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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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01/19/2010 12:58 AM
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Agreed !! protest
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I tend to agree. I got the feeling that the two guys more or less looked down on these people. Nothing wrong with buying the stuff, but they should be respectful of whoever they are buying or attempting to buy from.
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Had the moral fiber sunk so low in America as to allow this filth to be presented as being a cool and neat way to make fucken $$$$$$$$$$$$!!!

When people no longer care about the betterment of society then the new world order wins!
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01/19/2010 01:10 AM
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I tend to agree. I got the feeling that the two guys more or less looked down on these people. Nothing wrong with buying the stuff, but they should be respectful of whoever they are buying or attempting to buy from.
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I noticed that when these to rat face bastards were buying(stealing) items from these old people they would giggle and smile like greedy thieves that got away with screwing yet another old person.
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Agreed! That man was 88 years old and I felt they were invasive and insensitive. Why would History channel allow this.

Terrible.
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01/19/2010 01:25 AM
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I wish I knew wtf you were talking about
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I wish I knew wtf you were talking about
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I will give you $75 for that saddle ..... Then they get $5,000 for it......etc etc etc.....



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Just like Pawn Stars.... Give the woman $7,500 for the ship bell .... when the man said she could get $25,000 for it...........and she took the $7,500 ... what an idiot...



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01/19/2010 01:41 AM
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if the seller agrees to the price and is happy, i see nothing wrong, although I would truly hate to sell something worth a lot for a steal of a price.

To an 88 yr old guy who likely paid less than a dollar for something, to get $5 or more may seem like a great deal for him, and he is likely not savvy enough to use ebay.

The buyer is taking a risk as well.
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yes watching right now now that you mention it they do come off as greedy little kids this show does not come off right they fake laugh a little to munch
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bump 5a
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Other good stuff on like "Obama's America" very informative on how big a racists whites were, are and are going to be.
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propoganda stfu
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My first day in the History Channel forums, i got into an argument with a kid over war and how the rich ruled the world, etc, etc. They removed all of my posts. I never returned.

Last Edited by Thelanimilbus on 01/19/2010 03:55 AM
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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz--business partners in Iowa-based Antique Archaeology and friends since the 8th grade--are part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians.

that should answer your questions on the morality of this program!!!!


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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz--business partners in Iowa-based Antique Archaeology and friends since the 8th grade--are part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians.

that should answer your questions on the morality of this program!!!!


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01/19/2010 10:49 AM
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History Channel had deleted many a post against these two thugs/crooks. Just like the way they like to rewrite history!

AMERICAN PICKERS==2 GREEDY AMERICANS BENT ON SCREWING OLDER PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR TREASURES. ALL WITH A SMILE OF COURSE((((((((

This show reminds me why I hate most people anymore...they are evil at heart and not willing to change!
ATE
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The History (as we see it) Channel SUCKS!
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op, you sound like obama the communist. all participants were happy. leland got some cash, the pickers MIGHT make a profit.

there is risk in making money and last time i checked we're still a capitalist society (not for long i suspect).
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op, you sound like obama the communist. all participants were happy. leland got some cash, the pickers MIGHT make a profit.

there is risk in making money and last time i checked we're still a capitalist society (not for long i suspect).
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This goes WAY beyond just making money. It represents something FAR worse...the moral decay of the people and the fall of America!!!
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op, you sound like obama the communist. all participants were happy. leland got some cash, the pickers MIGHT make a profit.

there is risk in making money and last time i checked we're still a capitalist society (not for long i suspect).



This goes WAY beyond just making money. It represents something FAR worse...the moral decay of the people and the fall of America!!!
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whatever
many times they would ask leland what he would take for an item, and they agreed right then and there. noone forced any of the people to sell. if they thought they might be getting screwed they could have said "thanks, but no thanks, i'll keep my old shit and let it rot here for eternity".
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I just don't understand the premise of this thread.

OP, you have described in your original post the way things have ALWAYS been since the beginning of recorded history.

A fool and his money (wealth) are soon parted.

Why are you crying to mama about a MUTUALLY AGREED UPON transaction?
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the 'history' channel is retelling history on ACID they have been doing this for some time now...
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if the seller agrees to the price and is happy, i see nothing wrong, although I would truly hate to sell something worth a lot for a steal of a price.

