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(Live5 News Charleston)   Martin Luther King Jr. tapes discovered in pristine condition in Summerville home. Rick from "Pawn Stars" will give you five bucks for them   (live5news.com) divider line 84
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2012-11-20 02:49:52 PM  
He has a buddy that is an expert on recordings of MLK, Jr.
 
2012-11-20 03:04:39 PM  
I'll be honest with you, it's a pretty interesting bit of history, but there's just no market for it out there.
 
2012-11-20 03:06:27 PM  
I'll be honest, man. These are great, but I just don't know what they're worth or how long they're going to stay in my store. They could end up sitting on the shelf for years taking up space in my store. I'll give you $6 for them.
 
2012-11-20 03:07:38 PM  
It will just sit on my shelf for who knows how long.
 
2012-11-20 03:23:16 PM  
Please give these to a competent audio engineer who will know how to properly process / bake the tapes, so the adhesive that binds the metal oxide to the polymer backing reactivates, so you don't turn them into a pile of dust as you press play.
 
2012-11-20 03:35:54 PM  
I mean...I THINK they're real...but I just don't know what they're worth.

I'll give you fifty bucks, and I don't even know why I'm offering THAT.
 
2012-11-20 03:52:50 PM  
Ten years ago, I would have given you 100,000 for them. But in this economy...20 bucks. And I don't even know why I'm giving you that.
 
2012-11-20 03:54:25 PM  
I feel like I just watched an entire season of Pawn Stars
 
2012-11-20 03:55:56 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I feel like I just watched an entire season of Pawn Stars


Hey, why don't you go write this up?
 
2012-11-20 04:35:28 PM  
You know I gotta think about my costs here. I gotta pay for them to go to auction, I gotta meet the reserve. 25 bucks
 
2012-11-20 04:56:15 PM  
Hey, any of you guys have a copy of Battletoads?
 
2012-11-20 04:58:28 PM  
well, i think they are really cool, but there is just such a limited market for them, and they will sit on my shelf FOREVER!
 
2012-11-20 04:59:21 PM  
For some reason I always misread that is "Prawn Stars". It helps me feel superior.
 
2012-11-20 05:00:43 PM  
I worked a few shows at a small theater and saw some interesting looking tapes stashed away in the sound booth. Moon landings, speeches, and such. It's amazing what people can find squirreled away in the dark corners of garages, attics, and closets.
 
2012-11-20 05:00:48 PM  
So wait ... if Walt and Jessie are cooking meth in people's houses, wouldn't the HUGE electricity bill give them away? I mean, wouldn't the homeowner notice a $5000 electric bill?
 
2012-11-20 05:01:03 PM  
Let's go do some paperwork.
 
2012-11-20 05:01:21 PM  
Yes, I know my expert said they're worth 10 grand, but I have to get them cleaned up, put them either in the store or up for auction, and still make a little money. Twenty bucks is the best I can do.
 
2012-11-20 05:01:44 PM  
you'd be surprised how much this type of thing pops up

www.rentittoday.com

hotrink
 
2012-11-20 05:01:57 PM  
The thing is, Martin Luther King's people made thousands of these and passed them out as gifts.  Its really not that rare.  But the case is nice.  I can give you 50 bucks for the case.
 
2012-11-20 05:04:40 PM  

MJMaloney187: So wait ... if Walt and Jessie are cooking meth in people's houses, wouldn't the HUGE electricity bill give them away? I mean, wouldn't the homeowner notice a $5000 electric bill?


Wrong thread?
 
2012-11-20 05:08:59 PM  
I love Pawn Star. The old man is such a quirk.
 
2012-11-20 05:09:56 PM  
In Summerville? Hmm. Usually it's white hoods being found in closets in that part of town.
 
2012-11-20 05:10:18 PM  

blatz514: MJMaloney187: So wait ... if Walt and Jessie are cooking meth in people's houses, wouldn't the HUGE electricity bill give them away? I mean, wouldn't the homeowner notice a $5000 electric bill?

Wrong thread?



I'm just sayin' ... the power those machines consume has to be enormous.
 
2012-11-20 05:13:47 PM  
Sorry, I can't hear these tapes over the sound of how awesome Obama is.
 
2012-11-20 05:17:17 PM  
ilovethisthread.jpg
 
/We have a deal.
//I'll have Chumley write you up. 
 
2012-11-20 05:17:45 PM  
I don't know why but I am hopelessly addicted to Pawn Stars. It's a stupid show and I'm sure it's mostly made up but I look forward to every episode. Help me!
 
2012-11-20 05:17:48 PM  
cps-static.rovicorp.com

Jimmy issues statement: 'We were friends, it was consensual and we were both adults at the time. The tapes were for private use."
 
2012-11-20 05:18:03 PM  
Wonder how long till the King family sues the guy who found the discs.
 
2012-11-20 05:19:26 PM  
What's even more important, what we hear is a much different Civil Rights leader than seen in the history books.

