The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of auction hunting. This week it was an all-new Auction Hunters
, and in it Ton and Allen invaded the great state of Texas. Landing 200 miles north of Dallas, the Hunters were set to encounter the BIGGEST auction in the whole U.S. of A. Want to see how they did? Let's find out!
VINTAGE SLOT CAR RACERSSold For: $2,000
This was an interesting find to say the least. Everyone loves toys, but these
toys have value! After finding five slot car racers, two of which were in the box, along with the controllers, Ton and Allen were eager to figure out exactly what they had on their hands. How better to get an answer than to consult an expert? The guys headed over to a local hobbyist with a knack for the niche market of slot car racers. Needless to say their expert was impressed even coming across one of the most prized cars in the market, something he's never seen in his 30 years of collecting. To top it all off, the guys even had a BATMOBILE slot car. Nothing beats a Batmobile. The real question is: would they run? No, they didn't run, but they sure as heck could drive! Drive to the bank, that is.
Earlier this week on Facebook we threw up our weekly item matchup, pitting the set of antique slot cars against the repeater rifle. Our fans are usually spot on, but this week they picked the slot cars which were a far cry from the $3,350
that the gun brought in. No matter how you cut it, the slot cars or the rifle, the Hunters still came out HUGE.
This week was truly the week to end all weeks for Ton and Allen. They shelled out a costly $2,975
but that was for 11 units. As they always say, 80% the units fail to yield a return, so this time around it was definitely safety in numbers and what high numbers they were. The antique glass (or what later proved to be lead crystal) brought them $4,320
, the vintage slot car racers drove in $2,000
and the assortment of guns raked in a massive $14,250
. You add all that up and you get $20,570
minus the cost of the rooms for a grand total of . . . $17,595
take home! Wowza!Auction Hunters
is taking a short summer break. Have no fear, all new episodes will return to Spike later this summer. In the meantime, check out this week's episode, "Everything's Bigger In Texa
s," now available online. As always keep an eye on the Auction Hunters Facebook
fan page for the latest news and updates. After all, we may have a few surprises in store for you.