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2012-12-12 03:58:00 PM
3 votes:
My reaction to every episode of Pawn Stars... Have you people never heard of EBAY?
2012-12-12 11:11:24 AM
3 votes:
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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2012-12-12 03:16:45 PM
2 votes:

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 02:47:07 PM
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-13 09:05:45 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-12 11:25:56 PM
1 votes:

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.......
2012-12-12 10:59:18 PM
1 votes:

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 05:54:42 PM
1 votes:

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 05:03:00 PM
1 votes:
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 04:40:01 PM
1 votes:

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 04:12:04 PM
1 votes:

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 04:06:27 PM
1 votes:

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 04:06:17 PM
1 votes:

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 03:13:14 PM
1 votes:

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 03:03:14 PM
1 votes:

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 02:23:11 PM
1 votes:

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 02:20:15 PM
1 votes:

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 02:13:05 PM
1 votes:
Looks like this and Storage Wars are giving us a really good look at "Reality" Television.
2012-12-12 01:48:12 PM
1 votes:
What does a Talent Agent have to do with this?
2012-12-12 01:33:56 PM
1 votes:
That show sucks donkey balls
2012-12-12 01:29:41 PM
1 votes:

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.
 
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