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HISTORY CHANNEL****FOR SHAME***AMERICAN PICKERS

 
Anonymous Coward
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Three years ago we found 5 gold coins after bulldozing an old house. After that we found 2 silver dollars.
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Agreed !! protest
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I disagree,remember that half these people call them to buy their stuff,those old farts are probably the toughest people to buy from.I would love to have them come to my place and unload half my wife's crap that is sitting useless.
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I have been watching this show since it started. Mike and Frank are down to earth guys who love what they do. They do not look down on the people they deal with. They seem to always come away with new friends and people that they truly enjoy meeting. They are in business to make money and
also help out people who would, on any other day, not have the money to pay bills or just have some extra spending cash
to use. They do not rip people off, if they don't want to sell, thats ok with them even if they want an item realy bad. They even up the price the person gives them if they think it is too low. I think maybe you should watch an entire show instead of judging them by the first five minutes of the show. In the future please do a little more research on something before you run off at the mouth about it and make yourself sound like a complete morron.
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I don't know about you, but when I don't want to sell something that I own - I don't. What's the problem here! It's a great show. You all are just jealous that American Pickers are not buying your useless junk. Get a life!
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Wow thats pretty ridiculous. Has anyone here ever watched the show?? The supposed victims of this thievery are obviously hoarders. Mike and Frank find and restore pieces of history. If they didn't buy any of these historical items, they would just sit and rot along with all the other shit in old barns and buildings. And its not like they are putting a gun to their head and robbing people. Obviously these people want the money or they wouldn't sell it... right????

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"Excuse me? Ya, I'm interested in that ________ you have there in your attic for thirty years collecting dust. Ya, thing you really don't give a shit about. YA, your grandmother's ___________________ that you are willing to trade for *cash*"

SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...
 Quoting: odd*is*he

i agree with YOU. a lot of this stuff, damn, MOST of this stuff they are buying is just sitting there rotting away and would continue to do so. So what if they buy it for cheap and sell it for resale. That's their buisness. Better to get some money for it and put it in the hands of people that appreciate it and get it seen before it turns to dust than have it never seen. I like this show. I love seeing these pieces of Americana. It's their buisness. These people always have the option to say "NO" if they want when it comes to selling there stuff.
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Its not about making a profit on old junk lying around that would rot anyway. It is about showing respect for individuals and not taking advantage of them or ripping them off. These two clowns have dollar signs in their eyes and begin drooling at every chance to short change they're victims. They should be cancelled immediately. Once you get below the hipster banter and smarter-than-thou attitudes, you find two people giving a bad name to treasure hunting!
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Its not about making a profit on old junk lying around that would rot anyway. It is about showing respect for individuals and not taking advantage of them or ripping them off. These two clowns have dollar signs in their eyes and begin drooling at every chance to short change their victims. They should be cancelled immediately. Once you get below the hipster banter and smarter-than-thou attitudes, you find two people giving a bad name to treasure hunting!
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Its not about turning an absurd profit on things that are destined to rot in someones barn eventually. It is about doing it in a way that respects and doesn't scam the individual who owns the original items. These two clowns have dollar signs in their eyes and drool dripping from their chins every time they see something they want. Mike Wolfe is a self important condescending ass who speaks in tired hipster lingo ("Im popping on that!"???). How this guy ever got a show is beyond me. He is ruining the whole notion of treasure hunting for everybody else, and disrespecting all those he rips off while doing them the "favor" of relieving them of valuable items....
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Are you KIDDING me?? I have watched this show a few times and these guys have ALWAYs been very respectfull and curtious. Most of the stuff they buy would just end up rusting to nothing had they not bought them and they are buying from folks that would have just let it sit!! It would be like if someone came to your house and offered to buy your weeds out of your yard!! Plus they offer good prices considering they still have to take the time to clean up or fix what they buy before selling them.

You people aught to be ashamed for this blog!!


