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

 
Anonymous Coward
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02/21/2010 10:34 PM
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You dumb liberal fucks, they usually ask what the people want for the stuff. Ever hear one mans trash is another mans treasure? You dumb fucks need to actually learn how to earn some money and get off the government teat.
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That's part of the game, always ask what they want first. If not you may have end up paying more for it. You never want to make an offer first, because they might offer you a way lower price.

Watch Pawn Stars close and you will see they have it down to a science. "What do you want for your old Edison phonograph?" "I need $600, look at all the old wax cyliders that come with it." "No way I can do that, man, I can give you $50. People just want to display this, and will never play it. To be honest with you I'll be lucky to sell it within the year, and it will just be sitting here on the shelf." "But the expert said it was worth 1 million dollars." "That's at auction dude, and we would have to clean it up and pay an auctioneer. Last time we had one of these we made like ten bucks on it."

An aside with Rick; "Now that I know this is real I really want this in my shop, but I have to get it at the right price. Since this guy didn't know to take this to a phonograph collector I know I can get it cheap."

"Will you give me $550.?" "No dude, now your breakin my balls. I'll take a chance and give you $75 just because I like you." "Well, OK. I did find this in my basement and it's $75 more than when I came in here." "OK, lets go in back and do the paperwork."

This is how it's done, and I don't blame Pawn Stars or Pickers for it, but these people pawning things are retards that don't know what they are doing. I do feel for some of the older folks that the Pickers take advantage of, but I think they get a check from the TV producers when the release form is signed.
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02/21/2010 10:42 PM
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I honestly can't believe how idiotic most of you are being. I mean really. These guys had a business BEFORE they made this show. They do the same things that Antique Malls, Flea Markets, and oh wait..BUSINESSES do. They look for stuff to make a profit on. If you open your eyes and notice, when they go to someone's property and they tell them to leave, THEY LEAVE. If you do not want them on your property, just say so. I mean who wouldn't want someone to just show up and ask them if they had some junk to sell, how convenient is that. I mean if your these people were looking to make a "real" profit off of anything they have they could get someone to seriously pursue it for them. I mean even selling at Antique Malls they charge people to sell there, these guys just show up to look at people's junk and pay them for it! And if they don't want to sell, all they have to do is say so.

All that these guys are doing is running a business and doing something that they love. No harm in that. AND..people make some money and get their junk cleared for them. How is that a crime? It isn't...

This is a great show, and I hate that people are turning a harmless tv show into so much drama. If you don't like it, don't watch it. End of story.
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02/22/2010 12:40 AM
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You people are retarded. The elderly sellers on this show have no use for the shit that they sell. If they have no use for them, why the fuck should they keep them around? To collect more dust or go to waste in a junkyard once they pass away? It's not like they're buying some poor grandmother's necklace that she could've or was going to pass down to her child or using underhanded means at all, they're fucking BARGAINING to clients who are willing to sell what they have. They're buying fucking oil cans, old bikes, posters, etc. etc. Miscellaneous items that, to most people, are junk. How is that stealing, to buy something that someone does not use and does not want, hence why they're open to selling the items? Climb off of your moral high horses and stop being stupid. I don't see how someone could be so blind that they honestly consider American Pickers, of all things, on the fucking History channel, an immoral show. Same type of dumb fucks that go on witchhunts targeting anything they don't like. "OH I DON'T LIKE THIS SHOW THEY ARE STEALING IT SHOULD BE OFF OF THE AIR IMMEDIATELY." If you're that fucking dumb, first of all, don't watch the show. Second, kill yourself.
larry
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02/22/2010 02:18 AM
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this is the worst show i have ever seen , the whole concept maybe be good but the exploitation of the sellers is shame full get it off the air
Lackey
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02/22/2010 09:21 PM
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If you can't spell 'shameful,' your opinion means nothing.
rob123456789
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02/23/2010 02:19 AM
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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.


The only thing i think is correct in this post is that fact that there is a fascist Communist in the white house... ian under his rule we will lose are guns and rights to this idiot.
so why not make money off our stuff now why we still have the right to.
cyber
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02/24/2010 01:41 PM
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I am completely against someone going out and screwing old people, but I do not believe this is the case with these guys. Sure they make a killer profit on some of this stuff, but think about what would happen to this stuff if they did not buy it. The old person would probably die and it would be thrown away as garbage or mass auctioned at low prices. These guys are at least giving these people cash money which they can actually use. You also must think about the time and money that is needed to sell these items after they purchase them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 496147

I could not have said it better.
They have a business to run, bills to pay.
I am not a picker but i buy gold and silver.
I know I pay a lot more than the local jewelry stores but I make a good profit. Am I bad too. I have bills to pay.

