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#359318 - Sat Sep 29 2012 02:55 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: coopersplace]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Don, thanks for the kind words.

Before the filming started, we walked around and they indicated what they would be interested in buying. Prices were negotiated and some of items they researched on e-Bay and the internet to ensure that they were what I was telling them they were.

When it was filmed we had in advance already agreed on the prices and just "renegotiated" for the camera. In my opinion, it is as real as a reality show can get.
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#359345 - Sat Sep 29 2012 05:09 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage]
bppierce Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
start at 1:20, they would like you to believe different.
canadain pickers

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#359347 - Sat Sep 29 2012 05:15 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: bppierce]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
I just LOL'ed

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#359432 - Sat Sep 29 2012 11:12 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Here's Your Sign Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
Dave, any way to put the video on YouTube?
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#359438 - Sun Sep 30 2012 12:03 AM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Eddy, I sent you a PM.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#359486 - Sun Sep 30 2012 10:18 AM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage]
coopersplace Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Dave, the Canadian Pickers are having another auction on October 14th in Calgary and have a Wayne Red Indian Marathon Blue pump up for bid. I guess their selling skills are not up to their so-called picking skills. Cheers, Don.

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#359490 - Sun Sep 30 2012 11:11 AM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: bppierce]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: bppierce
start at 1:20, they would like you to believe different.
canadain pickers


...wow, that's a little hinky, isn't it?

...but, anyway...so their deal is, they (and a camera/lighting/sound crew) come to your house, shoot a TV show with staged 'discoveries' and 'sales' - and then pay 'pretty cheap' prices for your stuff? I have a better deal: I'll come to your place, pay you less than retail, and you won't have to put up with the camera crew or publicity! wink

...but, seriously - when you consider that you could film your collection and put it on Youtube yourself, why involve these 'celebrities'? you're giving them free content for their show (for which, they are richly paid by their sponsors), and cheap stock for their store?...it seems like you'd do better (price-wise) selling to actual collectors...please tell me what the attraction is - I really want to know, 'cos I just don't get it...
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#359500 - Sun Sep 30 2012 12:03 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: gulfiend!]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I collect simply for my enjoyment and personal satisfaction, it's never been about money. It's for my pleasure. Like, I said...I enjoyed the day spent with them. I have had a lot of people contact me from all over Canada, who I would not have met otherwise. That's reason enough for me.

Any situation can be exploited and portrayed negatively or positively...based on the personal bias of an individual. I accept things and people for what they are. I don't expect everyone to share my views or agree with me.

Bottom line is, these shows have introduced more new people to this hobby then you and I have. In a downward global economy, gas & oil has held it's own, pretty well. In these times of fiscal restraint people are flocking to our hobby, injecting new money into it....because of these shows.

Lighten up Mark, cut them some slack. They have a place in this hobby....I'm glad I was able to contribute to their success.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#359549 - Sun Sep 30 2012 03:03 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
OK Dave you've had your few minutes of TV Fame.
Hope ya don't crash on landing back in the REAL WORLD! LOL
IF your buying from Dave, have a friend along to carry a Camera, he MIGHT
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"renegotiated" for the camera.

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#359567 - Sun Sep 30 2012 04:51 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dick Bennett]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...Dave, I'm not sure what their place in hobby is - but I'm not about to assign credit to the Pickers shows for making the hobby popular, nor for ensuring the long-term financial stability of the memorabilia as an investment...and I'm not cutting them (or their American counterparts, or Rick's 'restorations') an ounce of slack...

...a LOT of people - for whom it's ONLY about the money - have latched onto the hobby because of 'these shows'...because that's what 'these shows' are about - the money...otherwise, the hosts could just visit different collections to see what people have, and learn about the pieces, in the context of history - without staged buying/selling/picking entering the equation...you can't tell me that wouldn't be better for the hobby, than a couple of folksy characters hamming it up for the cameras...

...if you enjoyed the experience, felt like you were being treated fairly, and you wanted that kind of exposure, good for you...
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#359637 - Sun Sep 30 2012 08:17 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: gulfiend!]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I would love to see a TV show where once a week they would go visit somebodies collection and I could learn a little about something I've never know before, like, I don't know, board games or parking meters.
No surprises, no negotiations, no finding hidden gems, no contests, no bickering, just showing off your stuff and educating people like me.
I think HGTV used to have something like this awhile back, but I guess that was short lived.


Edited by bppierce (Sun Sep 30 2012 08:18 PM)

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#359696 - Sun Sep 30 2012 11:13 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: bppierce]
Here's Your Sign Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Just North of Atlanta, Ga.
In my experience, I wish more people would go by Picker's prices because the value they say they can sell something for is usually quite a bit less than I see them listed for.
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Eddy Smith
Call or Text: 678-232-4637
E-mail: eddysmithjr@gmail.com
Always looking for pump plates or small signs!

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#359710 - Mon Oct 01 2012 01:49 AM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Gulfiend, be it Scott and Sheldon (Canadian Pickers) or Frank and Mike (American Pickers)they are fellow collectors. They were collecting long before they were involved with the TV shows.

Having said that, I agree with you that for them the money part of the hobby is of greater importance. With respect to that, I can see your point and it's an interesting perspective. You are probably right that they are responsible for attracting a lot of the people that are in this for just the money. The kind of people that have no regard or concern for the future of this hobby, and are selling repro signs as originals and ect. The influx of these people will be short term but the consequences/ damage of their actions will be with us for a long time.

I like your idea of Sunday afternoon garage/collection tours without any buying and selling. With a greater focus on history versus profits.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#359967 - Mon Oct 01 2012 10:59 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Dick......stop being your name sake.

He was just sharing his experiences just like you.
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Mike

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#359976 - Mon Oct 01 2012 11:45 PM Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: strnge]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I wouldn't have as much fun if my name was Mike!

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