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

 
skogs
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07/14/2011 07:07 PM
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Most people except for the businesses are hoarders who hold on to their old shit thinking somehow they are going to "take the crap with them when they die". The American pickers are doing many a favor by making their garbage picking ( thru the years) pay off for them.
Mike
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07/17/2011 09:37 AM
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To all who think they are stealing these items. Most of the items they buy through negotiating a price and paying cash right there are in a junk pile. Many are outdoors in the elements and if they were important to the owner he or she can say no. If you do not want to sell something then you can say NO. As I have seen many people of the show say. You also do not know the financial need of some of the people, maybe they are the ones laughing after the sale.
The point is that buyer and seller came together in the market and made a deal and paid on the spot.

Just my 2 centsrantrant
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07/17/2011 07:39 PM
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I wish I knew wtf you were talking about
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 865377


in my opinion, u shouldnt even bother with reading all the posts of people talking shit about the pickers.

like i said before, if the people they buy from didnt like the price offered, they have all the right to say no. ive seen it many times. but bottom line, its a fuckin buisness. they make a living doing this. they have expenses just like every one else, and alot of time they have no clue how much some of the items they come across goes for. they take a huge risk going to peoples places.

and by the way, have u even watched the show, or do u talk shit just to talk shit. everyone they visit say they are happy and that they could come back any time. does that sound like an offer they would throw out there if they felt cheated or what ever u fucks are saying.
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07/17/2011 07:44 PM
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I wish I knew wtf you were talking about
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 865377


in my opinion, u shouldnt even bother with reading all the posts of people talking shit about the pickers.

like i said before, if the people they buy from didnt like the price offered, they have all the right to say no. ive seen it many times. but bottom line, its a fuckin buisness. they make a living doing this. they have expenses just like every one else, and alot of time they have no clue how much some of the items they come across goes for. they take a huge risk going to peoples places.

and by the way, have u even watched the show, or do u talk shit just to talk shit. everyone they visit say they are happy and that they could come back any time. does that sound like an offer they would throw out there if they felt cheated or what ever u fucks are saying.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1469647


To all who think they are stealing these items. Most of the items they buy through negotiating a price and paying cash right there are in a junk pile. Many are outdoors in the elements and if they were important to the owner he or she can say no. If you do not want to sell something then you can say NO. As I have seen many people of the show say. You also do not know the financial need of some of the people, maybe they are the ones laughing after the sale.
The point is that buyer and seller came together in the market and made a deal and paid on the spot.

Just my 2 centsrantrant
 Quoting: Mike 1471285


To all who think they are stealing these items. Most of the items they buy through negotiating a price and paying cash right there are in a junk pile. Many are outdoors in the elements and if they were important to the owner he or she can say no. If you do not want to sell something then you can say NO. As I have seen many people of the show say. You also do not know the financial need of some of the people, maybe they are the ones laughing after the sale.
The point is that buyer and seller came together in the market and made a deal and paid on the spot.

Just my 2 centsrantrant
 Quoting: Mike 1471285


i totaly agree with u 100%. and not only that, if the people felt like they were getting ripped off, would the people theyre picking from invite them back and says the pickers are wonderful people.
i hate people talkin shit on some thing they know nothing about in first place. dont get me wrong there may be a few people who knows anything, but who knows.
Anonymous Coward
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07/18/2011 04:34 PM
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This is a great show, my family & I just love it, I see nothing wrong with these 2 guys making an honest living. They're not the only pickers who do this very same thing.
Bill
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07/25/2011 05:10 PM
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Do you guys even understand how this business works? Just because something is appraised for a certain amount doesn't mean thats what they will sell the item for. In most instances they sell it for far less than it is appraised for. As for the Leland episodes, you do understand that he called Mike and Frank back to buy more stuff from him, so obviously he was happy with the price. All of you need to get off your high horse and stop acting like your better than everyone else....And the reason Mike and Frank are always happy is because they are A) doing what they enjoy, B) enjoy finding old, unique items that have a story behind them and C) they enjoy each others friendship....
Aussie
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07/27/2011 08:13 AM
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Do you guys even understand how this business works? Just because something is appraised for a certain amount doesn't mean thats what they will sell the item for. In most instances they sell it for far less than it is appraised for. As for the Leland episodes, you do understand that he called Mike and Frank back to buy more stuff from him, so obviously he was happy with the price. All of you need to get off your high horse and stop acting like your better than everyone else....And the reason Mike and Frank are always happy is because they are A) doing what they enjoy, B) enjoy finding old, unique items that have a story behind them and C) they enjoy each others friendship....
 Quoting: Bill 1482468


