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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 06:43:03 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.


You're on a website based on a picture of a squirrel with huge testicles. A website where the first ever article was about a pilot who crashed while trying to moon another fighter pilot. And you're complaining that the level of sophistication has somehow decreased?
 
2012-11-20 06:44:13 PM
But first, let's eat some delicious Subway sandwiches and do some very unconvincing storyline about those wacky pawn stars.
Oh, what trouble will Chumlee get in this time? He's so silly!
 
2012-11-20 06:45:10 PM

T0R0L0C0: 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


That's why I love Hardcore Pawn. I know it's all scripted and stage, but it's still farking hilarious.
 
2012-11-20 06:46:26 PM

Crackers Are a Family Food: That's why I love Hardcore Pawn. I know it's all scripted and staged, but it's still farking hilarious.


FTFM.
 
2012-11-20 06:58:18 PM

Captain James T. Smirk: 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.


LOL nice
 
2012-11-20 06:59:09 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: /2


It's sad that I know this but usually his offer is less than half of the asking price. Not always, but usually. Off the top of my head I would say he averages 40%. I would also venture to say that Korey's offer is usually less than 40%. He seems to like to over a hair above 1/3.

/I need help
 
2012-11-20 07:00:17 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr was THE face of the American civil rights movement. He pioneered civil disobedience as a form of protest, and was one of the first prominent figures to publicly oppose the Vietnam War. These tapes are rare, and I'd love to have them in my shop - but only for the right price.
 
2012-11-20 07:05:34 PM

special20: 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...


I suppose it could be said that the Malcolm X method would have resulted in murderous race riots, it you have to admit "machined gunned down in US city streets" is a bit hyperbolic. The Klan guys were always about lynching 'em in the backwoods or torching houses, anyway.
 
2012-11-20 07:14:55 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Martin Luther King, Jr was THE face of the American civil rights movement. He pioneered civil disobedience as a form of protest, and was one of the first prominent figures to publicly oppose the Vietnam War. These tapes are rare, and I'd love to have them in my shop - but only for the right price.


This one was the best. I thought you were just going to describe the tapes and then... boom, you are making another Pawn Stars related crack.

/Nicely done.
 
2012-11-20 07:25:45 PM
I think the show is getting ready to jump the shark, ala American Chopper. I saw the preview for next week's show, and Big Hoss is wanting to be a part owner. He then says if Rick doesn't start treating him better, he's going to go somewhere else. Then, they're sitting at a desk and Rick says, "Is that what you want to really do?", THEN the son gets up out of the chair. At that point the clip ends.

Here we go.
 
2012-11-20 07:35:39 PM
Outside: I'd love to have these for my shop. Collectors will line up outside the door to buy them.

Back inside: Risk/Auction cost/Right buyer/Real-estate they'll take up/length of time they'll be on the shelf

Enter buddy: "About half what the guy thinks they're worth... on a good day at auction, retail."

Rick: "I'll offer an eighth of what you originally asked/ meet at a quarter".

/Still love the show.
 
2012-11-20 07:38:10 PM

ExcaliburPrime111: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Martin Luther King, Jr was THE face of the American civil rights movement. He pioneered civil disobedience as a form of protest, and was one of the first prominent figures to publicly oppose the Vietnam War. These tapes are rare, and I'd love to have them in my shop - but only for the right price.

This one was the best. I thought you were just going to describe the tapes and then... boom, you are making another Pawn Stars related crack.

/Nicely done.


That's 'cause he left out the visual. You know, the weird two handed gesture that looks like a cross between "honking" somebody's boobs and describing the length of the fish that got away.

/ my google-fu isn't letting me find a picture of it, but he does it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
 
2012-11-20 07:52:05 PM
www.history.com

He's kinda cute. I wouldn't mind guessing his weight for a few minutes.
 
2012-11-20 07:54:58 PM

Jument: Jon iz teh kewl: /2

It's sad that I know this but usually his offer is less than half of the asking price. Not always, but usually. Off the top of my head I would say he averages 40%. I would also venture to say that Korey's offer is usually less than 40%. He seems to like to over a hair above 1/3.

/I need help


it bothers me in a way... i mean are these people really good at identiifying value, or is this guy just an ass??
like if i brought in a $1 million babe ruth card and said i wanted $500, would he go and shake his head and say it's only worth $200??
 
2012-11-20 07:59:37 PM
Free Huey!
 
2012-11-20 08:02:26 PM
Funny about MLK2. He comes out against the war in Vietnam and turns socialist, then he is murdered.
 
2012-11-20 08:03:15 PM

kumanoki: Hey, any of you guys have a copy of Battletoads?


My local half-price books has one. 15$. go for it
 
2012-11-20 08:03:54 PM
s8.postimage.org
 
2012-11-20 08:37:53 PM
What kind of dumbarse actually goes to that shop? Its pretty farkin obvious he rips the customers off either selling or buying and the only reason one would want to go to that shop is if they know it from the show. Even if its just a "I wanna be on tv", not only is that not guaranteed, but that's a hell of a lot of money to spend to do that, especially if you don't happen to live in the Vegas area. Who the fark goes to Vegas and puts "Getting ripped off in a pawn shop on TV" as their number 1 priority?
 
2012-11-20 08:56:35 PM
Has the MLK family already been suing everyone over the rights to these tapes yet??
 
2012-11-20 08:57:53 PM
Tapes are what we used to play before CDs and iPods. They were really reliable. You didn't have to worry about them scratchin' up, or your computer crashin'

www.history.com
 
2012-11-20 09:00:50 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Jument: Jon iz teh kewl: /2

It's sad that I know this but usually his offer is less than half of the asking price. Not always, but usually. Off the top of my head I would say he averages 40%. I would also venture to say that Korey's offer is usually less than 40%. He seems to like to over a hair above 1/3.

