The Auction Hunters Experience The Gold Rush In Episode Eight

May 20, 2011
It was another explosive adventure for the Auction Hunters this week as they made their way back to Southern California. There were more than a few surprises in store, and it served as a reminder that sometimes a find isn't worth all that much until you put a little effort into it. All-new episodes air Tuesdays at 10PM/9c.

Antique Trunk
Sold For: $450
Handmade and filled with secret compartments this item dates back to the 1800s. Most likely from India, Ton and Allen were eager to find this trunk a good home -- for the right price. In negotiating with an antique dealer, they may not have broken any records with this sale, but with the additional $600 they took in for the silver jewelery they found inside of the trunk, they more than made up for it.

This week we made the head-to-head Facebook matchup a tough one. Putting the gold rush equipment up against the "mysterious" antique trunk left many of our fans voting for the unknown, choosing the trunk. Alas, as lucrative as the contents of the trunk were they were no match for the rare finds that were the equipment. Never say that we don't like to keep our fans on their toes! After all, when staring down a storage unit, you have to make quick decisions. Is that trunk valuable? What's inside of it? It's that experience and fast thinking that makes you the most dollars.

After ticking yet another cross-country trip off their list last week, it was a fun hunt back in Southern California for Ton and Allen this time around. They threw down a healthy $1,175 for their units, but after selling the trunk, the gold rush gear, the pure silver from the jewelery, not to mention the smaller items, the Hunters sold it all for a handsome sum of $6,150. When you do the math, their take home was a golden $4,975.

You can now watch Ton and Allen's explosive adventure in "Fire In The Hole!" right here at All-new episodes of Auction Hunters air on Spike every Tuesday at 10PM/9c. Keep an eye on Facebook for the latest news and updates, and remember each week you can head over to eBay and bid on items found by the Hunters for a good cause. New items are posted each Tuesday.