Six Questions For Barry Weiss about BARRY’D TREASURE And More

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Barry Weiss on A&E TV’s “Barry’d Treasure”

Barry Weiss is retired from the STORAGE WARS game and loves to sleep in, even when he’s filming his new A&E series BARRY’D TREASURE.

That’s what he told reporters during a phone interview this week, as well as why he is loving life.

BARRY’D TREASURE made its debut a few weeks ago and it airs after his former show on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

It’s fun, lighthearted and takes audiences on the road with the intrepid Mr. Weiss. A link to review of the show is posted below.

1. Does he like the on-the-road format of the show?

“It’s not a stretch for me. It’s sort of what I was doing. I travel around and bump into a bunch of kooks, which is what we’ve got in this show. It’s what I do.

I’ve been retired for five years prior to the STORAGE WARS thing, between going to motor sports events around the world and traveling I like to stop and explore where I am. It’s really what I do, so it’s not just for this show.”

2. In BARRY’D TREASURE,  we find Barry in different locations each week and he works with collectors to sell some of their huge stock of precious items. How did he find them?

“Turns out that I knew some of them and then put out the word through a mutual friend that I was looking for people to include.”

3. Do the producers make him work hard for his money?

“We put in 12-hour days, pretty much. I’m not a morning person, so one rule we have on this show is that we don’t start doing things until close to 11:00 in the morning. With the new show already done filming, I might just slip back into retirement.”

4. Of all the places featured in BARRY’D TREASURE did he have a favorite?

“I love big cities but also enjoy the country. I had never spent much time in Montana (the site of the third episode of the show, “Big Vice Country”).

We had a blast up there. Billings and Livingston…I enjoyed it very much maybe because I had never been there.”

5. Wherever he goes, Barry Weiss is recognized by his fans. What’s the most common thing they shout out?

“Hey Barry! That’s what I get everywhere. When people do that I don’t mind, but in Philadelphia, we were filming near a cheese steak place and everyone that went by sort of blurted out, ‘Hey Barry’. After about the fifth person who did it I said, ‘Hey, we’re trying to film here!’ It was totally fine. I appreciate people watching the show. 99% of the people who come up to me, whether it’s in the airport on our the street are totally cool.”

6. Does he get involved in any charitable work?

“I do charitable events now, but expect to be doing even more with the Wounded Warriors Project. It’s something I obviously believe in, very strongly. I’m dealing with somebody from the Army now. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than with these guys, who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Catch the next episode of BARRY’D TREASURE on Tuesday April 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

Link to review/recap of the show’s premiere episode.

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9 thoughts on “Six Questions For Barry Weiss about BARRY’D TREASURE And More

  1. Barry, man! You got me with your involvement with the Wounded Warriors Project!

    For all readers out there, get involved. You’re life will change. You’re perspective and attitude will change. You will make a difference in the life of a true American Hero but more than anything else, you will receive the biggest benefit.

    From a family of vets, many wounded, some paid the ultimate price, and we who remain, work hard to help those returning with wounds inside and out.

  2. Can’t wait to see what Barry will be doing with the project. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment about the cause.

  3. Yo Barry Where I live, There is a — 100 MILE YARD SALE. I is during Memorial weekend. People start putting stuff out on Wednesday and go through Sunday, sometimes Monday. the 100 miles is on a highway from one town to another, straight down one highway. There are yard sales branching off this highway. There is no telling how many miles altogether. I has anything from A to Z. These are rednecks, hillbillies, and everything in between. I would have let you know sooner, but I didn’t know had retired and started on your own.

    • Hey Rita, thanks so much for the info, but you didn’t include the cities! Barry and Kenny arriving would be a blast.

  4. Hello Barry

    I have some old scary toys which belonged to my son and would like to sell. Are you interested? I have an old Freddie and more.
    If you are interested please let me know so I can take pictures and send to you.

    Thank you

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