Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Looking for a show?

You need to watch Auction Hunters. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Meet Allen and Ton. I'll let you guess who is who in this picture. You'll find them on Spike TV, except you won't find them right now. They're on a break right now. I believe they were one of the first shows in a string of auction house / storage facility / pawning reality TV shows. Now you can also find Auction Kings, Storage Wars, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers.

Not only is Allen nice to look at, but the show follows this twosome as they obtain abandoned storage units in an auction. The rules for the auction state that when the door is opened, you can look, but can't go in. Based on a quick view inside with a flashlight, the team decides whether or not to bid on the unit. Allen has 20+ years of auction and antique experiences. He was raised by collectors and antique dealers. He uses those skills to know exactly how much items are worth during the short viewing period. Of course, the episodes show them winning most of the units they big on ... but it also shows both the smart purchases AND the worthless units.

The shows comes back on Tuesday, January 25th. You might be able to catch some reruns between now and then. I highly suggest recording it (who watches TV live anymore?) when it comes back. Let me know what you think!

Oh, and you're welcome :)

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Laura said...

Levi and I totally got hooked on that!!! That one, and Storage Wars has become quite the addiction in our house!! Not to mention American Pickers and Pawn Stars!

Sarah and Derek said...

Ha! Derek and I completely love watching that show!

a. harms said...

my kind of show. definitely going to check this out. thanks for the tip.