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    Default Pawn Stars is my new favorite show

    Those four boobs are funnier than hell. I love the stuff they get offered. Blake and I went down there to check it out. There were hundreds of people standing in the heat to get in the store. We went the following day. We purchased a couple of cool pieces.
    Will post some pics tomorrow.
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    Usually a pretty cool show, tonight was kind of slow and boring I think. I also really like American Restoration and the old fuel pumps he restores.

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    We love that show, still am amazed at the stuff people sell and how cheap they will let it go for.

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    he thinks he is some awesome negotiator because he runs a frigging pawn shop.

    come on,now

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Creole View Post
    Those four boobs are funnier than hell. I love the stuff they get offered. Blake and I went down there to check it out. There were hundreds of people standing in the heat to get in the store. We went the following day. We purchased a couple of cool pieces.
    Will post some pics tomorrow.
    Would just be another little pawn shop with a couple old focks working there if it wasn't for the history channel,
    its somewhat entertaining though.

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    They know whats coming in before it comes so they can learn about it to some degree. The scene is scripted but not the dialogue. But I'm sure most of you guys already knew that.

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    Love Pawn Stars especially the old man.

    Pawn shops are pawn shops I always find cool stuff and they always lowball sellers and highball buyers.

    As far as these type shows I like American Pickers as well- with the exception that I dont like the guys as much and I dont like the fact that every episode shows how much they rip the sellers off for- kind of lame.


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    They are a bunch of Tools and the people that sale the stuff to them at the ridiculous prices they let it go for are fools.

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    It amazes me what they pay for things.... goes like this, What do you want for it? A grand. I'll give you 12 dollars. How about 800? I'll go 15. OK! Chum, go do the paper work.

    I fully get they are there to make money but why would these people take so little if they beleive the item is worth so much more?????? Have they not heard of ebay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Thinking! View Post
    It amazes me what they pay for things.... goes like this, What do you want for it? A grand. I'll give you 12 dollars. How about 800? I'll go 15. OK! Chum, go do the paper work.

    I fully get they are there to make money but why would these people take so little if they beleive the item is worth so much more?????? Have they not heard of ebay?
    I dont know about you but pawn shops are typically "desperate measure" outlets.

    By the time you are there - you are already in trouble.

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    I don't think they rip people off. They need to buy Wholesale. Normally they give about half of it's ESTIMATED retail price. Retail business needs to make that 40% to stay in business. THis place is buying obscure items that may take a while to sell. Every boat retail business here, buys their stuff form Diversified / Eddie/ Rex / Dana, etc.. Normal mark up on FAST moving items is 40%. Many times give the customer a 10% or 20% break and only net 20% to 30%. I am sure Pawn Starts gives the same discount if the buyer is ready to pay NOW! What do you think the proper mark up should be from wholesale to retail? I am surprised how much they give for some of these items, especially in this economy. Some of the estimates they get from the experts are from items that have sold years ago at auction. Past sale prices do not dictate currrent prices. If you think they do, well, I got some great real estate thats 40% off, come and get it.

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    I had to deal with a couple of pawn shops to retrieve items that were burglerized from my house. I had to have a Sherriffs detective present during the transactioin. I have never dealt with scum like I dealt with there. The guys behind the counter and most of the people selling thier stuff are all scum. Most of it is ripped off shiat being sold for drug money. It was so obvious.

    It is true. If you are selling your shiat there you are almost at the end of your rope.

    I do like the show. It is entertaining but not the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatsntoys View Post
    I don't think they rip people off. They need to buy Wholesale. Normally they give about half of it's ESTIMATED retail price. Retail business needs to make that 40% to stay in business. THis place is buying obscure items that may take a while to sell. Every boat retail business here, buys their stuff form Diversified / Eddie/ Rex / Dana, etc.. Normal mark up on FAST moving items is 40%. Many times give the customer a 10% or 20% break and only net 20% to 30%. I am sure Pawn Starts gives the same discount if the buyer is ready to pay NOW! What do you think the proper mark up should be from wholesale to retail? I am surprised how much they give for some of these items, especially in this economy. Some of the estimates they get from the experts are from items that have sold years ago at auction. Past sale prices do not dictate currrent prices. If you think they do, well, I got some great real estate thats 40% off, come and get it.
    When they call in the specialist (nearly every transaction on TV) that says the rifle/ring - doodad is worth 10K.

    Then they start with a "rip off" offer - then settle on a "fair" deal for the buyer.

    Everybody tries to buy stuff as cheap as they can. Its a pawn shop man.

    Although interestingly - I dont see anyone "pawning" anything anymore.


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    I was able to pawn all my old HB gear there. Some hilarious comments on this thread.
    Wishful had me laughing so hard like I was actually watching another episode.
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