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

 
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Recently, I'm TOTALLY disgusted with American Pickers. I did like it at first, but I'm sick of seeing two obviously gay men (though they try to hide it with a chavonistic attitude), verbally abusing Danielle/females (and finding it hilarious), taking advantage of people that don't know the true worth of what they have (at least Pawn Stars brings in experts for a price, IN FRONT of the sellers) and giggling like little girls (disgusting) the whole time!!! These men are TOTALLY RIDICULOUS!! History Channel has sank to new lows in the last 3 years!! There's NOTHING concerning this show that has to do with history!!! It should be called "American Thieves"!!!
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And you do???....please cite a item(s) they bought "lowball" and sold for a "mint".....or grab yourself a cup of stfu.
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(at least Pawn Stars brings in experts for a price, IN FRONT of the sellers)
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This is something I read more often and (no offense) laughable. Its not that Pawn Stars come up with experts for the customer. Its because that fatty is scared to buy something which is worth nothing or less. Thats how it is, lets face it. He's that cheap. He does not care about that customer at all and have you ever heard him giggling ?

I would not be suprised either if he has a verbal agreement with these experts too, to lower the price a bit. I think its worth more than what these experts are saying.

When the price is decided he still has the guts to make an offer for far less. 25% auction fee's and more crap. The American Pickers does not make nearly as much profit on items as these fat hamburger eating guys of Pawn Stars.
 Quoting: Rataplan 7483041


please cite how something can be worth less than nothing?

"He's that cheap"....how about you open your own pawn shop and give people retail for their used stuff and then sell it for a profit....please do, and let's see how long you stay in biz.

"25% auction commission"....25's low, try 28-30%, that's what I charge....do you even have a clue what it takes to "set up " an auction....please "spell it out" for me

I'll say it again "things are only worth what someone will pay for it at that moment....go to a coin dealer or pawn shop and demand to buy an ounce of gold for "spot" and see just how loud they laugh at you.
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12/27/2011 07:34 AM
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Um isnt this sort of what america is all about? Capitalism at its ugliest!
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What, OZ doesn't have a "second hand" market?...Just when did the aussies stop Capitalism and turn Commie??
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12/27/2011 07:41 AM
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Seriously, there are thousands of people dying evry day and you care so much about a single show that you are willing to rant about this stupid tv show for 40 pages.

For shame....

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Seriously, there are thousands of people dying evry day and you care so much about a single show that you are willing to rant about this stupid tv show for 40 pages.

For shame....
 Quoting: 3°Degree


I gave a family down on their luck(wife has term cancer) a grand too help them out last month....served over 500 meals to the needy and homeless over Thanksgiving & X-Mas....and other "Humanitarian" thing as of late......AND JUST WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???
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12/27/2011 07:49 AM
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Seriously, there are thousands of people dying evry day and you care so much about a single show that you are willing to rant about this stupid tv show for 40 pages.

For shame....
 Quoting: 3°Degree


What's wrong?, you mad that this Thread: Scientists Confirm Explosives Used to Demolish Towers on 9/11...
only got 8 pages....aww your little feelings must be hurt
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please cite how something can be worth less than nothing?
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I will tell you. I have an old oven here, I think I have to pay money so somebody can pick it up to bring it to "the dump" (or whatever you call this in english). So its worth less than nothing. I have to pay to get rid of it !@ Got it ?

"He's that cheap"....how about you open your own pawn shop and give people retail for their used stuff and then sell it for a profit....please do, and let's see how long you stay in biz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7788628
Please dont put words in my mouth. Or you might have misunderstood me. Of course you cant buy stuff for retail prices. I never ever said that. Please quote me where I did say that. Its another thing to buy a golden coin from the 17th century for $11.000 while the retail price was almost $20.000 according to the expert. Good for them, the customor is an idiot but I'm allowed to call them out. And lets face it, there are some liabilities who really need the money and should be protected against themselves. I really dislike the attitude of Rick. He always asks what the customers wants, than he always shakes his head and laughs and lalalalalaa whatever, and than he makes a ridiculous counteroffer and unfortunately the customer believes his act. Rick Harrisson is a caricature of himself

"25% auction commission"....25's low, try 28-30%, that's what I charge....do you even have a clue what it takes to "set up " an auction....please "spell it out" for me

I'll say it again "things are only worth what someone will pay for it at that moment....go to a coin dealer or pawn shop and demand to buy an ounce of gold for "spot" and see just how loud they laugh at you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7788628


I think you completely miss the point, at least how I feel. I have an own shop (not pawn shop), I want to make money and when possible as much as possible. If I can get something for as less as possible, I take it. I do not offend my customers with a cheap/ridiculous offer though and certainly do not act like that fat bastard from Pawn Shop.

