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Storage Wars: Whatever Happened To Barry Weiss' Spin-Off Barry'd Treasure?

As bidding wars, yelling, and overall rivalry take place amid the auctions on "Storage Wars," Barry Weiss is ready to entertain, offering up humor that can lighten even the tensest of situations while hoping to win the contents of abandoned storage lockers that could be carrying big paydays for the highest bidder. Weiss started stealing scenes back in 2010 with "Storage Wars," Season 1, Episode 1, "High Noon in the High Desert." He's spotted some bizarre finds and major treasures over the years, thanks to his keen eye and buying knowledge. This, coupled with his charisma and signature skeleton gloves, makes him a memorable reality TV star, helping him score his own very short-lived spin-off series.

"Barry'd Treasure" chronicles Weiss' antique-hunting road trip across America following his storage auction retirement. Weiss worked to make deals with different collectors amid his cross-country adventures that aired on the A&E Network in 2014, a year after he left "Storage Wars." The series lasted only seven episodes, but that appears to be by design. According to The Wrap, "Barry'd Treasure" was meant to be a limited series, but the show's conclusion didn't mean that Weiss had left the small screen for good.

What happened to Weiss' career after Barry'd Treasure?

After the completion of "Barry'd Treasure," Barry Weiss starred in "Storage Wars: Barry Strikes Back," which offered commentary on past "Storage Wars" episodes, but it lasted for just one season, from 2015 to 2016. In 2021, he would return to "Storage Wars" in style during the Season 13 premiere. He makes a grand entrance by way of a sleek, sporty car before uncovering a 1927 Chevy Radiator watch with an estimated value of $1,500.  

And he's been honing his collecting and selling skills for decades. He told Wisconsin's Big Cheese on 107.9 FM that antique hunting wasn't always his main business venture, noting that his main income came from selling wholesale produce, which he did for 30 years. As for his storage locker career, it's a lucrative venture that grew out of his friendship with "Storage Wars" executive producer Thom Beers, who shared his idea for "Storage Wars" while relaxing at Weiss' home. Weiss told Anderson Live, "We were just having some drinks ... and he had mentioned that he was doing this show about abandoned storage lockers. I've never heard of this sort of thing." Of course, the rest is history, with the show turning Weiss into a household name.