This might be Vegas, but damn. Seriously? You're going to sell something that was proven to be worth over $100,000, for only $12,000. I understand 'hard ship' and 'needing money now' but the ones that were proven to have something really valuable, weren't in that way, by their words, and could of easily taken it to auction and gotten what it was worth, if not more. But instead they "settle" for less after they said they wouldn't. ...Unless there are *a lot* of stupid people out there, that just throw their money anywhere it'll land.. seriously. why a pawn shop and not an auction..
By season 2, you just know the guy Rick is reading from what the producers have given him (or he alone) from Wikipedia. There were a couple of episodes in that season alone, that I actually knew he read verbatim what Wikipedia had written, because it was the subject of Abraham Lincoln and as it so happens, I read that exact misinformation in Wikipedia before myself. Since then, in the upper seasons, his information had been corrected/changed about Abe (he even states in one episode "I was told wrong before" and stammers after saying that) . . . . which proved my point, that they were getting some, if not most, of their information via Wikipedia. *sigh* whatever. Everyone can't be smart all the time, but damn, stay away from Wikipedia. Get a real encyclopedia.
I digress... As the seasons roll on (starting pretty much late in season 3), you can bluntly tell that the people are sent in to "pawn or sell" the items because the items are way too out there; that no one in their right mind would sell that at a pawn shop. There has to be a lot of editing going on, if these people are real off the street people. I realize Jimi Hendrix pawned his guitar when he needed to, but he did turn right back around within the same month and got it back... that was before he was 'known'. But now, if you have anything of his, with his signature, why sell it to a pawn shop?! If you want to get rid of it, auction it! jeez.
I also noticed in early season 4, Rick mouthing what others were expected to say - As to follow lines so he didn't miss his. *sigh*
This show is a lot like a train wreck.. you know you shouldn't watch because you know it's just too 'out there' to be real, but you can't help it.
....I just love their definition of profit. HA!!
Regardless, we like to watch it to see all neat stuff that comes in, at least there's that.