How often have we seen his act ? "Oh this thing is hardly any popular anymore bla bla bla". Than the guy believes him, sells it for a cheap offer (here in Holland we call it jewish prices) and than afterwards that hamburger is telling us what a great deal he has made and how quick he can sell that item Vegas !@ Yeah fair business...
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Seriously, there are thousands of people dying evry day and you care so much about a single show that you are willing to rant about this stupid tv show for 40 pages.

For shame....
 Quoting: 3°Degree


neem het ook weer niet te serieus mijn vriend. ;-)
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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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Do you know the difference between wholesale and retail? Go sell your car to a dealer, and then the next day go try to buy it back.
The money to drive up and down the highways has to come from somewhere, and it's the difference between the two prices. I think they make it plain that they are buying items to resell them at a higher price.
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I have similar opinions about the disgusting industry of the self-storage companies--and NOW watching this disgrace and calling it "entertainment?" How many of you REALLY know the comings and goings of those storage places? If you knew...as I know from an absolutely insane experience working as a site manager for 3 months...you would not only make a comment on this thread...you would call your congressman! I was "lucky" enough to get the manager's job at the 600-unit self-store company in 2008(owned by a millionare who used it as both a fence and a tax-write-off) when the previous manager had a nervous breakdown and jumped off a bridge. (That should have been a red flag....sadly I did not know better being a naive Christian woman). There are theft rings going on in these places which cut off the locks and set up little "unregistered" units (or boggus names as the owners) when in fact they are like little "king Tut Tombs of treasures" which end up auctioned off by the dishonest owners and managers....sometimes they never do auction the stuff they just keep it and spread it among friends, etc! Seriously! The really good stuff RARELY gets into the hands of the people who show up for the auctioned--it is ALWAYS picked over BEFORE the pickers even get in there! (I saw this myself and found my co-manager had "gone to the dark side" to assist in this LEGAL THEFT!) I wish they would produce an under-cover TV show which shows various dishonest assholes like the guy I worked for getting caught in their "capitalist" scam. I hate these sick programs and I hope someday there is a true investigation FOR THE SAKE of MANY families ALREADY SUFFERING WHO LOSE THEIR LIFE'S POSSESSIONS! SHAME on History Channel! (Yes...I did alert the local police--yeah...they really listened.)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4578286


Which show are YOU talking about? Storage Wars, Storage Hunters or Auction Hunters? Because this thread isn't about any of them. And, none of them is on History channel, so maybe you ought to have your ducks in a row before you start shooting at them.wtfrant
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Recently, I'm TOTALLY disgusted with American Pickers. I did like it at first, but I'm sick of seeing two obviously gay men (though they try to hide it with a chavonistic attitude), verbally abusing Danielle/females (and finding it hilarious), taking advantage of people that don't know the true worth of what they have (at least Pawn Stars brings in experts for a price, IN FRONT of the sellers) and giggling like little girls (disgusting) the whole time!!! These men are TOTALLY RIDICULOUS!! History Channel has sank to new lows in the last 3 years!! There's NOTHING concerning this show that has to do with history!!! It should be called "American Thieves"!!!
 Quoting: dragontrouble9


Are you that afraid of even seeing a gay man that you imagine them where they're not? These guys aren't gay!!! They're good friends - one has been living with his girlfriend for over 10 years and the other dates regularly. Maybe if you'd go online and check things before putting your foot in your mouth, you'd know a thing or two. The world is full of all kinds of people and, believe me, your kind is one I try to avoid.
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It is everyone's right to make a profit(capitalism). A deal is a deal. If you don't like it, turn the damn channel and shut the f*ck up!!
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I met frank at a toy show in st Charles Illinois in october of this yr and let me tell you he is so full of himself. First he walks in acting like he knows and is better then all the other collectors in the room. Second I had my small young boys with me we are or should I say were true fans of there show. So my kids walk up to him and ask for a picture he turns to them and says no thanks if I take a pic with you I have to do it for everyone else. Can you believe the nerve of this fat homosexual midget to act as if he is some sort of superstar . I can't believe what balls this guy has it goes to show what money and a little fame does to people. Listen I loved the show thought it was great something on t.v. That doesn't promote sex and violence it was his personality that turned me away from the show. Thanks for reading a fan that turned because of franks big head.
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this is an amazing show so stop ur fucking bitching and dont watch it if you dont want to if they agree to the price its there chociie you ll ar just retarted and need to grow up its there items if they wantt to selll it its their choci so shut the hell up
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These two idiots are the true definition of douche bags.
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lapis lazuli -- i freaking ADORE you! your responses to pathetic bitching and griping -- perfection. i love both american pickers & pawn stars. i would much rather see these items get restored to their original beauty & have people buy them that will respect them/showcase them/preserve them then have them rot away never to be found again. people seem to forget, it's a business - they need to make some money & every purchase is a risk. they have rent, gas, employee paychecks, food, etc ... i guess people don't think about things like that before they open their mouths. oh & by the way, do you see any frowns on the faces of the elderly agreeing to the purchases? no! having people come appreciate and pay them for the trinkets that they have cherished for so long probably means the world to them - i would assume well because people adoring my items means the world to me & i haven't owned them nearly as long as the people on the show.