I'm just watching for the first time and think these guys are acting ethically offering good money for items.

You won't see the real rip off artists on tv. They turn up after funerals and try and buy up antiques for a real 'steal'.

Good educational TV IMO.
Marko35m
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07/29/2011 04:05 PM
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I just seen the new promo for those homos, looks like those brain dead fucks at the history Chanel even ripped off the jingle fore Dr Peper.wtf
Anonymous Coward
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07/29/2011 04:10 PM
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What's up with all the fucking Home Depot adds.spam
who what where
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07/31/2011 09:59 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.
 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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 868885


These are not kids. The problem with pawn shops and these door to door pickers if there is a problem is timing. People could spend time looking for a buyer or sending the products to auction and they might get high dollar. You go into a pawn shop you need money today and that is their disadvantage. And the door to door pickers often buy stuff that is not being cared for and in time will be worthless. Many of these hoarders are not doing anything to convert their treasures to wealth or even care for them properly. The pickers also know buyers and spend money to restore..so their actual profit is much less than they brag about.
Anonymous Coward
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07/31/2011 06:23 PM
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Are you fucking serious ???? no one is forced to sell them anything....AND THEY ARE VERY UP FRONT about fact that they are RESALERS..GET A LIFE!!!!5a
Anonymous Coward
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08/03/2011 02:11 PM
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It comes down to a simple premise. The amount of work your willing to put into selling your items is directly equal to the amount of money you'll get out of it.

The people that call Mike and Frank are doing the absolute minimum amount of work and as such, get the absolute minimum amount of money for them.

Maximizing your profit, which is what the two of them do, takes work. It's a full time job. It takes research to learn the value. Effort to find a person willing to buy it. Gas and time to go and collect the item, which all add up to money being spent to maximize money.

Hell, even making a profit selling on ebay takes time and effort. Time and effort a lot of people are unable or unwilling to put in.

As for the cold calling, that is a bit too vulture like for my taste.
Anonymous Coward
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08/08/2011 04:01 PM
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They're not robbing people, and it's not always old people either. If they were priceless family heirlooms they wouldn't have them rotting in a barn unappreciated.
Anonymous Coward
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08/08/2011 07:04 PM
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you people are so full of SHIT !!!!!!! Get a life!!!
monsterdeadhead@aol.c​om
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08/09/2011 02:31 PM
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i like both show's .picker's /pawn star's.if you have a pob.easy dont watch the show.on picker most our just happy to have someone to talk to.pawn stars.most want money to go play cards one arm bandits.no one has to sell.they can say no.and no picker/pawn.dont aways make what they are going to ask.want to be mad watch hardcore pawn.now they rip pepole off big time.
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08/12/2011 10:09 PM
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When i read about some people moaning the fact that these guys are "ripping them off" by giving them money for their old junk an old saying my father used to tell people when he was selling something and it goes like this
"It's not like medicine, because you don't have to take it"
That still holds the same today. These people are offered the money for the items, they wouldn't let them go unless they liked what they were getting in exchange. After all, an item is only worth worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

One man's trash is another man's treasure...
small city
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08/15/2011 01:45 PM
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by the way, are these two guys gay lovers?

