I worked at a pawn shop for a few years in high school and college, about 12 years ago. The interest rate was 21%. Generally we would loan half of what the item was worth. I saw a lot of crazy **** there. People will pawn anything. The weirdest thing I remember was a glass eye. Saw a ton of cool guns and guitars. We had a customer that would pawn his 15 year old boombox, worth about $5, regularly. I bet each time he pawned it he paid $100 back. Sad.
I don't really care so much about the people on the show. I love all the equipment and the process. I like the underwater logging too because I think it's fascinating how detailed the wood comes out. It's cool to see how potentially dangerous it can be as well.
+1 for Knuck for liking the guy with no teeth he's probably the only guy I like as well.
i saw the commericals for this show and i like rick when he's in pawn stars. i'm really impressed by his restoration work but i don't think a 30 min show on restoration would keep the audience entertained for more than a couple of episodes . then again IAB was entertained by american restoration so what the hell do i know .swamp people ftw ! i think i saw my uncle from arkansas in a episode of swamp people .