Pawn Stars

Three generations of the Harrison family to separate the fabulous from the fake in Pawn Stars Vol. 1.
Rick HarrisonCorey Harrison
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  1. 1. Boom or Bust
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    July 18 2009
    Rick considers buying an 18th Century cannon that could be worth up to $40,000.
  2. 2. Confederate Conundrum
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    July 19 2009
    An 1861 Civil War saber finds its way into the shop--but if it's real, why was the blade never sharpened? Then Rick and the owner of a Chuck Berry autographed Fender guitar find themselves on different pages.
  3. 3. Sink or Sell
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    July 25 2009
    Corey gets into deep water with his dad and "The Old Man" when he buys a 1984 Chris Craft boat without first testing it out. Will he bounce back and make a profit or see his investment sink?
  4. 4. Knights in Fake Armor?
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    July 26 2009
    It's clear that this is no ordinary pawn shop as the Pawn Stars wheel and deal items ranging from an old school Pac-Man to a Medieval Jousting Helmet.
  5. 5. Gangsters and Guitars
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    August 2 2009
    Rick buys an old, Mafia favorite the 1962 Lincoln Continental with "suicide doors," but as the repair bills add up, so does the tension between him and the old man. Then, a guy brings in a billfold from 1857 that he found while cleaning out his garage.
  6. 6. Damn Yankees
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    August 2 2009
    The Old Man hopes to hit a home run when a baseball autographed by the 1951 World Series Champion New York Yankees comes into the shop but he'll need to verify its authenticity before he steps up to the plate.
  7. 7. Brothels and Busses
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    August 9 2009
    A young man wants to trade a 1750 Blunderbuss gun for an engagement ring. Will Rick exchange vows and buy the gun or will he get cold feet and run?
  8. 8. Time Machines
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    August 16 2009
    Rick tries to refurbish a 1950's coke machine into a modernized collector's item. Will his plan quench his thirst or fizzle out and go flat? Meanwhile, Corey is offered an old pirate favorite: an 18th Century flintlock pistol.
  9. 9. Rope a Dope
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    August 23 2009
    The Pawn Stars look to buy a 1929 Chopped Ford Coupe but if they can't agree on a price, will the deal end up rusting in the bone yard? Then, a cowboy wants to sell his mechanical calf-roping machine.
  10. 10. Rick's Big Bet
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    August 30 2009
    In this episode, Rick refurbishes a gas pump with a bird's nest inside, Corey takes a quiz after misidentifying a Faberge crystal glass.
  11. 11. John Hancock's Hancock
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    September 6 2009
    The Pawn Stars are used to paying big money for celebrity John Hancocks but will they know how to price one from the actual John Hancock? Then the guys have an opportunity to buy an allegedly authentic Indiana Jones whip.
  12. 12. Plane Crazy
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    September 12 2009
    The Pawn Stars travel back in time over two centuries to colonial Boston but is this seller's map the real deal or will the guys tell him to take a hike.
  13. 13. Peaches and Pinups
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    September 20 2009
    Corey has a chance to buy a wooden crossbow that hasn't been fired in almost 40 years--will it hold together and hit its mark or splinter, crack and fracture the deal? Meanwhile Rick blushes when a woman tries to sell her husband's Playboy collection.
  14. 14. Old Man's Gamble
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    September 26 2009
    The Pawn Stars get a call about a 1979 KISS pinball machine--can it still "Rock 'n Roll All Nite", or will it steal Corey's quarter and KISS the deal goodbye? Then Rick is stumped when a woman brings in a 1914 Star-note $20 bill.
  15. 15. Fired Up
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    November 30 2009
    The Pawn Stars want to buy an airplane propeller that may be historically tied to Charles Lindbergh--can they find an expert or documentation to confirm the link or will this deal crash and burn?

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3.0 out of 5 stars

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GregReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not sure...
This looks like a good show. It's probably worth about 10-15 bucks, best I can do. If you can hang around I'll call a buddy of mine, he's an expert, maybe it's worth more.
21 people found this helpful
Jim in Colorado - Best ReviewsReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
U.S. History - one item at a time!
Talk about Trivia! If you are a minutia freak like i am, you will absolutely LOVE this show. I have been watching it on cable for years. Its about learning what the history of things and their place in AMERICAN HISTORY as well as what they are worth today. Most of the "EXPERTS" rick brings in are real pros and it is funny to watch the owners of items that have brought them in to sell find out that they are worth a lot less OR a lot more than they had imagined. Talk about REALITY! Great show to watch when you are just kicking back, tired of watching the Senate and Congress rip each other apart, scared to death that the Coronavirus, SARS, or Ebola will get you, and just want a little SANITy in your life. Thanks for making this a part of PRIME!
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Cassandra MorrisonReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the Best Shows Ever About Business, Family, and How to Treat Others.
From day one this series has been one of my favorite shows ever on the air. The chemistry among the main cast members was always great...the life lessons they act out and pass on to us are worthwhile if you're smart enough to listen when the Old Man or Rick or even Corey are talking about buying and selling. What they say on the show makes a lot of sense. And they tell you up front that they are NOT going to give you the best price for your item, And they tell you why...they are in business to MAKE money. Presumably LOTS of money so the more they can talk you down on the price (up to a point) the happier they are with the deal.

