TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > TiVo TV Talk > Now Playing - TV Show Talk
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2010, 02:06 PM   #91
scooterboy
Wookin' Pa Nub
 
scooterboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: East Kingston, NH USA
Posts: 28,157
I don't think Chumly is actually Hoss's childhood friend. I bet he's just an actor hired for the show.



Scratch that. Not just an actor, but a Master Thespian!
__________________
Try the original auto-correct: Proofreading.
scooterboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #92
YCantAngieRead
Not Entirely Current
 
YCantAngieRead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 39,490
Man, he's terrible, isn't he? Almost to the unbelievable point.
YCantAngieRead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 10:49 AM   #93
Supfreak26
Live Like Noone Else
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 9,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by scooterboy View Post
I don't think Chumly is actually Hoss's childhood friend. I bet he's just an actor hired for the show.



Scratch that. Not just an actor, but a Master Thespian!
That's what I think, too. He can't be THAT stupid. I don't know if he's an actor but he's definitely playing up the stupid factor for entertainment value. I'm ok with that. I think he's hilarious.
__________________
Because I'm tired of repeating myself: I don't hate anyone. I certainly don't hate anyone based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, hair color, shoe size, or favorite football team.
Supfreak26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #94
Kablemodem
Get the ketchup.
 
Kablemodem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 18,309
I loved when he made the wine and added wine for color.
Kablemodem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 02:06 PM   #95
pmyers
Registered User
 
pmyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 14,397
I'd love to see some behind the scene stuff on how they sell this stuff. They can't just be waiting for a 1 in a million collector to come in and buy. I think it would be neat to see them tracking down buyers.
pmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 02:24 PM   #96
markymark_ctown
Registered User
 
markymark_ctown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: C-Town
Posts: 6,967
like this show. it's like an interesting "antiques road show"
markymark_ctown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 03:52 PM   #97
mpar1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmyers View Post
I'd love to see some behind the scene stuff on how they sell this stuff. They can't just be waiting for a 1 in a million collector to come in and buy. I think it would be neat to see them tracking down buyers.
They sell on ebay.
mpar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 07:12 PM   #98
Mikeyis4dcats
Registered User
 
Mikeyis4dcats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,007
I read on another forum that Chumlee is actually fairly intelligent, and it's all an act.
Mikeyis4dcats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 07:18 PM   #99
nmiller855
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: East of Houston, Texas, USA
Posts: 5,316
I absolutely love the old man. He reminds me so much of my dad. The prank they pulled on him about the Continental as great. I loved when Chum Lee gave the old man a coin off of his desk wrapped as a Christmas present.
nmiller855 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #100
jkbird59
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33
whats their user name on ebay?
jkbird59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 08:13 PM   #101
latrobe7
Just one more thing
 
latrobe7's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 5,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkbird59 View Post
whats their user name on ebay?
goldsilverpawn
latrobe7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 06:17 PM   #102
pmyers
Registered User
 
pmyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 14,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpar1 View Post
They sell on ebay.
Would be hard to sell a lot of there stuff on Ebay though
pmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:40 AM   #103
Donbadabon
Geocacher
 
Donbadabon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 2,738
Quote:
Originally Posted by JFriday View Post
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.
And to further clarify, they had a sign on the wall that said you had 120 days to pick the item back up, and they charged 10% interest per month, along with a processing fee.

They also said verbally they give people an unwritten 14 days beyond the 120 days, just in case.

Stumbled across the show this past week (while being snowed in) and found it entertaining enough to SP.
Donbadabon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 11:22 AM   #104
scottjf8
Dada and Kaya.
 
scottjf8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 22,057
We love this show. Chumlee is the best.
__________________
Check out my wife's amazing
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
scottjf8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 12:09 PM   #105
nmiller855
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: East of Houston, Texas, USA
Posts: 5,316
The dune buggy episode really made me laugh. The kite episode is classic Chumlee.
nmiller855 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 12:10 PM   #106
scottjf8
Dada and Kaya.
 
scottjf8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 22,057
I dig how anytime they take a gun out to test it, they always have Chum shoot it first
__________________
Check out my wife's amazing
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
scottjf8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 11:52 PM   #107
MarkofT
****
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The Tall City
Posts: 7,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donbadabon View Post
And to further clarify, they had a sign on the wall that said you had 120 days to pick the item back up, and they charged 10% interest per month, along with a processing fee.

They also said verbally they give people an unwritten 14 days beyond the 120 days, just in case.
And you can pay the full interest and they will extend for anothe 120 days. Basically you pay off the pawn in full and they give you a new one.
MarkofT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 10:33 AM   #108
pmyers
Registered User
 
pmyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 14,397
This really has turned into one of my favorite shows. I just love all of the random stuff that comes in there!
pmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 02:30 PM   #109
billypritchard
Embiggener
 
billypritchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 3,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmyers View Post
This really has turned into one of my favorite shows. I just love all of the random stuff that comes in there!
I like it a lot, but the format is pretty rigid. Same phrases for every person who comes in. Most of the special items fall into certain categories (guns, machinery, coins/memoribilia). I'd like there to be more variety in the items.

