On tonight's episode of "Hardcore Pawn," Detroit's famous American Jewelry and Loan, the pawn shop is never without conflict and sibling rivalry. One only needs to watch one episode to experience the odd happenings. As interesting people and items come into the pawn shop, there are surprises every minute, lots of gasps and a even some belly laughs.
As the episode begins, a man walks up to Seth with a rotisserie containing a raw chicken. He claims to have purchased it there, but has no receipt. Seth tells fans that the chicken had to have been in there a week and smells horrible. Outside, the man is still swearing at Seth and puts the appliance on the ground and struggles to remove the chicken. He then walks away with the chicken attached to the spit and leaves the rotisserie behind.
A man comes to see Les with some watches. He pulls out a few that are worth very little, but the last one is an Audemars Piquet, if genuine is worth between $25,000 to $40,000. Jeff is the regular watch guy, but he is out that day, and Harold is next in line. Les tells him to open the watch and verify that it is the real thing. The man will be back in an hour or so to complete the transaction.
A woman on a cell phone comes to the window and creates a ruckus. When Ashley inquires what is happening, she tells her that her boyfriend pawned her televisions. She has no ticket or identification, because her stuff was stolen and then pawned. Ashley asked her if she made a police report, and then she started pounding against the window. When Ashley came out to the floor, she told her that she would pound on her head. Ashley stood up to the woman as Byron stood by. She received an escort out the door and even tried to come back in; however, when that attempt failed, she warned them she would be back. Oh boy!
A man wheeled in an electronic commercial-grade dart board that was brand new. The man claims it sells for $3,500 and wants $2,500 for it. Seth offered him much less, but the lowest he would take is $1,400. No deal.
Back to the watch, Les told Harold that in the past, he purchased a similar watch that turned out to be fake. Harold showed him proof that the watch was real and told Les that if he had $5,000, he would buy this watch. Nevertheless, Seth told Brian to check the website to verify the authenticity. When he checked, it turned out that the watch was not real and Les blew his top. Les was about to fire Harold, and Seth talked him out of it. He told Les to take an hour and think about it.
Ashley and Bobby Jay came out to the parking lot to meet a man who had a recumbent bicycle. It had a seat that allowed the person riding to sit back on a comfortable chair, rather than a bicycle saddle. Ashley took it for a spin and liked it. The man wanted $600 for it, and she offered him $200. The least he would take was $300, and he settled for $275.
The man came back who brought in the watches, Les told him that the watch was fake, and he could only give him a loan of $150 against the watch. The man was disappointed, but took the money. Les went to the back to talk to Harold and told him what they found. He reprimanded Harold, but gave him a second chance. He told him that as an expert, he should know how to verify the authenticity of such a watch. Had it not been for the website, they could have made another serious and costly mistake on this episode of "Hardcore Pawn."
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