"And so I'm not gonna give you a motto of preach philosophy burn baby burn," King could be heard saying in the recording.



MLK advocating nonviolence? That is a turn of events.
 
2012-11-20 05:25:29 PM  
so... what do u want to do with them?
www.history.com

SELL THEM.

how much do you want?

$X.XX

well X is kinda high
i'm thinking more like $X/2
 
2012-11-20 05:25:36 PM  
"I'm gonna say build baby build, organize baby organize."

The next tape we're going to find is going to be about "Drill, baby, drill!" Then they'll all be re-released together in the "Life after death, baby, death!' album with all proceeds going to the King family.
 
2012-11-20 05:30:42 PM  
yah that may be what they would sell for at auction, but good luck finding the perfect buyer. This is a rare item, which means the market is small on it.

Honestly, if you had them signed that would triple the price. Even though Pops would say its a bad investment, i'm willing to go to $350 but thats my absolute limit. I'll even pay you in hundreds
 
2012-11-20 05:32:04 PM  
Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.
 
2012-11-20 05:35:08 PM  

bunner: Please give these to a competent audio engineer who will know how to properly process / bake the tapes, so the adhesive that binds the metal oxide to the polymer backing reactivates, so you don't turn them into a pile of dust as you press play.


THIS.

Granted the better tape (the reels looked 3M) keeps well, but something like this needs a good historical preservation AND a copy over to a nice high bitrate format.

I love how they talk about the recording quality. Yes kids, 1/4 inch open reel sounds damn good vs a cassette player. Wasn't 1/4 inch used for studio recording at one time, albeit at 15ips? (the recordings looked like 3 3/4, perfectly fine for voice, even music)
 
2012-11-20 05:40:07 PM  
Even Martin Luther King Jr. has his own sexy tapes awesome!

"Oh yeah oh yeah Rosa Parks, lemme sit yo ass here on my big seat!"
 
2012-11-20 05:42:05 PM  
A picture?
I'll give ya like 500 words for it.
 
2012-11-20 05:43:03 PM  
American Restoration was the best thing to come out of this show.
 
2012-11-20 05:44:33 PM  
In Vegas-
customer: I want 50
Rick: (long ass explanation of why he wants it cheap)
Rick: I'll give you 20
customer: can I get 40
Rick: 30 is the best I can do
customer: ok 30 is good
Old man: dammit Rick, you should have offered 25

In Detroit-
customer: I want 50
Les: how about 10
customer: maybe 40
Les: 10
customer: ok 30
Les: 10 is all i can give you
customer: you cheap ass bastard, go to hell
customer: hey get off of me man, stop pushing
Les: (outside) you can't do that in my store, don't come back
customer: fark you
Les: have a nice day
 
2012-11-20 05:45:01 PM  
During the Chicago Riots, LBJ sent advisers to meet with MLK to help develop a course action to best diffuse the dangerous situation. MLK turned the group away because he was holed up in a hotel for hours trying to convince street gang punks not to throw rocks at the national guard for invading their turf. His Gandhi style pacifism saved many kids from possibly being machined gunned down in US city streets.
 
2012-11-20 05:46:48 PM  

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


I agree that Fark.com is done. It'll probably become a collectible, but there isn't a huge market for Fark.coms out there right now. I'll give you ten bucks for it, and I don't even know why I'm offering that.
 
2012-11-20 05:46:51 PM  
hey chumlee what u gonna buy now
a cake??
cdn.celebritycarsblog.com
 
2012-11-20 05:49:51 PM  

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


lol. ok.
 
2012-11-20 05:50:59 PM  

Pinnacle Point: His Gandhi style pacifism saved many kids from possibly being machined gunned down in US city streets.


So, tell me, how many kids were really machine gunned down in US city streets?
 
2012-11-20 06:00:57 PM  
....and not a penny more.
 
2012-11-20 06:01:47 PM  
Hey.. hes gotta make some profit.
 
2012-11-20 06:11:32 PM  

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


I didn't know Fark.com was a social commentary site. If that kind of shiat breaks out I'll stop visiting.
 
2012-11-20 06:21:22 PM  
I know these are super-rare, but I can't say I've had anyone come into the shop asking for MLK tapes. $160 is about as high as I can go, and I am putting my neck out for this.
 
2012-11-20 06:23:04 PM  

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


Account created: 2011-08-28 16:38:33

This somehow has changed radically from slightly over a year ago?

1/10 and you have to stand in the corner signing Justin Beiber.
 
2012-11-20 06:35:54 PM  
That's cash money.
 
2012-11-20 06:38:19 PM  

andyofne: Pinnacle Point: His Gandhi style pacifism saved many kids from possibly being machined gunned down in US city streets.

So, tell me, how many kids were really machine gunned down in US city streets?


...how do you see that keyboard through the holes in your pointy white hood? Oh, you say you have Grand Dragon speech recognition installed... oooohhh...
 
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