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

 
Anonymous Coward
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02/15/2010 08:38 PM
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it's a jewish thing...you wouldn't understand.
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lol
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02/15/2010 08:39 PM
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i just want to know how come they don't show any history anymore on the history channel.
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02/15/2010 08:49 PM
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I am sure I watched Auntie take the money last week and run to the Casino with the money she got from selling some of what she considered junk.
I live in New England and have been picking for years and will continue looking for a great find.
You must have an issue with every person who show's up at the Antique Road show to find out how much an item is worth that they paid 5.00 for or took out of an attic. It is an insult to the older generation that grew up during the depression that they don't have a clue what they have.
They are very savvy and know what it is like to go with out.
If you don't like it don't watch.
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02/15/2010 09:19 PM
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Yeah! they should be buying stuff at a loss.....

Friggin idiots....

Should i also sell my vacuums at a loss as well so all the poor mofos can get a 600.00 vacuum to clean their ghetto gubment paid for housing.
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02/16/2010 01:10 AM
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you people are fucking idiots
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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!!!!


5a
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These guys are idiots. Most of the shit they find, I couldn't give away in a garage sale, and I have been collecting antiques for 40 years. What blows me away, is who is paying these high prices for this crap. Sure, even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then, and the kiddy car ride was pretty cool, but very rough. I find better stuff on Craigslist.
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02/16/2010 06:58 AM
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it's a jewish thing...you wouldn't understand.

lol
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+6,000,000
Anonymous Coward
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02/16/2010 12:19 PM
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yeah they ARE douchebags and they take advantage of old farts in the midwest but some of those old guys could really use the money they offer if they can let go of that old oil can...
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02/16/2010 12:33 PM
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Around my neck of the woods, we call dudes (and I use the term very lightly) like these two "spoofers" and they get run out of town at the end of a Mossberg!

Wonder if they'll televise their execution when it occurs?
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02/16/2010 12:36 PM
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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!!!!


5a
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All con-artist...
Personal responsibility - try it sometime. Quit blaming others for your bad choices. Consequences happen.

:enaid11:
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02/16/2010 12:46 PM
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TO think for one minute this would somehow be cleared to air is appalling.
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So how do you think you recieve a paycheck without the concept of PROFIT?

There is absolutely NOTHING WRONG with their method -as they engineer a win/win result that both parties AGREE to!

What's wrong with you?
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02/16/2010 12:47 PM
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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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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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You know, the first few shows were okay, but I've got to agree with both you guys. My wife and I were watching last night and couldn't beleive they talked him down from $1700 on that juke box. They're just scummy.
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02/16/2010 12:53 PM
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couldn't beleive they talked him down from $1700 on that juke box. They're just scummy.
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And what the HELL do you think the OLD GUY did?, and got it for? Then stuffed it away for years (in his treasure shed) just making sure it stayed there (in his ownership) and the functional beauty of the machine out of circulation?
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Most of you seem to miss the beauty of participating (and making something happen) within a live economy!?!

(Though it is rather twisted at the moment...)
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What are those two doing in Iowa anyway? Should be NY City!
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02/16/2010 01:11 PM
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What are those two doing in Iowa anyway? Should be NY City!
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I was thinking San Fran!
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Weren't those guys saying, "You have to make friends with them to get to a lower price."

Yea, I don't like that show. I'll stick with Pawn Stars.
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Ya think an Iowa Jew could pull the same stunt on a NY Jew?
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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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BS! Nobody is stealing anything. People who buy and sell antiques and junk have to double their money or they won't make a profit. These guys have rent on a building to house their stuff, plus they have to pay an employee, utilities, truck payment, insurance, plus their own personal bills have to get paid with the profit.

These guys are not getting rich, just because they can't afford to pay fucking retail for this junk doesn't mean they're stealing from these people.

Get a grip you idiot.
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02/16/2010 01:42 PM
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Yes, it turns my stomach how they steal from older folks who just don't know the value of their property. It should be illegal.
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I take that back. It shouldn't be illegal because it isn't the govt's job. Instead, I wish more people had the ethics to avoid this situation. There will always be scumbags, but why is the History Channel promoting it like a "how to con old folks" manual?
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Ya think an Iowa Jew could pull the same stunt on a NY Jew?
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this show kinda P'd me off too actually. I immedietly thought of those peoples kids and grand kids seeing their loved ones on TV getting suckered. just goes to show I supposed how screwed up and careless the TV networks are. Take Home Makeover for another example. 90% of the people they "save" on that show end up not being able to pay taxes and have to sell the new house and wind up in a shittier one then when they started.. These networks don't care, all they want is ratings.
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I am completely against someone going out and screwing old people, but I do not believe this is the case with these guys. Sure they make a killer profit on some of this stuff, but think about what would happen to this stuff if they did not buy it. The old person would probably die and it would be thrown away as garbage or mass auctioned at low prices. These guys are at least giving these people cash money which they can actually use. You also must think about the time and money that is needed to sell these items after they purchase them.
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You are all fucking morons. This is America, buying low selling high is what makes the world go around. They are not steeling, the garbage that sits on these prehistoric people's property is not even considered or thought about, and two gay little nerds found a way to turn a profit in todays economy. They should not be viewed as crooks but as entrepreneurs. The property owner's financial struggles are probably on their minds more than their junk that sits and only collects dust.
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02/21/2010 02:19 AM
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DIRTBAGS! HUSTLERS! Con men ripping off senior citizens. The tall one with the whiney voice brags about how they can talk people into selling them their antiques... at a fraction of their value. It may be a "business", but it's a sleazy one, right down in the mud with used car salesmen, even worse. At least the Pawn Stars are right up front, love em or hate em. These guys are deceitful, they take advantage of people and brag about it... televise it. I think the History Channel made a BIG mistake, and I think these two annoying assholes will be off the air soon... let's hope so.
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Go to the History Channel dissussion board and read all of the Negative comments about this show. Do a Goggle search and read the thousands of negative postings. These two door-to-door hustlers are getting hundreds of hate mail letters every week. They will soon be history.
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02/21/2010 08:37 PM
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You dumb liberal fucks, they usually ask what the people want for the stuff. Ever hear one mans trash is another mans treasure? You dumb fucks need to actually learn how to earn some money and get off the government teat.
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Are you people freaking high? Do you not understand what it means to be a reseller and the idea of a free and open market? Also, do you not understand what it means to develop connections and personal business relationships that allow you to sell things at the prices Mike and his associates are able to sell them for.

You people act as if they hadn't shown up all these folks would be living on easy street had they not been "ripped off". Let's be freaking honest here, on average most people are just surprised that people would WANT to buy their junk, secondly the profit margin is on average, only about 60 to 80%, so it's not like they're offering $5 and getting $5,000. More to the point do you have such a bad memory that you can't remember this season's episode where they repeatedly told a woman the numbers she was giving them were too LOW? They offer a fair price for what is essentially junk. They take the time and money to clean them, repair them and THEN sell them.

Also, a HUGE part of their business is CONNECTIONS. Do these people have those connections? NO! They don't. They spend their money to maintain a business with several employees to utilize their connections to make a living on a niche sector of the economy.

If you believe that what they're doing is dishonest or even remotely criminal I think you should get your head examined ASAP.

dick
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02/21/2010 09:54 PM
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Those guys aren't "Pickers"...

they're "VULTURES"!

Rename the show, immediately!

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