I know what it is like when an old timer dies and the family gets rid of things. I have actually seen (and bought) rolls of silver coins turned in to banks for face value by their kids. The bank can only pay the face value and then I reimburse the bank.
WilliaminOC
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03/01/2010 10:26 PM
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I noticed the same thing. One of the American picker guys (the rat-faced one) bought an old Winchester flashlight for $1 and then turned to the camera and whispered that he could get $50 for it. Shameless assholes.
Anonymous Coward
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03/01/2010 10:35 PM
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this POS OP wants Obama to set the prices. Fucktard.
Anonymous Coward
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03/01/2010 11:36 PM
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This is an awesome show. It is really interesting. I love the bargain hunting and the thrill of the deal.
Anonymous Coward
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03/02/2010 12:35 AM
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Here is a slightly different example. I had a friend,who is deceased, who made himself an expert in American oil painters. At a garage sale, he found a dusty old oil, about 24 x 18. A landscape. He paid $50 for it. He had also made himself an expert at cleaning and restoring oil paintings, so he cleaned it up and took it to an authority at a local museum. The painting was verified to be an original by a significant American painter of the early 20th century and was estimated to be worth between $250-400k. Should my friend have gone back to the garage salers and offered them more money for the painting?
Anonymous Coward
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03/02/2010 03:33 PM
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those old people don't want to get rid of anything..pack rats. one guy didn't even want to get rid of a bicycle that was buried underneath vines and all kinds of growth..who cares
Jambo
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03/03/2010 02:01 AM
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If this is what pays the bills, you HAVE to buy low, and hope to sell high....It doesn't always work out that way, but sometimes you score...However, I don't like the idea of them mostly exploiting older folks...That's just NOT COOL !!..."Pick" on someone your own age...You can still turn a profit, but not make a KILLING !!!....You dig what I'm sayin', dudes ??
Jambo
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Wanna' make this a show people can respect?....Show some RESPECT to those you are buying from...Leave out the snarky comments on how you worked them...Just be honest, and good things will come....Seriously !
Someguyfrommiami
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03/04/2010 10:28 PM
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ok guys... I read a good two pages of all the bullshit on here and it's ridiculous... I don't like the show much, but I must say... It's business! It's a free market, both parties have something the other wants... rusted old stuff, and cash money. Do you really think an 88 year old guy is going to go around through all his shit and say... "hmm, I wonder how ebay works?" NO! He's most likely going to leave it until the day he crawls into bed and die! Yeah it would suck if he were to later find out how much the item costs if it is a lot more than what he sold it for, BUT that is how shit works. Next time get an appraisal from the right people... And people nowadays will virtually find anything to complain about! Good God... Suck it up, and get a grip!

As for Pawn Stars, greatest show on history! It's a business, and you learn a lot about history, great stuff.
Anonymous Coward
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03/04/2010 10:34 PM
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watch Pawn Stars, Much better show
Anonymous Coward
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03/04/2010 10:35 PM
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I haven't watched the History channel in a while. There were way too many shows on Hitler, it just got old.
Anonymous Coward
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03/04/2010 10:38 PM
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Let's remember we will all be elderlys someday if we live long enough.
I've noticed a trend on tv putting down and totally disrespecting old people, almost like the PTB want them terminated.
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03/04/2010 11:04 PM
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I haven't seen these guys make a big score yet, actually I wonder how they afford to put gas in the van to drive around in the first place. Do some research on the stuff they buy and you'll see the 'valued at' price they claim is way off. Alot of the show, like most reality shows, is scripted. Wake up sheeple!!!
Anonymous Coward
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03/05/2010 12:51 AM
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it's a jewish thing...you wouldn't understand.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 779573


totally. the History Channel is right out of Orwell's Ministry of Truth. They barely show any History - just weird shit about freemasons and illuminati and nostradamus !!! seriously !

propoganda
Anonymous Coward
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03/05/2010 01:02 AM
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by the way, are these two guys gay lovers?

Serious question
 Quoting: lapis lazuli 847343

question should be...are these two gay guys lovers?
XL
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03/08/2010 02:07 PM
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Anymous Coward is a spineless jelly fish! He is definitely full fo shit liberal asswipe.
Anonymous Coward
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03/08/2010 09:57 PM
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You all are idiots!! stupid americans, THEY CAN NOT buy the stuff for selling prices they have to make a profit!! they got a buisseness!! morons!!
Eh
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03/09/2010 04:40 AM
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THIS is what is wrong with america. A bunch of idiots bickering about a buisness. Do something useful. But since im in a hypocritical mood, i will share my opinion.

They give them money for to them stuff they never woulda sold anyways, and refurbish it and give it to people who will appreciate it more. Also theyre cleaning out their spaces. Jesus im 13 and im guessing i know how to spell better than most of you.
Anonymous Coward
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03/15/2010 05:10 PM
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American packrats is a more appropriate name for this show.
Anonymous Coward
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03/16/2010 04:19 AM
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These guys are gay lovers for sure..damn funny 5a
Anonymous Coward
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03/16/2010 04:21 AM
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hahaha gay ass pickers
Anonymous Coward
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03/16/2010 04:23 AM
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"are you guys married", "yeah we're married to the junk", "and each other", french kissing fags,
Anonymous Coward
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03/18/2010 11:09 PM
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it's a jewish thing...you wouldn't understand.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 779573

Asshole don't make fun of Jews
What is wrong with you all
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03/22/2010 01:38 AM
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I am just amazed about how there is always people who complain about everything. These guys do a great job they come in and go through what is pretty much just garbage. They go to places were there are items rusting in the elements for 50+ years. they offer to purchase these items. most of the items bought have to be restored. Do you crazey people on this post honestly beleive that a bunch of horders are going to get there items restored and then throw and auctoin in there rotting barns. How can you all say that "Pull this show at once" I dont mean to be rude but honestly people read what you posted you all sound very unintelligent. So they buy peoples old things, SO what they have a buisness thats great. I wonder what most of you do for a living. Most likely just complain all day about different things that you dont like and expect the world to accept it because you do. And also what the F@*k does the new world order have anything to do with American Pickers. I love this show and I love pawn stars. SO you can all just shut up now and find something else to complain about, which I;m sure you will. Good luck all. and God bless and please seek help you have issues.

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