The Old Man is awesome.
__________________
Do Me! Do Me! - MNoelH
I agree with BP - Finnstang
billypritchard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 03:17 PM   #110
markz
Hilarity Ensues
 
markz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Connersville, IN
Posts: 12,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoosierFan View Post
We've caught a handful of these. Do they ever show them selling the stuff the buy? I think that would be very interesting. He always talks about being able to make a profit on things, I would love to see if he does.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kablemodem View Post
I've never seen them sell an item they bought, but there was a show recently that revealed the profit made on some of the items they've bought.
On an episode I saw the other day, they sold a Rolex watch that they had purchased earlier. Big Hoss bet the old man that he could sell it for $5000. If Big Hoss won, the old man would have to wear in some baggy jeans to work. If Big Hoss lost, he would have to wear a suit and tie to work for 3 weeks.

As far as pawn shops go, when I was in the Army from 1987-1990, there were LOTS of pawn shops outside the Army base. I bought all of my stereo equipment at the various pawn shops. You could even find the same items at several stores and get them to meet or beat each other's prices.

Most of the stuff came from GI's that needed drinking money so they'd pawn the stuff they bought when they had money. Sometimes the guys would pawn their kevlar helmets, boots, uniforms, etc and then when they didn't have them for our next inspections, they'd get written up and sometimes even lose rank/pay, etc for selling gov't equipment.
__________________
- Mark

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
markz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #111
Steve_Martin
Grandminion
 
Steve_Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 5,776
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kablemodem View Post
I loved when he made the wine and added wine for color.
I can't believe they actually drank it too.
__________________
=Steve=
Ah Steve, a man of great wisdom. I bow before thee. - Skittles
**** Cancer
Sent from my desktop.
Steve_Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 04:51 PM   #112
janry
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 17,688
I got a kick out of the man trying to sell the 5 signed Pete Rose baseball cards but Rick said they were fake so he wouldn't buy them. Then the guy says he knows they are real and he'd bet Pete Roses's reputation on it. LOL

Last edited by janry : 02-17-2010 at 04:56 PM.
janry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 05:35 PM   #113
ElJay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,885
Yeah, the formula is feeling way too scripted. Although the items generally are rather interesting to hear about.

Old gun comes in. Is it real or not? Expert says it's real. Ok I'll buy it, but it will be worth more if we have a successful test fire. Let's go to the firing range and test it out.

Old <priceless artifact> comes in. Wow, this is great. I'd love to have it in my store. Expert gives a guess about an auction price. I wonder if I can get it for a good price? Customer asks for big bucks. No deal

Big ticket item comes in. That's a lot of money to lock up, but if we restore it we'll double/triple our money. Shop fixes the item and everybody is happy.
ElJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #114
pmyers
Registered User
 
pmyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 14,397
I think the items have a good variety: motorcycle, coke machine, chair, wagon, spoon, chest, clock, etc. Of course there are going to be a lot of guns....it's a pawn shop

and being in sales.....I can say that most transactions follow a usual "script".
pmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 01:14 AM   #115
Mars Rocket
Loosely wound
 
Mars Rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Sinnoh region
Posts: 10,285
Agree that's it repetitive in process, and comes across as heavily scripted at times - every time Chumlee does something *really* stupid I can't help but think the producers are pushing him to do it - but it's still really interesting, educational*, and fun. Plus it's family-friendly so I can watch it with my kids. There aren't too many shows for which that's all true.

* I wonder how much research Rick does before going on camera and spewing forth all his seemingly extemporaneous knowledge of { baseball cards, antique clocks, revolutionary war guns, art, etc. }. His breadth of knowledge is simply staggering as seen on TV.

Last edited by Mars Rocket : 02-18-2010 at 01:21 AM.
Mars Rocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 08:06 AM   #116
omnibus
cowboy, yee-ha
 
omnibus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Lost in Wyoming
Posts: 7,445
One of my favorites was the antique hand made cuckoo clock. Expert says that if the cuckoo works it will be worth thousands more. Then they all hover over the clock while the expert checks to see.
Spoiler:
it worked

__________________
Steve
omnibus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 12:11 AM   #117
MarkofT
****
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The Tall City
Posts: 7,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mars Rocket View Post
* I wonder how much research Rick does before going on camera and spewing forth all his seemingly extemporaneous knowledge of { baseball cards, antique clocks, revolutionary war guns, art, etc. }. His breadth of knowledge is simply staggering as seen on TV.
I don't see him having to research a whole lot. He seems to know the generalities and key things to pick up on but the depth of knowledge isn't there and he has been surprised by things now and then. He has been doing this for 20 years or so and remember, this is his job. Lots of time to learn new tricks from his buddies.
MarkofT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 07:38 AM   #118
ellinj
Seems Very Friendly
 
ellinj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: RI
Posts: 11,201
I am always surprised about the endless supply of experts that he defers to. Who knew that there would be so many in the Las Vegas area.
__________________
Wondering when the next trip to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
will be ?
ellinj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 08:44 AM   #119
cheerdude
Reed &amp;amp;amp; Juliet's CPA
 
cheerdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 10,065
If you are the only family-owned pawn shops in the area... and probably one of the biggest; you can always find a way to get experts to help.
cheerdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 08:45 AM   #120
innocentfreak
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,568
Cash helps too since there is usually a consultant fee paid to experts.
__________________
1 - TiVo Roamio Pro
2 - TiVo Premiere XL

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
innocentfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 PM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |