Pistols, Pontoons, And Pure Fun

March 31, 2012
What treasures does the great state of Alaska hold? This week on Auction Hunters, we finally got to find out. Ton and Allen were breathing in the fresh mountain air, gazing over the wilderness and wildlife...but then, it was time for business. They didn't travel all the way to The Last Frontier to go home empty-handed, so let's see how they did:


Sold For: $5,100

Rummaging through their second unit, our heroes find bikes, electronic waste, the finally, what looked like an old canoe. Allen could tell that I wasn't mass-produced, which meant massive moolah of course. Suddenly, some shiny metal in the back of the unit caught Allen's eye, so he dove over boxes to see what treasure it could be. Good thing he didn't knock into the metal, because it was two big seaplane pontoons lying in the back. Where there's a lot of water, there's a lot of seaplanes, so the boys quickly found a buyer for their pontoons: Clint, a seaplane pilot. He told Ton and Allen that in good condition these babies can fetch $10,000 - $12,000, but first they gotta be put to the test of course. Allen and Clint then take a ride on a seaplane, and came down for a perfect landing on the water, so the proof was most definitely in the pudding. Allen and Clint agreed on selling the seaplane pontoons for $5,100, and the boys left with smiles on their faces.

So how was the Auction Hunters first visit to Alaska? In a word, fantabulous. They spent just $1,725 on two container units, sold their finds for $10,460, and left the great state with a profit of $8,735.

Want to see Ton put the biggest handgun in the world to the test? Then head over to Spike.com for this week's episode "Cold Hard Cash" now available online. As always, stayed tuned to the Auction Hunters Facebook fan page for the latest news and updates. New episodes of Auction Hunters air Wednesdays at 9/8c.