Ton And Allen Go Fishing For Cash

November 25, 2011
San Diego's one of the busiest commercial ports in the country - in other words, it's storage container heaven for the Auction Hunters. Ton and Allen made their way down this week to the beach city to see what great finds they could dig up this time, and boy did they have a blast. Let's find out how it all went down in "America's Finest City."



Sold For: $9,500

It was then time for the mother of all container units: the "Vintage Collectible Unit." Every word in that title just screams "Ka-Ching" so the Auction Hunters were more excited for this than a kid opening presents on Christmas Day. First, they uncover a tow truck pushbar…not a bad start, Ton. Allen then started to dig up wooden parts of what looked like a chair. This baby had a Marlin logo on it, so the boys knew it was legit. As Ton and Allen put the pieces of the puzzle together they realized it was indeed a fighting chair, used for fishing marlins and other big fish that'll tug you off your boat and into depths of the ocean. Ah yes, what could be more fitting in San Diego than some pricy fishing gear? Allen immediately got to work on the fighting chair to bring it back to life, using some varnish, elbow grease, and restored it to brand new. With their shiny new toy, the boys ventured over to the San Diego Marlin Club to meet with Captain Bob, a Big Game fisherman. Bob absolutely loved the chair and said it could fetch anywhere between $7,500 and $12,000, putting a smile on Allen's face. The Captain cut to the chase and asked Allen what the bottom line on this beauty was, and Allen responded with $12,000. The Captain fired back with $7,500, but eventually they both settled on $9,500. Looks like ol' Captain Bob took the bait, boys! Next was time to see what this fighting chair could do in the ocean, so Ton, Allen, and Captain Bob installed it on a boat and headed out for some big time fishing. Allen of course then had to show off his fishing skills and nabbed a 25 lb. Marlin…mmmm….Marlin.

San Diego being a busy port city and border town means it always has awesome loot, and this week was no exception: Ton and Allen bought two container units for $800, sold their items for $18,940, and netted a nice $18,140 profit. Talk about shooting fish in a barrel!

Wanna see Allen wrestle with a 25 lb. Marlin in the deep blue sea? Then head on over to for this week's episode "Reel Money" now available online. As always, keep up with the boys on the Auction Hunters Facebook fan page for the latest news and updates. All-new episodes featuring your favorite auction hunting hosts air Tuesdays at 10/9c.