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Rebuhg
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I would just like to say that I think you are mistaken. These guys seem to enjoy huntiung for a piece of American history and many times rescue those pieces from darkness and disaster and ruin. I'm old - I love the show and think its great to share these pieces of Americana. They never break down a door or force anyone to sell anything. Why are you angry because people want to get rid of some things before they die? My children seem to have little interest in things I have saved from my grandmother etc. I am looking for people who will appreciate these things as much as I do and gladly part with them when I find them. Everyone benefits and precious pieces are rescued from the trash bin.
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Did you guys see the episode where they bought some hand painted circus banners? they got them for like 200-300 each and then had them appraised to be like 7-10k. They went BACK to the guy who they bought them from and GAVE him like 5k. That is honest to me. So I am not sure what you guys are talking about. That episode with the old man on the tractor that they ignored was a mistake, they even admit it on the show and felt bad about it.
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Giving people money for somthing that they never new was of value and would have left it to rot away is wrong? Are you serious? Running a business has overhead expenses. Buy a shop, buy a truck, pay employees, insurance, utilities, etc. Not to mention make a profit in order to pay your bills and EAT.
If you don't like capitalism and the free enterprise system then move to one of the countries where socialism works so well.
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I actually like this show and disagree with most the comments on here.
They don't force anybody to sell a thing. They ask to see what people have that they would be willing to get rid of for a buck. They offer a fair price that is below market value (think yard saleing) and they try to make a profit off of it.
In some episodes, I have seen them go back to the original owner and give them a cut of the profits. But then, I am sure that the original owner would feel cheated if they didn't.
It gives people an idea of what their junk is really worth. Most people have no clue.
A lot of the time, the stuff they buy the owner had no clue he had it, doesn't care about it in the first place or it will just rot away to the elements being uncared for.
Occasionally, not very often, they offer more than what the owner thought something was worth.
The owners usually contact them to come out and buy stuff, the driving around and looking on the back roads is a minor part in it. That was how they got their start, but now people are trying to downsize and get rid of their stuff. Frank happened to drive to my parent's farm and stopped to look around. He bought a few things (wish he would have bought more) and I got an autographed picture out of it. If you're reading this Frank, thank you...
Family heirlooms? People don't sell their family heirlooms. Never seen it happen on this show. Mostly junk there.

Frank and Mike work hard at what they do, they risk buying and selling (much like the stock market or gambling) and they make an honest living out of it.
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02/22/2012 12:45 PM
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I have had to clean out my parents house and then my brother passed away and we got all his stuff too. now I have to get rid of it if I could get these guy to come to our place I would rool out the red carpet for them. Now I'm stuck selling all the stuff on ebay pennies on the dollar. At least thoes guys give them 1/2 of what it is worth.
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YOU ARE FORGETTING ONE THING THEY DONT BUY JUNK THEY BUY ITEMS THEY CAN MAKE BIG BUCKS ON NOT YARD SALE ITEMS TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE BUYING FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR AND THEY DONT BUY UNLESS THEY HAVE A MARKET FOR IT ALSO REMEMBER THEY ARE BACKED BY THE HISTORY CHANNEL MAKING MORE MONEY DONT BELEIVE WHAT YOU SEE IT JUST TO MAKE MONEY THEY HAVE BOTH BECOME MILLIONARIES SINCE IT AIRED
Anonymous Coward
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02/22/2012 12:51 PM
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Stupidest thread ever.

lame
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02/25/2012 12:54 AM
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mike is on the same level as rick harrison...A THEIF!! Take your precious, historic belongings(including your LOADED firearms) and run these people off of your property!!
cinzmac
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02/25/2012 11:11 AM
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Get over your selves. If you don't like the show, here's a thought, STOP WATCHING IT! It is AMERICA, you are entitled to your opinion. Do you not think that all the folks involved know what they are doing? They do! Perhaps you should watch something more your speed like, Swamp People, Have a Nice Day!
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cool show
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02/26/2012 08:16 PM
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Did all the naysayers about the show know that Frank and Mike found an old Leland sign, paid good money for it, when back to Lelands house and gave it to him. For free!! These guys donate lots of items to the rightful resting place of many of their finds. I love this show and if you watched more of it you would realize the guys are decent people. The morals of this country are being changed by complainers, like many of the posts in this thread, not by guys like Mike and Frank.
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02/27/2012 01:23 AM
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SOME OF YOU PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT OUR VERY EXISTANCE IS BASED ON BUYING AND SELLING GOODS AND SERVICES... BUY LOW AND SELL HIGHER IS HOW WE EXIST. IF THERE IS NO PROFIT IN A TRANSACTION THEN IT WON'T HAPPEN BECAUSE NEITHER PARTY WINS. IS IT WRONG FOR A TRADESMAN TO MAKE A PROFIT? IS IT WRONG FOR A BACK-AND-FORTH IN ESTABLISHING THE PRICE THAT SATISFYS BOTH PARTIES?

