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

 
Marko35m
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06/21/2011 10:23 PM
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The history channel has hit a new low, who is in charge of the programing and what this has to do with history.Case in point AMERICAN PICKERS,
To low life jerks taking advantage of our unknowing grandparents ,and snickering about it. Or swamp people, a bunch of backward ass country f**ks needing subtitles do to lack of teeth shooting alligators. Look at MTV it doesn't have a dam thing to do with music now. For crying out lode, get with the PROGRAM, it's going to he'll in a hand basket, which I paid $2.00 and sold for $40.00 suckers.
Anonymous Coward
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06/21/2011 10:32 PM
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My husband likes the show but I'm not a fan. My mother had suffered a brain injury in her younger years and as she got older it turned to dementia. She lived in a small town and I had two sisters close to check on her daily. Well, these antique dealers from Webster City area came to her house and bought a bunch of her antiques. She couldn't even remember what she sold, how much she got for the stuff, and exactly who it was who bought it. People who just drop in on the elderly to hunt out bargains are not honorable people.
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06/21/2011 10:40 PM
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Thats just how everything works. Everyone is looking to make a quick buck. Buy cheap, sell high. Although it never really shows those guys actually selling the stuff.

Same thing goes for doctors. See a doctor and he prescribes you over the counter advil. Then you get a $300 dollar doctor bill in the mail because you have a large deductible with your insurance. Now thats robbery.

Same concept.

rant
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06/22/2011 02:11 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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pizzaman
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06/22/2011 02:15 PM
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I guess you didn't see the episode when they visited a closed amusement park in the Poconos of PA and got $10,000 for some canvas banners that they paid $700 for...and went back, waaaaay out of their way, and gave the man they bought them from half of that $10,000. A lot of the things they buy would never see the light of day again and most likely, the younger heirs of those people would just toss the stuff.
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06/22/2011 02:21 PM
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idiots.. these guys have the means to sell these items at top price.. a life long list of connections you couldn't dream of having.. they are doing these people a favor. because otherwise it would sit out there rotting untell it was worthless..
you think you can do there job? i dont fuckin think so. your just a poor looser who cant stand to see somebody out there making money and loving it...

get a fuckin grip... pawn stars is the same way.. nobody;s putting a gun to these peoples heads...... it takes time and money to properly sell things.. time and money some people just don't have assholes
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I have seen episodes where the seller quotes a price that is waaaay too low for the value of the items and Mike or Frank tell them that and pay them a higher amount. Most of the stuff they buy is rotting or rusting under tons of weeds, rotting wood, and dirt...and let's not forget the sellers who know exactly what their stuff is worth and are willing to sell but only at a close-to-retail price. And they have been ripped off, too...did you see the episode with "Buddy," who sold them a "burglar trap" that was just a piece of junk? The fact that many of the sellers are elderly doesn't mean that they are senile! Some of them are pretty sharp and just appear to realize that if they don't sell at what the guys are offering, they probably will never sell it and their heirs won't do a darn thing with them, either. Did the lady on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW who bought an $800,000 table at a yard sale for five bucks go back and give THAT old lady some of the money?
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06/25/2011 10:26 PM
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Well to everyone that is pissing and moaning about the show..

yeah they are bad people for buying rotting crap andputting some cash in peoples pockets who are being screwed on SS and retirement.. What the fuk ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU are the reason for the down fall of society... Do you complain about every fukin thing else too?????? You are why this country looks bad.. just bitching about everything but not changing anything.

lets start a list

1. u probably drive a car, helping destroy our ozone
2. u probably shop at wal-mart
3. u probably dont do anything but watch TV
4. u probably eat fast food
5. u probably had or do have sex out of wed lock.
6. u probably watch people drive like idiots and dont do or say anything
7. u probably have or do lie
8. u probably pass a starving homeless person everyday and dont offer any help

etc etc etc!!!!!

really, of all the crap on TV and all the problems in this country and you want to bitch about 2 guys buying junk on TV..

