Auction Hunting In The Paradise Of The Pacific

by AaronAhmadi   September 15, 2012 at 2:00PM  |  Views: 16,456
Every year, millions of people travel to Hawaii seeking its crystal blue waters, golden sandy beaches, and just a whole lot of relaxation. Ton and Allen finally had a chance to visit the gorgeous state, but the boys were there for strictly business only, not pleasure. Alright, there was some please sure too, but let's go over the details to see how much cash they really raked in this time:


HULA MOOLA

When you're on the hunt for tropical treasure you need all the help you can get, so that's why Ton and Allen enlisted their former foe, turned friend, Carolyn, as their assistant, to help them out in their endeavors. After a few witty exchanges with some of the locals, our dream team was able to pull in two units and paid $2,425. Jeez are things expensive when you travel or what? That or those Hawaiian auction buyers have some super deep pockets.



DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLES

Sold For: $2,400

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Hawaii? Beaches, of course. So it was no surprise that our heroes rummaged through their storage unit and dragged out some sweet looking diver propulsion vehicles. Once Ton and Allen met up with Brian, a local dive master and owner of a scuba shop in Honolulu, they were ecstatic because they found out their gear was in high demand. Who was the lucky one who got to dive with this machine underwater and feast their eyes on some gigantic turtles? Lucky Mr. Ton. After the fun was over, the Auction Hunters received $2,400 for their find. The water may have been a beautiful blue, but their reward was nothing but green, green, green.

LAVA SLED

Sold For: $6,800

The first thing that caught Allen's attention was basically what looked like a ladder. But it was too thin, too lightweight, and definitely too cool-looking to be a ladder. After Carolyn pulled up with a truck to help the boys tow their treasures, she also got them the hookup with a guy named Tom, a historian and collector who was interested in seeing what the boys uncovered. This badboy was basically a lava sled, or as the Hawaiians call it, a "Papahholua" (yes, obviously the Hawaiian name is cooler). Ton and Allen had a pow wow with Tom and agreed of a final selling price of $6,800. This time it was Allen's turn to have some fun, so he rode the lava sled down a humongous hill.

So it looks like there was a lot of business and a little bit of pleasure in Hawaii after all. The pleasure part was great, but the business part was just plain awesome: the Auction Hunters spent $2,425 on two storage units, sold their items for $12,220, and left the paradise island with $9,775 in profit. If Ton and Allen's profit doesn't define the term "Big Kahuna" I don't know what does.

Did you know you don't need snow to sled down a hill? Feast your eyes on Allen Haff's journey down a Hawaiian hill on a lava sled by checking out this week's episode, "Hula Moola", now available on Spike.com. As a loyal Auction Hunters fan, you know you have to bookmark, visit, and spread the word about the Auction Hunters Facebook Page. As always, stay tuned for all-new episodes of Auction Hunters airing Wednesdays at 10/9c on SPIKE.

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