Serious question
 Quoting: lapis lazuli 847343


Thats my thinking they must be AC DC, where are the girls? only one Bed.
Lee
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08/15/2011 09:37 PM
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These two fucking faggots should be shot , tired of these two faggots fucking the old or desperate. FUCK YOU mike and frank ur probably bumping dicks now u 2 useless faggots
Anonymous Coward
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08/15/2011 09:39 PM
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No one is making anyone (Pickers or Pawn Stars) sell anything to them unless the seller wants to sell it.
Anonymous Coward
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by the way, are these two guys gay lovers?

Serious question
 Quoting: lapis lazuli 847343


Thats my thinking they must be AC DC, where are the girls? only one Bed.
 Quoting: small city 1506350



They don't have to put there whole life out there for the public. It is their private life. They are not gay but what is wrong if they were?
Lee
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08/15/2011 09:59 PM
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People let me know what u think about these two pieces of useless shit that try to fuck everyone. I d like to seethem all get fIckes including danielle. These 2 faggots make my skin crawel
Anonymous Coward
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08/15/2011 11:31 PM
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People let me know what u think about these two pieces of useless shit that try to fuck everyone. I d like to seethem all get fIckes including danielle. These 2 faggots make my skin crawel
 Quoting: Lee 1288728


Those who protest so much usually have homosexual desires. aaaaneed I say more.
Anonymous Coward
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I wish I knew wtf you were talking about
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 865377


American Pickers is a show on History Channel, you obviously don't get the show in Australia.

Prefer Pawn Stars myself, no less silly but mildly more entertaining.
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08/15/2011 11:49 PM
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I'm so disappointed with the hiistory channel. They used to have some relatively historically related history programing. Even if it was wrong some of it was interesting. Now its just hillbilly truckers, loggers, Pawn shops and this show.

This show is like watching Mario and luigi run across the country looting old people. Now, most of the time, they run across hoarders that have no idea how to sell anything, but some shows where they are just taking advantage of people. Whether they are old or just desperate.

Pawn Stars is a crime and shows the pawn business for the criminal enterprise that it really is.
Anonymous Coward
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08/18/2011 01:31 AM
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Just watch the episode with the flooded amusement park, they buy big banners for 250 dollars then sell them for 10000, so they take 5000 and give it back to the guy who is trying to re-open the place. They are nice guys running a business and actually care about this stuff. Get over it.
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08/19/2011 11:58 AM
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Those two guys on that show look like a couple of sleez balls. And the MOST annoying thing of all is this. They live in this country. They travel through out this country. They earn their inmcome from this country and yet they buy a vehical made in another country. Shame on them, they should be driveing a vehical made in this coubtry... Sleeze balls right to the core. al
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08/21/2011 09:08 PM
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It is hard to believe how dumb most of you people are. Call them scumbags or thieves but anyone that is not a moron knows that is not true. The truth is these men give people money that would not have before that came. They don't "freestyle" like they say, the old people that they "steal" from ask them to come, that's what people do not get. Its a business, a little sleazy but that's how they make money. They have to pay rent, pay for gas, pay an employee and after that they still need to make a profit. There are thousands of jobs that take advantage of people more than these people. They take rusted pieces and sell them to people that will make them amazing again. Also, "the old people they take advantage of" were mostly pickers themselves before and they do know what its worth.
Shut up and stop talking when you are clearly wrong!!!!
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08/24/2011 01:21 AM
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You people realize that they are pulling this stuff out of piles upon piles upon piles upon piles (i could go on) of crap!
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08/25/2011 01:05 AM
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I agree! Frank just talked a little boy into selling him his valuable toy truck. Keep in mind that the boy (and mom and brother) just lost their father/husband whom bought the boy the truck. Frank later bragged on how he will double or more his 50$. I have never written a review such as this but actually "searched" for a forum to express my disgust on what I have been seeing with American Rippers I meant American pickers.
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