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2012-12-12 10:36:40 AM
$500 and a free stratocaster, best I can do.
 
2012-12-12 10:44:13 AM
It's ok, they'll offer a settlement that is 1/4 of what they should get
 
2012-12-12 11:08:42 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: It's ok, they'll offer a settlement that is 1/4 of what they should get


Hey, I got overhead and a store to run here.
 
2012-12-12 11:11:24 AM
Lawyers these days have no appreciation for the past. I remember when lawsuits actually meant something. Nowadays lawsuits are frivolous and full of fancy pants language. Everybody's just trying to make a quick buck.

www.likeablequotes.com
 
2012-12-12 11:12:22 AM
I came into this thread expecting to report it for being a repeat of the article about the Storage Wars lawsuit.

Nope. When it rains, it pours.
 
2012-12-12 11:15:57 AM
They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.
 
2012-12-12 11:29:39 AM
well, it's a good thing that agent filed this suit right away instead of, oh I don't know, waiting five and a half years...
 
2012-12-12 01:29:41 PM

BigSnatch: Lawyers these days have no appreciation for the past. I remember when lawsuits actually meant something. Nowadays lawsuits are frivolous and full of fancy pants language. Everybody's just trying to make a quick buck.

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The annoying thing about the old man is that they totally act like he is some kind of grandpa simpson character who was born in the early 1900's and lived through the depression. But the dude was born in 41. He was in his 20's during the 1960's. To put it in perspective, he is actually younger than the Pete Campbell character from Mad Men.
 
2012-12-12 01:33:56 PM
That show sucks donkey balls
 
2012-12-12 01:35:22 PM

NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.


Middle-aged men with high school educations and an attic full of junk love a show about junk with characters who are just as retarded as they are.
 
2012-12-12 01:35:54 PM

NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.


I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.
 
2012-12-12 01:37:22 PM

BigSnatch: Lawyers these days have no appreciation for the past.


"What time were you thinking about Dueling?"
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2012-12-12 01:39:28 PM

Donnchadha: Dead for Tax Reasons: It's ok, they'll offer a settlement that is 1/4 of what they should get

Hey, I got overhead and a store to run here.


Look, I'm gonna have a hard time moving this; it's going to sit on the shelf for a long time.
 
2012-12-12 01:40:49 PM

Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.


I'm more upset about the douchebags from Jersey Shore and they've made over the course of their show.
 
2012-12-12 01:45:04 PM

NASAM: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

I'm more upset about the douchebags from Jersey Shore and they've made over the course of their show.


I hear you. But these douchebags wouldn't be making all that money if all the other douchebags wouldn't watch the show in the first place.
 
2012-12-12 01:48:12 PM
What does a Talent Agent have to do with this?
 
2012-12-12 01:49:15 PM

Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.


$25k per episode. Linky thing
 
2012-12-12 01:52:17 PM

Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing


OK, I had heard it was significantly more than that. Guess my source was bad.

Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.
 
2012-12-12 01:58:19 PM

Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing


He is a 1%er.
 
2012-12-12 01:59:23 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing

He is a 1%er.


If you are referring to BMI, then yes.
 
2012-12-12 02:12:38 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2012-12-12 02:13:05 PM
Looks like this and Storage Wars are giving us a really good look at "Reality" Television.
 
2012-12-12 02:13:14 PM

Pincy: Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.


Heh. Meanwhile, the guy at the subway whose products they're always shamelessly plugging is making $7.25 an hour..

//to the tune of 'god bless america'..
 
2012-12-12 02:13:28 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing

He is a 1%er.


I wonder what the bikers think of the other 1%ers?
 
2012-12-12 02:18:01 PM

Pincy: Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing

OK, I had heard it was significantly more than that. Guess my source was bad.

Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.


Not only that, but they wrote a book. Plus thanks to the show, business at their shop has increased significantly. Plus from what I understand most of the stuff they sell at the shop is merch related to the show.
 
2012-12-12 02:20:15 PM

abhorrent1: That show sucks donkey balls


Of all of the "reality" shows, especially of the pawn/storage/auction variety, I find Pawn Stars to be the most enjoyable. They do get some honestly cool items, and they actually make a bit of an effort to give a little bit of history to the items. I could do with less of the dramatic music during negotiations, and I think the show would be a lot better if they simply had one more item per episode instead of whatever "character arc" they are doing for the episode. Otherwise, it's really not terrible.

Hardcore Pawn, on the other hand, is complete crap of the Jersey Shore variety.
 
2012-12-12 02:20:31 PM
What exactly is the point of this suit? I mean, I'm not seeing any mention of breach of contract or laws broken. Is there some sort of law saying you can never switch agents or something?
 
2012-12-12 02:23:11 PM

Pincy: Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing

OK, I had heard it was significantly more than that. Guess my source was bad.

Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.


I think Chumlee adds more to the show than Corey. I keep hoping they'll replace Corey with Dick Sargent.

/too late?
 
2012-12-12 02:24:20 PM

mechgreg: Not only that, but they wrote a book. Plus thanks to the show, business at their shop has increased significantly. Plus from what I understand most of the stuff they sell at the shop is merch related to the show.


I kind of feel sorry for all of the normal pawn shops out there who had increased foot traffic thanks to Pawn Stars.
"What do you mean you don't want to buy my authentic 15th century blacksmithing kit with matching armor? Call your expert and have him authenticate it. How do you expect to stay in business buying nothing but guns, electronics, and instruments?"
 
2012-12-12 02:25:19 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com


"I'm so damn happy, I might just crack a smile today."
 
2012-12-12 02:26:42 PM
Hardcore Pawn is better
 
2012-12-12 02:26:45 PM
I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.

Case in point: the episode where the lady sells the rare Bob Dylan vinyl to the shop. Dylan just HAPPENS to be playing in town that week. So, of course, they send Chumlee over to get the record signed. He just HAPPENS to run straight into Dylan outside the venue (sans security) and gets his autograph on the record.

But, punchline time - Chumlee has Dylan sign it "To Chumlee," thus killing the value.

LAUGH, IT'S FUNNY.
 
2012-12-12 02:30:31 PM

ChrisDe: I keep hoping they'll replace Corey with Dick Sargent.


Or that guy who always shows them the ridiculous vending machines that they've never bought anything from..
At the very least, the pervy sexual harassment suits would be great.
 
2012-12-12 02:31:03 PM

Orgasmatron138: I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.

Case in point: the episode where the lady sells the rare Bob Dylan vinyl to the shop. Dylan just HAPPENS to be playing in town that week. So, of course, they send Chumlee over to get the record signed. He just HAPPENS to run straight into Dylan outside the venue (sans security) and gets his autograph on the record.

But, punchline time - Chumlee has Dylan sign it "To Chumlee," thus killing the value.

LAUGH, IT'S FUNNY.


That's probably the worst skit in the whole show. One thing I'm curious about is how scripted the firing range segments are. If those are legit, then Chumlee has some uncanny skill when it comes to firing antique weaponry accurately.
 
2012-12-12 02:33:31 PM

Somaticasual: Pincy: Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.

Heh. Meanwhile, the guy at the subway whose products they're always shamelessly plugging is making $7.25 an hour..

//to the tune of 'god bless america'..


The latest one is Skype. They had an entire vignette dedicated to Skype, it was horribad.
 
2012-12-12 02:38:05 PM
With all the money he's making, why the fark can't Chumlee drop about 100 pounds? He's too f*cking fat.
 
2012-12-12 02:40:28 PM

unfarkingbelievable: With all the money he's making, why the fark can't Chumlee drop about 100 pounds? He's too f*cking fat.


If you were pulling in tail that he is no doubt taking down, would you bother to get slim?
 
2012-12-12 02:43:12 PM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: unfarkingbelievable: With all the money he's making, why the fark can't Chumlee drop about 100 pounds? He's too f*cking fat.

If you were pulling in tail that he is no doubt taking down, would you bother to get slim?


Know what I'd do with that money? Two chicks at once. Way I look, it'd take that much money.
 
2012-12-12 02:47:07 PM

FishyFred: I came into this thread expecting to report it for being a repeat of the article about the Storage Wars lawsuit.

Nope. When it rains, it pours.


I hope this is a trend that drives up the cost of "reality" tv to the point that it is no longer a financially viable alternative.
 
2012-12-12 02:54:29 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FishyFred: I came into this thread expecting to report it for being a repeat of the article about the Storage Wars lawsuit.

Nope. When it rains, it pours.

I hope this is a trend that drives up the cost of "reality" tv to the point that it is no longer a financially viable alternative.


I dunno, I really hope The Amazing Race stays around.

/Mainly because I'd love to try and get on it with my brother.
//I think we would make for fairly amusing television. Also, WE KNOW HOW TO USE A #@%# MAP.
 
2012-12-12 02:57:26 PM

Felgraf: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FishyFred: I came into this thread expecting to report it for being a repeat of the article about the Storage Wars lawsuit.

Nope. When it rains, it pours.

I hope this is a trend that drives up the cost of "reality" tv to the point that it is no longer a financially viable alternative.

I dunno, I really hope The Amazing Race stays around.

/Mainly because I'd love to try and get on it with my brother.
//I think we would make for fairly amusing television. Also, WE KNOW HOW TO USE A #@%# MAP.


Pretty sure rudimentary survival skills are instant dis-qualifiers for shows like that. A buddy of mine and I tried getting on The Great Escape. We were denied because we are both prior service. Air Force.

/NotSoCSB
 
2012-12-12 03:02:50 PM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Pretty sure rudimentary survival skills are instant dis-qualifiers for shows like that. A buddy of mine and I tried getting on The Great Escape. We were denied because we are both prior service. Air Force.


The one season of Survivor I watched, an ex-Navy aviator, Terry, dominated the immunity challenges and should have won the whole thing.
 
2012-12-12 03:03:14 PM

Felgraf: I dunno, I really hope The Amazing Race stays around.

/Mainly because I'd love to try and get on it with my brother.
//I think we would make for fairly amusing television. Also, WE KNOW HOW TO USE A #@%# MAP.


Then they probably wouldn't cast you.

Not enough 'drama' in competence.

/Unless you're a woman with a nice rack.
 
2012-12-12 03:11:46 PM

FishyFred: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Pretty sure rudimentary survival skills are instant dis-qualifiers for shows like that. A buddy of mine and I tried getting on The Great Escape. We were denied because we are both prior service. Air Force.

The one season of Survivor I watched, an ex-Navy aviator, Terry, dominated the immunity challenges and should have won the whole thing.


Except that guy had no social game and I got the feeling people didn't really like him. Considering that in order to win the game you have to convince people to want to give you a million dollars, seems like a bad way to play the game.
 
2012-12-12 03:13:14 PM

Pincy: I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.


Chumlee's a decent salesman when he puts his mind to it. It's Corey that's the real dipshiat.
 
2012-12-12 03:16:45 PM

Gosling: It's Corey that's the real dipshiat.


Also is it just me or does Corey seem like just the kind of jerkass who would give himself the nickname "Big Hoss".
 
2012-12-12 03:23:41 PM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Pretty sure rudimentary survival skills are instant dis-qualifiers for shows like that. A buddy of mine and I tried getting on The Great Escape. We were denied because we are both prior service. Air Force.


I made my first audition video a few months ago, for The Job. (CBS, midseason, I think taping now.)

I should not make audition videos. I don't think I'd get a job as a poop taster with the abortion of a video I handed in. It actually took me an hour and a half to get from 'webcam set up and all I have to do is hit record' to 'actually hit record' because I spent the hour and a half trying to psych myself up to just talk into a camera for 2 1/2 minutes. (It took until Take 4, 40 minutes later, to actually complete the video without stumbling.) It was pure and utter babbling, I couldn't even watch it myself let alone whatever poor bastard on CBS' side had to sit through it, and that's only PARTIALLY because I'm not used to the sound of my own voice and I think I sound like a Star Wars nerd with asthma.

Oh, and also there's a nice, gigantic 'TRIAL CONVERTER PLEASE BUY FULL VERSION' right over my face. Because I had never had to convert a video before and I had no need for a converter until that moment.

Needless to say, I was not called back for semifinal interviews.
 
2012-12-12 03:27:26 PM

Pincy: Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing

OK, I had heard it was significantly more than that. Guess my source was bad.

Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.


At least he's human.
 
2012-12-12 03:31:54 PM

mechgreg: Gosling: It's Corey that's the real dipshiat.

Also is it just me or does Corey seem like just the kind of jerkass who would give himself the nickname "Big Hoss".


Yup.

He seems to be the typical case of the boss' kid having an overinflated sense of entitlement, making
him perfect for D-list celebrity life.
 
2012-12-12 03:35:14 PM

mechgreg: BigSnatch: Lawyers these days have no appreciation for the past. I remember when lawsuits actually meant something. Nowadays lawsuits are frivolous and full of fancy pants language. Everybody's just trying to make a quick buck.

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The annoying thing about the old man is that they totally act like he is some kind of grandpa simpson character who was born in the early 1900's and lived through the depression. But the dude was born in 41. He was in his 20's during the 1960's. To put it in perspective, he is actually younger than the Pete Campbell character from Mad Men.


So five years older than Bill Clinton.

Or six years younger than RON PAUL.
 
2012-12-12 03:45:12 PM
Storage Wars and Pawn Star's both involved in law suits on the same day?

All we need is something to go down with Hardcore Pawn to complete the trifecta!
 
2012-12-12 03:46:24 PM
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2012-12-12 03:49:12 PM
If the guy wins this lawsuit, it could be worth a FORTUNE. But he's got to do it at the right price.
 
2012-12-12 03:52:57 PM

NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.


yeah...that part made me sad. wonder how much they'd sell me a gun to blow my brains out for.
 
2012-12-12 03:52:58 PM
I watch Pawn Stars and Hard Core Pawn and sometimes the extreme contrast between those two show makes me wonder if we (the viewing public) are being fed some kind of anti-black propaganda in a sugar-coated way.

Typical Pawn Star encounter:

Customer: I have something here I want to sell.
Rick: I've seen that before (gives historic details). This is in pretty bad condition. How much do you want for it?
C: I was hoping for $3000.
R: That's not going to happen. How about $200?
C: I think it's worth more than that. You can't come up a little?
R: It's really beat up. I'm going to have to pay to restore it. It's going to sit here for a while taking up space. I got a business to run.
C: Well, I guess I'll take it home then. Maybe it will be worth more in a few years.
R: Sorry we couldn't come to terms. Thanks for bringing it in.
C: Thanks anyway.

Typical Hardcore Pawn encounter:

Customer: I got these earrings from my grandma. She say they 22 carat diamonds. I want $5000.
Ashley: First of all, these aren't diamonds.
C (yelling): First of all, you gonna gimme my $5000 dollars!
A: Don't yell at me.
C (screaming): You gonna gimme my $5000 biatch!
A: Out of my store!
(Security guy looms over customer)
C (screaming): Who the fark are YOU? Get your hands offa me, dog! Don't touch me!
(Security guard muscles customer out of store)
C (screaming in parking lot): This place is a rip-off! They won't gimme my money!
A (who has followed c into parking lot): Get the hell off my property!
C (walking away): I'm gettin', you lumpy-ass biatch! And I ain't never comin' back!
Seth (watching from doorway): See, dad, I told you! Ashley can't close deals, she can't do anything right!
Les (standing next to Seth): Shut up, Seth.

So, what is a viewer to come away with? People in Las Vegas are calm and reasonable, while people in Detroit are farking nutbags? Hmmm...somehow, I suspect the geographic locations don't figure into the perceptions one gets from these shows.

I wonder what the agenda might be? Besides making money, of course.

/also wonder if those freak outs are scripted and paid for
//wonder why they aren't scripted and paid for on Pawn Stars, too
 
2012-12-12 03:53:10 PM

DjangoStonereaver: mechgreg: Gosling: It's Corey that's the real dipshiat.

Also is it just me or does Corey seem like just the kind of jerkass who would give himself the nickname "Big Hoss".

Yup.

He seems to be the typical case of the boss' kid having an overinflated sense of entitlement, making
him perfect for D-list celebrity life.


I don't know how much of that is scripted, maybe all of it is, but he really pisses me off sometimes with his whining. Hey moron, you being a manager doesn't mean you get to slack off more, it means you have to work harder than anyone else and be more responsible than anyone else.

Fake drama aside, I do like the show. Most of the items they show are interesting, plus I get to yell at the tv when an expert says something is worth x, and the guy selling says "well, then give me x for it".
 
2012-12-12 03:57:49 PM

silvervial: It's going to sit here for a while taking up space.


I love how he plays that up as if he is just some boring old pawnshop and all his customers are people who walk in the store. And how he doesn't have a network of dealers and collectors who he could probably sell just about anything that is even remotely interesting and collectible to. And even if he doesn't have dealers, he obviously is aware of ebay.
 
2012-12-12 03:58:00 PM
My reaction to every episode of Pawn Stars... Have you people never heard of EBAY?
 
2012-12-12 03:58:01 PM

Pincy: Spanky McStupid: Pincy: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

I can't remember the exact number, but if you knew how much that idiot Chum-Lee was getting per show you'd put the gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.

$25k per episode. Linky thing

OK, I had heard it was significantly more than that. Guess my source was bad.

Still, $25K/episode for basically doing nothing except being the butt of a few jokes. There is no god.


I agree there is no god, but Chum-Lee just got lucky.

I mean really before the show he was probably making $10-12 an hour if he was lucky working for a friends dad who only gave him a job because he was friends with his kid and tolerated his dumb ass as long as he did not screw up too much. It's not like he was going to inherit a piece of the business, or amount to much.

Then Rick or somebody lands the show and he goes from making shiat wages to 25K an episode. Pure farking luck.
 
2012-12-12 04:00:10 PM

silvervial: I watch Pawn Stars and Hard Core Pawn and sometimes the extreme contrast between those two show makes me wonder if we (the viewing public) are being fed some kind of anti-black propaganda in a sugar-coated way.

Typical Pawn Star encounter:

Customer: I have something here I want to sell.
Rick: I've seen that before (gives historic details). This is in pretty bad condition. How much do you want for it?
C: I was hoping for $3000.
R: That's not going to happen. How about $200?
C: I think it's worth more than that. You can't come up a little?
R: It's really beat up. I'm going to have to pay to restore it. It's going to sit here for a while taking up space. I got a business to run.
C: Well, I guess I'll take it home then. Maybe it will be worth more in a few years.
R: Sorry we couldn't come to terms. Thanks for bringing it in.
C: Thanks anyway.

Typical Hardcore Pawn encounter:

Customer: I got these earrings from my grandma. She say they 22 carat diamonds. I want $5000.
Ashley: First of all, these aren't diamonds.
C (yelling): First of all, you gonna gimme my $5000 dollars!
A: Don't yell at me.
C (screaming): You gonna gimme my $5000 biatch!
A: Out of my store!
(Security guy looms over customer)
C (screaming): Who the fark are YOU? Get your hands offa me, dog! Don't touch me!
(Security guard muscles customer out of store)
C (screaming in parking lot): This place is a rip-off! They won't gimme my money!
A (who has followed c into parking lot): Get the hell off my property!
C (walking away): I'm gettin', you lumpy-ass biatch! And I ain't never comin' back!
Seth (watching from doorway): See, dad, I told you! Ashley can't close deals, she can't do anything right!
Les (standing next to Seth): Shut up, Seth.

So, what is a viewer to come away with? People in Las Vegas are calm and reasonable, while people in Detroit are farking nutbags? Hmmm...somehow, I suspect the geographic locations don't figure into the perceptions one gets from these shows.

I wonder what the agenda mi ...


Yeah well the people in Louisiana, aka Cajun Pawn Stars, are nice and have some of the most awesome stuff in tucked away. Hell they even pawn animals.
 
2012-12-12 04:03:07 PM
Duck Dynasty > every other piece of reality show garbage ever loosed from the bowel of an overpaid network exec

// more probably "stolen from somewhere overseas, when a network exec combed through 1970s game show tapes looking for 'new' ideas THEN run through network exec's bowel"
 
2012-12-12 04:06:17 PM

buck1138: My reaction to every episode of Pawn Stars... Have you people never heard of EBAY?


I imagine if you are in vegas and you need cash really fast, you probably don't have time to wait a week or two to sell an item on ebay, hope it sells for a decent price then ship it and deal with paypal and ebay fees and all that crap. A pawn shop will give you potentially less money but it guaranteed cash right when you need it.
 
2012-12-12 04:06:27 PM

NeoCortex42: I could do with less of the dramatic music during negotiations


I watch Pawn Stars too. The thing that irritates me the most is when the expert says "this would go for $500," in post-production that turns into "this would go for ...{10 second pause}... $500."
 
2012-12-12 04:08:53 PM
Las Vegas must have more experts on everything per capita than any other place in the world.
 
2012-12-12 04:11:14 PM

Pincy: Las Vegas must have more experts on everything per capita than any other place in the world.


All within 30 seconds of a pawn shop located in the ghetoooooooo
 
2012-12-12 04:12:04 PM

jimpoz: NeoCortex42: I could do with less of the dramatic music during negotiations

I watch Pawn Stars too. The thing that irritates me the most is when the expert says "this would go for $500," in post-production that turns into "this would go for ...{10 second pause}... $500."


Forget raising tax rates on high incomes. If we instituted a $5 tax on poor sound editing, we could pay off the national debt with a week's worth of reality TV.

// and that fine jumps to $Texas if you cut mid-sentence to go to commercial
 
2012-12-12 04:19:38 PM

mechgreg: buck1138: My reaction to every episode of Pawn Stars... Have you people never heard of EBAY?

I imagine if you are in vegas and you need cash really fast, you probably don't have time to wait a week or two to sell an item on ebay, hope it sells for a decent price then ship it and deal with paypal and ebay fees and all that crap. A pawn shop will give you potentially less money but it guaranteed cash right when you need it.


That's fine for most low dollar stuff but once you get some verification that your item is rare and worth more than four figures don't you have the smarts to take the extra time to get the money out of it that it's worth instead of the instant gratification? Yeah, never mind.
 
2012-12-12 04:24:18 PM

buck1138: mechgreg: buck1138: My reaction to every episode of Pawn Stars... Have you people never heard of EBAY?

I imagine if you are in vegas and you need cash really fast, you probably don't have time to wait a week or two to sell an item on ebay, hope it sells for a decent price then ship it and deal with paypal and ebay fees and all that crap. A pawn shop will give you potentially less money but it guaranteed cash right when you need it.

That's fine for most low dollar stuff but once you get some verification that your item is rare and worth more than four figures don't you have the smarts to take the extra time to get the money out of it that it's worth instead of the instant gratification? Yeah, never mind.


The pawn shop is in Vegas

These people ditching their high-dollar rare items for significantly less than they would get at other outlets have what's called a gambling problem.
 
2012-12-12 04:27:41 PM

buck1138: That's fine for most low dollar stuff but once you get some verification that your item is rare and worth more than four figures don't you have the smarts to take the extra time to get the money out of it that it's worth instead of the instant gratification? Yeah, never mind.


On the other hand there are probably a lot of people who feel that if they are at a hot streak at the craps table, if they have something worth 5-grand waiting around to auction it off is a bad deal, because they need that money now.

Not to mention last time I checked ebay offers no guarantees. Sure you might have something that an expert tells you is worth 5000 bucks. But you could just as easlily put it up on ebay and for whatever reason (poorly written ad other competition) you might only get $2000 for it.

Plus maybe it is just me but if I was a collector of expensive things and shopping on ebay, I wouldn't spend thousands of dollars to buy someone from someone with no feedback rating. So if you have never sold anything on ebay before, and are selling someone worth thousands of dollars, a bunch of people aren't going to bid for fear of being ripped off.
 
2012-12-12 04:40:01 PM

Orgasmatron138


I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.


Antiques Roadshow is informative as well, and rather less like a reality show.
 
2012-12-12 04:42:45 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Orgasmatron138

I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.


Antiques Roadshow is informative as well, and rather less like a reality show.


The difference is they aren't just saying 'oh well it is probably worth 20k' they are willing to buy it.
 
2012-12-12 04:49:45 PM

NickelP: Englebert Slaptyback: Orgasmatron138

I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.


Antiques Roadshow is informative as well, and rather less like a reality show.

The difference is they aren't just saying 'oh well it is probably worth 20k' they are willing to buy it.


There is also a different range of items on Pawn Stars. Pawn Stars features more quirky or odd items, like Jimi Hendrix lyrics, a Silent Scope arcade cabinet, or coconut mugs from Gilligan's Island. Antiques Roadshow is pretty narrow in its focus on antique furniture and artwork.
 
2012-12-12 05:03:00 PM
For people who purport to be too sophisticated for shows like Pawn Stars, you all sure do know a lot about it.
 
2012-12-12 05:05:06 PM

I Like Bread: For people who purport to be too sophisticated for shows like Pawn Stars, you all sure do know a lot about it.


It is one of my favorite shows. I just was surprised they made that much money.
 
2012-12-12 05:06:25 PM
The chick they hired for night shift....with reckless disregard for humanity.
 
2012-12-12 05:11:31 PM
So the lawsuit seems to be just their old agent suing their new agent. Doesn't that stuff happen all the time? People get fired and replaced constantly, the pawn star guys were probably able to get a better deal from the new agent. Business is business, after all.

I like the show even though I know it's all staged. I cracked up when Chumlee got the guy with the pirate ship parade float to drive him all over town before telling him that the shop isn't interested in buying.
 
2012-12-12 05:12:26 PM

bulldg4life: The chick they hired for night shift....with reckless disregard for humanity.


I wonder how much of that hire was the shop actually needing to hire extra help for the night shift, and how much was the network demanding they have a girl on the show occasionally as part of the cast.
 
2012-12-12 05:17:12 PM
I don't even understand this. So agent A gets them a show and negotiates a contract with The History Channel.

History Channel says hey you know that agent that is supposed to represent you and get us to pay you the most money? Yeah you should fire them and use MY friend.

Then they say ok, I think I should fire MY agent to use YOUR friend to get YOU to pay ME more money?

WTF?
 
2012-12-12 05:36:56 PM

NickelP: I don't even understand this. So agent A gets them a show and negotiates a contract with The History Channel.

History Channel says hey you know that agent that is supposed to represent you and get us to pay you the most money? Yeah you should fire them and use MY friend.

Then they say ok, I think I should fire MY agent to use YOUR friend to get YOU to pay ME more money?

WTF?


It's all about connections. They were probably promised a movie deal put together by the agent who's company is connected with more outlets.
 
HBK
2012-12-12 05:46:22 PM

Nothing To See Here: What does a Talent Agent have to do with this?


That's what I came here to post. What talent do these idiots have? The ability to make me turn off my television?
 
2012-12-12 05:54:42 PM

I Like Bread: For people who purport to be too sophisticated for shows like Pawn Stars, you all sure do know a lot about it.


Farkers are just geniuses like that... For instance: Farkers would never watch Family Guy or The Simpsons because they hate them so much. But they always magically know everything that happened in last week's episode!

For some reason, the Quentin Tarantino haters here are the most annoying (and obvious). If the Entertainment Tab is the minor leagues of Fark trolling, Tarantino threads are the Special Olympics.
 
2012-12-12 06:27:40 PM
A_Listless_Wanderer: Farkers are just geniuses like that... For instance: Farkers would never watch Family Guy or The Simpsons because they hate them so much. But they always magically know everything that happened in last week's episode!

For some reason, the Quentin Tarantino haters here are the most annoying (and obvious). If the Entertainment Tab is the minor leagues of Fark trolling, Tarantino threads are the Special Olympics.


Yeah! And i especially hate it when Farkers generalize EVERYTHING, ya know?!? i mean, all it does is make that farker seem like a complete f'kn moron, wouldn't you agree?
 
2012-12-12 06:29:57 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Orgasmatron138

I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.


Antiques Roadshow is informative as well, and rather less like a reality show.


Oh, I love the Roadshow. My favorite is the really old furniture; I can't believe how much some of that is worth in the right market.
 
2012-12-12 06:51:49 PM

silvervial: /also wonder if those freak outs are scripted and paid for
//wonder why they aren't scripted and paid for on Pawn Stars, too


Some of the ones on Hardcore Pawn are obviously scripted, unless you believe they just happened to have two cameras filming some random person in the store when one of the employees walks by to put something on the shelf, starting a huge scream fest and the customer getting booted.

Most of what's on Pawn Stars is real (excluding the "sketches" between items). My sister lives in Vegas, and they'll schedule days for filming, and there will be a gigantic line of people around the block wanting to bring their rare items in for a chance to be on TV. The producers screen the item/seller outside, and then send inside only the best items to be filmed.
 
2012-12-12 06:55:53 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: A_Listless_Wanderer: Farkers are just geniuses like that... For instance: Farkers would never watch Family Guy or The Simpsons because they hate them so much. But they always magically know everything that happened in last week's episode!

For some reason, the Quentin Tarantino haters here are the most annoying (and obvious). If the Entertainment Tab is the minor leagues of Fark trolling, Tarantino threads are the Special Olympics.

Yeah! And i especially hate it when Farkers generalize EVERYTHING, ya know?!? i mean, all it does is make that farker seem like a complete f'kn moron, wouldn't you agree?


YES!
People who do that are complete moro... HEY WAIT A MINUTE!!!!
 
2012-12-12 06:57:51 PM

NickelP: Englebert Slaptyback: Orgasmatron138

I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.


Antiques Roadshow is informative as well, and rather less like a reality show.

The difference is they aren't just saying 'oh well it is probably worth 20k' they are willing to buy it.


I've heard that sometimes the appraisers on AR will quietly make offers for plum items once the cameras are off.

And then there's the conspiracy to commit fraud.
 
2012-12-12 07:39:25 PM

Satanic_Hamster: What exactly is the point of this suit? I mean, I'm not seeing any mention of breach of contract or laws broken. Is there some sort of law saying you can never switch agents or something?


It's a lame-ass entertainment b/s suit. The idea "They would have signed with me except for your strong-arm tactics behind my back plus you used unfair business practices" blah blah blah. The kind of thing that only matters to lawyers and agents, who are just jumped up lawyers with fancier offices.
 
2012-12-12 08:03:02 PM
This just in.........
Snookie has a fake tan and fake boobs.
 
2012-12-12 08:20:57 PM

bulldg4life: The chick they hired for night shift....with reckless disregard for humanity.


Oh, sweet mother of Tebow, yes.
 
2012-12-12 08:21:09 PM

Tanukis_Parachute: NickelP: They have gotten $50 mil for being on that show? Damn.

yeah...that part made me sad. wonder how much they'd sell me a gun to blow my brains out for.


you are sad because someone else makes a lot of money? go get help.
 
2012-12-12 08:37:29 PM

Dr Dreidel: jimpoz: NeoCortex42: I could do with less of the dramatic music during negotiations

I watch Pawn Stars too. The thing that irritates me the most is when the expert says "this would go for $500," in post-production that turns into "this would go for ...{10 second pause}... $500."

Forget raising tax rates on high incomes. If we instituted a $5 tax on poor sound editing, we could pay off the national debt with a week's worth of reality TV.

// and that fine jumps to $Texas if you cut mid-sentence to go to commercial


It's not bad editing per se so much as it is artificially creating a protracted dramatic pause before the expert reveals the appraisal. The producers of Pawn Stars are just especially egregious about it.
 
2012-12-12 09:25:10 PM

Orgasmatron138: Englebert Slaptyback: Orgasmatron138

I don't mind that some stuff is staged - I get to learn some neat facts about antiques and collectibles - but when they get too heavy-handed with the obviously scripted material, I feel embarrassed to be watching the show.


Antiques Roadshow is informative as well, and rather less like a reality show.

Oh, I love the Roadshow. My favorite is the really old furniture; I can't believe how much some of that is worth in the right market.


The British version is even better. In the American version you'll occasionally get "my great grandfather was in the civil war/ a friend of the artist/ scouted that route etc." but it's overwhelmingly "found it in an attic/ bought it at a yard sale/ I don't know where it came from."

On the British version half the items are "Well, my great grandfather was the valet for the Third Duke of Britainshire" or "King George V awarded this to our family for taming the Indian state of KulKulka" or "I found this as part of the Roman ruins I discovered with my metal detector." Also, Fiona Bruce.
 
2012-12-12 10:32:14 PM

ShawnDoc: silvervial: /also wonder if those freak outs are scripted and paid for
//wonder why they aren't scripted and paid for on Pawn Stars, too

Some of the ones on Hardcore Pawn are obviously scripted, unless you believe they just happened to have two cameras filming some random person in the store when one of the employees walks by to put something on the shelf, starting a huge scream fest and the customer getting booted.

Most of what's on Pawn Stars is real (excluding the "sketches" between items). My sister lives in Vegas, and they'll schedule days for filming, and there will be a gigantic line of people around the block wanting to bring their rare items in for a chance to be on TV. The producers screen the item/seller outside, and then send inside only the best items to be filmed.


I know someone who went down to Hardcore Pawn to sell something. He told me he was shocked how accurate the show really is. He said the cameras only catch part of the siblings' fights. Also, I assure you, people in and around Detroit really do act like that. I seen a woman act like that when called on a scam at a grocery store. The black woman started screaming about how racist the manager was. The manager is a black woman and was about to hit the woman. To be fair it isn't a race thing either, just a crazy person thing. If you want a show, talk to a uaw member.
 
2012-12-12 10:59:18 PM

bulldg4life: The chick they hired for night shift....with reckless disregard for humanity.


Her Facebook profile is public and has lots of pictures.
 
2012-12-12 11:08:21 PM
Bring back Junkyard Wars.
 
2012-12-12 11:25:56 PM

NeoCortex42: bulldg4life: The chick they hired for night shift....with reckless disregard for humanity.

I wonder how much of that hire was the shop actually needing to hire extra help for the night shift, and how much was the network demanding they have a girl on the show occasionally as part of the cast.



A girl on the show? Just about every b-roll shot of someone leaning over the counter looking at it is a gratuitous cleavage shot.......

and yes, everyone who settles when they could get a lot more on eBay are just silly.......
 
2012-12-13 12:12:54 AM
Does Chumlee bag lots of hot chicks? I'm dying to know if being a fat moron with money is remotely appealing to any (hot) women.

nm, I'm going to call in a buddy of mine who knows everything there is to know about hot chicks.
 
2012-12-13 01:01:33 AM

BoxOfBees: Does Chumlee bag lots of hot chicks? I'm dying to know if being a fat moron with money is remotely appealing to any (hot) women.

nm, I'm going to call in a buddy of mine who knows everything there is to know about hot chicks.


You have a buddy that knows everything there is to know about hot chicks? Well, let me call in my buddy who knows everything there is to know about buddies who know everything there is to know about hot chicks.
 
2012-12-13 02:02:12 AM
going with:

HOTY 2012
 
2012-12-13 04:43:57 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Felgraf: I dunno, I really hope The Amazing Race stays around.

/Mainly because I'd love to try and get on it with my brother.
//I think we would make for fairly amusing television. Also, WE KNOW HOW TO USE A #@%# MAP.

Then they probably wouldn't cast you.

Not enough 'drama' in competence.

/Unless you're a woman with a nice rack.


Yeah, I'm fairly certain that the only hope I have of getting on The Amazing Race is to wear a tiny, super low cut top in my audition video. I not only know how to use a map, I've traveled extensively on my own in places where I didn't speak any of the language, and the only "weird" food I've got issues with are roaches.

I need to figure out an angle that plays well on TV.
 
2012-12-13 04:53:02 AM
Chumlee isn't necessarily dumb. I remember once they went to check out some arcade machine and Chumlee proceeded to rattle off who made it, when it was made and how many were made. He knows his stuff, it's just that his stuff isn't necessarily the stuff they show on the show much.
 
2012-12-13 08:26:32 AM

WhyteRaven74: Chumlee isn't necessarily dumb. I remember once they went to check out some arcade machine and Chumlee proceeded to rattle off who made it, when it was made and how many were made. He knows his stuff, it's just that his stuff isn't necessarily the stuff they show on the show much.


He also knows about collectable shoes like air jordans and that sort of thing.

no clever name here just move along: and yes, everyone who settles when they could get a lot more on eBay are just silly.....


Is there another ebay I don't know about that guarantees you the value of the stuff you put up for sale? Because the one I use is an auction site and you can only sell something for its appraised value if there is someone willing to buy it from you for that. Sure a lot of people could put there stuff up on ebay, but it is no guarantee it will sell for what you think it is worth. It might sell for less than what a pawn shop is offering, and then you have to deal with a paypal transaction rather than cash, and pay the associated ebay/paypal fees. Not to mention you have to wait probably a couple of weeks for the transaction to be completed. Plus like I said above, I think a lot of ebay buyers are going to be leery of buying from someone with no sales history.

