The boys headed to Panorama City this week, hoping to make big bank. This isn't just any regular city though: it's a hotbed for professional auction hunters like Ton and Allen, so that means the competition was a handful. The real question is, however, did our heroes come out of the city with fistfuls of cash? Let's find out about the epic journey that took place this week:
ALLEN'S GOT BALLS
Allen recognized a lot of the faces when they stepped onto the scene: the auction was full of competitors who were foaming at the mouth for the units….okay not quite foaming but definitely itching to get started. Heck, the boys even spotted an old foe named "Big Bill" (admittedly he did drop some weight, but he was a heavyweight competitor nonetheless). Even though there were only three units up for grabs, the Auction Hunters
were able to snag two of them for $1,950
. Eat your heart out, Big Bill.
GOLF BALL RETRIEVERSold For: $5,000
After Ton and Allen walked away from the auction with smiles on their faces and left their foes in the dust, they pulled open the door on their very first unit, the "Golf" Unit. Sure, there was a 1940s exercycle, some supremely old golf clubs, and some golf balls, but these finds were just the baby fish. When the Auction Hunters
pulled out an old golf ball retriever that's when they really harpooned a big one. There's nowhere more perfect for golfing than beautiful Long Beach, CA, and that's just where our heroes headed to in order to meet with their potential buyer, Ron. The boys agreed on a finale sale price of $5,000
, and Allen got to have the time of his life on that well-oiled machine. Now that's a hole in one!
ANTIQUE SWEDISH RIFLE Sold For: $2,200
The day wasn't over just yet – there was still one more unit to clean out – the "Tools" Unit, to be precise. Cleaning machines were the first finds the Auction Hunters
pulled out of here, but soon they dragged out an antique rifle that just made Ton's day. Heck, he hadn't even seen such a weapon before, so he knew it meant money. When you think of Sweden you're probably thinking of models, meatballs, and one gigantic furniture store we all know about – but the last thing that's on your mind is rifles, right? That's fine, because when the boys met with Joe, a local firearms expert, he introduced everyone to the 1855 kammerlader Swedish rifle. This antique fetched Ton and Allen $2,200
and ended their trip to Panorama City with a "bang."
Overall it was a pretty awesome week for the Auction Hunters
. Their two storage units may have run them $1,950
, but they came out winners when they sold the items inside for $10,050
and had an apocalyptic profit of $8,100.
There's nothing like golf and guns on a beautiful afternoon, is there?
How fun can a golf ball retriever possibly be? Let Mr. Allen Haff show you! Check out this week's episode, "Allen's Got Balls
," now available online on Spike.com for your viewing pleasure. For all the latest news and updates head on over to the official Auction Hunters Facebook page
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