is “Why?”

Tell us what you think about Barry Weiss leaving the show in the comment box below.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

jim June 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

The show sucks. First season was good then after that it was too predictable and it is just a mockery of buying storage units. I watch but only on dvr and by-pass the commercials. The show is lame.


Chuck G. June 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Jim – With Barry it was really “entertaining” but now that he’s leaving, well, unsure.


Judy July 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

If Barry leaves I won’t watch anymore. It was only fun to watch with him and Dan and his wife. I don’t even watch the one from Texas and New York because thy ate lame.


Chuck G. July 28, 2013 at 7:32 am

Judy – You could always try Auction Hunters.


dick bird July 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm



Chuck G. July 28, 2013 at 7:35 am

dickbird – Barry was entertainment, but he was never a storage hunter. A producer friend asked him to join the cast and now he’s ready to travel and do other things.


Joe August 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

If Barry Weiss leaves the show I will say farewell too! He’s the only reason why I watch Storage Wars. He’s a character! I always thought he should have his own show.


Chuck G. August 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

Joe – There are rumors about Barry having his own show, but they are yet unconfirmed. Will keep you posted.


Marilyn September 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I love Barry and if he is gone I am probably gone as well I loved the comic relief this show provided. The other Storage Wars shows are awful. A & e will be the losers here.


Chuck G. September 8, 2013 at 7:59 am

Marilyn – I think the show has grown in such popularity, though ratings may drop, it’s still a hit for A&E.


virginia October 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I will miss not seeing Barry on the show. He made the show. He made it interesting and it was fun with him on the show. I don’t know if I will watch the show without him in it. I wish him well in what every he does.


Chuck G. October 29, 2013 at 8:04 am

viriginia: Barry was definitely the star of the show. He will be greatly missed.


mary s February 23, 2014 at 5:11 pm

this show is so phoney…i love when they say wow, what is this…look what i found..really..gettin more lame each season..barry was a little light to the unreal reality show


Chuck G. February 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

mary s: Barry was definitely the light and fun of the series. You couldn’t take it seriously because he made it so fun. He is missed.


cheryl March 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm

barry u r a breath of fresh air ur personality is refreshing u make me smile laugh and love u hope u stay would not be the same I would love to meet you im 59 and love wat you share with your right up there with ellen may you find happiness you give so much to the show ty for your self


Chuck G. April 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

chrerly – Barry’s still making us smile with his new show, “Barry’d Treasures.”


phyllis jennings July 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I will miss Barry, won’t watch the show anymore. Can’t stand that yuuup david hester. He’s nothing but a trouble maker…


Chuck G. July 21, 2014 at 6:54 am

Phyllis: We all miss Dave Hester’s antics and humor as well.


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