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Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?  
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

http://www.history.com/content/pawn-stars

I like this show. I guess it is interesting to see the stuff people bring in and to see how much they get for it. Has anyone ever been to that shop? Im not exactly sure where it is but I know It is somewhere in Las Vegas. Where do they keep some of the stuff? In past shows the have bought motorcycles, old classic cars, and even a boat! In the upcoming new season they showed a clip where they even buy a hot air balloon!


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

I have watch some episodes, it is okay, but I wish it were an hour long show, instead of just 30 minutes. It seems they always offer someone just under half the actual value of something, though some hold out for more.

I know that is how they make money, but if they buy something for 45% of its value, then later sell it for 90% of its value, their profit margin is 100%.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11588 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4876 times:

This show is proof that there are entirely too many "reality" shows on.

That being said: It is interesting to see "behind the scenes" and find out how they appraise things and see what people are willing to part with for money.

On the other hand, why doesn't a camera crew follow my partner and I around while we build fences? We have run into some challenges kinda like Buddy the Cake Boss. Now that Jon and Kate have ended, they need something to fill that time slot!



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4853 times:



Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
In past shows the have bought motorcycles, old classic cars, and even a boat!

Three classically bad investments for pawn brokers.
On the show where they bought the old black Lincoln, I was actually standing up in front of the TV shouting "NO!!! DON'T BUY IT!!! RUN AWAY!!! RUN AWAY!!!". If boats are a hole in the water where you pour money, then "suicide-door" Lincolns are a hole in the driveway where you pour money because, unlike 1970 and later Lincolns, they're substantially different from all other Ford products and parts are extremely hard to come by, plus they're neither pleasant to drive nor particularly roomy inside. Also, while a 100% original "suicide-door" Lincoln might generate some interest from collectors, the one on the show had been badly (and misguidedly) modified with tacky and inappropriate rims and a new paint job. Rule #1 of buying old cars is "Never, ever buy one that has just been repainted because that new paint job was put there by the seller to hide serious problems".

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
It seems they always offer someone just under half the actual value of something, though some hold out for more.

As is standard operating procedure in the pawn industry.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
I know that is how they make money, but if they buy something for 45% of its value, then later sell it for 90% of its value, their profit margin is 100%.

Yes, but only on the stuff that actually sells, and when it sells. Lots of things sit in pawn shops for ages waiting on the "right" buyer, and other things (such as the aforementioned Lincoln) are bad investments that either barely break even or wind up losing money for the broker when and if they do finally sell.



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5027 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

Great show! Always cool to see what kinds of goodies people try to sell.


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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4850 times:



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
Great show! Always cool to see what kinds of goodies people try to sell.

Absolutely! I refer to it as "Antiques Roadshow for the blue-collar set".  Wink



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 4808 times:

Did anyone see the episode where the guy brought in a 1951 autographed Yankee team ball? The old man offered the guy $800 for it. I am not a memorabilia collector (I used to collect baseball cards) but I think that ball is way more than $800! It had Mantle's and Dimagio's signature on it!


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 4805 times:



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
Great show! Always cool to see what kinds of goodies people try to sell.

I do and I love it. The Chris Craft came out really nice. Come to think of it my dad did parts on that boat. I am anxiously waiting for the new series to start tonight.

KH



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 4805 times:



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
Great show! Always cool to see what kinds of goodies people try to sell.

I agree! But they need to make some new episodes.They been repeating the same stuff two or three times.

I thought the best one was when Rick's son was sweating bullets on the Chris-Craft boat. And the cannon bought for 30k was another good one.



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 4802 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
am anxiously waiting for the new series to start tonight.

Thanks for the info.I'll watch it.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4769 times:
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Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):

I know that is how they make money, but if they buy something for 45% of its value, then later sell it for 90% of its value, their profit margin is 100%.

Ah, but remember....that 100% profit margin is not necessarily reflective of their net profit. Sure, they may be more profitable than the business down the street, but 100% profit margin does not equal 100% net profit.

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User currently offlineHestaman From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

I just read this thread today and happened across the show this afternoon... They almost bought an ejection seet from a Vietnam era jet. I thought it was pretty cool, but they didn't think there would be a market for that in Vegas (are they crazy  Smile )

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4765 times:



Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
m not exactly sure where it is but I know It is somewhere in Las Vegas.

It's on Las Vegas Blvd. in Las Vegas proper, between Garces Ave. and Gass Ave. near Downtown. Rode right by it Friday afternoon.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...896&spn=0.004227,0.009645&t=h&z=17


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4749 times:

Just got off with my dad; He said his company did the doors on the 27ft Chris Craft BH bought. My DVR is set to record.

KH



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5027 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4715 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 7):
I do and I love it. The Chris Craft came out really nice. Come to think of it my dad did parts on that boat. I am anxiously waiting for the new series to start tonight.

KH

Oh yeah, that was an awesome episode. He sure showed his dad! LOL!

I also liked the plane they bought. I honestly thought it was not even worth what they bought it for. I thought it would be worth 20 times more to fix, including the interior. Boy, they scored on the outcome of that one.



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5027 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4714 times:



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 6):
Did anyone see the episode where the guy brought in a 1951 autographed Yankee team ball? The old man offered the guy $800 for it. I am not a memorabilia collector (I used to collect baseball cards) but I think that ball is way more than $800! It had Mantle's and Dimagio's signature on it!

Yes, they got a killing on that one. But, remember where they are! Vegas is known to find people desperate for money. $800 in this economy might be what the person with the baseball needed. However, he got royally screwed for letting it go for that cheap.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4699 times:



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 15):

Yes, they got a killing on that one. But, remember where they are! Vegas is known to find people desperate for money. $800 in this economy might be what the person with the baseball needed. However, he got royally screwed for letting it go for that cheap.

It was the condition of the signatures that it let go.

Hunter



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

I think the show is interesting, I always wondered how a pawn shop operated. Plus they're some characters.

Better than Ax Men and Ice Road Truckers.



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