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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you guys see the new episode tonight? Titled "White Castle on the Farm"?

I noticed on this episode that when they do the valuations at the end of a trip, they are putting "Sold for $x", instead of simply "Valued $x". As long as they're not bullshitting, it's a much more believable and accurate figure.

Also, did you see the guy whose door they knocked on and he says very sternly "YOU'RE DISTURBING ME" and throws their flier back in their faces? Classic.

Both of these topics have been addressed previously in this thread. Are we sure they're not reading this and using our feedback to shape the show??? Idea
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you guys see the new episode tonight? Titled "White Castle on the Farm"?

I noticed on this episode that when they do the valuations at the end of a trip, they are putting "Sold for $x", instead of simply "Valued $x". As long as they're not bullshitting, it's a much more believable and accurate figure.

Also, did you see the guy whose door they knocked on and he says very sternly "YOU'RE DISTURBING ME" and throws their flier back in their faces? Classic.

Both of these topics have been addressed previously in this thread. Are we sure they're not reading this and using our feedback to shape the show??? Idea


Only some of the items read "sold for". Some still read "valued at" or some such. Maybe they had actually sold some of the stuff by the time the tape was in the editing room.

This episode did appear to show a more raw side of the business. I don't think this thread is affecting the show, though. That stuff was filmed, edited and produced many months ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bushaus wrote:
Did you guys see the new episode tonight? Titled "White Castle on the Farm"?

I noticed on this episode that when they do the valuations at the end of a trip, they are putting "Sold for $x", instead of simply "Valued $x". As long as they're not bullshitting, it's a much more believable and accurate figure.

Also, did you see the guy whose door they knocked on and he says very sternly "YOU'RE DISTURBING ME" and throws their flier back in their faces? Classic.

Both of these topics have been addressed previously in this thread. Are we sure they're not reading this and using our feedback to shape the show??? Idea


Only some of the items read "sold for". Some still read "valued at" or some such. Maybe they had actually sold some of the stuff by the time the tape was in the editing room.

This episode did appear to show a more raw side of the business. I don't think this thread is affecting the show, though. That stuff was filmed, edited and produced many months ago.


I think it is actually sold values. Some of the prices they are posting "sold for" appear on the low side. I have seen some of these items sell for a lot more money on ebay, auctions, antique sales and swap meets. The metal signs are priced really low for what I have seen them sell at. When I say "sell" I do not mean asking price, but actual selling price.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bushaus wrote:
Did you guys see the new episode tonight? Titled "White Castle on the Farm"?

I noticed on this episode that when they do the valuations at the end of a trip, they are putting "Sold for $x", instead of simply "Valued $x". As long as they're not bullshitting, it's a much more believable and accurate figure.

Also, did you see the guy whose door they knocked on and he says very sternly "YOU'RE DISTURBING ME" and throws their flier back in their faces? Classic.

Both of these topics have been addressed previously in this thread. Are we sure they're not reading this and using our feedback to shape the show??? Idea


Only some of the items read "sold for". Some still read "valued at" or some such. Maybe they had actually sold some of the stuff by the time the tape was in the editing room.

This episode did appear to show a more raw side of the business. I don't think this thread is affecting the show, though. That stuff was filmed, edited and produced many months ago.


Yes, you are correct on both fronts. I just thought it was weird that they were addressing some of the things we've been saying. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:27 am    Post subject: FANTASY Reply with quote

All of us should be mindful of the difference between fantasy and reality, especially when it comes to "reality" shows. Certainly, the Repo show appears to be the equivalent a tv wrestling . . .staged and fake. This American Pickers seems too much concerned with an intersting tv show than they are with "reality':too much like a pat hand most of the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i liked the show and it was a surprise when i saw the single cab. But it seemed like they were trying to rip off the old guys and try to make a quick profit. It's just my 2 cents..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i liked the show and it was a surprise when i saw the single cab. But it seemed like they were trying to rip off the old guys and try to make a quick profit. It's just my 2 cents..


Profit, is the point. That's what they do.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i liked the show and it was a surprise when i saw the single cab. But it seemed like they were trying to rip off the old guys and try to make a quick profit. It's just my 2 cents..


Profit, is the point. That's what they do.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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conrad1468 wrote:
i liked the show and it was a surprise when i saw the single cab. But it seemed like they were trying to rip off the old guys and try to make a quick profit. It's just my 2 cents..


Profit, is the point. That's what they do.


It's the American way. Laughing


LOL... i know they want to make a profit but buying a saddle for $75 and selling it for $1500... seems like they are taking advantage... that's just the way i feel... i guess i have to much of a conscious..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i liked the show and it was a surprise when i saw the single cab. But it seemed like they were trying to rip off the old guys and try to make a quick profit. It's just my 2 cents..


