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I dont get it.

This girl, she brought in this guitar made in italy over 100 years ago. It was her grandmothers. Excellant condition.

she said she needed money for a wedding.

The dude said around $5,000 for it and the pawn guy offered her $2,700 and she took it.

Another guy had a lou gehrig AUTOGRAPHED jersey, framed with lots of paper work.


He wanted 10K for it. They offered him $2,000 and he took it.

I bet that would have brought over 10K on ebay easily!

I dont get it??????:dunno:
 

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When you gotta score drugs you don't get the best price.
 

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People in Vegas need money...NOW.

I bet 75% of the money leaving that shop goes straight to casinos...
 

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You seriously don't understand that a lot of people want the easy money even if it's half of what they could get if they don't really have to do any work to get it?

This happens every day, all day.
 

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Simple. They are usually desperate for cash right now, TODAY, or else they wouldn't be in a pawn shop. And anyone who owns a pawn shop knows it.
 

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Did you see the Breitling Emergency that they bought for $4200?

A) They are still made.
B) You can get the same watch on eBay for $3k.

I don't think they'll make money on that watch, unless some idiot is in there and doesn't really know watches.
 

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quick cash...ebay, how long would it take?? or a auction..a few months..
its take it or leave it..
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Did you see the Breitling Emergency that they bought for $4200?

A) They are still made.
B) You can get the same watch on eBay for $3k.

I don't think they'll make money on that watch, unless some idiot is in there and doesn't really know watches.
Of course it could be one of their fake deals.
 

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guy selling his dads WW2 bomber jacket, hat and survival kit.

II know I would regret selling that stuff.
 

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this show is sad.

I cant believe some of these deals.
 

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Guys in the pawn business need to make a profit. This means giving people less than what it could be sold for, so that THEY can sell it for the price it's worth. If they bought an item for the price it would sell for, they're not making any money.

You gotta remember too that when people come into the shop to buy something, they try to haggle as well. Just because they have a price tag for 6 grand doesn't mean it will sell for 6 grand. It doesn't do them any good for something to sit around and collect dust - selling it for some money is better than not selling it at all.
 

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Guys in the pawn business need to make a profit. This means giving people less than what it could be sold for, so that THEY can sell it for the price it's worth. If they bought an item for the price it would sell for, they're not making any money.

You gotta remember too that when people come into the shop to buy something, they try to haggle as well. Just because they have a price tag for 6 grand doesn't mean it will sell for 6 grand. It doesn't do them any good for something to sit around and collect dust - selling it for some money is better than not selling it at all.
I get the pawn owner mentality part of it but I dont get some of the sellers.

I guarentee that if you put some of this stuff on ebay with a reserve for 3-7 days you would get 3-10x's what the pawn offered you.
 

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I have to believe some of the stuff on that show isn't really purchased and is staged for entertainment's sake. The Lou Gehrig autographed jersey you mentioned is one such item...if it were real it would be worth 6 figures, as there has never been an authentic jersey of his sold by anyone reputable. Sure, the guy had some COAs from "reputable" sources, but that doesn't mean jack w/out knowing who those companies were. I learned that lesson the hard way trying to buy diamonds on the internet that were "certified" from legitimate-seeming gemologists. They were supposed to be VVS1 grade clarity, but I could see carbon in them with a naked eye. Yet, in my hand with them was a certificate telling me it was a VVS1, lol. Point is, that jersey couldn't have been real and those COAs were from bogus places. Here's a place you can buy some of your own "certified" memorabilia that is BS: http://www.myccsa.com

PS - I still love watching the show, and enjoy learning a little history about the items whether they're real/fake/staged/whatever
 

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I have to believe some of the stuff on that show isn't really purchased and is staged for entertainment's sake. The Lou Gehrig autographed jersey you mentioned is one such item...if it were real it would be worth 6 figures, as there has never been an authentic jersey of his sold by anyone reputable. Sure, the guy had some COAs from "reputable" sources, but that doesn't mean jack w/out knowing who those companies were. I learned that lesson the hard way trying to buy diamonds on the internet that were "certified" from legitimate-seeming gemologists. They were supposed to be VVS1 grade clarity, but I could see carbon in them with a naked eye. Yet, in my hand with them was a certificate telling me it was a VVS1, lol. Point is, that jersey couldn't have been real and those COAs were from bogus places. Here's a place you can buy some of your own "certified" memorabilia that is BS: http://www.myccsa.com

PS - I still love watching the show, and enjoy learning a little history about the items whether they're real/fake/staged/whatever
It was not an authentic Lou Gehrig jersey or even a Yankees jersey. It was a high school/little league jersey with Lou Gehrig's signature on it.
 

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I know I've seen the same older, white haired guy on there at least three times selling "exotic" or rare guns.

He sold a rare antique flintlock on the last show I watched, and he's sold a couple of other guns on past shows.

I think a good bit of the show is staged for entertainment purposes.
 

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Wasn't there a thread where one of our female members was on that show and explained how it worked. At least the scenes she was in. Kinda scripted?
 
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