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Skelly Sign on American Pickers #171037
Wed Jan 20 2010 08:23 PM
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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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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly] #171044
Wed Jan 20 2010 08:47 PM
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They bought the Skelly for 150. enjoyed the show but dosen't seem realistic, like Pawn Stars


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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: advertologist] #171051
Wed Jan 20 2010 09:16 PM
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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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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Coops 427] #171053
Wed Jan 20 2010 09:38 PM
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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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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: K W FRITH] #171056
Wed Jan 20 2010 09:58 PM
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I'll bet the Iowa collectors/pickers are Happy, that's where they were Pick'n !

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Dick Bennett] #171063
Wed Jan 20 2010 10:54 PM
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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.

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly] #171069
Thu Jan 21 2010 12:31 AM
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hope these guys don't give away too many of our secrets.

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: gaspumpg] #171070
Thu Jan 21 2010 01:34 AM
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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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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Bob Richards] #171071
Thu Jan 21 2010 04:34 AM
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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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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: dodgeman60] #171073
Thu Jan 21 2010 04:45 AM
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It is sad but 75% of people that have something think it's worth a fortune without this.

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: chadrock00] #171074
Thu Jan 21 2010 05:02 AM
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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......

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly] #171077
Thu Jan 21 2010 06:07 AM
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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...?

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Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: thermactor] #171081
Thu Jan 21 2010 06:47 AM
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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.

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: oldgoaly] #171085
Thu Jan 21 2010 07:03 AM
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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

Re: Skelly Sign on American Pickers [Re: Tankar] #171086
Thu Jan 21 2010 07:12 AM
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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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