Tuesday, July 28, 2009

[video] Pawn Stars - Boom or Bust

"It's one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. See the fascinating past and present of the pawning business in Pawn Stars, an inside look at the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men - grandfather, father and son - use their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items ranging from the obscure to the historic. From a 15th-century samurai sword to a Picasso painting, there isn't much the Harrison family hasn't seen or heard, inevitably making Richard, Rick and Corey experts in rare collectables - and negotiating. Each episode of Pawn Stars features an array of quirky characters attempting to sell, purchase or pawn items that the Harrisons must carefully appraise, determine if they're real or fake and then reveal the often surprising answer to "What's it worth?" Everything and everyone has a story and it's the Harrisons' job to decipher fact from fiction, because in this business the customer isn't always right." -- iTunes Store

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Episode Summary
Rick considers buying an 18th Century cannon that could be worth up to $40,000. But, before he makes an offer, he'll need to verify that it's the real deal by test firing it first. Then, a local woodworker needs cash to keep his business afloat and looks to pawn his 1.5 ton table saw. The Pawn Stars might lose the deal if they can't figure out a way to move it back to the pawn shop. Finally, a guy trying to sell his replica Roman armor strikes out with Corey but gets a second chance as Chumlee tries to negotiate what could be his first and last deal at the shop.

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