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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
Gasoline George #550592 Wed Jul 02 2014 09:01 PM
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George, you are right- I've witnessed a similar show filmed & know it is- strictly entertainment, don't put
a value on your buys on what they do.. cool


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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
advertologist #550599 Wed Jul 02 2014 09:35 PM
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When they were in SoCal, Randy did a selfie w/ Mike. Surprised you didn't have them do your place?
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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
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No but if I was a betting man, I would say they are marked up astronomically !

Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
Gasoline George #550635 Thu Jul 03 2014 06:29 AM
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Been to both stores. Inflated prices and a lot of stuff sold before the episode even airs.

Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
Dick Bennett #550649 Thu Jul 03 2014 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
When they were in SoCal, Randy did a selfie w/ Mike. Surprised you didn't have them do your place?


Oh....they wanted too- I didn't see anything good coming out of it... cool


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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
advertologist #550651 Thu Jul 03 2014 07:54 AM
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Gotta be a few items you haven't seen in 20+ Years. Been Hilarius seeing them Climb over stuff to get in the back!

Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
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wink I have been to their store in Le Claire when I have been going to Iowa Gas. Only a couple items recognizable from the shows, most things not for sale only for decoration. What is for sale is; coffee mugs, post cards, pictures, T-Shirts, etc. A real Tourist Trap if you know what I mean. People snapping pictures all over the place. A real joke. I have heard Nashville store the same.
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I have been to the Nashville store and can confirm that it is the same. A bunch of Made In China junk.

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Thanks for the reply I was wondering if it was not that way. I Would like to no if they even buy half of the stuff? All I no is when I get in a place and they are ready to sell I buy all I can at that time not leave it. There has been many time I almost ran out of gas because I spent all my money...


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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
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Originally Posted By: Fasturn402
I have been to the Nashville store and can confirm that it is the same. A bunch of Made In China junk.

Have you seen LARGE scale models made there? If you only saw them in person (which I have; my friend has many of them), you would be very surprised!

Example: 1934 Packard, Gilmore Lion Head Race car, Duesenberg Mormon Meteor, etc ... ALL > 30-inches long + heavy diecast!

And ... Very few made + Very-very pricy!

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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
hotrodfun1 #551017 Sat Jul 05 2014 02:19 PM
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I often wonder if Mike and frank and the Cracker Barrel buyers are in cahoots . It's amazing the quality items most Cracker Barrel stores are stocked with . I have always heard the Cracker Barrel franchise has pickers on the payroll scouting for goodies , anyone else ever heard that rumor?


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
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Travis,
I have heard that as well and was also told by one of their Managers that next to the Smithsonian they have the largest collection of antiques in the world with over 100,000 item in their warehouse in Tennessee waiting to go out on display at their stores .
There is also a article in USA today and several others about how they get their items that was interesting as they said they have people show us daily trying to sell them stuff by the truckload that must be nice wish I had people showing up with truckloads of stuff to look through sure would make it a lot easier...

Bob


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Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
Let er' Buck #551052 Sat Jul 05 2014 06:40 PM
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I bet they buy a lot of it cheap as well Bob.


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
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47reo-travis #551078 Sat Jul 05 2014 08:20 PM
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I was at an auction in Tennessee once and the Cracker Barrel buyer was bidding on-line. They won several bids but also lost a few.

Re: American Pickers, getting desperate ?
Iceman #551084 Sat Jul 05 2014 08:43 PM
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Quote:
..over 100,000 item in their warehouse in Tennessee....

& Biggest selling items in stores are Made In China!
Same w/ Pawn Jerks & Wrecks Restorations.

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