HIGH FLYING TON
It looked like clear sailing until Ton and Ellen encountered a T-Rex sized crowd of locals and spotted a fellow they knew by the name of "Schmedley." With a name like that he may sound harmless, but this guy was known to swoop in on auctions in a snap. To make things even more complicated, 10 units were being auctioned off at a time since there were 30 in total (sounds like 'speed auctioning'). In the first row of units, the boys spotted one unit that housed a subzero fridge (that's big bucks). Allen thought he was so close to having the unit that he could taste it, but Schemdley stole it in the very last second for $650. Round one, Schemdley. With the second row of units, Allen and Ton saw an antique suitcase so were pumped this time, and sure enough they took it for $425. Lastly, when the very last unit came along, Allen grabbed it for $25 – that's right, $25!
SCHUETZEN RIFLE & EXPOSITION KNIFE
Sold For: $8,500
Nothing like starting off the day by finding some uranium glassware and antique playing cards right? It was a good start, but the boys weren't through this "Suitcase Unit" just yet. Ton uncovered an antique Swiss Army-ish knife (definitely over 100 years old according to Allen). Allen carried on the good news when he cracked open an old case and uncovered a gun with special engraving all over it. The more custom, the more moolah, of course. After Ton and Allen met with Ernest, a weapons expert, they realized the gun was in fact an old German Schuetzen Rifle. Foreign is always fantastic, as we know. $400 is what this baby could fetch, but Allen stopped Ernest right there to reveal the knife they had. Some fancy negotiation tactics later, Ton and Allen walk away $8,500 richer.
The sky's the limit when you got a hot air balloon and are having a fabulous time in Ventura County. The Auction Hunters spent just $450 on two units, rolled up their sleeves and made some sweet deals to sell their goods for $12,940, and took home an enormous profit of $12,490.
Can a hot air balloon lift a Ton? Find out by going to Spike.com for this week's episode "High Flying Ton" now available online. Be on the lookout for updates and news on the Auction Hunters Facebook fan page and tune in to all-new episodes on Wednesdays at 9/8c.