BY THE WAY, THE SUGGESTION ABOVE THAT BECAUSE SOMEONE IS 80 YEARS OLD THEY ARE SOMEHOW BOUND TO BE SENILE IS A CROCK! I'M 70 - AND I'LL TAKE ON VIRTUALLY ANYONE IN A DISCUSSION, DEBATE OR A GOOD HAGGLE OVER THE PRICE OF SOMETHING....
Mel
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02/27/2012 10:17 PM
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Great show nice guys clearly you missed the show when they came back and gave 5k to amusement park guy after they got more than they expected from art they bought
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03/01/2012 12:05 PM
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You guys are idiot for claiming that these guys are nice guys and not cheats. If they were nice guys they wouldn't have given the guy only $5000 for his banners and kept $4300 in profit for themselves after they only made $700 off them. They guy must have watched that show afterwards and felt like a fool losing so much money to these crooks.
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03/01/2012 12:15 PM
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The show needs to be re-titled to read "2JEWS IN A VAN." It is down right disgracefull the way these two take advantage of people. They are nothing but blood sucking thieves Living off the fat of the land.rockon
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The show needs to be re-titled to read "2JEWS IN A VAN." It is down right disgracefull the way these two take advantage of Goys. They are nothing but blood sucking thieves Living off the fat of the land.rockon
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Wow, I went on the American Pickers site to check out cool stuff & I find this comment site. I have been watching both American Pickers & Pawn Stars for a couple years now. I have a MS in Art Ed. & if I had a 2nd career choice, it would have been as a History teacher. I find Mike & Frank very respectful to all the people they visit & purchase from. They even gave 5,000 back to that carnival guy, when they sold that huge circus banner for 10,000 dollars. As far as you people using the F - word to express yourself, shame on you. Yes freedom of speech is what sets us a side in America but express yourself with dignity. It's a business & if people want to sell they will & if they feel that the boys are low, they won't. But you all must agree, isn't it better to reuse the rust & forgotten, then to leave to decay and pollute!
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Wow, I went on the American Pickers site to check out cool stuff & I find this comment site. I have been watching both American Pickers & Pawn Stars for a couple years now. I have a MS in Art Ed. & if I had a 2nd career choice, it would have been as a History teacher. I find Mike & Frank very respectful to all the people they visit & purchase from. They even gave 5,000 back to that carnival guy, when they sold that huge circus banner for 10,000 dollars. As far as you people using the F - word to express yourself, shame on you. Yes freedom of speech is what sets us a side in America but express yourself with dignity. It's a business & if people want to sell they will & if they feel that the boys are low, they won't. But you all must agree, isn't it better to reuse the rust & forgotten, then to leave to decay and pollute!
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03/06/2012 10:01 AM
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Just met a guy who knows these 2 fools and has confirmed they are nothing but scheisters. And you know what, they don't sell any of that stuff, notice it is all sitting on the shelves in the background of their warehouse. History Channel is footing the bill for everything, even their un-American Mercedes van. Yet, they still rob people. They are a couple of phonies. Notice when they "free-style" they will walk into a house and a camera man is already in there filming them walk in. Could it be anymore deceiving? They are both complete morons who have no skill, no mechanical ability and they couldn't be any more fake. My husband has "picked" for years. These buffoons come along and make a tv show out of it. Wonderful. Stay out of Pennsylvania you jerks and stop ripping off old ladies whose husband's just passed away. Those unfortunate people could have an auction and get 85 times more than what those fools are offering. And if I hear the statement...."that is what we call breaking the ice" one more time, I'm gonna lose it. Mike is such a jerk who has no personality, a crooked nose (probably b/c someone punched him for being such an a$$)and lives for scamming people. If they ever showed up on my property, I would tell them to go directly to he11. Why can't the History channel show out-takes of people running them off their property? Oh wait, b/c it's probably all set up anyway. Liars. I can't even believe I watch the show b/c all I do is scream at the tv. I've seen them walk right by valuable stuff and they have no idea. They are 2 clueless weasels and that is what the show should be called. Who is the heck is even gonna buy anything from them knowing how little they spent on it? Oh, and Mike got negative feedback on ebay b/c he is an inconsiderate snake in the grass. So to he11 with these jokers, it is time they go away now, we've had enough.
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U must be at a pretty bad point in your own life to be so irate over a tv show.
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Stupidest thread ever.

