Baggage Battles

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Baggage Battles
Starring
  • William Leroy
  • Mark Meyer
  • Valérie-Jeanne Mathieu
  • Laurence Martin
  • Sally Martin
Narrated byJake Kaplan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes65
Release
Original releaseApril 11, 2012 (2012-04-11) –
present

Baggage Battles is an American docu-reality, produced by The Travel Channel from 2012. The first episode of the show was aired on April 11, 2012. Season 5 was produced in Canada for Travel Channel International and Canada's CMT Network.

Format[edit]

The program is related to lost baggage auctions, police auctions, and estate auctions. Season 5 features professional buyers Billy Leroy (an antique dealer), Val (a production designer and online store owner) and Mark Meyer (an eCommerce expert) traveling around North America searching for amazing finds to resell. Previous seasons of the series featured other buyers such as Laurence and Sally Martin, and Traci Lombardo. They often call experts/appraisers to evaluate the objects they have bought.

Seasons[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Total #Episode #TitleLocationOriginal air date
1101"Miami"Miami, FloridaApril 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)
2102"London"London, EnglandApril 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)
3103"Indianapolis"Indianapolis, IndianaApril 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
4104"Atlanta"Atlanta, GeorgiaApril 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
5105"New Jersey"New JerseyMay 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)
6106"Los Angeles"Los Angeles, CaliforniaMay 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
7107"Scotland"Glasgow, ScotlandMay 30, 2012 (2012-05-30)
8108"Florida"Miami, FloridaJune 6, 2012 (2012-06-06)
9109"Vancouver"Vancouver, British ColumbiaJune 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)
10110"NY Port Authority"New York, New YorkJuly 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
11111"Toronto"Toronto, OntarioJuly 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)
12112"North Carolina"Archdale, North CarolinaJuly 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)

Season 2[edit]

Total #Episode #TitleLocationOriginal air date
13201"Diamonds in the Rough"Brooklyn, New YorkNovember 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)
14202"Blast From the Past"Middleboro, MassachusettsNovember 14, 2012 (2012-11-14)
15203"Breaking the Bank"Atlanta, GeorgiaNovember 21, 2012 (2012-11-21)
16204"Man On Fire"Greensboro, North CarolinaNovember 28, 2012 (2012-11-28)
17205"Cash Is King"London, EnglandDecember 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
18206"Knightwalkers"Dublin, IrelandDecember 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
19207"Boy Toys"Greensboro, North CarolinaDecember 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)
20208"Crate Expectations"Phoenix, ArizonaJanuary 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
21209"Grand Theft Auto"Tampa, FloridaJanuary 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)
22210"California Scheming"Santa Cruz, CaliforniaJanuary 23, 2013 (2013-01-23)
23211"Eye For an Eye"Toronto, OntarioFebruary 6, 2013 (2013-02-06)
24212"Liar Liar"Shreveport, LouisianaFebruary 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)
25213"Daredevils"Toronto, OntarioFebruary 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)
26214"Shock and Awe"LouisianaFebruary 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)

Season 3[edit]

Total #Episode #TitleLocationOriginal air date
27301"Guns A-Blazin'"Stockton, CaliforniaOctober 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
28302"Mike Tyson's Punch Out"Jacksonville, FloridaOctober 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
29303"Bunny Money"Denver, ColoradoOctober 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
30304"Golden Ticket"Nashville, TennesseeOctober 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
31305"Blow Up"Tucson, ArizonaNovember 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
32306"Platinum Hits"New York, New YorkNovember 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
33307"Sin City Win"Las Vegas, NevadaNovember 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
34308"World War Score"Normandy, FranceNovember 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
35309"Two Faced"Stockton, CaliforniaDecember 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
36310"Bad Blood"Red Hook, New YorkDecember 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
37311"What a Dummy"Stockton, CaliforniaDecember 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
38312"Lady Luck"St. Paul, MinnesotaJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
39313"Space Case"Sacramento, CaliforniaJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)

Season 4[edit]

Total #Episode #TitleLocationOriginal air date
40401"Steal Drum"Nashville, TennesseeApril 23, 2014 (2014-04-23)
41402"Monster Money"Hollywood, CaliforniaApril 23, 2014 (2014-04-23)
42403"Intergalactic Bounty"Nashville, TennesseeApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
43404"Big Boy Bucks"Las Vegas, NevadaApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
44405"Safari Sale"Johannesburg, South AfricaMay 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)
45406"Inflated Egos"Commerce, GeorgiaMay 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)
46407"Walk the Plank"Orlando, FloridaMay 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)
47408"Gunning For Dollars"Las Vegas, NevadaMay 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)
48409"Swami Says"Austin, TexasMay 28, 2014 (2014-05-28)
49410"It's Not Easy Making Green"Allentown, PennsylvaniaJune 4, 2014 (2014-06-04)
50411"Dino-Mite"Knoxville, TennesseeJune 11, 2014 (2014-06-11)
51412"Greedy Pig"Alpharetta, GeorgiaJune 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)
52413"The Wizard of Odd"Toronto, OntarioJune 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)

Season 5[edit]

Total #Episode #TitleLocationOriginal air date
01501"Prohibitive Costs"Huntingdon, QuebecNovember 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)
02502"Formula for Success"Montreal, QuebecNovember 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)
03503"Auction Prayers"Quebec City, QuebecNovember 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)
04504"Titanic Deals!"Halifax, Nova ScotiaNovember 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)
05505"Burial Expenses"Providence, Rhode IslandDecember 3, 2015 (2015-12-03)
06506"Once a Pawn a Time"Tampa, FloridaMarch 14, 2016 (2016-03-14)
07507"Oils Well That Ends Well"Edmonton, AlbertaMarch 14, 2016 (2016-03-14)
08508"Live Free or Buy"Concord, New HampshireMarch 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
09509"Blast From The Past"Los Angeles, CaliforniaMarch 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
10510"Hometown Hero"Long Island, New YorkMarch 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)
11511"Un-Beliebable Bargains"Toronto, OntarioMarch 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)
12512"Capital Gains"Ottawa, OntarioMarch 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
13513"Disco Deals"New York, New YorkMarch 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)

Critical reaction[edit]

The show is well received by the critics. It has received 7.4/10 ratings on TV.com and has received 2.3/10 ratings on TVGuide.co.uk. AV Club found it derivative of Storage Wars, but more positively said that the travel angle did add some local color and occasionally it did surprise with what the participants found.[1]

International distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Eric (Apr 11, 2012). "Baggage Battles (review)". AV Club. Retrieved 22 November 2013.

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