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

 
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This thread is hilarious! I just love all these po white trash yokels complaining about pickers paying good money for stuff that would never again see the light of day if they hadn't stopped by. Looks like everybody is worried that they won't get their fair share of grandpa's junkyard. The problem is that if they got grandpa's junkyard they wouldn't know how to make enough money from it to pay the taxes. The pickers know what things are just like grandpa does and the grandkids could care less. Ultimately the county would come in and cart it all off to the landfill or the scrap metal dealer to be sold by the ton. And that would be a waste!

I also get a kick out of the pawn stars because all these schmucks coming in to the store are basically selling off stuff to stake their poker game that night. None of these sellers would have a clue about how to get rid of the stuff for more money. They could sit around watching antiques road show for years and still not know that when they decide to unload something they need to get off their lazy butts to get what it is truly worth. Even so, selling at an auction is like rolling the dice, and the pawn shop owner knows this in spades. If you go to a pawn shop then you get pawn shop prices, buying and selling. The pawn shop is where the rubber really meets the road. Antiques road show is fantasy, pawn stars is reality.
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Other good stuff on like "Obama's America" very informative on how big a racists whites were, are and are going to be.
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always playing the racecard! why ? If a white person would make a direct comment on something about black people? It is such a double standard that its ok to trash someone because they are white
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Sorry you feel that way. I actually love American Pickers! How in the fuck would these guys make money if they didn't get good deals on the items they buy? These "victims" don't have an established business to peddle their wares in. Furthermore, their stuff has been laying around collecting dust for decades. These guys are taking old junk that has been neglected and selling it to people who will enjoy/take care of it and actually use these items decorate their homes. We wouldn't have pawn shops if the shop owners paid retail value for the items they get off their customers. It's just business buddy, get over yourself.
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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



100% Agree. This show sucks!!
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you people are goddamn idiots. on one hand you want to put capitalism up on a pedestal and on the other hand you want to criticize two guys going in and making VOLUNTARY deals on the junk people have. these people don't have to sell shit if they don't want. it's a fucking free country so fuck you.
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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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What else are these old folks gonna do with that rusty crap? Get burried with it? Maybe it will pass down to their children who will give it away to Goodwill.
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why does everyone assume the people who originally aquired these items are so saintly? They are all pickers and swindling is part of it. You think these old codgers paid top retail for all these items? Give it a rest. In the end these peoples kids will have all this junk scrapped. For you so called patriots keep in mind these objects are just material garbage and has zero importance to american history. They are buying oil cans and bicycles not the consituition
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I live about 5 minutes from these guys. Honestly, I don't mind what they're doing. the shit they buy hasn't been picked up or in many cases haven't seen the light of day for 10+ years. so who gives a shit if they buy it cheap and make a 15% profit. better than just letting the object rust away into nothing.

Ps. I've seen plenty of episodes where they get burned and lose a ton of money.
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Fucking kikes.
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So what if they are jewish? Are all the christian salesmen at honest american car dealerships "fucken christians" when they offer you 30% of your cars value on trade in? You ignorant goof
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I can't stand the two idiots on this show.
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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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I like watching the show cause the tall thin guy is kind of cute. :)
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"Excuse me? Ya, I'm interested in that ________ you have there in your attic for thirty years collecting dust. Ya, thing you really don't give a shit about. YA, your grandmother's ___________________ that you are willing to trade for *cash*"

SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...
 Quoting: odd*is*he



Don't agree with the language but the point being made is 100% ACCURATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most people would not even know where to begin let alone find buyers for there "stuff". American pickers come to them which is costly and any idiot knows you never get what somethings worth...everyone needs to make a profit...that's business with anything!!!
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maahhhh nuts in all yalls mouths!!!!
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I didnt bother to read all these pages, but what the f are you talking about? That is a great show. The people selling the stuff really dont even know they have it most of the time, it is just rotting away.

Also, Ive seen lots of time where they pay more than the person wants because they wanted too little.
And last I checked you were allowed to make money, the seller can say no.

Just think, these poor bastards drive around the country staying in crappy hotels, they have overhead i.e. gas, truck,the office girl, the office. They have to make a profit.

