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

 
PatTheRat
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01/28/2013 11:38 PM
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if the seller agrees to the price and is happy, i see nothing wrong, although I would truly hate to sell something worth a lot for a steal of a price.

To an 88 yr old guy who likely paid less than a dollar for something, to get $5 or more may seem like a great deal for him, and he is likely not savvy enough to use ebay.

The buyer is taking a risk as well.
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But he was 88 years old! They obviously took advantage of him. Someone who is of good mind and good health who sells too low, then I have little to no sympathy, but when they literally steal from an elderly man who obviously can use the money, then that's crossing a line. I just watched a rerun of this episode and could not help crying over what they did.
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You fucking idiots. These type of people are doing these old men and women, anyone for that matter, a huge favor. This shit they buy would have sat in their homes forever and rotted away if it wasn't for them coming in and buying it. SO WHAT IF THEY PAY THEM A FRACTION OF ITS WORTH! Either they get nothing and die with their shit rotting away or they make a buck on it while still alive. It's either some or nothing and if these "pickers" don't come in and buy it, NO ONE WILL!
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There is a thing called eBay. It's not that hard anymore, Sherlock, to sell stuff. People taking advantage of old people is not my idea of entertainment, and is in fact illegal in most states.
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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
 Quoting: HISTORY CHANNEL****FOR SHAME** 868648




If someone sells an item for an agreed upon price, it is not "theft", even if the dimwit selling it is ignorant of the value. That's not the BUYERS fault.

And when the man objective of going to all the trouble of hunting down bargains is to MAKE MONEY, your expectations are ridiculous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18952592


It's obvious you know very little of the law. When someone comes into your home to buy or sell an item or a service, most states have a 3 day cancellation period for the reason that we saw in this episode. Too many people go into the homes of the elderly and literally rob them blind, just like what we saw in this episode. I can't believe you have no compassion for the elderly; someday you will be elderly and I hope someone robs you blind just like these guys did Leland. May God have mercy on your soul.
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These guy crack me up an mike he would #$%@ your grand mother if he could.like when they bought that 57 chevy for rick on pawn stars he got rick on that deal mike payed 5500 for it an he wanted 8500 or 9000 for it an they are suuppost to be freinds.wtf
 Quoting: magnum91 1547378


Because you moran, it took them days to find the damn thing, then they had to pay to have it transported across 3 states. Minus all the costs to pay their food / lodging and trasport, that was probably 1000 to 1500 in profit.

Wow they are really ripping him off huh?

THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE DUMMY.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 835530


When I am selling things I don't care how many days for you to find, or where you have to ship it to. They no some seniors don't know the true value of things. I have noticed when they say, I really like that person is usually when they ripped them off the most. If they showed up at my fathers place, I am sure I would show them the door in less then 5 minutes. They can't fool me but maybe my 70 year old father. Just imaging if there were no camera they would be Billionaires.
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You non buyers/sellers are fucking clueless. As a jeweller, used jewelry and scrap walk into my store every fucking day. And on top of that, I hit up every garage sale and flea market in five counties. If you think I pay ANYWHERE near retail, you are way off.

Remember, dumbasses--everything that I'm haggling to buy, someone will be haggling with me to buy.

So don't get it twisted. A seller knows what he paid for the item. If he can sell it quickly and double his money, he usually does.

Quite frankly, I think Mike and Frank from Pickers generally pay way too much for items. Same with Pawn Stars. It's not practical. It's a lot of risk to take on.
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It's clear that you guys have no idea what it takes to run a business. It's also clear that you have no idea about the rules of buying and selling.
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As long as both the buyer and seller are pleased and an agreement has been reached, what's the big deal?

It's called "Free Market".

You should try it some time. You just might like it.
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it is what it is.....think of elderly abuse when someone manipulate the elderly parents to get their estate at the expense of the heirs...


it happens....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1513486


I recently lost MY MOTORCYCLE to a fucking PICKER PUNK EBAY MONKEY ASS SHITHEAD: he took advantage of my 76 year old mother and father...offering 275$....then 475$ for a 1982 Honda Silverwing (fairing, luggage, 12,000 original miles).

Then I find it in Custer, South Dakota....owned by the guy who bought it from the car flipping picker scumbag punk.

