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

 
Anonymous Coward
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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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they are like the two thieves from 101 Dalmatians: Horace and Jasper. One is tall skinny and one is short and fat.
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It's just a show.Why are you people getting so bent out of shape."For Shame" you have got to be kidding,if people are selling there old garbage,which I think it is so what,I don't even know why I am wasting my breath on totally stupid rants about what you think.Get a life or a job.Ray in New York
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So when they bought those old carnival advertisements from the amusement park that had the flood for 700 bucks and sold them for 10,000. and then went back to give the guy 5000, they are immoral? Please, from what I have seen they are decent people trying to make a living. Yes they undervalue things when buying to try and make the max profit but that is how a business works. Movie theatres get a 20 pound bag of popcorn kernels for like 5 bucks and they make like 200 bags of popcorn from that and charge 8 bucks a pop thats more stealing than anything else.
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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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Listen I liked these guys and i watched when they got a lot of money from some posters and gave the guy BACK some money but I recently watched one show where they found a dress form and it was a plus size form...WELL Mike said "oh she's HUGE." Well I gotta say...screw you Mike!! I am a small plus sized gal and I take offense to that. Me watch AGAIN? HELL NO!!
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These two rotton fucks steal from people now they have two stores. G life must be hard driving around and fuckn people out of shit and family treasures in the name of saving them for mankind. Piss on these two little bitches.
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Why are they called American Pickers when they drive around this great country of ours in a foreign made van, heck it is not evened assembled in this country. They state they are from the heartland of America well the people of that part of the country have alot of problems with the farming industry, livestock issues, etc. but folks like myself who have been affected by the downturn in the auto industry do not need them driving around with that foreign piece of crap picking out our junk.
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Two years later this bad boy thread keeps on giving up gem after gem.
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Why are they called American Pickers when they drive around this great country of ours in a foreign made van, heck it is not evened assembled in this country. They state they are from the heartland of America well the people of that part of the country have alot of problems with the farming industry, livestock issues, etc. but folks like myself who have been affected by the downturn in the auto industry do not need them driving around with that foreign piece of crap picking out our junk.
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I'm with you, how much cooler would the show be if they were rolling in an Astrovan.

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I don't see the big deal myself, the guys travel 1000's of miles to buy rusty old crap and every now and then find something worth having. Hell I've seen them pay $600 dollars for a rusty beat up sign that Lyin in somebody's field and has done for years !!
I rekon your just moanin your ass off cos they ain't bought some of your shit .
As for pawn stars it's a buisness not a charity they are in it to make money that's what people do.... Do you moan like shit when you buy a big mac with your last dollar because your broke and mcD shudnt be making a profit off you cos your broke ?
Get over it and start watching something you can live with like "How it's made " or something similar ...
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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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hahahahaah thats life dumb fuck. its the market. wow iggnorant people now adays
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01/17/2012 03:40 PM
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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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Well said, the programme is great! Are they robbing people?
Get real folks!!!!! That stuff would just sit there rotting but if they
Sell it for a price they are HAPPY with, they can spend the money
On something useful! If you don't like the programme, simple, don't
Watch it!
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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
 Quoting: lapis lazuli 847343


Well said, the programme is great! Are they robbing people?
Get real folks!!!!! That stuff would just sit there rotting but if they
Sell it for a price they are HAPPY with, they can spend the money
On something useful! If you don't like the programme, simple, don't
Watch it!
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01/21/2012 10:39 PM
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OMG, I am absolutely floored. Everyone of you people who are on here are yelling about general commerce? Are you for real? Plus on top of all things your on a website called God like productions and your all cursing, yelling and being just absolutely moronic..and for what reason? Because you idiots forget that we are a nation that was built on commerce. The deal is only as good as the people involved think that it is. If dudly doright thinks that 450 is a good price for something and they guys end up getting a good payday out of it then so be it. The people they bought it from would have not had a penny if the guys had not purchased it. So something is better than nothing. Half the time there climbing over and under rotten wood, floors, through tunnels and into rooms and barns that no one had been in for years, sometimes decades.

