Is auction hunters storage wars or action wars staged in any way?
The show Storage Wars does not appear to be truly staged, however it's been suggested that through the magic of editing, there are countless hours of video that hit the "cutting room floor."
Put another way, the crew films a staggering number of auctions, the portions that make for great TV are what you see, the less interesting auctions are cut and thrown away. This may give the impression of many more successful finds than what one person might actually be able to obtain.
Additionally, like most reality shows, the directors may give prompts, or suggestions which would make for better viewing, but since tampering with delinquent and repossessed lockers is against the law in most states, staging the great finds is not very likely.