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Anyone else catch Pawn Stars on the History channel?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scooterboy, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 #1 of 406
    scooterboy

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    I found it strangely entertaining. It's about a guy, his father, and his son who run a pawn shop in Vegas, and the strange things that people bring in the door.

    Give it a shot.
     
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    BeanMeScot

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    I half saw a commercial (what are those? I was cooking, Ok?) for it over the weekend and thought it seemed interesting but I didn't set an SP.
     
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    MarkofT

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    I caught the two episodes this week and the 3 main characters seemed pretty interesting, especially the old man. Doesn't hurt that it is also a Las Vegas pawn shop and I recognize the surrounding areas.

    Big Hoss's comment about his assistant was pretty good too. "He may be the village idiot, but he is my village idiot."
     
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    latrobe7

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    I stumbled upon this the other day; I like watching the haggling and there will no doubt be lots of interesting people selling lots of weird stuff.
     
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    scandia101

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    That's disappointing. I thought the title said pron stars :mad:
    I'll give it a look anyway.
     
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    windracer

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    From Bill Maher's last episode of "Real Time":

    :D
     
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    BrandonRe

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    Gregor

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    I like it. Sort of like a Antiques Roadshow for the common man, with a huge dose of reality thrown it.

    The old man is cool. I bet he has some great stories to tell that he can't tell on camera.
     
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    pmyers

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    I'm loving this show. Thanks for the head's up!
     
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    The Flush

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    I don't understand why someone would bring a vintage guitar or gun to a pawn shop to sell (not pawn) instead of taking it to a guitar shop or gun shop in the first place. Or even better yet, advertise it yourself in a specialty forum or magazine. It seems you could get more money that way. Maybe they think they can monetize their assets faster this way, but some, like the guy with the art prints, was not in a hurry.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2009 #11 of 406
    pmyers

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    I agree and made the same comment to my wife. I guess these people are willing to make less for the quick cash....or in the case of that guitar...the real guitar shops new it was crap and wouldn't pay him either so he figured he'd try a pawn shop.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2009 #12 of 406
    MarkofT

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    It's easier to find a reputable pawnshop then it is to find a shop specializing in the item you want to sell. You can also form a working relationship with the pawn shop and they nurture the relationship by giving you slightly better deals or a heads up when something you might be interested in shows up.

    Selling the item yourself is just a pain. How many cars have you sold yourself either from classifieds or just parking it on a well trafficked street? Compare that to how many cars you have traded in for less then what you would get selling it yourself.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    Also, they may not really want to get rid if it. Just put it up as collateral for a loan. :)
     
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    TX WJ

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    This is a interesting show.
     
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    The Flush

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    I've sold 3 cars myself and only traded in one, and I regretted not selling the one myself. I am probably $5000 ahead by selling them myself and probably gave up well over $1000 by trading in the one.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2009 #16 of 406
    ElJay

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    It does seem to be a high end pawn shop. I don't know what the guy with the art prints was thinking. Perhaps he was lying to get the price he wanted. I'm assuming these people see the pawn shop as the path of least resistance to selling the thing (as opposed to a specialized auction or magazine ads). Of course that path is likely going to cost at least 50% of the item's value.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2009 #17 of 406
    BeanMeScot

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    That's the first thing they ask and most of the people they have shown with these Antiques Roadshow type items are looking to sell.

    I am really enjoying the show, too. The family interaction is fun and the items are pretty cool. I am sure they will get even more interesting items, now!
     
  18. Aug 2, 2009 #18 of 406
    Frylock

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    I really enjoy it. It's definitely not your typical pawn shop, because I never saw a boat at my local pawn shop! It's pretty entertaining.
     
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    Adam1115

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    Is this real...? I can't seem to figure out the actual name of this pawn shop...
     
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    Uncle Briggs

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    Yeah, it's great. I made an SP.
     

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