On last night's episode of "Hardcore Pawn" at Detroit's infamous American Jewelry and Loan, Ashley is trying to referee an argument between a customer and a cab driver. The cabbie drove the man and his lady from the airport to the pawn shop, so he could pawn something to pay the cabbie. The cabbie no longer wanted to wait and started a verbal assault on the man. His lady was still in the cab, when the cabbie went outside and attempted to remove the woman from his cab. Finally, he drove off without payment. Hope the next customer has real money.
Les is attempting to make a deal with the owner of a hot-rod Ford truck from the 1950s. The man wants $19,500. Les gets into an argument with the man when he treats Les like a jerk. He tells Les that he does not know anything about vintage vehicles. Finally, Les tells the man to take his car and get lost.
A man then comes in with a bingo machine and large lighted bingo board, the kind they have in a sizable auditorium. As Ashley and Les try to make a deal, they cause more friction between them.
Next, a man who is continually picking his teeth while trying to sell earrings, he claims are diamonds. After flicking his pickings on Seth, he tells him to take his fake diamonds and get out.
Another man comes in with an old Erector Set. Seth does not want to pay more than $50. Les offers to give him store credit of $45 and with everything on sale at half price, it is worth double.
A man comes in with an old Volkswagen van that he claims belonged to Dr. Kevorkian. This was the actual van where he performed his first assisted suicides. Dr. Kevorkian was an icon of Detroit. The van is not at all in good shape, but he claims that it is in the same condition it was when Kevorkian traded it in. He wants six figures for the van that he got on an Internet site. He calls Seth and Ashley to look at the van, and they have been leery of Les' bargaining ability recently. Les offers him $30,000, and the man says no. Now Les offers to flip a coin for $20,000 or $40,000. His kids are livid that he would do such a thing. They flip a coin and it comes up tails, and Les only pays $20,000 for the van and gained his children's appreciation on "Hardcore Pawn."
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