To an 88 yr old guy who likely paid less than a dollar for something, to get $5 or more may seem like a great deal for him, and he is likely not savvy enough to use ebay.

The buyer is taking a risk as well.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 779573

You're an idiot.
By that logic, it's okay for you to trade a kid some candy for the gold necklace her grandmother gave her at her baptism.
If I knew an old person who was in posession of an item of great value but that person wasn't aware of the value of the item, I would let them know it's real value and if they desired, I would introduce them to a buyer.
You probably think it's okay to buy foreclosed properties at auction and profit at the expense of someone else's misfortune.
But then again, that's the beauty of the capitalist system, isn't it?
It's what America is all about. You can go into another country and take what you want and pay what you want and if they don't agree you just deny them access to the market, impose sanctions on them, and starve them into submission.
And stupid fucks like you are only too happy to share in the spoils.
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I actually had a similar reaction at one point last night. When they bought that samurai sword for $200 I thought they were stealing him blind. Turns out the thing is only worth four or $500. Big deal.

If they had Not gone in there, found it and rescued it, it's likely it just would've rusted away to nothing.

Thing you don't realize is that most of these treasures they find are sitting in the back of somebody's yard or in somebody's barn rusting on rotting away. If they don't buy them and restore them chances are they will be thrown away into the junk pile.

The idea that their kids or somebody is going to inherit this stuff and then restore it or what ever?nonsense.

When kids inherit grandpas farm that's loaded with a bunch of old rotting rusty crap -- they throw it all away. That's what happens.

Leeland obviously doesn't have the energy or the impetus to dig around in his belongings and put them up for sale himself. These people actually performed him a service by showing up with cash. Now you can probably afford another three months of high blood pressure medication or whatever.
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by the way, are these two guys gay lovers?

Serious question
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op, you sound like obama the communist. all participants were happy. leland got some cash, the pickers MIGHT make a profit.

there is risk in making money and last time i checked we're still a capitalist society (not for long i suspect).



This goes WAY beyond just making money. It represents something FAR worse...the moral decay of the people and the fall of America!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 868942

Ya FUKTARD, moral decay? What are you talking about? You probably shop at WAL*MART talking about "MORALS."
In times long before America, there was the bartering system where fair market value is established by two consenting people making a trade. What happens after that, is NOBODY'S business! If you can't see that, well then I feel for you, because the time is coming...
If I strong arm you and take your shit, well THAT is a moral issue. This topic has SHIT to do with morals.
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kitty Being in the UK I have not seen this show, but I must say it sounds bad. However don't necessarily believe all the $$$ figures that you hear bandied about. They could well be boasting.
Zec 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
Psa 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.
Jer 6:2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate [woman].
STOCK UP NOW. You should have at least 6 months worth of basics for every member of your household. Stay away from crowds when trouble starts, do not forget water storage, tobacco is worth more than gold or silver, and be kind to hungry children.
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Yes, it was tripe, time wasted both in making and airing it. Money wasted too. It had nothing to do with History. It was just the next pitstop in an ever descending standard that began with Ice Truckers, Ax Men, Pawn Brokers (Stars?), Sandhogs and now Pickers. Nancy DuBuc and her "Team" have an agenda for the History Channel which has already made it a misnomer. You will have to search high and low on your programming guide to find anything to do with real History on the History Channel any more.

Over on the Message Boards, some one said that the History Channel is now unwatchable. That statement has had some ninety replies and over a thousand reads.

So, if you loved what the History Channel used to be, if you are sickened by what it has become in the last three years, remember: YOU ARE PAYING FOR THIS! Contact your provider and register a complaint. Check out the message boards and add your own thoughts. Then, unless there is something on HISTORY that you really want to see, TURN IT OFF and join the BOYCOTT MADE EVERY DAY.

Feel free to join the mantra:

FIRE NANCY DUBUC!!!
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I wish I knew wtf you were talking about
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iamwith whatever
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LOL! Some of you people are really quite hilarious.

Apparently people roaming the countryside offering cash for other peoples belongings that are rotting away in the back yard is now a symbol of the downfall of Western civilization! LOL!

As for the other show on the history channel called "pawn stars" I like that one too. I find it very interesting when people bring in and what's worth a lot of money and what's worth almost no money. Plus you sometimes get a little mini history lesson in there.

Geez! You people will find just about anything to cry about and rally around and pronounce how it's the most evil thing in the history of the universe