There's nothing like being back in your hometown, and so this week the Auction Hunters
stepped into Antelope Valley, CA, where Ton grew up. This patch of desert may be far from Los Angeles (73 miles northeast to be exact), but that doesn't' mean it isn't filled with valuable antiques and collectibles. How did our heroes fair while in the outskirts of city life? Let's find out:
ALLEN'S RUFF DAY
When you go back home after being away for a while, you may be surprised with a pleasant welcome back party – but not here. Instead, the Auction Hunters
were face-to-face with not only their arch nemesis "Big Homey," but also with "Warrior Princess" – a tough cookie from a recent trip to Thousand Oaks, CA. Princess even got the chance last time to drop a unit on the boys, so it definitely wasn't a pretty sight. It was time for payback however, because Ton and Allen came in and swiped two units for $580
. Sometimes you just have to put some people in check in the auction hunting business.
VINTAGE TRANQUILIZER RIFLESold For: $500
When the first thing you see in a unit is a shooting target, you know hunting gear is around. A blowdart and coffee grinder later, the boys stumbled upon a guitar case that held an amazing tranquilizer rifle. Ton knew this badboy was from the 60s and could bring a great profit, so when they met up with a wildlife specialist named Kevin, they finally put this sleeper weapon to the test…on a water cooler! Yes, even the biggest, wildest water coolers are no match for a vintage tranquilizer rifle - and down it went. Delighted by the results, Kevin and our heroes agreed upon a $500
final sale price. Yep, it's always a blast to go hunting for cash with a tranquilizer rifle.
K-9 TRAINING SUITS
Sold For: $3,000
This is where the story gets a little different: instead of selling the finds in this unit to a buyer, they traded them with a local. Ton and Allen talked to a fellow named Carlos, and traded half of the foam core material in their unit for dog bite-training suits, err, K-9 suits. Allen knew this Kevlar-studded gear was worth a boatload of dough, he just knew it. Sage, a K-9 trainer who runs one of the top dog academies in Southern California, just so happened to agree. Here was the catch though: Sage was willing to pay $2,300 for the K-9 training suits, but would offer $3,000
only if Allen were to give a little "demonstration." Sure, maybe he was a tad bit scared at first, but eventually Mr. Haff came around, got suited up, and let a German Shepherd go crazy on him for a few minutes. No pain, go gain, fellas!
It was all about the wild animals this week, and the Antelope Valley proved that. The boys spent $580
on two fine-lookin' storage units, went hunting for some buyers and sold their items for $7,150
. Eventually, they netted a sweet profit of $6,570
. Gotta love that home-field advantage.
Would you let give a K-9 suit a try? Well, Allen sure did, and the results were just jaw-dropping. Watch this week's episode, "Allen's Ruff Day
" and see how it all goes down. For all the latest news and updates, check out the Auction Hunters Facebook page
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