Get a life.. What ever your rebuttal may be to my post is still just u talking shit about shit that doesnt matter.

Fix your life first before you all come off like your fukin saints.. All these reality shows showing people from 17 to 28 just fukin each other and partying all the time.. This is the crap you pass up to bitch about.. Come on people.

this along with pawn stars are TV shows that are doing more good then harm by lining pockets.. Most of this stuff would just rot away and that history like everything before the 1900's would just disappear..

Shut up already... Find a real noble cause. whatever rant
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remarkable1
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06/26/2011 05:03 PM
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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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06/27/2011 02:50 PM
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just a comment on the language some of your users are using. that too is SHAMEFUL!!!!
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06/27/2011 04:35 PM
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I guess all you folks that think the "pickers" are screwing
all the old people, you should check out all of the antique
stores and antique dealers that will give you maybe, 10% of
what your item is really worth. Give them hell also.
Anonymous Coward
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06/27/2011 04:35 PM
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stop watching tv you dolts
Anonymous Coward
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06/28/2011 12:44 AM
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GET A LIFE STUFFS WORTH NOTHING JUST SITTING THERE OWNER AND BUYER MAKES SALE THERE BIZ NOT ANYONE ELSES GET IN A VAN GET OUT YOUR CASH AND TRAVEL THE WORLD AND PAY THESE PEOPLE WHAT YOU THINK ITS WORTH AND SEE WHERE YOU GO.DONT WATCH SHOW IF YOU DONT LIKE IT WE STILL HAVE FREEDOM IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY BUT NOT FOR LONG WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU ALL.
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06/28/2011 03:31 AM
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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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because they are making money off of it
kippster
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06/29/2011 12:26 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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These guys are business people. This must be a socialist website. Capitalism is what you're watching on American Pickers. Buy low, sell high = profitable business.
You critical socialists are freaking morons!
Anonymous Coward
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06/30/2011 06:02 PM
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I think all you fucking people are stupid and just wish you could do what they do for a living. I have seen them give people more than what they wanted for stuff because the people did not know what they had was worth anything. Get a fucking life!
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07/01/2011 10:13 AM
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Each and every one say "buy low and sell high" is wrong are full of shit. If you offered a price and someone took your offer you would exchange money and goods and walk away. Making a profit is not evil, wicked, bad, illegal, distasteful or whatever your tiny minds come up with. Go beg your government for crumbs and fake protection. I will make my money and you will call me boss.
Anonymous Coward
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07/01/2011 10:35 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!
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Reminds me of every major bank and corporation in the US..why shouldn't these guys get their share of the "american dream"? Because we can put a human face to them as opposed to a faceless, soulless corporation?
non weirdo
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07/02/2011 10:40 PM
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What a bunch of angry bitter bloggers. What happened in your childhood or life that has turned you into people that have to go to a web site such as this to even get someone to inadvertantly hear your whining, bitter, angry comments. Keep watching and maybe one of those UFO's will bring some programming of your desire for you to watch.
This show is made for TV. Notice how at first, people do not even want to deal with them until they give an off camera speech on how they are making a TV show, and they need to make it interesting for good natured people that are not bitter. Shazbat Nanoo Nanoo
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07/03/2011 07:00 PM
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whoever started this nonsense is retarded. i have seen where frank and mike both gave people more than what they asked for when the owners didn't know what they had. They are not out to rob people but they need to make a profit to maintain there business. Most of these people wouldn't even make any money if frank and mike hadn't shown up at their door. I think what they do is great and they seem like great guys. If you actually watched the show you would see that they cherish meeting these characters as much as making a great find. quit being so negative. POSITIVE, RASTA MON!
Autumn
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07/07/2011 08:10 PM
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Wow you are one of those idiot iv heard about living deep in the bowls of your own arrogance. Never one did they "steal" they go to junk heaps and find things of value and if said owner feels it isn't worth anythin to them then hey they get a few more dollars on there pocket, which in times like these trend to be a good thing, the fact that younsaid thief so many times is very annoying. Let me guess next you will be complaining about pawn shops.. Same thing, except they come to you. Guess wut I'm sayin is grow up n shut up thanks
Anonymous Coward
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07/07/2011 08:17 PM
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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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Really, cause it kinda looks like they're helping people climb out of a hoard of junk. What's the point in holding on to all that crap at 88 years old?
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07/07/2011 10:16 PM
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American Pickers, thief'n in the usa.