positivity > negativity <3

p.s. soooo totally excited for pawn stars - night shift to start \o/
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Having worked in baseball card shops and a comic/toy shop, and being a collector of all sorts of things, I can tell you that shows like American Pickers and the storage unit-type shows play VERY fast & loose with the values they attribute to many of the things they buy. The episodes i've seen of American Pickers always conclude with them showing what they paid for the item followed by what they HOPE to get or CLAIM to have gotten for the items. I may have missed episodes that show people actually buying anything. Regarding Pawn Stars, anyone old enough to conduct transactions with pawn shops should know that these types of businesses (is that spelled right?) are scavengers of human misery, and should be your last resort, used only in times of extreme desperation.
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I think both History channel and A and E have both slid so low in their programming. Both used to show interesting and informative shows. We could actually learn from these shows. Now its all a pile of garbage and they don't really deserve the "history" title or the Arts designation anymore. Its crap.
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You all appear to have been dropped on your head. If you morons think you could go around the country offering retail to these people, where are you going to profit? It's a business and you people seem to think money comes out of fucking trees. As for all the Canadians, your country has no morales to begin, its a giant cesspool. It's a show that you do not have to watch, yet alone whine about. So STFU before you find your IP's on the dark net/deep webs/TOR network....
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You have got to be kidding. There is nothing wrong with the show or the people involved in it. I have very often seen them give people more than they asked for things in the interest of being fair. They are putting money in people's pockets for things they no longer want or need and yes it is also good old American capitalism and there's nothing wrong with that either. They resurrect parts of our history that would otherwise be allowed to crumble away into dust and be lost forever. I say "Good job Mike and Frank, keep it up."
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You are all absolute idiots. Most of the time they don't know the exact value of a saddle or other item until they have an expert in that field check it out. Also what kind of bs forum is this? Godlike productions??? Your all hipocritcal pieces of shit. Oh by the way it's 2012 and were still alive go fuck yourselves dumb asses.
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First of all I'm 73 years old and think American Pickers is great. Wherelse can I see items from my youth and older, without going to a museum? I must be watching a different show than most of you. I see two men buying stuff from people who get an agreed upon price and everybody walking away happy. The fact that they sell the items for a profit is no different than your local grocery store or restaurant bying wholesale and selling retail. Why that evil Goodwill
sells things they have gotten for free. If the people did not want to sell anything they only had to say no. Try to watch with an open mind and stop being "old".
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For all you dislikers of this show. Chill out. They are not stealing anything. These are legally binding contracts. If anyone does not want to sell anything they can say no. I have never seen an episode where they badgered someone into selling. Secondly, some of these people call them back to continue selling. If you don't like it don't watch it but to call them thieves is idiotic. I have seen an episode on both Pickers and Pawn Stars where they overpaid them for certain items which they obviously didn't know what they had.
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All I have to say is that everyone complaining about this are a bunch of morans. These people are running a business and they have to make money somehow.. its just like when you trade in your car. You never get full value for it because the dealer has to make money on it when they go to resell it. The quote is true..there are no stupid questions.. just stupid people.
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LOL! Some of you people are really quite hilarious.

Apparently people roaming the countryside offering cash for other peoples belongings that are rotting away in the back yard is now a symbol of the downfall of Western civilization! LOL!

As for the other show on the history channel called "pawn stars" I like that one too. I find it very interesting when people bring in and what's worth a lot of money and what's worth almost no money. Plus you sometimes get a little mini history lesson in there.

Geez! You people will find just about anything to cry about and rally around and pronounce how it's the most evil thing in the history of the universe
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the 'history' channel is retelling history on ACID they have been doing this for some time now...
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I actually miss when they were the called the hitler channel. At least then they had actual documentaries and other good programs.
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by the way, are these two guys gay lovers?

Serious question
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Yes we are, I mean yes they are.......
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Seriously, there are thousands of people dying evry day and you care so much about a single show that you are willing to rant about this stupid tv show for 40 pages.

For shame....
 Quoting: 3°Degree


I gave a family down on their luck(wife has term cancer) a grand too help them out last month....served over 500 meals to the needy and homeless over Thanksgiving & X-Mas....and other "Humanitarian" thing as of late......AND JUST WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???
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I fought alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots in the Battle of Autobot City back in 05! I saw dozens of my friends get slaughtered by the Decepticons. Add to the horror of seeing the dark god Unicron! So don't lecture me about horrors and morals!
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Seriously, there are thousands of people dying evry day and you care so much about a single show that you are willing to rant about this stupid tv show for 40 pages.

For shame....
 Quoting: 3°Degree


neem het ook weer niet te serieus mijn vriend. ;-)
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Pisang Ambon!
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When I first saw the title for the TV show when I was flipping channels .... I thought it meant Mexican fruit and veggie field pickers. lmao
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