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Yes.

If those guys didn't buy that stuff it would just rot/get destroyed/thrown out when ever those old people die.
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THEY ARE BLOOD-SUCKING FREAKS!
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I would just like to point out how a lot of people on here are accusing these guys of ripping people off, well no one was forced to sell. Also if you guys are complaining about this why are you not yelling at awl-mart for selling junk or ruining small towns????? Not only that I bet every person on this website has bought a pair of shoes that some asian kid was paid ten cents to make and we paid 50 bucks for it and were not screaming for good wages for the kid! I mean If you are in at a car dealership and you ask out much an audi is and shop manager says 500 bucks are you going to insist on paying him 30000 grand??? I doubt it. I bet you would take that deal!
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Just met a guy who knows these 2 fools and has confirmed they are nothing but scheisters. And you know what, they don't sell any of that stuff, notice it is all sitting on the shelves in the background of their warehouse. History Channel is footing the bill for everything, even their un-American Mercedes van. Yet, they still rob people. They are a couple of phonies. Notice when they "free-style" they will walk into a house and a camera man is already in there filming them walk in. Could it be anymore deceiving? They are both complete morons who have no skill, no mechanical ability and they couldn't be any more fake. My husband has "picked" for years. These buffoons come along and make a tv show out of it. Wonderful. Stay out of Pennsylvania you jerks and stop ripping off old ladies whose husband's just passed away. Those unfortunate people could have an auction and get 85 times more than what those fools are offering. And if I hear the statement...."that is what we call breaking the ice" one more time, I'm gonna lose it. Mike is such a jerk who has no personality, a crooked nose (probably b/c someone punched him for being such an a$$)and lives for scamming people. If they ever showed up on my property, I would tell them to go directly to he11. Why can't the History channel show out-takes of people running them off their property? Oh wait, b/c it's probably all set up anyway. Liars. I can't even believe I watch the show b/c all I do is scream at the tv. I've seen them walk right by valuable stuff and they have no idea. They are 2 clueless weasels and that is what the show should be called. Who is the heck is even gonna buy anything from them knowing how little they spent on it? Oh, and Mike got negative feedback on ebay b/c he is an inconsiderate snake in the grass. So to he11 with these jokers, it is time they go away now, we've had enough.
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Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. This form of government is only sustainable as long as the people remain moral.
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I'm from Australia, and cannot believe that the pickers are giving such low prices for these curiousities. In Australia you pau three times more for those objects, those old dudes should get agents and ship it to us in Oz, we lap that stuff up the rustier and tattier the better. You never see the pickers trying to buy stuff of a young gun they would never get away with it...
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Why is everybody worried about these guys having to make a profit, running a business and overheads ect.. They are celebrities now, they are probably more worried about what image to project in the promo's for the show. They would be swimming in it, the real business with the overheads is the show...
judared
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03/17/2012 01:50 AM
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Am. pickers deliver lots of history info. I am betting young people do not know what half of the things they find are. Most of those people know exactly what their junk is worth and what they ae willing to sell it for. Those of you who think Mike and Frank are "looking down on(sellers)..." well you all are the ones looking down and thinking these sellers do not know what their stuff is worth or what price seems fair to them. Many times Mike and Frank pay more than asked because they know an item is worth more and the seller is unaware of it's true value. Just because people are old. doesn't mean they are stuped. Nostalgia is important to some people and when they get older and are facing an end to their years of collecting, they want thier stuff to go to people who know what it is...not to kids and grandkids who have no reguard for thier lifetime of collecting and will simply dig a hole with a dozer and bury all that "old crap" to make the property visually attractive for the new buyer.
Those of us who were raised in rural America recognize and understand the things people collect and feel an affinity for.
Some of those old people are glad to sell stuff even at a lower than retail price just to have someone appreciate thier collecting efforts and some seem genuinely hungry just to visit with Mike and Frank....wonder how many of them have not seen the kids for ages because when the kids visit it always end up in a disagreement about what should be done with"the collection".
Love pickers! My dad would have lover to explain and discuss some of the oddities he had kept over the years.
Keep bringing those of us who like it more episodes of Pickers and those who do not like it can watch a different channel.
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03/24/2012 12:36 AM
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Honestly, I think its great what they're doing. Sure, they may accidentally rip someone off here and there, but a lot of the stuff on there, even THEY don't have any idea what its worth. Its great that they're finding all this old stuff thats so unique and showing it to the rest of the world. Older people that are willing to sell it so cheap obviously have either A. no attachment for it, or B. Don't want it. Shouldn't those items be circulated back into the market where people want them?
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I just wish they would show more of the tattooed chick.

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