Monday, April 12, 2010

Pawn Stars Review: April 12, 2010

In a week where the cast of the Pawn Stars has been in the newspapers, giving interviews or having politicians visit slumming for votes and getting another 15 minutes of fame, we have tonight's episode. The good news for their fans is the pawn shop has been signed for another 5 seasons.
In the first episode, the first guy came in with a peg leg from a pirate leg from the 18th century. Interestingly, the man was black, one of the few minorities ever shown in the series. The guy wants $7500. They brought in a expert from the West Sea Company, which does not have an office in Las Vegas. The expert said the leg came from the civil war. It's worth is about $1000. Rick offered $500 and there was no sale.
The next guy brought in a almost all wood motorcycle. The guy wanted $3500 but Rick had no room for it in his shop (soon, not to be a problem as they are expanding)
The next customer, an elderly lady brought in an Ottoman era flintlock pistol and a dagger. Rick brought in an expert to help him out. Sean, who seems to be dressing nicer each time you see him, was the expert. The pistol and dagger were judged to be authentic. Sean said the dagger was used in battle because of some dings. Well, I can think of several scenarios where the dagger could be dinged. Like 2 soldiers playing or practicing with each other or hitting the dagger on a rock. The lady decided that she did not want to sell and went home,
A couple brought in an antique music box. It was about 130 years. It had a real nice picture on the cover. The music box worked and the sound was very good. They wanted $1000 and the Old Man shot it down quickly. Rick offered $800 and that was the sales price.
The next guy came in a Hoyt 2010 Hoyt Carbon Matrix Bow, the ultimate in bow and arrows. The guy wanted $2000 and the counter offer was $1000 and after haggling, it was sold for $1250. Rick took it to Pacific Archery and the bow will be put up for sale on consignment.
The second episode is a repeat from January 8, 2010.

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