On the other hand they don't want to take TOO much advantage of you, either. That's bad for business in its own way, If word got out they were cheating their customers the shop would close down due to lack of business. (Look up Pawn Shops in the Las Vegas phone book sometime..Gold & Silver Pawn isn't the only game in town).

So if you bargain well, and are respectful, and friendly you'll get a fair deal. Meaning one you can be SOMEWHAT happy about. Occasionally you'll get a deal you can be VERY happy about as it may turn out your item is worth far MORE than you had thought. But don't expect full value...expect about half of that. On rare occasions (such as when they know they have a confirmed buyer for the item) you might even get two thirds of an item's retail value,
If you want full value auction the item on eBay or one of those web sites. It might take a while but, eventually, you'll get what you want for the item because then you are dealing with a collector...not someone who has to turn around and resell the item.

I am going into all this because a lot of people on YouTube and elsewhere claim that they cheat their customers. They really don't. But business involves buying low and selling high because you have salaries to pay, rent to pay (usually, for the store and the cubic feet involved, a parking lot for your customers, lights, heat, air conditioning, taxes, business licenses, etc. etc All that determines how much they can pay for things and still be in the green.

And who can say how many times the Old Man, or Rick, or Corey, or Chumlee (before they got famous and couldn't work in the shop anymore) or other employees have taken pity on some down and out customer whose item was worthless but they took it for five or ten bucks and never let on but just tossed it away after the customer left. Why? So they could get a meal, and maybe a pack of smokes or whatever and not have to feel like a beggar. You don't think they'd do such a thing?

Yes, they would. And yes they did. I used to live in Vegas before this show ever went on the air and I have been to the Gold & Silver Pawn when it was just the closest pawn shop and Rick did that for me. And I have never forgotten.

As for this first season of the is golden in and of itself. Beginning with episode 5 the late great R. Lee Ermey starts dropping by the show and it is a bittersweet joy to see him again. He is, of course, plugging his series Lock and Load and he is in full Drill Instructor Mode when he shows up.

Every recruit curses the Drill Instructors (and he had been a REAL one for plenty of years before he started doing movies) but one day you realize that was the man who was teaching you the things you NEEDED to know to help you survive a combat situation. And you realize you never HAD a better friend in all your life than that guy.

Watching Corey "Big Hoss" trying to train his cousin in the business before he can get a raise is hilarious. But she learns, I figured she would because I figured he'd be a pretty good teacher and she struck me as being willing to learn. So before she passed Rick's test I knew what was coming. 😁

So, what are they really like? They're nice people. More or less. They're human, though. So in business they are professionally likeable and friendly (as long as you don't act like a complete jerk). If you bump into them somewhere you can say Hi and get a hi back. Autographs...well, you can always ask but don't get upset if they say no. And don't be surprised if now and then you get growled at by one or the other of them (especially if you start demanding an autograph or whatever) they are people. They have good days and bad days and you can soon find out which they are having if you really want to 😁.

As for the has always been a joy to watch and I'd add this season to my collection of shows to remember and re-watch someday if you haven't already.
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Chris CapersReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pawn Stars is great! Fun and educational
Pawn Stars is great! Fun and educational. To the people who took time out of their busy day to watch pawn stars, and then write lowsy bad reviews about it, saying how they have always hated the show for years and they could not stand watching it again - I have to ask, HOW FREAKING STUPID AND DESPERATE does one have to be in order to watch a rerun of a television show that they did not like the first time they saw it, but now they just paid money to watch it? Not only that, anyone who says they DON'T like Pawn Stars is a liar!!!
2 people found this helpful
Richard LesterReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Where is Peachs Now
Wow talk about a bad career move. Not only did Peachs and up losing her job she lost out big time on the fortune that came with being on this series. Average cast members made 30k a episode and with her good looks there just no telling where it might have taken her but pretty women think they can get away with anything notice when Rick asked her why he doesn't fire her first thing she says is because she is pretty a life changing mistake few opportunities come in life of your young take this as a lesson and ciese whatever doors may open for you just laying attention and realizing life changing moments can make all the difference in the world. I sure would love to see a video of where Peachs is today. I'm willing to bet she isn't making 30k an episode more likely the mother of 3 married to a multimillionaire casino owner lol. You didn't think I forgot that she was very pretty did ya that always has some value in this world we live in.
Dylan ReichstadtReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Passive Show to Watch
I really like shows where I can passively watch without feeling like if I missed an episode, I missed a huge part of the story line. Pawn Stars is great for that, and when I do watch it's cool to learn some facts without feeling like I'm watching a history documentary.

Only reason I didn't put 5 stars is they seem to have a lot of guns, which isn't really interesting to me. They all look pretty much the same.
3 people found this helpful
NathanReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
everything about this show is fake except big hoss losing weight
5 people found this helpful
RosieReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
New "Store" is a Set
First time watching a "new" episode of Pawn Stars and instead of being "in the store" I was watching some actors in a set----BORING
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