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

 
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Why are y'all so mad? Thugs, moral decay???? My grandma used to buy and sell antiques. The people they buy from are also making money and a lot of them are cashing in on what would be junk to Americas youth. Why are you mad, did they buy your inheritance? Ha. They run a business people. Incase you haven't looked Around in your city or the yellow pages There are antique stores everywhere. Where do they get antiques? Same way. Why would they pay top dollar? They are dealers. Not thieves not thugs if anything they are helping preserve history. Not everyone appreciates antiques. A lot of this stuff would eventually get sold or junked any way. Be glade they are showing other generations the value of antiques. People have been buying and selling antiques for a long time and will continue to. Pawn shops and antiques are no new business. Get real people. Have you never bought anything for cheaper than what it's real value is? The people they buy from know they are dealers. A dealer doesn't make money paying suggested retail price, IT'S BUSINESS. Obviously you don't know what thugs are. Go to the inner-city before you start name calling, I have never seen them rob or steal from anyone. Money talks. Thugs deal drugs, smoke drugs, rob, steal and kill. They don't rummage through barns and deal antiques.
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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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You stupid people think you're standing up for someone when most you idiots wouldn't raise a finger to help the elderly and homeless people living all around you. I bet you wouldn't even offer to help your parents/grandparents unless they payed you. All you have to do is walk out your front door or drive a block down the road to see someone you could really help. Hell go to your parents/grandparents house and offer to cut the grass or fix their leaky faucet, and then when they try to give you something for it just give them a hug and say no thanks I just want you to know I love you. The person that posted this probably would try to talk there parents out of every thing they had and try to steal from there sibblings after there parrents are gone. This person is probably just pissed because the people these guys buy from are smart enough to sell there stuff before there greedy spoiled kids ever get the chance to rob them blind. Priceless Heirloom? Ha! This is just some old shit your parents did not want to watch you fight over from their grave. Your parents would rather watch you love each other than fight over some old shit that did not matter after your dead anyway! By the way, what do you do for a living? I bet your just jealous because these guys do it better than you.
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There is a little button on your TV that will turn it off !!
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Why get mad at these men who are doing a business.If only the family of these people cared about their parents, their house would not look like a horders' home. Shame on these peoples' family. These men at least offered these people money for these items. If the Fire Department would go through these houses, they would tell them to have a yard sale and clean up or they will tear down the house. Money that these men are offering these people is something, so maybe they could live a little better. Shame on the people who complained about this Americana program.
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All you asshats that think Frank and Mike are crooks (but yet some of you want to shoot them making you the most evil of criminals) are insane. There is no point in even trying to make a logical argument as you're delusional. It sucks that I have to share the air with your malfunctioning brain cells.
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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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"...how big a racists whites were, are and are going to be."

Is that english???
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10/22/2011 07:39 PM
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What is wrong with you people? It's called capitalism, and it's what our country was founded on. People go to yardsales and fleamarkets EVERYDAY looking for a bargain to keep or re-sell on EBay. If you do the running around and research and then find an item that you can resell for a profit, then I see nothing wrong with that. These guys (Frank and Mike) run A BUSINESS. They have overhead, an employee, and expenses just like any other business and need to make a profit to survive. The fact that they sometimes buy items from senior citizens doesn't mean they're "ripping them off". Most of the seniors on the show are more hagglers that Frank & Mike!!! Find something else to complain about like the lack of jobs in our country or the nationwide Obamacare that has just been shoved down our throats.
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I have never heard such a bunch of wimps in my life..... buy low, sell high...... LOL....
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I've never seen a profit margin that high. I've not seen all the shows mind you either. The people selling the items have the stuff sitting there and probably would have rather had the money. No one is forced to sell to them. Just like you selling your car, don't whine about what you got for it if you agreed to accept the price.

Stop watching the show or stop complaining. :D



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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LMAO!! Y'all are fucking retarded, the men agree to make a deal... Don't you see them shake hands and make a deal. Have you ever considered that these items may not mean anything to them? They are laying in dirty overstocked garages wasting. Over half the products are in horrible condition. Maybe these people want cash. You need to learn respect someone's opinion. Besides, they restore the products and it's in good hands. Sometimes they sell products to museums. And of course the value goes up because they restore them and that's business! Well look through it at another point of view maybe you'll understand.

Legalize Indy
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I hate the disastrous train wreck that THC has become. What do truckers, pawn shops, junk dealers and swamp people have to do with history? What does corporate propaganda about how things are made have to do with history?

Nothing...


If they wanna put a channel on and call it the Boring White People Channel, that would be fine. Let us just call it what it is.
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In two years, Wolfe has gone from describing American Pickers like this:

"Each item we pick has a history all its own and the people we meet are a breed all their own. We make a living telling the history of America...one piece at a time."

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

To this:

"With the American Pickers cult flourishing, Wolfe's passions are going mainstream. Collectors are clamoring for the Americana curiosities and oddities that make up the bulk of what he and Fritz pick each week, and their mud-caked, sunbaked aesthetic is shaping interior design trends as well.