Profit, is the point. That's what they do.


It's the American way. Laughing


LOL... i know they want to make a profit but buying a saddle for $75 and selling it for $1500... seems like they are taking advantage... that's just the way i feel... i guess i have to much of a conscious..


Call me gullible, but I don't think they knew ahead of time what the saddle was worth. The man they bought it from could have taken it to have it appraised if he wanted to. Then he would have had to market it, and sell it. Some people just don't want to bother with that, or have not thought to try it. Just because the profit was substantial on that buy, doesn't mean it always works that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the show, and obviously profit is their main goal, but when a guy in his 80's is telling you stories and doesn't know value at all of the stuff he is discussing and shoots you what you know to be a ridiculus low offer, why "haggle" him for 5 more dollars off. You have to pick your scores carefully but respect what it took for those things your scoring to still be out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's the American way. Laughing


Time to rename the show if it goes to second season:

AMERICAN FLIPPERS

One of the guys even called himself a flipper!!

"we dont want a museum, we need to flip it for quick sale"

I dont know how he really is but the skinny guy seems like a jerk. If he came to my door he would "disturb me" too. The short guy seems nicer and doesn't come off as a weasel like the pushy jerk.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when they were at the ole boys place with the railroad caboose, anybody notice the VW bus emblems hanging on the barn wall ?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea the skinny guy seems very whiney
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conrad1468 wrote:
Fish wrote:
cdennisg wrote:
conrad1468 wrote:
i liked the show and it was a surprise when i saw the single cab. But it seemed like they were trying to rip off the old guys and try to make a quick profit. It's just my 2 cents..


Profit, is the point. That's what they do.


It's the American way. Laughing


LOL... i know they want to make a profit but buying a saddle for $75 and selling it for $1500... seems like they are taking advantage... that's just the way i feel... i guess i have to much of a conscious..


Buying high and selling low doesnt pay the bills......
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like the show, and obviously profit is their main goal, but when a guy in his 80's is telling you stories and doesn't know value at all of the stuff he is discussing and shoots you what you know to be a ridiculus low offer, why "haggle" him for 5 more dollars off. You have to pick your scores carefully but respect what it took for those things your scoring to still be out there.


Don't feel too sorry for that old guy, or a lot of old people, they are making more than you ever will at retirement ($2k-$5k/month), plus all the free medical (medicare), and no, they did not earn that $150k open heart last week, like they will tell you they did. They did not make that much in their life time. Plus, it was just shit he had laying around and did not bother to learn what the value was worth.....fuck that old guy!
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vdub66gone wrote:
I like the show, and obviously profit is their main goal, but when a guy in his 80's is telling you stories and doesn't know value at all of the stuff he is discussing and shoots you what you know to be a ridiculus low offer, why "haggle" him for 5 more dollars off. You have to pick your scores carefully but respect what it took for those things your scoring to still be out there.


Don't feel too sorry for that old guy, or a lot of old people, they are making more than you ever will at retirement ($2k-$5k/month), plus all the free medical (medicare), and no, they did not earn that $150k open heart last week, like they will tell you they did. They did not make that much in their life time. Plus, it was just shit he had laying around and did not bother to learn what the value was worth.....fuck that old guy!
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vdub66gone wrote:
I like the show, and obviously profit is their main goal, but when a guy in his 80's is telling you stories and doesn't know value at all of the stuff he is discussing and shoots you what you know to be a ridiculus low offer, why "haggle" him for 5 more dollars off. You have to pick your scores carefully but respect what it took for those things your scoring to still be out there.


Don't feel too sorry for that old guy, or a lot of old people, they are making more than you ever will at retirement ($2k-$5k/month), plus all the free medical (medicare), and no, they did not earn that $150k open heart last week, like they will tell you they did. They did not make that much in their life time. Plus, it was just shit he had laying around and did not bother to learn what the value was worth.....fuck that old guy!
Mostly X2..............................................................................Except for that^^^ Confused


You're right, that was over the top... Embarassed he's just living like all of us.
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I kind of thought that they were taking advantage of people just because they really didn't know what their stuff was worth. If you saw the beginning of the show, they target the people that don't keep up with the times, no internet, old cars, ratty looking houses and such...you catch my drift, I didn't think that was very nice. I also get a kick out of when they ask what the owner of something thinks it's worth and they laugh at them KNOWING that it's worth WAY more then that.....


Those people know what they have. Notice the one guy still have an auction number card in is bibs pocket.
I see those old people at farm auctions and estate auctions all the time buying stuff.
I have to bid against them for the VW parts.
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...plus all the free medical (medicare)...


Quote:
Free: costing nothing: requiring no money to be paid


You need to take some poli-sci and economics courses. NOTHING is "free"; someone pays for it all.
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