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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What a bunch of whining, crying bitches,
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"Excuse me? Ya, I'm interested in that ________ you have there in your attic for thirty years collecting dust. Ya, thing you really don't give a shit about. YA, your grandmother's ___________________ that you are willing to trade for *cash*"

SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...
 Quoting: odd*is*he


I agree with you 100 percent. These people aren't FORCED to sell. They have to make a profit if they do buy. These idiots don't have to watch the show!!!! Most of the time it IS rotting out in an attic or yard!!!
Anonymous Coward
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08/29/2010 04:15 PM
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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?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 208688

agreed the original owners of the items know what they have and made money. i find the pickers to be respectful. a item is only worth what someone is willing to buy or sell it for.
get of the high moral BS.
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i am a picker it is not fun you win 50% three year ago. now 36% but i love the people i meet............ hiding
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ive never heard such idiotic comment this is one of the best shows ever released ,people like you must have been dropped on your head and baptised in vinagar BIG DUMMIES DONT YOU KNOW 40 PERCENT OF THE STUFF THEY WANT TO BUY PEOPLE WONT SELL CAUSE THEY DONT NEED MONEY
Dennis Travis Wichita, KS
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I think your all a bunch of freakin' whiners. These guys are in business to make a profit if the people did not want to sell them the items they did not have to. Most of these folks where just craving attention because all their relatives don't have time to come and visit with them cause they are too busy bitching about pointless crap on the internet.
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HAHAHAHAHAHA..So now you know more then older people? I guess making a buck doesn't fit into your socialist wet dream. btw I am an 'older' person and one always has the choice of not selling. LOL Again ..you guys are hilarious.
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It is obvious that you do not subscribe to capitalism. These guys do not rip people off, they don't steal from or take advantage of the eldery, they are business men. They buy low and sell high that's capitalism, that's how they make their living.

I've never seen them force anyone to sell anything they had. I have seen them offer more than what the seller originally aksed for. Why would you suggest they are screwing people over is beyond me. The stuff they buy has been sitting around for years often covered in dirt, vines, weeds, dust and dirt that has been neglected for years if not decades. These guys make an offer to purchase these items and the seller always has the right to decline their offer and they have at times.

I know you believe in redistribution of wealth. I know by the tone of your comments you believe in socialism and people make too much money while others don't make enough so we take from those that make "too much profit" and give it to those that don't make enough.

I'd be interested to find out your answer to this. Let's say the guys from American Picker came to your house and offered you $500.00 for an item you know was only worth $10.00, would you tell them that their offer was too high?

You liberals really need to unscrew your head from your ass and be thankful you live in a country where the limit you make on money is only the limit yoiu set on yourself.
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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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Well if you had something like that, do you know who you would sell it to? Would you take all the time and money to find someone to buy it? And thats top dollar. They don't get no where near what they say its worth. Its like going to a car dealership and they want 30k for a car, you can walk away with that vehicle for 23k. These people are making a living. If they didn't make a profit, there would be nothing about them. If y'all think thats robbery, then you can't have anything. You guys are on computers or phones right now that cost 1000-2000 dollars or whatever. And the production price of the stuff is like 150 bucks. But its the process. The workers involved, the labor, the expensenses, the price to ship, etc. etc., that makes that final retail price to 1000 bucks. If they showed how every company worked on tv, no one would buy anything anymore.
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Buy low sell high. Are you people fucking idiots? That's business. Get a job in a business like what they do and see for yourself. You all seem really uneducated on this subject so shut the fuck up.
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08/30/2010 03:44 PM
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Have you retards even watched the show?

If someone tells them what they want for something and that offer is low, Frank and Mike actually tell them it's too low and offer them more.

Whoever started this thread is a dumbass with way too much time on their hands.
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Some of you are idiot's. Next time you have a thought let it go...!!!!!
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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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As long as they are paying a fair price, as set by the owner, then they are not being unreasonable. As a former Metrologist - there was a joke that ran around during my Active duty time to help teach people what we do and go through to get experience to do the job.

"This old couple come in with a piece of equipment, out of the hundreds of thousands we get tasked to work on, that isn't working and ask the Metrologist to fix it. The Metrologist looks at it, reaches in his pocket and adjust one screw adjustment then Ta Dum! It's fixed. The Metrologist then goes - that will be $80.00 please. The old couple goes - $80??? I could of adjusted that myself!!! The Metrologist goes - it was only $5 for the actually adjusting of the screw adjustment, but it was $75 for "knowing" what screw to turn.

