'Storage Wars': Brandi And Jarrod Score Big With Napoleon Box (VIDEO)

12/14/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated Feb 13, 2012

Buying storage units is a gamble, and like any form of gambling, there's a euphoric rush when that big payoff comes. "Storage Wars" (Tue., 10PM ET on A&E) is an even bigger gamble, because these people are buying units outright after only a cursory glance inside them. The risk is higher, but the payout can be bigger as well.

Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante picked up one that had several cigarette boxes which collectively put them a few hundred dollars over their purchase cost for the unit. So they were already excited, when the antiques expert picked up what they assumed was another one.

"This is not a cigarette box," she informed them. Instead, it was a lozenge container from the early 1800s featuring an image of Napoleon in battle. "This could be worth between $4-5000," she told the couple, who erupted in shock and joy. They'd paid $3,300 for the unit, so this little box more than doubled their sale purchase. That's the potential rush that comes with doing what they do.

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