THE GUY DID NOT TELL MY HOPELESS AGING FATHER, the bike is gonna sell at least for 1500$...and it sold quick.
Jim Drew
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THESE TWO PIGS CALLED "PICKERS" ARE DISGUSTING. THEY ARE JUST THE TYPE OF THIEVES THAT USED TO PREY ON MY GRANDMOTHER WHEN SHE GOT TOO OLD TO REALIZE THE ACTUAL VALUE OF HER POSSESSIONS. CHARLETONS LIKE MIKE AND FRANK WOULD STOP BY PRETENDING TO BE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL, THEN LEAVE WITH HALF HER STUFF.
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i just watch to see danielle,
shes kinda hot
Anonymous Coward
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02/22/2013 08:38 PM
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I am 71years old and enjoy the show for what it is! enjoyable interesting entertainment i find the team do a very good job and the gay factor has nothing to do with it.Hell half of hollywood filmstars have been batting for the otherside for a 100 years so whats the big deal
Anonymous Coward
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02/22/2013 08:43 PM
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The OPer is just a Assclown....


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A lot of these ' treasures' are sitting outside and rotting into the ground. They rescue the items before they are garbage. They revisited Leland and brought him a antique sign with his name on it so you shoul probably watch all the episodes before you scream bs. Leland's daughter invited him back becaus she does no want all her fathers horde. Not to mention the time they donated a dinosaur bone worth 10,000 to a museum and took a 500 loss.
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I agree with the majority of the ideas that these two pickers are scum. I would like to know why anyone would watch them at all. I never liked them and don't watch them because they are greedy. They are a couple of low life-clowns. They suck.
What are these American Peckers doing on the air anyway?
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What do you expect? History Channel is New World Order puppetry at its best. Where else besides Hollywierd can you find film makers spending millions of $$$ on brainswashing episodes? Take for example Pickers' "Emu Chase" episode. Don't tell me they didn't set up the antique store shot where Augustus Mutt (of Mutt and Jeff) covers his mouth in awe as he spies something of interest but pretends not to notice a large dangling photo of President Lincoln that looms into the left of the medium close-up shot to Mutt's right. What does this mean? Its the regurgitation, drip-feed ploy of the "new Lincoln" alias a half-black half-white "Kenyan" presently occupying Lincoln's shoes. These episodes are mini series addenda to the onslaught of the many Hollywood mindf&(k releases all set to emplant the oncoming agenda. Anyone who believes these HC episodes, needs to get out of Mom's basement and wake up. All those HC episodes are NWO sponsored, bent in their direction, megabuck mindwash devices.wtfs226Idol1
Rob
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Frank Fritz has crohns disease, your really gonna bully someone with a disease. get a life. this is a great show, obviously if you dont like it dont watch it. easy as pie!

love the show.

love the show.

eat s***pigchef
T REX from michigan
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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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WHY don't they put there finger in there nose and PICK a WINNER T REX from MICHIGAN come to my town I will give ya something to pick
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History, Nat Geo or Discovery Channel, all the same. There are 3 types of programs

1) Shows that follow idiots who decide to carve themselves a living in some kind of primary industry with no particular expertise and a massive lack of common sense. Usually resulting in them breaking something, setting fire to something, blowing something up or shooting something.

2) Shows that follow people who buy stuff and sell it for a higher price, often resulting in them shooting something, blowing something up or setting fire to something

3) Shows where people make stuff specifically to blow something up, set fire to it or shoot it - or simply make a living from shooting things or blowing them up.

Actually I forgot one...

4) Shows where people kill some kind of animal in large numbers, generally by shooting them.

These shows are the window to the USA for the rest of the world.
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Then then, The Murder Channel(Fox News)reposts on the result.
Bob Johnson
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You all don't watch this show on a regular basis or you know the men pay more then what the buyer offers it for. Also, they are in it as a business...so they can make money also. You all are also probably into Obama too.
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I tend to agree. I got the feeling that the two guys more or less looked down on these people. Nothing wrong with buying the stuff, but they should be respectful of whoever they are buying or attempting to buy from.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 860758


I noticed that when these to rat face bastards were buying(stealing) items from these old people they would giggle and smile like greedy thieves that got away with screwing yet another old person.
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I LOVE THIS SHOW!!

