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#171037 - Wed Jan 20 2010 09:23 PM Skelly Sign on American Pickers
oldgoaly Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
Did anyone catch what they said the Skelly sign was worth? overall the show was a little more interesting than normal stuff. What do you think? will it last or is it a put on show??? Take care! tt

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#171044 - Wed Jan 20 2010 09:47 PM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
They bought the Skelly for 150. enjoyed the show but dosen't seem realistic, like Pawn Stars
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#171051 - Wed Jan 20 2010 10:16 PM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: advertologist]
Coops 427 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
I thought the show was interesting. Even if the prices are made up like Pawn Stars it's cool to see the places they go and the stuff that's still out there.
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#171053 - Wed Jan 20 2010 10:38 PM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Coops 427]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
C'mon--Do you really think they would air a show on national TV that doesn't have something to offer?? Of course they already know what they're going to find! They sure couldn't do a show around coming up empty handed!
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#171056 - Wed Jan 20 2010 10:58 PM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: K W FRITH]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I'll bet the Iowa collectors/pickers are Happy, that's where they were Pick'n !

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#171063 - Wed Jan 20 2010 11:54 PM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Dick Bennett]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
They were pickin' all over the area. I have seen these guys several times at auctions before. I think that it is cool to get to see some on these places, but it is not realistic at all. We all know that it isn't that easy. This show makes it look like this stuff is just laying around everywhere and they are stumbling on to it all the time. People are not happy about it at all if you get out the boards on www.history.com. People are down right ***** to be honest, saying that these guys are scam artist and ripping people off. I think that it would be alot more interesting to send a "perspective buyer" such as myself along with them.

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#171069 - Thu Jan 21 2010 01:31 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly]
gaspumpg Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 14 2009
Loc: northren minnesota usa
hope these guys don't give away too many of our secrets.

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#171070 - Thu Jan 21 2010 02:34 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: gaspumpg]
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Since when do they give firm appraisals on items over the phone, especially sight unseen? Do they use a crystal ball or tea leaves? They really should be proud of themselves for robbing the old man of the saddle. Again, the appraisal was BS, the guy said here in Iowa might be worth $1500, in CA, CO or MT might be worth up to $5000. So somehow the saddle is now worth 5 grand, not $1500???? They must have missed him saying "it might be worth up to".
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#171071 - Thu Jan 21 2010 05:34 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Bob Richards]
dodgeman60 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
I THINK THEY ARE DRIVING PRICES SKY HIGH FOR ANTIQUES, NOW EVERY BODY THAT HAS SOMETHING OLD THEY WILL THINK ITS WORTH A SMALL FORTUNE......
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#171073 - Thu Jan 21 2010 05:45 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: dodgeman60]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
It is sad but 75% of people that have something think it's worth a fortune without this.

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#171074 - Thu Jan 21 2010 06:02 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: chadrock00]
oldgoaly Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
Do you think that Skelly sign show up at auction it will bring more just because they showed it on the show??? I guess time will tell......

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#171077 - Thu Jan 21 2010 07:07 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I personally hate shows like this. Like dodgeman said, they do nothing but drive up prices and lead the general public to believe that everything old is worth a fortune. Just like Barrett Jackson with old cars... Over Christmas, I saw a commercial for the picker show, then went antiquing. I overheard a lady in the antique mall talking about wanting to become a picker. I knew she must have just watched that show. Won't it be fun at auctions with a bunch of idiots running around bidding ridiculous prices on everything we want, thinking that they're all pickers...?

Wes

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#171081 - Thu Jan 21 2010 07:47 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: thermactor]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
I watched the show, didn't really care for it.

But....to be honest and objective...I believe he let the old man with the saddle name his price. And...if what they were saying is true, they supposedly let the seller throw out the price first most times. If that's the case you can't accuse them of ripping somebody off. Now, are they opportunists?? Absolutely.

My primary thought was they are going to make it harder for everyone who pulls into a farmyard looking for pumps and signs.

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#171085 - Thu Jan 21 2010 08:03 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly]
Tankar Online   content
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
I believe the prices and pickers went up after ebay started, they see what items bring and now everybody is there bidding on gas and oil items. I used to be able to buy around me with not to much competition not any more, and for the show didn't see it but it's on TV and how many times did they shoot it to make it look real just like pawn stars real believable!!!!!!!NOT

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#171086 - Thu Jan 21 2010 08:12 AM Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Tankar]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
Now when you try to buy a pump or sign the folks will be ready for their close up shot for the camera......And looking for auction prices.
NOT GOOD for the hobby.
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