If you need money now (for whatever reason) I can totally see the appeal of taking the pawn shop cash. Plus in his book I think Rick talked about how Vegas has lots of retired people. I can totally see a situation where an old person in Vegas dies and his/her heirs come to clean out their house. In those kind of cases where you could be potentially looking at a ton of valuable stuff it might be worth it to take the discounted wholesale pawn shop price on things and only have to deal with very quick transactions, rather than taking potentially months trying to sell things on ebay and ship them out.
 
2012-12-13 09:05:45 AM

mechgreg: WhyteRaven74: Chumlee isn't necessarily dumb. I remember once they went to check out some arcade machine and Chumlee proceeded to rattle off who made it, when it was made and how many were made. He knows his stuff, it's just that his stuff isn't necessarily the stuff they show on the show much.

He also knows about collectable shoes like air jordans and that sort of thing.

no clever name here just move along: and yes, everyone who settles when they could get a lot more on eBay are just silly.....

Is there another ebay I don't know about that guarantees you the value of the stuff you put up for sale? Because the one I use is an auction site and you can only sell something for its appraised value if there is someone willing to buy it from you for that. Sure a lot of people could put there stuff up on ebay, but it is no guarantee it will sell for what you think it is worth. It might sell for less than what a pawn shop is offering, and then you have to deal with a paypal transaction rather than cash, and pay the associated ebay/paypal fees. Not to mention you have to wait probably a couple of weeks for the transaction to be completed. Plus like I said above, I think a lot of ebay buyers are going to be leery of buying from someone with no sales history.

If you need money now (for whatever reason) I can totally see the appeal of taking the pawn shop cash. Plus in his book I think Rick talked about how Vegas has lots of retired people. I can totally see a situation where an old person in Vegas dies and his/her heirs come to clean out their house. In those kind of cases where you could be potentially looking at a ton of valuable stuff it might be worth it to take the discounted wholesale pawn shop price on things and only have to deal with very quick transactions, rather than taking potentially months trying to sell things on ebay and ship them out.


AFAIK, you can set the minimum price however you want.

CSB:
I used to work for a collectible firearms auction company. When dealing with sellers, my rule of thumb was as follows. If you have a few items, you're better off selling privately (if you can) and avoiding auction fees.

If you have a collection, and it contains desirable pieces, you want to go with an auction company. What we always found was that collections would average out well. Some pieces would go for less than their value, some would go for more. However, you are also likely to hit an absolute home run when you get collectors involved. These guys aren't concerned with resale value, they just want the piece. Conversely, nothing will ever go for WAY less than it's worth, because the antique dealers will buy it if they can make any profit.

The worst thing you can do is let people cherry pick the best stuff before you go to auction. We've seen it time and time again where a 'friend' of a deceased collector will go to the widow and say "well, John would have wanted me to have this' or 'John and I had a handshake agreement' and they end up paying less than market value for the best items. Then, because there's no great centerpieces to the collection, there's no incentive for people to come to the auction for average stuff.
 
2012-12-13 09:22:28 AM

silvervial: I watch Pawn Stars and Hard Core Pawn and sometimes the extreme contrast between those two show makes me wonder if we (the viewing public) are being fed some kind of anti-black propaganda in a sugar-coated way.

Typical Pawn Star encounter:

Customer: I have something here I want to sell.
Rick: I've seen that before (gives historic details). This is in pretty bad condition. How much do you want for it?
C: I was hoping for $3000.
R: That's not going to happen. How about $200?
C: I think it's worth more than that. You can't come up a little?
R: It's really beat up. I'm going to have to pay to restore it. It's going to sit here for a while taking up space. I got a business to run.
C: Well, I guess I'll take it home then. Maybe it will be worth more in a few years.
R: Sorry we couldn't come to terms. Thanks for bringing it in.
C: Thanks anyway.

Typical Hardcore Pawn encounter:

Customer: I got these earrings from my grandma. She say they 22 carat diamonds. I want $5000.
Ashley: First of all, these aren't diamonds.
C (yelling): First of all, you gonna gimme my $5000 dollars!
A: Don't yell at me.
C (screaming): You gonna gimme my $5000 biatch!
A: Out of my store!
(Security guy looms over customer)
C (screaming): Who the fark are YOU? Get your hands offa me, dog! Don't touch me!
(Security guard muscles customer out of store)
C (screaming in parking lot): This place is a rip-off! They won't gimme my money!
A (who has followed c into parking lot): Get the hell off my property!
C (walking away): I'm gettin', you lumpy-ass biatch! And I ain't never comin' back!
Seth (watching from doorway): See, dad, I told you! Ashley can't close deals, she can't do anything right!
Les (standing next to Seth): Shut up, Seth.

So, what is a viewer to come away with? People in Las Vegas are calm and reasonable, while people in Detroit are farking nutbags? Hmmm...somehow, I suspect the geographic locations don't figure into the perceptions one gets from these shows.

I wonder what the agenda mi ...


In his book (an interesting read, imho), Rick talks about how they were courted by HBO and their current production company, and HBO wanted more of a "Taxicab Confessions" (Rick's words) take on the show, focusing on the night window and people who were miserable. It would have been like Hardcore Pawn, except with even more hookers. Everyone was appalled at the results, and when the other company said they basically wanted "Antiques Roadshow", they jumped on it. They intentionally avoid showing all the times that Corey or Antoine get into fights, while the HBO show would have focused on them.

/Also, Chumley REALLY comes off as an idiot in the book.
//"What you need to know about Rick is that he was a farking awful kid." - Eldest Rick
 
2012-12-13 10:59:27 AM

BoxOfBees: Does Chumlee bag lots of hot chicks? I'm dying to know if being a fat moron with money is remotely appealing to any (hot) women.

nm, I'm going to call in a buddy of mine who knows everything there is to know about hot chicks.


www.fitnessmarketingmuscle.com
 
2012-12-13 11:45:26 AM

Felgraf: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: FishyFred: I came into this thread expecting to report it for being a repeat of the article about the Storage Wars lawsuit.

Nope. When it rains, it pours.

I hope this is a trend that drives up the cost of "reality" tv to the point that it is no longer a financially viable alternative.

I dunno, I really hope The Amazing Race stays around.

/Mainly because I'd love to try and get on it with my brother.
//I think we would make for fairly amusing television. Also, WE KNOW HOW TO USE A #@%# MAP.


