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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: coopersplace] #359318
Sat Sep 29 2012 12:55 PM
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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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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage] #359345
Sat Sep 29 2012 03:09 PM
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start at 1:20, they would like you to believe different.
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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: bppierce] #359347
Sat Sep 29 2012 03:15 PM
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I just LOL'ed

Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #359432
Sat Sep 29 2012 09:12 PM
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Dave, any way to put the video on YouTube?


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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Here's Your Sign] #359438
Sat Sep 29 2012 10:03 PM
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Eddy, I sent you a PM.


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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage] #359486
Sun Sep 30 2012 08:18 AM
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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.

Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: bppierce] #359490
Sun Sep 30 2012 09:11 AM
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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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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: gulfiend!] #359500
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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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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage] #359549
Sun Sep 30 2012 01:03 PM
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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.

Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dick Bennett] #359567
Sun Sep 30 2012 02:51 PM
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...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...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: gulfiend!] #359637
Sun Sep 30 2012 06:17 PM
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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.

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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: bppierce] #359696
Sun Sep 30 2012 09:13 PM
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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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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Here's Your Sign] #359710
Sun Sep 30 2012 11:49 PM
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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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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: Dave's Garage] #359967
Mon Oct 01 2012 08:59 PM
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Dick......stop being your name sake.

He was just sharing his experiences just like you.


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Re: Canadian Pickers TV show [Re: strnge] #359976
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I wouldn't have as much fun if my name was Mike!

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