Pawn Stars legal thieves!
Pawn Stars is an American reality television series on History (formerly known as The History Channel), produced by Leftfield Pictures. The series is filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by patriarch Richard Harrison (or “The Old Man”), his son Rick Harrison (who opened the shop with his father in 1988), Rick’s son Corey (who has worked there since childhood), and Corey’s childhood friend, Austin “Chumlee” Russell. The show, which became the network’s highest rated show, and the No. 2 reality show behind Jersey Shore, debuted on July 26, 2009. Reruns can be seen on History as well as its sister network Lifetime, which added the show in December 2010.
The series depicts the staff’s interactions with customers, who bring in a variety of artifacts to sell or pawn and who are shown haggling over the price and discussing its historical background, with narration provided by the Harrisons and occasionally Chumlee. The series also follows the interpersonal conflicts among the cast. One reviewer referencing these conflicts described the show as a version of Antiques Roadshow “hijacked by American Chopper’s” Teutul family. TV Guide has offered a similar description, calling the show “one part Antiques Roadshow, a pinch of LA Ink and a dash of COPS”.
Numerous local experts in a variety of areas also regularly appear to appraise the items being sold or pawned, one of whom, Rick Dale of Rick’s Restorations, is the star of the series’ first spin-off, American Restoration, which premiered in October 2010. Cameo appearances have been made by Bob Dylan, Jeremy McKinnon, Meredith Vieira, the Oak Ridge Boys and George Stephanopoulos.
I really HATE this show!!
These guys are legal thieves!! The most they usually give is half the value, if he doesn’t get 100% profit he doesn’t want it.
Most of the time they call in professional appraisers ahead of time.
I just saw an episode where Rick (the biggest and rudest thief of all of them) bought an Indian infants vest for over a thousand dollars. He looked at it with a magnifying glass and thought it was authentic, thinking he totally ripped off the client he then called in a professional, only to find out it is a replica. Hahahahahahahahaha serves you right you fucking Thief!!
He bought a Cy Young card from a guy and told him the expert was unreachable! All of a sudden he miraculously shows up!
It just makes me sick that people give in to these people, especially with eBay and other avenues of sale now available!
Do not bring your valuables to a pawn shop! If you want to get something appraised, learn from these shows (pawn stars, storage wars etc) and go to their experts not to a pawn store!! They typically deal with people who need money and people with stolen merchandise.
A guy brought in 3 giant Pinocchio marionettes
Valued at 6k each
He swindled the seller down to all 3 for $9,500
Before Rick called in the expert he went on camera saying that Disney memorabilia is highly collectible and he had the people to sell it to. When it came time to talk money he told the client that no one will buy it and he can’t give him anywhere near 6k each! He totally lied and robbed the guy! That pissed me off! I hope he gets his ass beat with the Karma stick!!
Don’t be lazy! Do your homework! Research online, take it to professionals in the field of the item. Pawn Shops will rob you!
P.S. Chum has one brain cell and his family says the same thing all the time! How can you sell anything at all to that guy! seriously!! C’mon people!!
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