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‘Auction Hunters’ celebrate a ‘Ton Voyage’ on Spike TV

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On tonight’s episode of “Auction Hunters,” Pawn Shop Edition, Ton Jones and Allen Haff who dig through hundreds of unclaimed storage units hunting for discarded treasure, now own a shop called Haff Ton Pawn Shop, on this episode titled, “Ton Voyage.”

As the episode opens, the guys are on their way to Santa Barbara after suffering through an epic auction draught. This auction is for containers, and one is already going on, as the guys arrive. The bidding went too high, and a woman got it for $1,200. Allen told viewers not to let her pretty face fool you, because she owns a thrift shop, and she is willing to pay top dollar.

The next unit is stacked, and they want this one. However, the woman gets it again and even gives the evil eye to the guys.

For the last one, the guys bid up to $1,900, and she rubs it in their faces that she dumped it on them.

The last item is for a boat, barely visible to everyone, and she bids up again, and taunts the guys with every counter bid. Finally, Allen gets it for $10,000, and she tells him that his boat will sink and walks away laughing.

The unit the guys did get contained a vintage turn-of-the-century motion picture camera with tripod. They found a cast iron Daisy BB gun, that they both just loved; it was from 1889. They went to meet with Dan, a BB gun collector who nearly needed oxygen when he saw the Daisy first model air rifle, that was the Holy Grail of BB guns. The collector tells them, if it shoots, he will give them $9,000, but if not, then he will pay $4,500. So Ton gets to try it out, and $9,000 is the price.

They then went to the dock to meet with a vintage boat collector. It was a Lyman boat, made from 1955 to 1957, called a runabout. They took the boat out and the expert checked it out, if it ran and did not leak, $14,500 was the price. It ran well and did not leak, and both buyer and sellers were happy.

In total, they paid $11,900 for the two items, brought home $2,000 worth of items for the shop, sold the BB gun and the boat and made a profit of $13,600 on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”

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