"I've always bought what I liked, and I've made a living off of my eye and my gut and what I think is cool," Wolfe says. "On Monday nights, I have an hour-long commercial on what I think is hot. Imagine being in business and having that opportunity. Whatever we're finding, people are like, ‘Wow, that's cool. I love it. I want to buy one of those.'""

[link to www.entrepreneur.com]

- - - - -

An hour-long commercial to showcase his business and wares to interior designers. The History Channel can drop the pretense that American Pickers, Pawn Stars, American Restoration or any of this type of programming is about history.
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11/03/2011 04:39 AM
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LOL.

I support the show, I actually found this googling for thier website because I have some neat shit to unload from cleaning out a garage.

This country is built on buying or building cheap and selling high. If you ho's knew what the ps3 or new flat screen you have cost to build vs what you paid, you'd kill yourself.

How about that american made automobile? 10 - 20,000$ profit each.

Don't be mad because you slave minimum wage at your dead end job, and aren't smart enough or creative enough to do what they are doing.

History channel is winning hard with thier new programs over the last 5 years. Nobody wants to watch shit about the evolution of cotton and all the wars america didn't win are tired and played out, nobody cares anymore.

Keep up the good work history, some welfare moms, and house husbands just like to complain to complain.
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LOL.

I support the show, I actually found this googling for thier website because I have some neat shit to unload from cleaning out a garage.

This country is built on buying or building cheap and selling high. If you ho's knew what the ps3 or new flat screen you have cost to build vs what you paid, you'd kill yourself.

How about that american made automobile? 10 - 20,000$ profit each.

Don't be mad because you slave minimum wage at your dead end job, and aren't smart enough or creative enough to do what they are doing.

History channel is winning hard with thier new programs over the last 5 years. Nobody wants to watch shit about the evolution of cotton and all the wars america didn't win are tired and played out, nobody cares anymore.

Keep up the good work history, some welfare moms, and house husbands just like to complain to complain.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4545177


The History Channel and other niche channels have no integrity. Mr. Marshall sums up the integrity issue quite well.

....

"Here is the problem: if a project, enterprise, or mission has to turn into something else entirely to achieve what its management considers success, then it has already failed. If the original objective was worth pursuing, then integrity and honesty requires that either new leadership dedicated to the core mission be recruited, or the project should end."

.... "Having the Cartoon Channel run by people who don’t like cartoons, or the Soap Opera Channel run by people who think soap operas are stupid, or the History Channel operated by suits who think history is boring, is unfair to the vision, the mission, and the audience of those channels."

"Yet the Sci Fi Channel was placed in the hands of executives who looked upon science fiction and its fans as obstacles to profitability. As a result, even if their business model “succeeds”, the mission of having a science fiction cable channel will have failed.

The absence of integrity is fatal."

~ Jack Marshall

[link to ethicsalarms.com]
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These two fuc king faggotsneed to catch a stray bullet
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5aSounds like you need that bullet in the middle of your forehead - maybe it'll increase your IQ from zero to 1 or 2.
Bet you're from the Bible belt or Texas, aren't you. Love your guns and calling everyone "faggots". Typical loser American.
Have a great day, and don't forget to bend over to pick up the soap.

This whole forum about American Pickers "ripping off old people" is beyond hilarious. Obviously none of you losers know what the word "overhead" means in a business. Explains why your country has gone into the toilet and all your businesses are failing. Thank god I don't live anywhere near the "gold ol' U. S. of A"
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like all americans the world owes you a lot well let me tell you a lot here in great britain think your sxxt you moan about everything these so called old people how the value of there items ,if god bless when they pass away you have to empty the house or the barn of what now is junk to you you are glad of somebody like the american pickers to give you somethingfor your family heirloms other wise known as junk . here in the uk its a hit
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in reply to the abovr reply a british fighter not a coward
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If someone is out there to buy it, and someone wants to sell it: it's nobody's business to step in and dictate the rules.

Anyone that thinks they are preying on the elderly...Cmon!!

The shit in these people's backyards and ransacked storage facilities has been gathering dust and dirt for decades! Where were the kids for 50 years while daddy or grandpa accumulated all this crap? They were telling their friends that daddy/grandpa is a hoarder and didn't want anything to do with the crap accumulating in the house/yard/storage buildings. All of the sudden someone shows up that knows what daddy/grandpa's crap is worth and makes them an offer: the person making the offer is doing something wrong??

If someone has the balls to stop someone on the street and ask them if their car is for sale or knock on their door to browse their yard and make an offer on something, and the potential seller agrees to sell: what the fuck is wrong with that??

The problem in the country is no one has any balls anymore. They want somebody to take care of them, fight for them, save money for their retirement for them..
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What is up with those people griping - the guys use gas, their time, business licenses, insurance, phone, water, electricity, eat food and operate like any other business.

Are you gripers and moaners really stupid enough to think anyone ever buys something for what they sell it for? I cannot believe some of the ignorant people on this posting complaining that these guys are not buying stuff for the same price as they sell it.

Also, in case you complainers do not watch the show much, they have to take it to experts to see what it is worth so every purchase is a gamble.

