Skip to comments.Pawn Stars vs Hardcore Pawn: Which is your favorite?
Posted on 06/17/2012 5:39:23 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
So which is your favorite show? Pawn Stars or Hardcore Pawn? Personally I have to go with the latter because it comes closer to reflecting the grim reality of what I've seen of the pawn business, namely a lot of really nasty customers. And for those of you who think that Les Gold and his family are too hard on his customers, look at who he has to deal with.
My favorite scene is when the jerk who looked like a Cabbage Patch Doll tried to sell his Cabbage Patch Doll to Les while cursing him out and whining about being disrespected. Then Les replied by tossing the Cabbage Patch Doll on the floor and saying: "If I were to do THIS, that would be disrespecting you."
It made me want to stand up and cheer. You can watch the scene HERE.
Les Gold is totally cool. His kids are spoiled brats — but interesting. The Pawn Stars ensemble is terrific, too. Both good shows in different ways.
I like Pawn Stars the best. I’m originally from Flint, Michigan & I don’t need any reminders of how bad Flint & Detroit have become since I left.
PJ, is this a joke? I have never heard of Hardecore Pawn, but I do watch Pawn Stars, even though I question the reality of the show.
It seems a bit too made up to be true.
But you have to admit that Hardcore Pawn comes closer to reflecting grim reality. Some customers cut ahead in line and then scream for top dollar for their junk and then just won’t let up on the screaming when they don’t get it.
That guy on Hardcore pawn needs to go in and have the oil changed in his hair. No way I would expect any kind of a decent deal from someone who ran a pawn shop that looked like that.
Check out Hardcore Pawn. It comes much closer to reflecting grim reality.
I have never heard of Hardecore [sic] Pawn
try the following:
They are both interesting. The Hardcore Pawn show seems staged as well as Pawn Stars. The ownerns daughter on Hardcore Pawn seems like a whiney attention whore. She is spoiled and she seems like she’d even be a b**** in real life and not just for the drama she creates on the show.
I find Hard Core entertaing but some of it appears staged. If you are not interested in dealing with a customer you don’t have to encourage their bad behavior you simply say no thanks and move on.
Folks shouldn’t expect a fantastic deal selling to a pawn shop. You want a good deal, then list your item on Craig’s List. You want a quick deal, then sell to a pawn shop but don’t expect as good a price.
My vote is Hardcore Pawn!
“Check out Hardcore Pawn.”
Obviously available only in the US.
You can’t be Mr. Rogers and run a pawn shop in real life.
I’d fire Seth and tell him to go see if he could find a real job. My guess would be NO! And I agree with the customers being hard to deal with. Typical entitlement mentality. “I got this used piece of garbage that doesn’t work and you GOT to give me $1000 for it.” Not.
We went in to the Pawn Stars store in Vegas before it became such a big TV hit. Not that big a store and none of the “stars” were there either.
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Yeah I know they are dealing with low life people for the most part, but still she is a low life herself and with a huge PITA type of attitude. Hard to imagine she is a mother of 2. Can you imagine her raising children?
I liked Pawn Stars for a while - then burned out. Hardcore I never bothered with as, IMO, it was just another copycat version of a successful idea that spawned new variations until you’re sick of the whole genre.
Some folks on the net have claimed that most of the stuff on trutv is fake or staged. I don’t know personally if that’s true for hardcore pawn but Lizard Lick Towing is fake imo. I think people come in the pawn shop and “act a fool” so they can get on TV.
Of course, the shows are scripted. Neither show is reality, really.
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