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Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:25 am

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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:01 pm

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%.
 
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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:13 pm

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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Chann

Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:29 pm



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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Great show! Always cool to see what kinds of goodies people try to sell.
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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:37 pm



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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:24 pm

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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:30 pm



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.

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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:32 pm



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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Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:36 pm



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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:16 am



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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:23 am

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 )
 
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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:47 am



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.

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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:34 am

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.

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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:47 am



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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:49 am



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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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:30 am



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.

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RE: Anyone Watch "Pawn Stars" On The History Channel?

Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:48 pm

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

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