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    American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Anyone else hooked on these shows?

    Gotta love a couple of Iowa boys making good on American Pickers!

    And Chumlee...what else is left to say?!



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    American Pickers is a well-done show. I don't like Pawn Stars so much. It is too "scripted". Nobody in the entire world is as dumb as Chumlee is made out to be. The humor is too predictable. (Such as when they bought a ball-and-chain, and I KNEW 10 minutes before it happened that Chumlee would break something with it. Sure enough, he did). Nevertheless, the show is very informative about history and such.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Love Pawn Stars. At first wasn't huge on Pickers cause the skinny guy kinda bugged me but it grew on me and can't stop watching either of them when they are on.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Love both of those shows. Pawn Stars amazes me with the stuff they get in there, especially all 1800's items.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    American Pickers is a well-done show. I don't like Pawn Stars so much. It is too "scripted". Nobody in the entire world is as dumb as Chumley is made out to be. The humor is too predictable. (Such as when they bought a ball-and-chain, and I KNEW 10 minutes before it happened that Chumley would break something with it. Sure enough, he did). Nevertheless, the show is very informative about history and such.
    I am still addicted to Pawn Stars, but I agree that pretty much everyone besides Rick seems really scripted. It's always interesting to see people's reactions. I haven't seen a ton of American Pickers, but find it fascinating that they're from Iowa.


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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    I love Pawn Stars just for the cool stuff that gets brought in, the guys who run it I could take or leave.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I love Pawn Stars just for the cool stuff that gets brought in, the guys who run it I could take or leave.
    That's what amazes me, too - people just have this stuff sitting around? That's insane.

    I always wonder about some of these items, too, and how they're going to resell them. I have to think that they have auctions they frequent?


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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Yep - addicted to both.....going to make it hard to give up cable in a month (got fed up with price increases)



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Love both shows, but American Pickers is top notch. Great concept and well produced.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    For those that think Pawn Stars is a bit scripted/cheesy, here's what you need to do.

    DVR them and start watching at the 15 minute mark, that way you get all the professional appraisal information and see the items that were refurbished.

    American Pickers is a cool show. It has its scripted parts as well, but nothing close to how Pawn Stars plays out.

    The skinny dude has the most annoying laugh in the history of TV, but I've noticed they've edited that out lately. So now they both come off as good Iowa boys that are only slightly predatory.

    Both fun shows to watch back-to-back.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    That's what amazes me, too - people just have this stuff sitting around? That's insane.

    I always wonder about some of these items, too, and how they're going to resell them. I have to think that they have auctions they frequent?
    You would be amazed...really amazed at what people have saved. And yes, they do sell at auction; we sometimes sell items at our auctions that are brought to us by "pickers."

    Sometimes we run across estates where the house is just packed full of collectibles...it seems like some people have a gift for predicting which items will be collectible 50 years into the future and they just save everything!



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    the real question is, why is Pawn Stars presented in HD? I love that show, but there is absolutely no need for me to see any of the main characters in glorious 1080p.

    It is a great show, though.


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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetiecy View Post
    You would be amazed...really amazed at what people have saved. And yes, they do sell at auction; we sometimes sell items at our auctions that are brought to us by "pickers."

    Sometimes we run across estates where the house is just packed full of collectibles...it seems like some people have a gift for predicting which items will be collectible 50 years into the future and they just save everything!
    That's just amazing. It's so amazing that people pack away this stuff, and then it's also amazing that people are willing to part with some of these items. That makes sense about the auctions - I always wondered if they didn't have to do that. I guess the same question probably applies for local pawn stores - do they keep stuff in-stock, or put it up on auction? I guess I've never been in one.


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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    I like them both also, can't believe some of the stuff Mike and Frank run across. How about the guy that had all those old cars in his basement. Some of these people are sitting on a fortune.



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    Re: American Pickers and Pawn Stars

    I love both of those shows. I fast forward though some of Pawn Stars and just watch the parts where they are appraising things.


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