New American Pickers episode at Guys bike shop


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vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
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#21
They knew what they were getting into and didn't have to call Mike and Frank. They said they had other buyers lined up, but they took the easy way out. Not hard to do your own research these days. I don't hate the show, but personally I don't think I'd call Antique Archeology if I was cleaning house.
I would not call them either.They have a good show but dont offer much for what they buy.I wish I could get some of the things they get at the prices they pay. Good show,always watch it. We have a guy in our town that sells to them.Robbie has been out here buying.
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
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#25
Made for TV entertainment. Not much reality
same applies to Antiques Roadshow (PBS) and, especially, Pawn Stars.
Anytime antique fishing tackle has turned up on both shows I mentioned, their expert evaluations were clueless and always Way over-valued.
Over-valuing the items (especially when they don't really know) is their key to "entertainment value"
The appeal for "reality" tv has always escaped me.

In the case of the subject Pickers, their online store is the clue they're trying to sucker you twice.
 

HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
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#27
BTW...Mike and Frank still need to know how to pronounce JAGUAR when they see one on the show. It's pronounced JAG-U-R....not Jagwire. :eek:
 

stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
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#29
BTW...Mike and Frank still need to know how to pronounce JAGUAR when they see one on the show. It's pronounced JAG-U-R....not Jagwire. :eek:
I cringe every time I hear some say JAGWIRE, especially when Frank says it.
 
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Hammer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 1, 2015
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#30
They cant pronounce Jaguar or Porsche, they say Porsche like it's spelled Porsh, and how many times have you seen them pass over bikes that are worth at least $500, for some kind of toy or a pair of jeans or something that's not worth $100, their store in Nashville sells nothing that they've found on their picks, except a few oil cans, all they had was shirts, stickers and fridge magnets, all the cool stuff in the store, motorcycles, car parts, lamps and such all had tags they said "Not For Sale, Part of Mike and Frank's Personal Collection" it's a Tourist Attraction that is fueled by the popularity of the tv show

Aaron
 
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MarkKBike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 17, 2017
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#31
To tell you the truth, without researching I would not know if they got a good deal or not on these bike parts. The producers try to make them as entertaining as they can.

One thing I do know, is many of these reality shows are just a big production. One of my high school friends was a key character on one of them. The producers hand picked the cast from the actual employees they wanted to display on air, and encouraged story lines to be acted out in front of the camera. The show my friend was on got canceled, he said he hated doing what was asked while it was on the air.

Back when I got it, I always enjoyed the show American Pickers, It was just cool to see all the stuff.

"Bajaway", asked, who would offer more?
I have in the past on e-bay buys. Sometimes I buy local items cheaply, and ask if it would be possible to pick them up after the sale. If the seller says "ok", when I go to pick the item up, I will often give the seller a tip for saving me some dollars on shipment costs. I've also had sellers refuse the tip.
 
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charnleybob

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 30, 2009
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#33
same applies to Antiques Roadshow (PBS) and, especially, Pawn Stars.
Anytime antique fishing tackle has turned up on both shows I mentioned, their expert evaluations were clueless and always Way over-valued.
Over-valuing the items (especially when they don't really know) is their key to "entertainment value"
The appeal for "reality" tv has always escaped me.

In the case of the subject Pickers, their online store is the clue they're trying to sucker you twice.

The Pawn shop show out of Detroit is fairly accurate.
I worked part time at one for 10 years and the out raged customers, using a bouncer, people bringing in weird stuff, that is all true.
You could make a movie about any pawn shop in a big city and nobody would believe you about the people and the crazy stuff that goes on.
Sort of like the bike hobby!
As for American Pickers, it's as real as "Mountain Monsters"!
 
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bikewhorder

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Nov 9, 2011
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#34
Wait!

what?

this one.....how much was the autocycle tank?



when you are a loaded $$$$$$ you only pay a pittance for good stuff....

......we on the other hand.....

: (
He beat him down to $475 for all those tanks? Pretty crappy if you ask me.
 

Brian R.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 16, 2015
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#37
Re. the low prices paid and the people who call them to come over, the fact that it's a tv show inevitably distorts the "reality" of it. I'm sure many, many people would happily sell their stuff for a few dollars less to appear on a tv show. A small sacrifice for their 15 min of fame in their thinking.
 

Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
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#38
It's just a show I enjoy...Mike and Frank seem like pretty normal people who just got lucky doing a show about stuff most of us love...Hel, I would trade places with either one of them just to rummage thru banns and sheds - wait! I do that now for free!
 
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bikemonkey

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#39
The only reason I have continued to occasionally watch the show is that you can learn something really cool about old things and some of the sellers are kinda cray-cray and that's interesting, too.
 
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