Rarely do they make over 100%. I have seen every episode and I dont think they have ourtight screwed anybody. These guys make way less net profit than most other businesses.
The person who started this obviously has never been a business owner, busting arse to get ahead. These guys probably average 10 bucks an hour.

Great on this on History Channel!
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I love these guys. If I could ever get out of Corporate America I would do anything (almost:) to be a full time picker myself and can't even imagine the thrill of going on a freestyling picking trip with Mike and Frank. I have read some of the posts and I know that there are some people out there that think that they (or any picker) is somehow coercing people out of their valuable possessions for pennies on the dollar. This is not true at all. This stuff is junk to the people that they are buying it from. Sitting around, collecting dust, rusting, hidden in a pile of rubble etc which is why the name Antique Archaeology is SO fitting! They are unearthing items and in alot of circumstances restoring them to their original beauty and enabling people to add them to their collections that have a true appreciation for the item. Also, they are not pressuring the people to sell and back off quickly if someone does not want to. Also, on many occasions have even given the people more than what they had even asked for. There are some items that they majorly scored on and others not so much (how about the car that Frank had to have!:) Win some lose some, but that is part of the thrill of it all.

Mike, Frank..if you guys read this blog I would LOVE to hear from you! I have some amazing stories of my own that I could share. I would here but someone might think that they are "appalling" because I sold the items for much more than I paid. Bottom line is that I too rescued the items and the people that I bought them from were thrilled and then I was thrilled when I sold them and the people that were thrilled that bought them from me! What could be better than that??Thanks so much for such a fun exciting show and to learn more about the both of you and the warm, caring, kindness that you both exude with the people that you come in contact with.
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Mike, Frank, Your 'Caboose' is volunteering above!!

Oh, GOOD NEWS!!!

The 'boys' have patched up their 'differences' and are now again a 'team'. At least according to the History channel website.

So all you lovers of the inane show can rejoice! The butt boys are back for another season and back in love.

[link to www.history.com]
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So complain to a restaurant who buys food, prepares, serves, and makes a profit. There is nothing against the law about good old fashioned business. There are worse things on TV. GROW Up. Are they gay
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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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BUSINESS IS BUSINESS...if old Granddad isn't smart enough to protect his shit, then so be it....
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You fucking contradictory Jesus freaks need some fresh air. In regard to OP, they did not know the "value" of said saddle when they bought it, in fact they had no viable guess until it was appraised, in philosphical and legal terms that means they lack "a priori" knowledge and thereore did not screw or swindle that man for shit. If you want to argue, think about it logically at the very least.
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Had the moral fiber sunk so low in America as to allow this filth to be presented as being a cool and neat way to make fucken $$$$$$$$$$$$!!!

When people no longer care about the betterment of society then the new world order wins!
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Remember this is the "History Channel" that loves and worships war, natural disaster scenarios and the world after people.

Are you surprised?
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From ED TV (1999)

I feel that Ed (TV) is the apotheosis of a prevailing American syndrome. It used to be that someone became famous because they were special. Now people are considered special just for being famous. Fame, itself, is now a moral good in this country. It's its own virtue.
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this show does a favor to a lot of these people
first of all many of them have no idea of the value
of any of the stuff and would have never sold it
at all... secondly these guys are driving all over
the country mile after boring mile to find stuff
thirdly these people probably get a little motivated
to sell off other items and end up making far more
than they would having net met the pickers...
4thly a lot of these people who have large nice collections
get free marketing and can easily afford to sell
a few items at bargain basement prices
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They ended up selling that $5000 saddle for $175. Do a google search you retaards.


Great show.
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i bought a 76 impala from a 78 year old man cuz he needed money for 10,000 and restored and sold it for 35,000 does dat make me a bad person he had to pay for his wifes funeral assholes fuck you all who agree im a bad person for doing it and after it was done i gave him 5,000 for letting me help him out
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They ended up selling that $5000 saddle for $175. Do a google search you retaards.


Great show.
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Yeah same here.

