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Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by fisherboy7 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:59 am

I think I've seen pretty much every episode now (full episodes available online). Love the unique items that come into the shop, and the bartering is fun too. Never seen any prewar cards, but somehow the show still scratches my vintage itch. My only gripe is that the kids on the show, Corey and Chumlee, can be annoying. Rick really seems to know his stuff though.

If you watch the show, what's your favorite item that you've seen walk into the shop?

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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by cccc on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:15 am

i can't enjoy it knowing everything is staged.
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Post by BigGuy219 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:16 am

If Chumlee can find work, why can't the Octomom?
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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by fisherboy7 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:54 am

cccc wrote:i can't enjoy it knowing everything is staged.

I suspected that....what have you found out about that? and to what degree? Are the people who are featured the actual owners of the items?

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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by cccc on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:18 am

mark visited the place last year, i'm sure he can give you more insight. from what i've read (google) it's mostly staged, like prices are thrown around but sometimes items don't exchange hands off-camera.
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Post by fisherboy7 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:29 am

Did you guys ever watch Treasure Trader? Also on the history channel, about a collector of eclectic weird stuff, Billy Jameison. Has a cool back story too. Jameison made his fortune when buying the contents of the Niagara Falls museum in 1999, a "cabinet of curiosities", one of the last of it's kind. It was opened in the early 1800's and its owner made trips around the world to fill it with interesting stuff. Lots of taxidermy and tribal art and plenty of rare artifacts....

The museum also contained an Egypt exhibit hilighted by 9 unidentified mummies. Jameison obviously had a strong hunch, and after the purchase, one of the mummies was identified by Egyptologists as the missing Pharaoh Ramses I. He sold off the mummies to a museum, and they have since been resold to a museum in Egypt. The original museum owner must have purchased them from a tomb raider way back in the mid 19th century. Anyways, the initial mummy sale paid for Jameison's Niagara museum collection purchase, and Jameison has since spent his time continuing to buy super rare and expensive artifacts around the world, and that's what the show has him doing. Sadly, Billy died while filming in the middle of its first season, so it only goes 8 episodes long.

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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by ullmandds on Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:59 am

I am addicted to all of those types of show...pawn stars...hard core pawn...american pickers...cajun pawn...any and all of them!!!!
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Post by sabrjay on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:22 pm

American Pickers is great. It would be a dream job for me to be able to rummage through hoards of misc junk like that. I've collected a lot different things during my life. Coins, stamps, lunch boxes, board games, toys and many other things. I am a hoarder but Mona keeps me in check.

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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by pariah1107 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:32 am

Pawn Stars is the best of the three pawn shows on history channel IMO. Though it is a bit depressing to realize many of these people are given 50-75% of the items value, only to probably blow it all on the nearest blackjack table. I swear, you can almost see the gambling addiction taking hold of these peoples common sense.

My favorite History Channel program is American Restoration.
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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by cccc on Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:20 am

these shows come off as redneck-y to me, maybe it's a white people thing. give me game of thrones to escape to or dramas like breaking bad or true blood. i've noticed all the shows i watch are on sunday, not much tv watching during the weekdays.
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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by ullmandds on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:03 pm

"Picked off" is the latest incarnation which is kinda like an amazing race of picking...I thought it'd be dumb when I first saw it...but I am hooked already!!!!!!!
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Post by ullmandds on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:11 pm

Additionally...I see 'the count" from count's customs of pawn stars fame will soon have his own show buying and selling old cars...I'm already hooked!!!!
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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by pariah1107 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:01 pm

Wow Pete, hooked before a show airs? The Counts' show may be good, but networks are flooded with shows about cars, car restorations, auctions, build-ups, build-offs, and drag racing.

Give me Click and Clack on Car Talk, AM radio, any day. So sad to hear that after 35 years they are calling it quits this September. That radio show was a staple on Sunday mornings in my fathers garage. Thank goodness the best of the Tappett Brothers will run for quite awhile.
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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by ullmandds on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:09 pm

I love click and clack too...they will be missed!
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Re: Anyone else addicted to Pawn Stars?

Post by Square_Frame_Ramly on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Yeah, i went to the store in Vegas...did not see any of them there. Prices are 300 % over value. They sell more t-shirts than anything.

I got there just in time, a line was forming 15 deep when i left.

Good show though...

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