Some of you whiney morons don't take in account for is the time and money it takes to learn what is of value. What they invested to get that experience to know what is what. wtf
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Hmmm. Isn't Best Buy, Sears, JCPennys, or Home Depot also guilty of this same thing if they sell me something that I could have purchased somewhere else for 30% less?
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Seriously people? You don't think they loose money on a lot of stuff. These people run a business, they are doing this to make money, not a hobby. That saddle you are talking about that was worth $5K, they only sold for $175. The appraiser was outrageously wrong on his assesment. Quit freeking cryin'. If you don't like the show don't watch it period.

Also, for the guy who said go watch Obama's America to see how racist white people are and are always going to be. I am a black man and I assure you that I come in contact with just as many racist black people as I do white racists.

That show is causing more hostility and racism in comparison to American Pickers "violating the spirit of our elder generation." Give me a break and go get a passifier.
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Wow, I dodn't even know where to start. I can see that the majority of people posting here have way too much time on their hands, have never seen the show, have never been to a garage or estate sale, can't grasp the concept of buying and selling, aren't that sharp and are so miserable that they have to piss and moan about everything.

If anyone has watched this, in my opinion, spectacular program, they would see that the guys are doing what many of us do every summer...check out other peoples junk. The big difference is that they are finding things to turn around to collectors and auctions.

Many times the profit they make on pieces are really not that great. Also, a great number of things they pick are pretty much worthless to 90% of the people on the planet. For example; an old rusted out bike frame is worth nothing, unless someone happens to collect them...in that case it has value to them and no one else and they are willig to pay for it.
Many of the people they buy from are tickled pink to meet others that appreciate what they collect and are more than happy to sell or if not, they're just happy to tell the story.

Also, they find a things that haven't been seen in decades. Pieces that would be forever lost to time are brought back to life for people to enjoy and cherish.

So, I guess the bottom line is... You folks need to get your collective heads out of your collective asses and get a life.
JUST George

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I don't know if this is true...I got this email from a few different people.

If you have watched the show on the History channel, "American Pickers". Please read on.
This is not FAIR please email the History Channel, and American picker's show. Show your support for the American Pickers.
Email them at the pickster45@gmail.com
Their website is [link to yourprojectsite.com]

Mike, Frank and Danielle don't deserve this treatment, neither do the people who sold their junk to them. Guess we will have to wait to see what happens. Doesn't the government get enough money, leave these people alone. Next the IRS will be coming after us for yard sale taxes due to them. Please forward this to all you know, let's get this action against these folks stopped.





Washington Post
IRS going after Junk collectors from History Network
Washington(API)- Obama administration officials with the IRS have confirmed the Internal Revenue Service has a lawsuit pending, for failure to pay taxes and provide IRS Form 1099 for payment to persons who they purchased items from on their television show "American Pickers". Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the "American Pickers" television series could not comment, while litigations are underway. When contacted from the Washington Post, General Electric, who owns the History Television Network provided the following statement. " General Electric and its subsidiaries are currently in discussions to resolve this issue to the benefit of all concerned parties"
Also named in the lawsuit were Mike Wolfe's business www.antiquearcheology.com, Frank Fritz's www.frankfritzfinds.com, and their female costar Danielle Cushman. Ms. Cushman has been charged with accessory to tax evasion, falsifying receipts and money laundering. The people who sold items are also under investigation for failure to report income over $500,00.
American Pickers is seen on the History Channel Mondays 9P.M. EDT.




Hobo Jack-- IRS after him for $2150.82 (sold antique Motorcycle parts)



Tony owes IRS $489.34 (sold antique bike parts)



Dan owes IRS $129.54 (sold the waving Phillip Morris)



Jack owes $237.72 (sold antique Ice-cream station and metal signs)
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Your all trolls. Its an entertaining show. Not to mention, America sucks :)
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I have had to clean out my parents house and then my brother passed away and we got all his stuff too. now I have to get rid of it if I could get these guy to come to our place I would rool out the red carpet for them. Now I'm stuck selling all the stuff on ebay pennies on the dollar. At least thoes guys give them 1/2 of what it is worth.

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