/I need help

it bothers me in a way... i mean are these people really good at identiifying value, or is this guy just an ass??
like if i brought in a $1 million babe ruth card and said i wanted $500, would he go and shake his head and say it's only worth $200??


Yeah, I know what you mean. On the one hand, he appears to go out of his way to let me know how much their item is really worth. But on the other hand, he consistently offers 40% (ish) of their asking price. Which is it? It can't be both all of the time, and yet his offer is pretty consistent.

Although sometimes the person doesn't have an asking price, or it's thousands too much, and once in a great while he will offer the person more than they are asking (but not very often!)
 
2012-11-20 09:02:57 PM
Jon iz teh kewl:

it bothers me in a way... i mean are these people really good at identiifying value, or is this guy just an ass??
like if i brought in a $1 million babe ruth card and said i wanted $500, would he go and shake his head and say it's only worth $200??


Once, a woman brought in a peice of jewlery.. all she was expecting was $500. Rick told her how he would just love to give her $500 but he just couldn't do it. It wouldn't be right.. Then he proceeded to explain to her just how rare the jewlery was and offered her $4,000 for it.

only seen it happen 2 other times.
 
2012-11-20 09:33:08 PM

Pinnacle Point: 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 with two orders of fried catfish, a can of Schlitz beer, a pack of Pall Malls he had stolen, two cups of coffee and a hotel maid. 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.

Y
 
2012-11-20 10:04:13 PM

Fano: special20: 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...

I suppose it could be said that the Malcolm X method would have resulted in murderous race riots, it you have to admit "machined gunned down in US city streets" is a bit hyperbolic. The Klan guys were always about lynching 'em in the backwoods or torching houses, anyway.


And if another woman driver
Gets machine-gunned from her seat
We'll send some joker with a brownie
And you'll see it all complete.

And I'm watchin and I'm waitin
Hopin for the best
Even think I'll go to prayin; every time I hear 'em sayin
That there's no way to delay that trouble comin every day.
No way to delay that trouble comin every day.
 
2012-11-21 01:23:20 AM
Yeah, five bucks for some tapes of a guy plaigerizing other people's words is too much. Overrated is overrated. If King were alive to make a speech today, within 5 minutes he'd be tore apart online for ripping people off.
 
2012-11-21 06:11:02 AM

PassionateTentacles: Jon iz teh kewl:

it bothers me in a way... i mean are these people really good at identiifying value, or is this guy just an ass??
like if i brought in a $1 million babe ruth card and said i wanted $500, would he go and shake his head and say it's only worth $200??

Once, a woman brought in a peice of jewlery.. all she was expecting was $500. Rick told her how he would just love to give her $500 but he just couldn't do it. It wouldn't be right.. Then he proceeded to explain to her just how rare the jewlery was and offered her $4,000 for it.

only seen it happen 2 other times.


there's your key word. see Rick always pays more for the women that come in his store. Men not so much.
 
2012-11-21 08:13:07 AM

Godscrack: [www.history.com image 475x240]

He's kinda cute. I wouldn't mind guessing his weight for a few minutes.


How YOU doin'?
 
2012-11-21 11:48:06 AM
I'll be honest, it SOUNDS like Martin Luther King but for all I know you could have just recorded this yourself.....
 
2012-11-21 02:34:09 PM
fark their "show" and everyone connected to it.
 
2012-11-21 04:24:59 PM

Terrible Old Man: Yeah, five bucks for some tapes of a guy plaigerizing other people's words is too much. Overrated is overrated. If King were alive to make a speech today, within 5 minutes he'd be tore apart online for ripping people off.


Strap in, Mahatma, this uppity kneegrow thing is catching on.
 
2012-11-21 05:11:49 PM

PassionateTentacles: Jon iz teh kewl:

it bothers me in a way... i mean are these people really good at identiifying value, or is this guy just an ass??
like if i brought in a $1 million babe ruth card and said i wanted $500, would he go and shake his head and say it's only worth $200??

Once, a woman brought in a peice of jewlery.. all she was expecting was $500. Rick told her how he would just love to give her $500 but he just couldn't do it. It wouldn't be right.. Then he proceeded to explain to her just how rare the jewlery was and offered her $4,000 for it.

only seen it happen 2 other times.


I thought that was cool, too. Then it occurred to me that he was on TV. Would he have done the same thing off air? Maybe.
 
2012-11-21 05:24:04 PM
it bothers me in a way... i mean are these people really good at identiifying value, or is this guy just an ass??
like if i brought in a $1 million babe ruth card and said i wanted $500, would he go and shake his head and say it's only worth $200??

Once, a woman brought in a peice of jewlery.. all she was expecting was $500. Rick told her how he would just love to give her $500 but he just couldn't do it. It wouldn't be right.. Then he proceeded to explain to her just how rare the jewlery was and offered her $4,000 for it.

only seen it happen 2 other times.

there's your key word. see Rick always pays more for the women that come in his store. Men not so much.

ITS A FARKING PAWNSHOP!!!!! The people don't have to sell. NOT A SINGLE PERSON IS BEING FORCED TO SELL! Assuming the show is presenting REAL sellers, they need money NOW. Rick, or any other, pawn shop takes a risk on recovering their money. Some items have huge returns, others not so much. RIck's goals is to make money. And in that business the least margin needed is a 100% mark up.

It' s not a freakin charity. Buyer (or seller) be ware.
 
2012-11-21 08:33:58 PM

kliq: Tapes are what we used to play before CDs and iPods. They were really reliable. You didn't have to worry about them scratchin' up, or your computer crashin'

[www.history.com image 475x240]


Bleh, Give me a 78 anyday.
 
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