The next time you go to a baseball game and pay 7 bucks for your hot dog and another 9 dollars for your beer..... think about all the 8 pack of dogs that are at the store for 1.25 for the WHOLE PACK OF 8. Value is and always will be in the eye of the seller and until the United States decides that everything is going to be free or were gonna start horse trading again just because you dont wanna hurt someones fealings over a rusted piece of equipment that is really worth 100 bucks more than they paid for it. Heck for that matter I got ALOT of stuff Id like for you to buy... at FULL PRICE ,feel free to hit me up.
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What idiots!
Nobody is forcing anbody to sell their stuff!
If they didn't want to sell it they don't have to
GET A LIFE
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How many of you that are bad mouthing these guys understand the concept here? How many of you really believe these "poor old people" would have even sold those things?? Do you REALLY believe Leland was going out to dig those things out of the barn to have a few more bucks in his pocket??? Oh!! Think he may be on our WONDERFUL SS system and getting $ 300-400 in income a month?
I think, compared to Pawn Stars, they are honest and fair. They have even increased the offers at times to the surprise of the sellers! Have you noticed them pulling out 1/3 of and old bike in the dirt?? And the old timer was going to do what with it rather than,"being robbed".
Why don't you losers get a hobby for cripes sake!
If their families think it was such a bad deal(or Elder Services) something would have been done.
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get a life!!! if you don't like the show then don't watch it. Seriously grow up and btw i love the show
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Each one of the negative comments that I've read have been posted by pompous assholes. I've never seen such a resistant bunch of hoarding sympathizers. Most of these old guys will end up dying and leaving overwhelming burdens to their next of kin.

I've never seen such strong reactions to the consented sale of material possessions. Such foolish people to endow such value in trivial material objects.
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Why is everyone complaining about American Pickers? I love whatching both shows. Is it any different than selling stuff at a flea market?
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Not sure what episode or incident you are speaking of, but I just watched the show and witnessed Mike and Frank do an extremely noble thing. They had purchased two large carnival paintings for a few hundred dollars from an amusement park owner. The Pickers then sold the two paintings for $10,000, and returned to the original buyer and gave him half of their profits. This doesn't sound like someone trying to take advantage of anyone. In the same episode, they asked another seller what he would sell an item for. He told them $200. Mike told him it was worth more than that and paid him $500. You have to remember that television producers edit, edit, edit their taping. What you see in the final show is not exactly what took place, because it makes "good tv" and evokes emotional reactions. So much has been edited out that it can change the context of what really took place.
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Nothing wrong at all with the show. whatever
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I want to start my own reality tv show where everyone buys high and sells low.
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those two fools just got mickey gilleys piano , damn I would have paid 2500 for it. They stole it from the gomer for 1300
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WHAT A SHAME!!! I can't believe that these criminals give cold hard cash to poor elders while stealing their old treasures. A lot of this stuff should be left rusting away in their owner's garbage heaps and barns as the good Lord intended. How is it legal to earn money off the willing pack rats?
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ok seriously people have to eat, live and make money. What they do is legit, and fine. I don't get why you big babies are complaining haha
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How dare these bastards turn a profit.

Did you know that a soda really only costs 2.5 cents?

Gas station thieves!!!
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I think you people are wrong. American Pickers run a business, they pay people a fair price so that they can still make money off the things they buy and transport. They can't pay retail price on these items. They pay about half what they can make on the item.

Then, there are people out there who don't know what to do with stuff they've inherited and it will most likely go to auction fetching only a dollar for items that the pickers are paying $75 for.

If you actually watch the show, you'll see that when someone says you can buy that for 10 bucks, Mike will say, well actually it's worth more than that, I'll be honest with you. And then will give them a fair price.

You guys are acting pretty violent for posting on a "godlike" page. I'm not much of a religious person, but I have morals and ethics. And saying things like 'I'd like work out a deal with them, i.e. to beat up the american pickers guys for robbing old people' is a pretty immoral thing to say. When in fact they're giving these "old people" some money to buy meds or other old people things.

Think before you go ranting. There are much worse things in the world that deserve your attention. Like world hunger or terrorists.
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They give people money for junk. Hell these people don't have any idea how to sell this junk or much less restore it. I see nothing wrong with them needing to make money considering they have to travel to get it, search all over junk piles, then restore it before they find a buyer.

American Pickers is great! I love seeing the old stuff and I even saw one where they took the guy back 1500 because they made a lot off some posters. Pretty fair I would say.gonzo2gonzo2gonzo2gonzo2gonzo2gonzo2gonzo2
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Your stupid. People are allowed to sell things and buy things and make profits. I hope they get all the peoples stuff and all the money in the world. In fact i hope he hits your grandparents house next! DUN DUN DUN!
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I actually had a similar reaction at one point last night. When they bought that samurai sword for $200 I thought they were stealing him blind. Turns out the thing is only worth four or $500. Big deal.

If they had Not gone in there, found it and rescued it, it's likely it just would've rusted away to nothing.

Thing you don't realize is that most of these treasures they find are sitting in the back of somebody's yard or in somebody's barn rusting on rotting away. If they don't buy them and restore them chances are they will be thrown away into the junk pile.

The idea that their kids or somebody is going to inherit this stuff and then restore it or what ever?nonsense.

When kids inherit grandpas farm that's loaded with a bunch of old rotting rusty crap -- they throw it all away. That's what happens.

Leeland obviously doesn't have the energy or the impetus to dig around in his belongings and put them up for sale himself. These people actually performed him a service by showing up with cash. Now you can probably afford another three months of high blood pressure medication or whatever.
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