Whats funny is, NOW theyre are the ones getting ripped off.
They bought an old car and lost atleast 2 grand in one episode.
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SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...
 Quoting: odd*is*he



EXACTLY!!! what a bunch of whining b*tches! it is called a business! if you protest American Pickers, you should protest Pawn Stars too (and every pawn shop in America)....they offer the seller HALF of the item's value! what a bunch of morons....
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SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...



EXACTLY!!! what a bunch of whining b*tches! it is called a business! if you protest American Pickers, you should protest Pawn Stars too (and every pawn shop in America)....they offer the seller HALF of the item's value! what a bunch of morons....
 Quoting: yo_mama 285636


People willingly walk into a Pawn Shop. Everyone should know what a pawn shop is. Going to old people's houses unexpectedly...different.
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SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...



EXACTLY!!! what a bunch of whining b*tches! it is called a business! if you protest American Pickers, you should protest Pawn Stars too (and every pawn shop in America)....they offer the seller HALF of the item's value! what a bunch of morons....


People willingly walk into a Pawn Shop. Everyone should know what a pawn shop is. Going to old people's houses unexpectedly...different.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1011457



Those people have every right to turn them away. I haven't seen an episode where they forced themselves on anyone...or were even the least bit pushy. Whether it's solicited or not, every business in America does what they are doing....by goods cheap, and sell them for a profit.
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SO FUCKING WHAT...This is called BIZNESS you fukn whiny assed cry baby MF'ers...

Oh, now that someone rescued it from rotting away and turned a profit on it, NOW YOU FUKN care???

That's RICH...



EXACTLY!!! what a bunch of whining b*tches! it is called a business! if you protest American Pickers, you should protest Pawn Stars too (and every pawn shop in America)....they offer the seller HALF of the item's value! what a bunch of morons....


People willingly walk into a Pawn Shop. Everyone should know what a pawn shop is. Going to old people's houses unexpectedly...different.



Those people have every right to turn them away. I haven't seen an episode where they forced themselves on anyone...or were even the least bit pushy. Whether it's solicited or not, every business in America does what they are doing....by goods cheap, and sell them for a profit.
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BTW...they do not ALWAYS show up at people's homes unexpected... they spread flyers around and then people call Danielle, who in turn contacts Mike and Frank and tells them where to go. Then they go visit. A lot of the junk collectors on the show are expecting them.
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Buy low, sell high.

Sound familiar?

Yeah, it's how the entire economy of your country and most of the rest of the world is run, much less a couple guys doing business as usual since the ancient days of man.


Every single business in your town that you shop at, every single one. Every last restaurant you eat at and store you shop for food at does business the same way.

Buy low, and sell high, usually at the expense of someone, typically the working poor. The entire blessed country is based on this method of economic transaction since the day they started trading worthless trinkets to the natives for their treasures, way back in the formative days of this countries earliest days in an unbroken chain continuing on until today in all aspects of business and finance.

Nobody including the OP and anyone else posting in this thread has clean hands in this matter if they've spent a single cent on US soil.

The entire history of this nation is fundamentally based on this sort of trade ideal ever since the fist minute they set foot here! Do you remember the days of slavery? Did you ever spend a single dollar in this nation, anywhere on anything? Or spend a single cent in taxes? If so then you've supported the exploitation of someone, somewhere, for profit indirectly regardless of your good intentions.

But it's easy as all hell to judge others for doing openly the same thing we do in secret.

Yeah I'm guilty of it too, like the rest of everyone else, the difference is I don't go getting riled up over people doing the same damn thing I'm doing and making threads about this stupid shameful shit. We're all guilty of it, why blast someone for the same thing and think you're not as big of a shmuck, that's just hypocrisy.
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i live in upstate ny a show was aired on the 21st they had a conversation and made rude sexist discriminating about their secretary. they said the would not let danielle go on a pick because of the few tattoos she has. i will never watch that show again. the producers should monitor the shows better
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i live in upstate ny a show was aired on the 21st they had a conversation and made rude sexist discriminating remards about their secretary. they said they would not let danielle go on a pick because of the few tattoos she has. i will never watch that show again. the producers should monitor the shows better
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