I bet the jerks complaining that people should sell things for the same things people pays for it hate capitalism and wish we had a communist based economy!!

No wonder us Americans are getting the reputation as lamers!
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They don't just buy from the elderly. They buy things from everyone. I've watched the show quite a bit. The majority of items they buy are things that have been laying around for years. It is a business just like any other. To say they steal is ridiculous. If something is truly sentimental to someone they wouldn't be selling it for 25 bucks. So to call these guys thieves is way off base. It isn't as if they are buying something for a few dollars and selling it for a couple thousand. They make their money in volume not from single items and they don't always make a profit. Sometimes things they buy turn out to be wothless. Its a business. You can't buy something for exactly what its worth if your buying it to sell it. Way more things are way more disgusting on tv.tomato
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I like it
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The Bottom Line is....Stuff is only worth what someone is willing to pay at that moment.

Let's look at Compact Disc....How much for a CD 14.99, 16.99, 25.00...or 1.00 at the flea market?

Let's say you buy a CD for 15.99, listen to the 1 good song on it and decide to sell it...how much can you get for it, the 15.99 you paid? NO, try for 1/2(8.00) still no sale, 1/2 of that 4.00, maybe....6 mo later of sitting on the "sale table" you drop it to 2.00 and get an offer of 1.00 and sell it.....you have to ask yourself "was it ever worth what you paid originally"?

Hell the "Bashers" should be glad that someone like Frank & Mike even came by and offered them something for their stuff
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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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putin It's called haggling, the owner does not have to agree to the price that was offered.
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Here is the OP's problem...He/She is a Picker and is pissed off at all the attention this show has brought to the Biz...Before this show and others(Storage Wars) stuff was even cheaper, alot Cheaper....It was a "Insider Secret"
Now you've got these shows and BAM! more folks are getting into these types of business and making it harder for the "Old Timers" to get the "Deals" they were used to.

FWIW, I'm an Auctioneer and my crowds have tripled due to "Storage Wars"...Good for me and the seller(s) but not for the buyers

BTW, Storage Wars and the others like it are all "Set Up" for the camera....THERE IS NO! GOLD IN THEM LOCKERS!
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Bunch of fucking morans. Most of the stuff they buy is sitting outside rusting away or buried in other junk in a falling down building. It would otherwise end up turning back into dirt, hauled off to the dump, or sold as scrap for a tenth of what they pay.
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Here is the OP's problem...He/She is a Picker and is pissed off at all the attention this show has brought to the Biz...Before this show and others(Storage Wars) stuff was even cheaper, alot Cheaper....It was a "Insider Secret"
Now you've got these shows and BAM! more folks are getting into these types of business and making it harder for the "Old Timers" to get the "Deals" they were used to.

FWIW, I'm an Auctioneer and my crowds have tripled due to "Storage Wars"...Good for me and the seller(s) but not for the buyers

BTW, Storage Wars and the others like it are all "Set Up" for the camera....THERE IS NO! GOLD IN THEM LOCKERS!
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Is "Storage Wars" on Tru tv? Everything except the clipshows on that channel is a setup.
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Here is the OP's problem...He/She is a Picker and is pissed off at all the attention this show has brought to the Biz...Before this show and others(Storage Wars) stuff was even cheaper, alot Cheaper....It was a "Insider Secret"
Now you've got these shows and BAM! more folks are getting into these types of business and making it harder for the "Old Timers" to get the "Deals" they were used to.

FWIW, I'm an Auctioneer and my crowds have tripled due to "Storage Wars"...Good for me and the seller(s) but not for the buyers

BTW, Storage Wars and the others like it are all "Set Up" for the camera....THERE IS NO! GOLD IN THEM LOCKERS!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5744154


I'll even go further and give you an example:

Washer & Dryer...Most folks have them right...

Before these shows came out/on...It wasn't uncommon to see a "Maytag" W&D in like new condition to sell for 60 dollars for the pair....sold a set yesterday at auction for 200 dollars...and the Junkers we used to not be able to give away brought 30 dollars(I chalk this up to the increase in scrap metal prices)
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How about Mike and Frand trying wearing their seat belts when they are in their van...really, are we going to be this obvious about it??
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by the way, are these two guys gay lovers?

Serious question
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I too would like to know if these two are a couple of "Packers" and I don't mean football players?????
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When people run there mouths about others it shows there ignorance! Ignorance that runs wild from there mouth. These so-called thieves are living the life that almost ALL Americans dream about! Just doing something they enjoy for a living, all of you holyrolling assholes should be ashamed of yourself! At least they have the motivation and push to go out and make our country great, by reinstating the worth of our heritage!!
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I love this program. I have followed almost all the episodes and have never seen any disrespect shown by either of these guys. I think it is a terrific way to examine the history of this nation and its citizens' preferences and cherished items. It removes items from total destruction and allows people to restore them into the cherish and valued state. These guys are in business to make money. They spend a lot of money to do a job, a job they love and if a person has a problem with running a business like these guys do and making a profit, then you should move to a country where profit does not exist...the Federation of Russia would be a good start.

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