After Dave Hester left Storage Wars, he opened up that the producers had been planting items every show.
I find this interesting because I grew up following my grandparents who owned a successful business reselling these items. I find it funny that they would upbid the lockers of boxes for 2-3k when these usually go for 1/10th that price.
Now some of the things found on the show have been pretty ridiculous. What I find funny though is that the MOST ridiculous was Darrel's stash of high priced art he found. It is the most ridiculous to me because this would seem impossible to fake. The art community is just too inquisitive.
So is there any evidence other than Hester's rant that the producers "faked" the shows by "salting" the storage lockers?