On tonight’s 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, “Hall of Fame Game.”
As the episode opens, the landlord wants to see the guys again, so Ton stays behind and Elle went with Allen. When the landlord came in, he had a bag filled with silverware he wanted smelted. The guys recently started doing this and did not even know he had heard about it. So they will do it without charge for his kindness to them.
As Vanessa, the auctioneer gives the directions, they open the first of two units. It contained a copier that someone else wanted, when Allen won the unit for $1,800, leaving him only $200 for the next auction, he seriously thought about selling the copier. The guy offered him $500 as is.
As the second unit proceeded with the bidding, Allen tried to get $650 from the guy for the copier, and the deal went through just in the nick of time for Elle to close the deal at $800.
In the shop, Big Sis was displaying all the items in the shop for the best sales, while Ton went in the back to smelt the silver. When Allen and Elle arrive with the goods of the day, hopefully, it will be all profitable stuff.
They found a compound bow that Allen had his eye on from the look of the case. In a chest of drawers, there were several vintage games, a vintage Murray children’s tractor pedal-car, and a bunch of old basketballs. They were not even completely round, and stitched leather with laces like a football.
When Elle and Allen returned, the place was looking great, and Allen had lots to talk about. Those basketballs were awesome and attracted the attention of former NBA player and Hall of Famer, Rick Barry, who is the only player ever to lead the NCAA, NBA and ABA in scoring. By the shape of these balls, there was not much dribbling done back then, and Rick confirmed it. Rick found one that was similar to a Spalding ball that sold for $60,000, but it was not worth nearly that amount.
At the end of the day, they paid $2,600 for the units, sold the copier, basketballs and several toys for a total of $5,650 giving them a profit of $3,050 on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”
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