As the Auction Hunters
so eloquently state in the beginning of this week's episode, 40 million people come to Las Vegas each year looking to hit the jackpot; far too many of them leave empty handed . . . if they're lucky. Ton Jones and Allen Haff have one slight advantage when it comes to hedging their bets and that's because they're the best in their business at what they do. In the cutthroat, high stakes world of auction hunting it's about knowing when to double-down and when to fold'em. Wait. Aren't those two different card games? Nevermind. Let's see how the Auction Hunters did this week.
BUMPER CARSold For: $9,000
The second room proved to be much more of an adventure for Ton and Allen. As soon as they walked in they gravitated toward a big, weird looking box. It took Allen a minute to realize that he was looking at a photo booth. Mostly a reproduction from the 50s, the photo booth still would be able to net the guys a few grand, but it was important for them to keep on digging because the big find was still yet to be found. As Ton made his way to the back of the unit, there he found a 60 year old bumper car. Distressed from use but still running and accompanied by chrome plating, this bad boy was the real deal. Only question now was, how much was it worth? As they traveled over to their pony-tailed expert, they knew that he was a pushover. He came in low, but quickly raised the price on himself without the Hunters even making a counter offer. They finally clocked him in just below their magic number, but what a magic number it was! Beep, beep. Coming through!
Earlier in the week, we pitted these two dig items against one another on our regular Facebook matchup. This time around things were a bit of a wild card. Instead of a gun, it was the M-16 magazines. Instead of a car, it was the bumper car. So which did our loyal fanbase think was worth more? Actually, it came down as a split decision though the final numbers proved to have these two light years apart. It just goes to show, you never what the right collector will be willing to pay.
It's all about the numbers when you're in Vegas, and this week the numbers were kind to the Auction Hunters. After plunking down a mere $1,150
for this week's units, they managed to sell off all their items for a gargantuan $13,750.
You do the math and that means a $12,600
take home for the boys in the truck.
The look on Allen's face when he was driving the bumper car and shot that M-16 said it all. This week was his fantasy camp. Want to check out Allen's stupendous adventure again? Head over to Spike.com for this week's episode "Sin City Shootout"
now available online. Stay tuned to the Auction Hunters Facebook
fan page for the latest news and updates. New episodes of Auction Hunters return Tuesday, October 25 at 10/9c