HALF PIPE DREAMS
It wouldn't been just another day, another auction, but Allan and Ton run into Denny, a competitive and auction hunter who won't give anyone a break. Auction 1 was the "cooler unit" and when the auctioneer confused who the highest bidder was, Denny, Ton's nasty doppelganger, won the auction. The boys' hopes weren't crushed, however, as they nabbed the next two storage units: a "household" unit for $625, and a "musician unit" for $775.
Sold For: $2,500
What sits on four steel wheels, hasn't been used for decades, and is the size of one of Ton's feet? A vintage skateboard! Allen is excited when he discovers not one, but nine of these beauties in one of their storage units and the boys head off to the famous skate park in Venice Beach, CA. Just a few blocks from Dogtown (home of the pioneering skateboarders the Z-Boys), Ton and Allen meet with Pro Skater Steve Badillo, who also just so happens to be a vintage skateboard collector. Steve drops a bomb on Allen and Ton when tells them that 8 of the vintage boards would've sold for $3,000, but since they're in bad shape, they'll only fetch around $300. Not to worry, Ton pulls out their secret weapon: a 1970s Z-Flex Jimmy Plumer Poolrider skateboard with artwork by Doug Smith! Steve can't resist riding this artifact of a skateboard, and buys the nine boards from them for a whopping $2,500!
Sold For: $500
Everyone loves cop gear, right? Well, Ton and Allen find the holy grail of bulletproof wear, a ballistics face armor! After Ton puts on the mask and pretends he's Jason Voorhees, he knows this isn't any ordinary mask. Heading to the gun range, the boys meet up with Shaun, a retired Police Officer and an avid weapons collector. Shaun cuts to the chase quickly, and lets them know this badboy can stop a .44 magnum in its tracks. Finally, a sweet deal is made: Ton gets to shoot at Shaun's own ballistics face armor, if they are willing to give Shaun a deal on this one. Ton has a blast, shooting at the mask which is covering a watermelon (an appropriate substitute for a human head, no doubt), and then Allen finally gets down to business. After some fierce negotiation over a few slices of watermelon, Allen says they'll take $500 for the ballistics face armor and will throw in a donut. You'd think a cop would go crazy over that stereotype, right? Not Shaun, he accepts the deal happily and the boys head on home with their cash.
This week was a cash cow in itself for the Auction Hunters – they spent only $1,400, sold tactical gear for $500, the vintage boards for $2,500, two awesome mini bikes for $800, and everything else for a nice $1,500. All in all, the boys made $3,900 in profit and enjoyed some cool watermelon and shooting at a ballistics mask – what more could a guy ask for?
Head over to Spike.com to watch this great episode, Half Pipe Dreams, one more time and don't forget to keep up with Ton and Allen on Facebook. New episodes with your favorite 'Auction Hunters' air every Tuesday at 10PM/9c.