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Hardcore Pawn on Camera Ripping Customer off

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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: enament



I won't retract my statement me wondering is not an accusation



The title hints at no "wondering."




posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:20 PM
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Guys this show is almost completely scripted...



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:21 PM
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A lot of people on these shows are paid to bring their items in. They don't even sell them, it's just to make the show more interesting.

How many times do you want to see someone pawn a microwave/engagement ring/instrument?

Also, why do pawn shops low ball the person pawning the item?... It's so they actually come back to the shop and retrieve it. The idea of a pawn shop is basically a collateral loan. They sell things because people don't come back for them, and they need their money back.




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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:29 PM
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I believe his rookie card says Mickey Charles mantle on the back. This card does not have his middle name printed on it.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: donktheclown

I'm not being argumentative, I'm only asking valid questions Lets investigate and figure this out because I want to know . Nowhere in the video does it mention the rookie card.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

But was his rookie card in the 1952 set? Sorry I don't know baseball.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: enament

That whole family are a bunch of crooks. Seth and his sister Ashley act like two spoiled immature kids who constantly fight with each other for control of the store. They offer the majority of people who come in a small fraction for what they're pawning.

I actually visited the pawn store with my wife a few years ago when I was attending a graduation party for my niece in Detroit. The pawn shop looks worse in real life than how it's presented on TV. It also smells awful!! I couldn't wait to get out of there! Seth's sister Ashley and her dad were standing there and asked if we wanted to take a picture with them. I said no, but my wife decided to take a picture with her father.

They're probably getting more money from their reality show than their pawn shop.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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pawn shops around here charge about %90 of what you can buy the same thing for new.They charge $90 for some used thing that you can buy new for $100,I don`t know how they stay in business.maybe they are just a front for laundering drug money or something because there`s no way that they can be selling much at the prices they are asking.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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Wasn't the 52 tops mickey mantle card it has his full name and the middle name is missing it was a reprint worth about 5 dollars. I've got the 83 reprint of tops 52 and that's worth about 50.00. But this isn't the reprint either this looks like a top standard set again about 5.00.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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I know that pawn shops are well known for ripping people off but while being recorded for TV wow. I wonder how many people he rips off on a daily basis?

Every single one they can. They pay out pennies on the dollar when buying, taking advantage of people that need money and charge top dollar to resell.

From direct experience, I never knew one to be fair, they will play on your ignorance and always cheap you down because they know you need the money. You don't want to take their offer, no sweat off their back, you came to them, remember?

These shows that purport to pay fair money for items are tv scamming you. Take the ones in Vegas, you know why they are in Vegas, right? They know full well people addicted to gambling will sell the family jewels to get money to play some more.

Pawn stores biggest scam is the pawn con, they give you a percentage and hold it till you can't afford to buy it back. They know you can't buy it back, you had to 'pawn it' in the first place. So they end up getting your stuff even cheaper.

Avoid pawn stores at all costs.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: enament
a reply to: Bluntone22

But was his rookie card in the 1952 set? Sorry I don't know baseball.



Yes it was. The card in the binder is not a 1952 mantle.
Now any mantle card from the 50's has value but no where near the rookie cards value.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
Guys this show is almost completely scripted...


It does no good to point this out. In a way however it shows the power of the media to fool the people into believing absolute BS.

I worked on a reality pilot where the "stars" were treaking across the SW desert and barely surviving eating lizards and drinking water out of cattle tracks.....but after we wrapped at night they partied in a trailer with catered meals and satellite TV.
The crew however had to sleep in our cars and eat sack lunches, 3 meals a day. God damn I hate indy pilots.






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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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They are just cruel on that show. Literally start the offers at 50$ max no matter what it is people are trying to sell. OP, try Pawn Stars out. Those guys are pretty fair however episodes are slower paced. Youll see some actual cool stuff brought in there though.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 12:34 AM
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I despise that show. The old guy just looks like a complete grease ball. Its sad seeing people in my home town having to resort to selling their belongings just to survive.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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tv is fake people....



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: DrakeINFERNO
tv is fake people....


And the people that lap it up are about as fake, or rather, they have a fake concept of the world.
How to get out of that Trumanisque viewpoint? Avoid anything that claims to be "reality TV" or don't watch the tube altogether.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

I don't believe reality TV has no value if you are learning something from it, that being said the majority of reality tv is mindless entertainment.

I'm into antiques so these types of shows do have some value for me.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: donktheclown

It's a 1953 Bowman Baseball Card - #59.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: Rochester


It's a 1953 Bowman Baseball Card - #59.


Ahaaa, thanks pal.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun

originally posted by: DrakeINFERNO
tv is fake people....


And the people that lap it up are about as fake, or rather, they have a fake concept of the world.
How to get out of that Trumanisque viewpoint? Avoid anything that claims to be "reality TV" or don't watch the tube altogether.



Please don't say that....

I'm producing a reality show where a wealthy couple is challenged to live the homeless lifestyle for a week down by the river.
Of course it will be faked like all "reality shows" but it should get a nice market share when and if cable picks it up.

I work on lots of reality shows because they are quick and easy and the crew turnover is astonishing because they are usually indy non union gigs.
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