On tonight’s back to back second episode of “Auction Hunters,” Pawn Shop Edition, Ton Jones and Allen Haff who dug through hundreds of unclaimed storage units hunting for discarded treasure, now own a shop called Haff Ton Pawn Shop and must keep it filled, as they search for more on this episode titled, “Big Sis Ducks Out.”
As the episode opens, Big Sis has to turn in her two-week notice. She has to go to Milwaukee to help her father close his store. She is the only one who has experience to do this, and for the next two weeks will train Elle to manage the shop. The guys are heartbroken, but family comes first.
So the guys are on the way to Long Beach to hopefully, find enough items to fill the shop. At the auction, Carolyn and Tim are there, and the cease-fire must be over, as they are ready with guns blazing.
The first unit is mostly furniture, and they know their competition will want this one. Ton won it for $850. When the guys went in, they knew someone who owned it was a smoker from the smell. However, they found tomahawks and a strange handgun with three barrels for shooting three targets simultaneously.
The second one has tools and more furniture. The guys bid up Carolyn and dumped the unit on her for $800.
The third unit contains stuff left over from a county fair, a spinning wheel and what looks like a dunk tank and Allen got it for $950. In this unit, they found a commercial popcorn machine, fire sticks for breathing fire and the dunk tank. Now to fit them in the shop is the next task.
Before they went back to the shop, they stopped by their old friend Blaze, the gun expert. He told them the weapon was a volley gun, originally used by sea captains to stop mutinies. He told them it was a reproduction and worth about $400, and accidental discharge was a problem with guns of this type. They made a deal with Blaze, if the gun fires, they get $500 for it. So Ton got to do the firing, as usual. There were three dummies with water jars for heads and Ton shot all three at once.
Back at the shop, they met Marcus, an expert in Indian artifacts. He agreed to a contest with the guys, if they could hit the target throwing the lesser grade tomahawks, he would buy the original one for $1,100, if not the price was $900. The guys did not disappoint.
At the shop, Big Sis was starting to train Elle to do her job. She has payroll and other responsibilities now and realized how hard Big Sis was working. But she had one bit of fun before the sold the dunk tank, as Elle sat in it. Big Sis missed the mark, as did Allen, but Ton hit it and in she went as they all had a good laugh.
At the end of the day, they paid $1,800 for the two units. They sold the dunk tank, tomahawk, and pistol for $3,700, giving them a profit of $1,900 on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”
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