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    "American Pickers" TV show

    There's a show on my cable channel called "American Pickers"
    about two guys who buy items for their antiques store.
    They go around the country and find other people's 'junk' then
    bring it back and sell it in their shop.

    Sounds like a cool business.

    Seen it?

    Then I change the channel and there's a show called "Hoarders."
    People who are obsessive/compulsive and they load up their
    house with so much trash you cannot even sit down.

    My Question: Why don't they send those Picker guys to the Hoarders houses
    and solve two problems at once??
    In this world of trouble and strife,
    bring some peace to someone's life

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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    Wouldn't be a bad idea, but unfortunately the hoarders seem to have mostly junk that is of little value

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    Ive watched it and try as i might i cant get to like the "pickers".I find it distasteful that they cold call people who may or may not know the true value of thier long kept items.
    I think its important to remember we see what they want us to see , we dont see the true nature of the "business".Its little better than the cash for gold scam.
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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    The show is interesting, but I find the guys annoying.

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    I have watched all the shows so far and am not impressed. They really got me mad when they talked to an old farmer who was in WWII and they got his japanese sword for a few hundred and then were bragging about the profit. I hope these people that sell see the show and see what they lost.

    My other concern is will this start a new trend of people going and knocking on doors or even reconizing some of these homeowners and going there to try and buy or possibly steal some of the junk they have.

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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    Yeah, I know what you guys mean - - the pickers seem to thrive on
    cheating the folks they are buying from.
    On the one hand, the picker provides a service by bringing cash
    to their door, but on the other, they are not being square with the owner.
    With a little research the owners could get
    a clue on the real value of their possessions - just
    log on to an auction site, such as eBay, and you can
    determine a fair selling price.
    In this world of trouble and strife,
    bring some peace to someone's life

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    last week I felt bad for that Guy with all the Acres of Junk
    who Said the County told him
    if he dosn't put up fences they will come
    and haul everything to the dump
    at his expense.

    looked like he was going to cry.

    now that would be theft.
    and i'd bet the haulers would
    pick through it at the landfill
    and haul some loads home.

    i hope they buy more from him so he can afford
    help to get that fence up.

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    I can see whats happened with the guy in need of the fence,decades ago i think that was actual motorcycle plots if you will , like an outdoor showroom of sorts.Fast forward a few decades and its all overgrown..whats left.I hope he does get his fence . . and a couple of big german shepards behind it to keep the pesky pickers out.

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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    Let's see . . .

    If two German Shepherds can eat one Picker in 4 days,
    how many German shepherds would it take to eat . . .

    Oh, never mind! :P
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    bring some peace to someone's life

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    How many pickers would a guard dog pick if a guard dog could pick and would pick pickers

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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    I kinda' like the picker's show. To me it's kind of like treasure hunting. We dig something out of the ground and many times it just has intrinsic value or even monetary value and the preservation people often say we are stealing America's heritage. But if it is in the ground too long and rots away it is of no value to anyone is our claim. The pickers are the same. Most of the junk they buy at least the hoarder gets a few bucks out of it and otherwise it would eventually rot away and be of no value to anyone. A lot of their stuff needs cleaning up and fixing up before it can be sold. And if they are doing as much traveling around as it appears on the show they are spending a lot of money to make a profit that, afterall is their goal. But I do agree they sometimes gloat too much and that is annoying. On the other hand the Pawn Stars screw people out of their money a lot. And that is really annoying. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    BigDan

    Problem would be the hoarders would never sell

    As to opinions about the guys on "American Pickers", everyone is entitled to an opinion. Personally, I'd make a bet that their phone is ringing off the hook with people who want the "pickers" to come look at their stuff.

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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I kinda' like the picker's show. To me it's kind of like treasure hunting. We dig something out of the ground and many times it just has intrinsic value or even monetary value and the preservation people often say we are stealing America's heritage. But if it is in the ground too long and rots away it is of no value to anyone is our claim. The pickers are the same. Most of the junk they buy at least the hoarder gets a few bucks out of it and otherwise it would eventually rot away and be of no value to anyone. A lot of their stuff needs cleaning up and fixing up before it can be sold. And if they are doing as much traveling around as it appears on the show they are spending a lot of money to make a profit that, afterall is their goal. But I do agree they sometimes gloat too much and that is annoying. On the other hand the Pawn Stars screw people out of their money a lot. And that is really annoying. Monty
    I agree


    & your right the Pawn stars are getting people
    at their most Vaulnerable. when they need cash.
    and do appear to take advantage.

    when somone hauls something big and heavy in,
    you know they don't wanna haul it back home.

    Rick is very Irritating on Pawn stars.

    "I Realy wanted that for my shop"

    then why did he lowball them ?

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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    Ricks laugh is annoying. (Pawn Stars) Sounds like he's smoked a few too many Camels.
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    Re: "American Pickers" TV show

    I think the difference is with Pawn stars people have the intent to sell.They come to the buyer and therefore should have prepared themselves,after all most people know you wont get top dollar selling to a pawn store.
    With the pickers its reversed,the people had no intent to sell and the buyer is soliciting the sell.To my mind thats whats distasteful about it.Throw in the gloating and you have stomach turning.Just my opinion,each to thier own.

 

 
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