Barry Weiss Quits Storage Wars

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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.

22 CommentsLeave a comment

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Gonna miss seeing Barry on TV
    HIS show OR Storage Wars
    Cause he is just A Fun / Cool Cat
    Gonna miss you Barry
    Safe travels and Be Good.
    Watch out for ISIS Along your Travels
    Love you
    In Canada.

  • If Barry will quit the show, the production will loss its most interesting player of the auction… I like Barry because he is frank and funny. All in all, he is the most watched person in the show.

  • Barry quiero comentarte que esperando mi vuelo en Paris, creo que fue el 21 de marzo te veo en la cinta del aeropuerto estaba sentada y me quedé con ganas de saludarte. Veo el programa “Quién da más” y me encantaría poder ver el programa en vivo. Saludos desde Argentina principalmente a vos y a todo ese equipo fantástico Besos

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