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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. Aug 3, 2009 #21 of 406
    Frylock

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    "Gold & Silver Pawn Shop" is the name of it, from here
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 #22 of 406
    Ment

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    Chum Lee degrades my synapses whenever I hear him speak. He should try out for Slingblade2.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2009 #23 of 406
    Mike Lang

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    I started watching this show a few days ago, I find the stuff that comes through the door pretty interesting.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2009 #24 of 406
    innocentfreak

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    I like the show. I almost wonder if it is one of the ones that Dave Atell visited when he had his Insomniac show because most of the store personal look familiar.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 #25 of 406
    billboard_NE

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    Seasone pass set, I loved how the old man complained about the cost of restoring the Lincoln, then would not sell it and kept it for himself.

    Good show
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 #26 of 406
    Frylock

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    I was shocked to see that 75% of the stuff that comes in the door they can't reach a deal on. I figured it would be a lot lower. I guess they must need to bring few quite a few people to make up each episode.

    The only thing that would make this better is seeing how much the items sold for. I'd love to see someone buy the cannon or the boat. Or even from the latest episode, what ring did the guy trade for?
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 #27 of 406
    BeanMeScot

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    This. But I figure they don't want to piss off the people selling them stuff with how much money they are making off the stuff. :cool:
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 #28 of 406
    latrobe7

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    I think the woman with all the autographs should have held out for her price; I think she would have got it.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2009 #29 of 406
    JFriday

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    I think the boat thing was BS. I'm sure it was checked out prior to him buying it. The Dad and Grandpa were so adimant about not buying boats I'm sure a kid that grew up in that invironement wouldn't shell out 16.5K that easily especially with the both of them sitting in the store.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2009 #30 of 406
    scooterboy

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    I think you're right that he definitely knew the "no boats" policy, but I also think he only bought it because the camera was on him.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 #31 of 406
    jkbird59

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    why wouldnt the guy buy the ejection seat for 300.00 then have it appraised? if you dont have the guts to lose 300 find another line of work
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 #32 of 406
    JFriday

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    It just sounds like a good "story line" the way they showed it, I doubt that's how it really went down.
     
  13. Aug 12, 2009 #33 of 406
    jkbird59

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    i guess so. i dont think they have the customers standing there while an expert appraisal is being done.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2009 #34 of 406
    JFriday

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    I was talking about the boat. On the ejector seat why not go into your office call your source and he could have easily determined it was possibly worth more than $300.00. Having the guy there when the appraisal done can only end up bad for you.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2009 #35 of 406
    ElJay

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    I have to laugh at the reaction of the sellers after an appraisal is done.

    Appraiser: Your thingy is worth $40,000!
    Seller: There you go, it's worth $40,000! I want $40,000!!

    Most of them seem to come to their senses after Rick explains the pawn shop business model to them.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2009 #36 of 406
    WhiskeyTango

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    Well they did show in one of those multiple choice commercial break questions that 75% of customers don't reach an agreement with the shop.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 #37 of 406
    Satchel

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    I love pawn shops...they're my hobby. I stop by about half a dozen a week.

    This is a great show, but it seems like they've had some ringers come in...like they know some people with some interesting things and they have them come in...It's getting a little "by the numbers" when something cool comes in...they like it but don't know if it's real...then they have to get it appraised...end of scene...five minutes later the appraiser is there, get a price (in front of the customer no less) and then negotiate.

    I'd think the owners would tell the people doing the appraising to not tell the customer the price.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 #38 of 406
    WhiskeyTango

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    Plus, how many 'experts' does a real pawn shop owner really know? This guy knows a pro who knows everything about the more obscure things in society.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2009 #39 of 406
    Frylock

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    To be fair, this is Vegas. I imagine that a LOT of stuff gets pawned there, and the Old Man has worked there for 30+ years. You don't think in 30+ years he made some contacts?
     
  20. Aug 19, 2009 #40 of 406
    urwathrtz

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    Just started watching this recently. Love it. My favorite has to be Chumley
     

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