U MAD?!
john g
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There is a little button on your TV that will turn it off !!
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I cannot understand the STUPIDITY in this country. The pickers buy and sell for a living. If they buy a $5000.00 item for $5000.00 What are they going to sell it for? They are not collectors When they are buying a motorcycle part for themselves they step up and pay retail.Also the episode from Easton PA they made 10 grand on side show banners they went back and split the profit.Most of the things they buy don't sell right away that is why they want to double their profit. the people doing all of the bitching haven't you ever traded in a car that is where the blue book came from so the buyer can make a profit.
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Clearly the people complaining don't understand how the world of second hand products work. These guys tell people what things are worth and what they need to pay to make it worth their while. They have connections and know where and how to sell stuff. Your grandfather with a garage full of junk in most cases wouldn't know how to sell or who to sell to for top dollar. They have overhead of two stores, employees and travel costs. They can't drive to Florida and buy something for $90 and sell it for a $100. Most dealers pay half of what they plan to sell it for and in most cases even less. Pretty standard.

It is a bit of a stretch to call this a history show, but I enjoy it.
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I am 71years old and enjoy the show for what it is! enjoyable interesting entertainment i find the team do a very good job and the gay factor has nothing to do with it.Hell half of hollywood filmstars have been batting for the otherside for a 100 years so whats the big deal
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34975201


Mike has a wife and daughter who is the apple of his eye....go to his blog.

The little guy......is horizontally challenged and like's cats......he hasn't found a nice girl yet...and might be wise to "live his magician life" on his own since "women now a days are completely insane" and dangerous to anyone who might "pine for a normal relationship"?

Sexuality has nothing to do with picking or appreciating old stuff for resale......does it?
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I agree with the majority of the ideas that these two pickers are scum. I would like to know why anyone would watch them at all. I never liked them and don't watch them because they are greedy. They are a couple of low life-clowns. They suck.
What are these American Peckers doing on the air anyway?
 Quoting: packardman 35582368


It is what it is.........I like them and the show......and also find them overly rude and mercenary.

It's a selfish business.......and they can make there bed all day long.

Bet they make more money from the show....then smalls and the occasional Von Dutch VW engine motorcycle.

They lose sometimes.

They are hidden on ebay........can you find their account?

Frank is a better person then burned out mercenary Mike.

Anybody who agrees to allow TV cameras in, is on the wrong side of the deal unless they are firmly breaching the oral contract made prior to Pickers showing up: PICKERS NEED TO BUY BELOW RETAIL.

MIKE grew up poor with a single Mom....so he had to hussle a buck and will always fear and loath poverty and the lack of status a child has when growing up poor.

Materialism even in the form of antique worshipping....is still a deception and perhaps a sin?

Screw them all.

I got screwed on an old motorcycle with a classic somewhat rare engine manufactured by HOnda (horizontally opposed 500cc engine...notorious for reliability and high mileage with little or no maintenance).

The pickers took advantage of my father who is losing his vitality and wisdom and will in his ill health and old age.

So...car flippers preying on old people are not vultures confused with songbirds in my book.

Do you like bultures or Blue Birds?
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On the article number 6 is he saying both mike wolf and frank friz are not rich? They are both multi millionaires.
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I just found this thread Oct. 2013 - HOW I WISH I KNEW ABOUT THESE GUYS IN 2005!!
My cousins sold their parents (my Uncle & Aunt) 500 acre ranch (homesteaded in 1901) in 2006. I was saddened greatly as I watched MANY, one of a kind antiques and family helium’s hauled off TO THE DUMP & THRIFT STORES!!. I was able to buy a few items from my them. I pleaded with them to bring in antique dealers, someone to look over what had been there for 50+ years, but they could not be bothered. I would have gladly welcomed Mike & Frank to the Ranch.
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You bitching bitches are pathetic.
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That show should be called Two Jews In A Van. They are out there running the back roads taking advantage of old people with their Financial Scams. Their favorite tactic is when the Short Fat One starts, what he calls Bundling, and gets the old people all mixed up. They lose track of what is being bid on and end up selling the items for next to nothing.

I don't know how they are able to sleep at night. What needs to happen is this show should be made in Israel. Won't be any trouble that way. But then again they'd go Broke.
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