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HISTORY CHANNEL****FOR SHAME***AMERICAN PICKERS
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1949787:MV85Njg4MzVfMjg3MDk2MTVfREMzRUNFREI=] This thread boggles my mind. How is it different from anything? If an elderly couple hires me to cut their lawn, lets say I charge them 20 bucks. Pretty common. The couple could do all the work, and spend only $3 in fuel for the same results. But they pay 20 so they do not have to do the work, even though it is much cheaper to do themselves. Using this same scenario, lets look at how much I've really profited. So we got the $3 mower fuel, I probably bought my own mower, and a portion of each job will cover a portion of that investment, lets add another $3. I probably need a vehicle and possibly a trailer to haul the equipment to their lawn, And that vehicle needs fuel also to haul the equipment. (probably have to charge more then $20 by this point) for the sake of the scenario lets add just another $3 each for the truck, trailer and more fuel. Now assume it takes me an hour to get the job done, add in transit time from one place to the next. I hope I don't need to hire any help because now I'm making less then minimum wage for myself. And that is BEFORE TAXES. By your logic, I am robbing granddad by getting 6x what he could do it for. It is about the exchange of time and energy, and the cost of doing business. [/quote]
I can NOT believe that the HISTORY channel would show such a disgrace to our older generation. TO think for one minute this would somehow be cleared to air is appalling. To brag or somehow boast about an unsolicited visit to Leland's farm and the price paid versus the actual value should be illegal. If this would have been my granddad I would have felt robbed of my family heirloom and treasures. The History Channel should immediately cancel this show!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were so looking forward to a new show that was really about hidden treasures in American not thievery we couldn't even finish the show.
These guys are scum bags !!!!! Nice job History Channel way to promote thieves . I would love to meet these guys face to face , and work a deal out with them. If you know what I mean ! And my parents always told me crime doesn't pay, unless you make a show for the History Channel .Way to teach kids its ok to steal from the older generation. History Channel you should make things right pay these people fair price for their stuff, and fire these dirt bags
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