Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Reality TV Obsession American Pickers, Storage Wars & Pawn Stars



I never thought I would be a reality TV junkie. I dont watch the Snookies, Singing Shows, Dating or Match Making ones but I LOVE the shows about antiques, collectibles and making money off them! I have 3 shows that are a must watch.



The first is American Pickers. This show is so fun. Its about two friends who own an antique store that travel America looking for what they call "Rusty Gold". They find people who have collectibles and junk for sale and buy it to sell in their store. Its like a nation wide yard sale hunt without any signs lol. I would love to have this be my job. I often see them pass up stuff I know is valuable but they pick stuff based on their clientele. They find a lot of "manly" items but still cool stuff.




Another show I like to watch is Storage Wars. Storage unit purchasing has become a huge industry and long before it made its way to TV I have been trying to get my husband to try it with me. Well we never did and now people are doing it everywhere! I must admit as a somewhat of a germ-a-phobe I would have a hard time going through the stuff but the wonderment of what treasure might be inside might convince me to put on a rubber outfit and dive in!



Pawn Stars is also a cool show since it has like a mini history lesson for each item they look at. Its like the cool kids Antiques Road Show (that show ARS is what started my antique show watching obsession many many many years ago!) They have funny personalities and its a family run Pawn Shop. It takes place in Las Vegas where the store is and they get to see all sorts of items that people want to sell. The call in experts to help them appraise stuff and its exciting watching people sell their stuff. I have a few things in my closet I would like looked at but I am so NOT a Vegas kind of person. I have been trying to find a good appraiser locally for some old books I have.

There have been a few other shows appearing that are similar to these shows that I have been checking out but none are as fun as these three.

Have you seen any of these shows? Do you have a favorite?
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