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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.
 
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