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‘Thrift Hunters’ find out ‘It Takes a Village’ on Spike TV

On Saturday night’s premiere of “Thrift Hunters,” Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith take viewers on a journey to see just how cheaply they can buy stuff and then resell it at a profit in and around Las Vegas.

Thrift Hunters Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman from Spike-TV
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As the episode opens, the guys are looking in thrift shops for more bargains. As they stop at Charleston Outlet Thrift, they are not in the best of neighborhoods, but go anyway. As they notice bullet holes in the window of the shop, they keep aware of their surroundings. As they both found plenty of great stuff, they headed to the Sin City Thrift Store for their next treasure hunt.

On the way to an estate sale, it is in a gated house. Jason got a Star Wars jacket for $25 after much haggling at the end of the sale. As they continue to look around, Bryan spots an antique wooden village with a price tag of $300 that he bargained and got for $75.

At the next place, they found a fellow thriftier. They have seen her before and know her taste is basically the same as Jason’s. He spots a few ugly Christmas sweaters in her cart and knows that had he been there five minutes earlier, they would have been his.

At Medusa’s, they have a tiki room that Jason just loves. He and his wife have a great affection for tiki and beach themed items. So he bought a few tiki inspired things, and Bryan found nothing at this stop. However, Jason’s curiosity has been piqued because he found a mug there marked $100, and he is sure he has one in his garage. When they stopped at his house, his garage was packed with items. Bryan called him a hoarder, because his car has been in his driveway for weeks. As Bryan helps him look for the mug, he starts shopping in Jason’s garage.

At the end of the day, the guys are researching their finds. The Star Wars jacket has leather sleeves, and Jason suggests that Bryan convert his village into a Christmas Village, complete with talcum powder snow and mini decorations. The photography was awesome, as was the Star Wars jacket photographed on a mannequin.

Jason sold his $5 coconut mug for $100; the $25 Star Wars jacket sold for $125. On that day, Jason spent $277 and projected a profit of $1023.

Bryan’s $5 Kawasaki Jet Ski toy sold for $50; his $75 village is projected to sell for $500. Bryan spent $165 today and expects to earn a profit of $912 on this episode of “Thrift Hunters.”

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