On tonight’s back to back first 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, “Gone in 20 Seconds.”
As the episode opens, Big Sis is still there for now, but things are rough in the shop, so the guys brought in a numbers guy to analyze where they need help. But he wanted to see the lease agreement, the internet sales records, and nearly every record they can provide him with, making Big Sis very suspicious of his intentions.
As they pull up to the auction, they spot their old rival, CJ. He is not with Denny, but has others with him, as Allen calls them his henchmen. As the guys plan their strategy, they know that CJ has been their biggest competition of late.
The first unit contains lots of full trash bags, so they let CJ have it for $1,050. The next one goes to CJ for $300, the third for $300 to CJ, the fourth to CJ for $1,000.
The fifth unit has a Schwinn bicycle, but the guys want this one, but CJ has not run out of money yet and gets it for $2,250. As Ton and Allen are leaving, the auctioneer sees that CJ does not have enough money for the winning bid, and stops the guys in their tracks, as they were the last highest bidders.
They found lug guns of high quality, like those used in pit stops at car races. Among a bunch of wires, was a Civil Defense Geiger counter. So they called in their old friend Amin, who is an expert on items like these. He liked it so much and proved it worked by a vintage clock with a radium dial that he bought it for $350. Now, still in the red, they must find a buyer for the lug nut guns. So they went to visit Tim, who told him they were impact wrenches. Allen even got to drive a race car and stop for a pit stop, to test the wrenches.
When the guys spoke to the CPA, he told them that the shop was the only thing losing money, and it may take years for them to turn a profit there, but the online sales and private sales they made were most of the profit.
At the end of the day, they paid $2,100 for the unit. They sold the Geiger Counter for $350, the impact wrenches for $3,200 sold miscellaneous items for $650, giving them a profit of $2,100 on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”
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