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Old 08-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #31
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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
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:53 AM   #32
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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.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #33
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i guess so. i dont think they have the customers standing there while an expert appraisal is being done.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:11 PM   #34
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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.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:16 PM   #35
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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.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #36
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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.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:39 PM   #37
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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.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:41 PM   #38
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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.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:04 PM   #39
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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.
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?
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:39 AM   #40
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Just started watching this recently. Love it. My favorite has to be Chumley
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:57 PM   #41
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Pretty entertaining show. The old man cracks me up. He and Chum Lee are great supporting characters.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:56 PM   #42
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I couldn't believe they didn't fire that girl for showing up late again. I think Chumley is a idiot, they keep him around to be a ginnypig is all. The hotrod was a great deal though.
I been watching the show from the begining. There have been some good deals and some stupid deals IMHO. Its a good summer show.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:06 PM   #43
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[quote=Fl_Gulfer;7469399]. I think Chumley is a idiot, they keep him around to be a ginnypig is all. QUOTE]


They have admited that Chumley is an idiot, but they add "he is our idiot"

very entertaining.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:52 AM   #44
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Just caught a couple of episodes of this and it is interesting. Their pawn shop is nothing like any I've been in. Once you get past the BS they do for TV, the things brought in and the restoration they seem to do on a number of items is interesting.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:19 AM   #45
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I love the people who try to cash in stuff and when the money isn't enough, suddenly they tell the cameras it's a treasured fairly heirloom that will be passed on. Like the woman with the worthless piece of the Berlin Wall. What was she thinking? I remember those being sold in K-Mart and on TV.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:08 AM   #46
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I need to go back and watch the past episodes. How many have therre been? I've tried to find a listing of the past episodes but can't find them.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:50 AM   #47
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I've recorded ten so far. I'm not sure how many I am missing though, because I didn't start watching until it was already on for a little while.

Boom or Bust
Brothels & Busses
Confederate Conundrum
Damn Yankees
Gangsters & Guitars
Knights in Fake Armor?
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:01 PM   #48
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The latest episode was hilarious with Corey using Chumley as resource for his pawn shop knowledge test given by his father. Chumley idiot savant!
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:22 PM   #49
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I think ElJay is correct with 10. I did a quick search on Mininova and it shows 10 eps available with Rick's Big Bet just being released today.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:49 PM   #50
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Yeah last night's was episode 10 according to TVrage.com.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:43 PM   #51
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Love that the new season started! I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was inside that chest!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:44 PM   #52
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You would think if anything was in there they would hear it rattle.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:10 PM   #53
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The only episode I liked Chum Lee in was when he flew the kite.

The mechanism on the chest was pretty interesting.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:00 PM   #54
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The only episode I liked Chum Lee in was when he flew the kite.

The mechanism on the chest was pretty interesting.
I just knew that kite was going to end up on the pole, but I couldn't stop watching.

The Old Man just cracks me up. Did he really not get the Shelby over 20mph?

I think it's a pretty entertaining show. Glad it's back for a second season.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:43 PM   #55
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Chum Lee was hilarious when he was going on about the Imperial that they'd "sold" for $1000. "The guy that bought it is going to put some hydraulics on it."
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:49 PM   #56
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LOL Love this show.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #57
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Chum Lee was hilarious when he was going on about the Imperial that they'd "sold" for $1000. "The guy that bought it is going to put some hydraulics on it."
That car is a sweet ride. Not a super fan of all the 'classics' but I'd ride with that top down in that thing anywhere. I don't think Old Man really ever believed the car was sold. I'm sure if he did he would call the purchaser buy it back.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:59 PM   #58
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I caught a marathon of this the other night and found it very interesting. It was like antique roadshow with a capitalistic bent to it.

Some of the stuff people bring in is very interesting.

I set up a SP for it.

And Rick looks like Michael Chiklis to me.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #59
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I've always wondered how a pawn shop operates. Like, if I'm looking for a Rolex, are pawn shops a viable option in order to save some cash on one? Or, will a pawn shop mark it up significantly?

And, what happens to the people who pawn something. Do they know if an item has sold? Or, do they just go back to reclaim it, only to find it gone?

Also, how does one get into the pawning business? Like, how do you build your inventory? Start with an empty store and a mound of cash?
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:04 PM   #60
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You can either Pawn something (get a loan with an item as collateral). If you do this you get a set amount of time to pay the money back, you also pay interest. If you default they keep the item and have the right to sell it. Or you can just sell them your item to them and they can immediately sell it.
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