On last night's episode of "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" from the family owned "Royal Pawn Shop," Randy and Wayne have hit the road for a man-cave sale of sports memorabilia. Nathan and Elyse can run the store in their absence; after all, they learned everything from the brothers.
The first customer comes in with a camera that is pre-digital and uses film. She checks online, and a similar camera is going for $400. She gives him $250, and both are happy. She shows it to Nate, who knows nothing about cameras. Next a man comes in order to sell a knock-off Movado watch. He claims that it is real gold, and that he bought it there for $185. Nate knows that he did not buy it there, and that it is only worth $20. The man is adamant that he is not leaving until he gets $185. The security guys escort the belligerent man out of the store.
When Randy and Wayne get to the seller's house, they are thrilled to see all the Chicago Bears memorabilia. They decide to cut the deck $3,000 if the seller wins, and $1,500 if Wayne and Randy win. The seller pulls a 10 and Wayne gets a 5. Now they pay $3, 000; however, it is a great deal.
A man comes in order to see Elyse and sell his black opal from Honduras. Elyse convinces the man to leave it for her father to evaluate. She locks it in the safe and will call the man later, when the brothers get back.
A man comes in with a gold bracelet. Elyse looks at the clasp, and it says 14 karat, she fails to check the links which are only 10 karat. After giving the guy $825 for it, they lose $200. The camera she bought has a broken shutter and is worthless. The black opal is the next item. She shows it to Randy, who cannot believe his eyes; it is the real deal and if the man wants $1000 for it, they will still make money on it. Now Elyse is a genius, and Nate just shakes his head. So much for this episode of "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago."
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