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07/07/2011 10:20 PM
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I normally wouldn't jump into stuff like this but I just had to post something AGAINST all the people saying they cheat people, they are horrible people etc, the don't respect the older people they work with:

1) There have been many episodes where they said outright what an honor it was to meet a person like that.

2) They are NEVER anything but polite and respectful.

3) They frequently have turned down purchases where they could tell it meant something to the people.

4) Their time literally is money.... but they OFTEN take take the time to just get to know people.... listen to their stories.....understand the stuff they are buying....... respect the people and treasures they are dealing with and their histories.

5) They have NEVER forced anyone to sell their stuff.

6) They aren't rich men..... they do this to make a living and they RECOGNIZE that the PEOPLE they purchase from ARE their bread and butter and if they tick them off they've hurt their business.

7) They make their livings off searching out bits of history that would otherwise rot in a field somewhere and putting it in the hands of people that will respect and preserve it.

Sure, they may pay someone 75 dollars for a saddle that's worth a few grand, but if the guy wanted it for his kid or some purpose he would have kept it, but he didn't. The pickers make a living off building the contacts to SELL obscure specialty collectible stuff. How much effort would the original owner have to go thru to find a buyer at several grand? Research? Advertising? Shipping? Restoration? TIME??
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and...how about the time they went back to the amusement park owner and split the take on something they bought from him and sold at a very high profit.

This thread is bsflag
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07/07/2011 10:41 PM
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a lot of "holier-than-thou" judgmental ignoramus' in here
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typical phoney, communist liberal hater,..earn a life Loser!
you crazy people
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To all u dumb idiots and ignorant people if you dislike the show change the channel even if you think the person got rip off not your problem you shouldn't be talking on like that on a page like this think GOD would like it BITCH!!!!!!!! HahahHahahahaa
Lauren94
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They are both running businesses and have to make a profit. If the person does not think the price is fair, they do not have to sell it. So shut the hell up and stop being a baby.
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07/12/2011 12:15 PM
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You guys are dumb who think that the American Pickers are ripping people off. Have you seen some of these places? I mean come on!

All that stuff is just laying there in barns and warehouses just rotting and if they hadn't come along then they would not be seing any $$$ from it whatsoever. Most of the places they visit have been pre established with the owners that it is ok to come and look and bargain.

Besides, a lot of the places they go to have contacted them so stop being so mean!
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07/14/2011 04:36 AM
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These people give fair prices. I absolutely agree with the people that say they are out there to make a buck. More often than not they barter with the people say the sellers are fine with the price.... If they weren't they wouldn't sell it. And whoever said that the pawn stars are thieves you are an idiot, the pawn stars have to take into consideration that the experts estimate might not be right and that they have to keep in their store for who knows how long. And again the seller wouldn't sell the item if they weren't satisfied with the price. One great example of their fairness is one woman brought in a broach that she found in her grandmas house (I think, I know she found it) She wanted like 1,000 to 2,000 for it. Rick said "man, I hate that I have a conscience, I'll give you 10,000 for it, which I thought was very honest of him. The woman had the nerve to to say 12,000 after he did her a huge favor. (I'm not positive on all of the prices but they are close) So by the complete idiots that said that the history channel is endorsing thieves You should probably not watch an educational and go watch tru tv because I think that will probably be a little better suited for your kind of intelligence (or the lack there of)

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