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.
As the episode opens, Big Sis tells the guys they must call the landlord back, because he said the appraisal event they held last week, was a violation of their lease. This could be catastrophic for their business, because it took them quite a while to find the place, and their business could suffer greatly if they lost it. The guys will call him when they return from the auction, but business comes first.
They are on the way to Elysian Valley, south of Dodger Stadium. When they are spotted by the Compton guys, they are not very welcome. The first unit is loaded with unclaimed luggage, but the guys don’t think it will be anything worth too much. So because the Compton guys have their pride, the Haff Ton guys will try to bid undetected. Ton got it for $1,000 and surprised them with his win. Now they won’t be able to do that again.
The next one has a door that will only open a tiny bit, so they have to kneel down to peek, but they are sure it contains the big-ticket item they are looking for. So they split up, and Ton comes over to heckle them while Allen gets the unit for $1,000. While the auction was ongoing, the unhappy landlord showed up, and they'd better wait around for him to come back.
The ultralight they found in the second unit, was taken to the Cable Airport in Upland to see if the expert there can see if this experimental aircraft is valuable. When he saw it, he told them it was not an ultralight, but a powered parachute, that can be flown up to three hours on as little as five gallons of fuel. The item can be worth from $10,000 to $18,000. The expert offers $14,000, if Allen goes for the test drive because it is a two-man aircraft, Allen agrees, reluctantly.
When the landlord walked into the shop, he was angry for a moment, but found out that Ton was totally professional. He apologized for the appraisal event getting out of hand, and promised it will not happen again. Then he noticed the sniper scope that Ton was cleaning, and they had plenty in common as gun lovers. Ton even invited him to come with him when he has the scope mounted.
The powered parachute was awesome, and it flew and landed perfectly. So all said, they made a cool profit of $12,300 on this auction, made friends with the landlord, and Allen had to change his underwear after the test flight on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”
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