Oops, in my first read through I thought you wrote that you want to get it on with your brother.
 
2012-12-13 12:45:21 PM

Gosling: The_Six_Fingered_Man: Pretty sure rudimentary survival skills are instant dis-qualifiers for shows like that. A buddy of mine and I tried getting on The Great Escape. We were denied because we are both prior service. Air Force.

I made my first audition video a few months ago, for The Job. (CBS, midseason, I think taping now.)

I should not make audition videos. I don't think I'd get a job as a poop taster with the abortion of a video I handed in. It actually took me an hour and a half to get from 'webcam set up and all I have to do is hit record' to 'actually hit record' because I spent the hour and a half trying to psych myself up to just talk into a camera for 2 1/2 minutes. (It took until Take 4, 40 minutes later, to actually complete the video without stumbling.) It was pure and utter babbling, I couldn't even watch it myself let alone whatever poor bastard on CBS' side had to sit through it, and that's only PARTIALLY because I'm not used to the sound of my own voice and I think I sound like a Star Wars nerd with asthma.

Oh, and also there's a nice, gigantic 'TRIAL CONVERTER PLEASE BUY FULL VERSION' right over my face. Because I had never had to convert a video before and I had no need for a converter until that moment.

Needless to say, I was not called back for semifinal interviews.


Reading your account, I can't help but really like you. I was laughing, not at you but with you. Sounds to me like you do have a TV-friendly personality and maybe your video wasn't as tragic as you thought. There are some people who have kept trying and finally made it onto a show. So, if that's what you really want, don't give up.
 
2012-12-13 12:53:36 PM

Resin33: bulldg4life: The chick they hired for night shift....with reckless disregard for humanity.

Her Facebook profile is public and has lots of pictures.


She is not as beautiful as she seems to think she is. But then again, I don't seem to find glampire to be very attractive.
 
2012-12-13 01:06:47 PM

rynthetyn: DjangoStonereaver: Felgraf: I dunno, I really hope The Amazing Race stays around.

/Mainly because I'd love to try and get on it with my brother.
//I think we would make for fairly amusing television. Also, WE KNOW HOW TO USE A #@%# MAP.

Then they probably wouldn't cast you.

Not enough 'drama' in competence.

/Unless you're a woman with a nice rack.

Yeah, I'm fairly certain that the only hope I have of getting on The Amazing Race is to wear a tiny, super low cut top in my audition video. I not only know how to use a map, I've traveled extensively on my own in places where I didn't speak any of the language, and the only "weird" food I've got issues with are roaches.

I need to figure out an angle that plays well on TV.


First, you are much prettier than a lot of the women on that and similar shows. I think what it all comes down to is having a memorable and somewhat unique personality, plus the ability to rather instantly gain either or both fans and "haters."

Me for example, I would never be chosen by any reality TV show. I am rather understated, bland, and forgettable. I don't have anything in my personality that one would either love or hate or remember. And I'm not putting myself down, mind you. I just know who I am and know that a reality show stint for me would never be something I could attain.

That's just my theory, for what it's worth!
 
2012-12-13 04:37:07 PM

mechgreg: WhyteRaven74: Chumlee isn't necessarily dumb. I remember once they went to check out some arcade machine and Chumlee proceeded to rattle off who made it, when it was made and how many were made. He knows his stuff, it's just that his stuff isn't necessarily the stuff they show on the show much.

He also knows about collectable shoes like air jordans and that sort of thing.

no clever name here just move along: and yes, everyone who settles when they could get a lot more on eBay are just silly.....

Is there another ebay I don't know about that guarantees you the value of the stuff you put up for sale? Because the one I use is an auction site and you can only sell something for its appraised value if there is someone willing to buy it from you for that. Sure a lot of people could put there stuff up on ebay, but it is no guarantee it will sell for what you think it is worth. It might sell for less than what a pawn shop is offering, and then you have to deal with a paypal transaction rather than cash, and pay the associated ebay/paypal fees. Not to mention you have to wait probably a couple of weeks for the transaction to be completed. Plus like I said above, I think a lot of ebay buyers are going to be leery of buying from someone with no sales history.

If you need money now (for whatever reason) I can totally see the appeal of taking the pawn shop cash. Plus in his book I think Rick talked about how Vegas has lots of retired people. I can totally see a situation where an old person in Vegas dies and his/her heirs come to clean out their house. In those kind of cases where you could be potentially looking at a ton of valuable stuff it might be worth it to take the discounted wholesale pawn shop price on things and only have to deal with very quick transactions, rather than taking potentially months trying to sell things on ebay and ship them out.



When you use eBay you don't have to sell something for less than you want.
You make the auction with a reserve, or make an outrageous Buy It Now price.

If you can get an extra 25-50% over what the pawn shop is offering, it's just a more logical decision.

Regarding your other point, I can see the appeal of getting something for free (your example of cleaning out dead people houses) and selling it for cheap because it's free money anyway. It's definitely on a case by case situation.

Just sometimes.....I want to reach the computer and scream eBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!

:) 

//p.s. I would love to hang out with Chumley. That guy cracks me up......
 
2012-12-13 04:59:58 PM

no clever name here just move along: When you use eBay you don't have to sell something for less than you want.
You make the auction with a reserve, or make an outrageous Buy It Now price.

If you can get an extra 25-50% over what the pawn shop is offering, it's just a more logical decision.


But again, there is no guarantee that you will get the appraised value of something if you are selling it on ebay. I mean say your thing is "worth" $5000 and you make the opening bid on it $5000. You might sell it but you might not get any bids. You list it for say $3000 (which might be what you could get from the pawnshop) and it might run up to $5000 or more, but at the same time it might only get one $3000 bid, and then you are obligated to sell it for less than its value, and if you take off the ebay/paypal fees (plus the value of your time) you might make less than the pawnshop price. Like you said though it is a case by case basis thing, and like anything if someone has the time and patience and is willing to take the risk (to go through ebay) they will probably make more. If they don't have the time or patience or are willing to take the risk, selling it to a dealer is probably a better choice.

Plus like I said if you are selling something highly collectible and you have no feedback rating on ebay it is going to affect how much money you can get, because I think people would be more worried about buying something that is fake if it is from someone with no reputation.
 
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