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Fire In The Hole!

The guys go to Rancho Cucamonga and strike gold on a 30s dynamite detonator box & 1890s treasure chest.

- TODAY WE'RE ATMY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS--

RANCHO CUCAMONGA.

- THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLEHERE, MAN.

- I GOT 1,100 OVER HERE.NOW 1,175.

SOLD 2,100.

- HAH!- HOLY CRAP.

"BLASTING MACHINE."

HA HA HA HA HA!

- LOOK. SECRET COMPARTMENTS.

DO YOU FEEL LIKEA TREASURE HUNTER RIGHT NOW?

- THIS IS AWESOME, BRO.DUDE, SILVER!

- STAND BACK, THIS ISTHE EXPLODING DANGEROUS PART.

YEAH HA HA!- THE REAL WAY TO TEST IT

WOULD BE TO HOOK IT UPTO SOME DYNAMITE.

4 GRAND IF IT WORKS.

- FIRE IN THE HOLE!

- [auctioneer calling]

- EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,

THOUSANDS OFABANDONED STORAGE UNITS

ARE PUT UPFOR PUBLIC AUCTION.

- SOLD.- SOLD.

$1,800.- $1,150.

- THESE AUCTIONSHAVE BECOME BIG BUSINESS

FOR THOSE WHOKNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR.

- $7,000.- AH, YOU GOT A DEAL.

- I'M ALLEN HAFF.

- AND I'M TON JONES.

- WE'RE AUCTION HUNTERS.

WE TRAVEL THE COUNTRYBUYING STORAGE UNITS.

- AND WE'RE THE BESTIN THE BUSINESS.

- WHEN THE DOOR GOES UP...- THIS IS COOL.

- WE HAVE SECONDSTO DETERMINE THE VALUE...

FOUR BUYS IT.- MAKE A BID...

- $7,000!AND WIN THE AUCTION.

- GOING ONCE.- TWICE.

- SOLD,IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,100.

- YOU BOUGHT ITRIGHT THERE.

- LOOK AT THIS!

YOU WON'T BELIEVE--YEAH!

- THE THINGS WE FIND.[explosion]

- AND SELL.$6,000 AND YOU OWN IT.

- HOW ABOUT $2,000?

- AND THE BETTERTHE HISTORY...

THE HIGHER THE PRICE.

- WE ARE HEADING TORANCHO CUCAMONGA.

I LOVE THIS PLACE.

THIS IS LIKE MY AUCTION HOME.

WITH A LOT OF WAREHOUSESAND STORAGE FACILITIES,

RANCHO CUCAMONGA'SLIKE A TRAINING GROUND

FOR AUCTION BUYERS, AND IT'SWHERE I LEARNED THE ROPES.

- I BET YOU CAN'T SAYRANCHO CUCAMONGA THREE TIMES

WITHOUT MESSING IT UP.GO.

- RANCHO CUCAMONGA, RANCHOCUCAMONGA, RANCHO CUCAMONGA.

[both laughing]

- WOW!

ANYBODY I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT?- WELL, WE'LL SEE.

- SINCE RANCHO CUCAMONGAHAS A REPUTATION

FOR BEING NEWBIE-FRIENDLY,WE OFTEN SEE A MIXTURE

OF FIRST-TIMERS,SEASONED PROS,

AND SPECTATORSJUST LOOKING FOR A SHOW.

THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLEHERE, MAN.

- THERE'S ALWAYSA LOT OF PEOPLE,

BUT THEY DON'T SPEND A LOTOF MONEY ON THESE UNITS.

[laughing]HE'S A LONG WAYS FROM HOME.

- GOOD AFTERNOON,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'S 1:00.

I WANNA THANK YOU ALLFOR COMING OUT HERE TODAY.

THIS IS CASH ONLY.NO CREDIT CARD, NO ATM,

NO GOING TO THE BANK.

DON'T TOUCH THE UNIT.

IF WE SEE SOMEBODYTOUCH THE UNIT,

WE MAY KICK YA OUT.

DEPENDS ON HOW BAD WE THINKYOU'RE TOUCHIN' IT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?OKAY, WE'RE READY.

- THERE ARE THREE UNITSUP FOR AUCTION TODAY,

AND WITH BUSINESSESAND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

SO CLOSE TO THE FACILITY,

WE CAN FIND ANYTHINGFROM BRAND-NEW PRODUCT

TO OLD FAMILY HEIRLOOMS.

THIS IS AN INTERESTING ROOM.- THESE ARE FLOOR SPEAKERS

IN FRONT OF THE STAGE.- THAT'S A TACKLE BOX

FOR ART SUPPLIES.

WE'VE GOT AN ARTIST HERE,OBVIOUSLY.

- RIGHT THERE, RIGHT THERE.- THAT'S A TRUNK FROM THE 1800s.

THAT'S ONE OF THE OLDEST TRUNKSI'VE EVER SEEN.

ANTIQUE WOODEN TRUNKS CAN GO FORSEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS ALONE.

SO IF WE CAN GET THE UNITFOR A REASONABLE PRICE,

WHATEVER ELSE WE FIND INSIDE--THAT'S PURE PROFIT.

- 8A. IT'S A 5 BY 5.

HOW MANY DOLLARS ON IT?I GOT 100.

THANK YOU. NOW 110.$100 BID. NOW GO 110.

NOW 130.NOW 140.

$140. NOW 160.

DID YOU SAY YES, SIR?60. 170.

- SURE!- $200.

- 200 RIGHT HERE.- 200. NOW 210.

$200 BID.[auctioneering]

- YEAH.- 210 OVER HERE.

NOW 240.

NOW 250.- YEP!

NOW 260.250 BID, NOW 260.

260. ANYBODY ELSE?

SOLD AMOUNT, $250.

SOLD AMOUNT, $250.

- NO MUSS, NO FUSS.

- [laughing]DON'T GET TOO EXCITED.

I'VE LEARNED FIRSTHANDWITH A MIXED CROWD LIKE THIS,

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

- THERE'S A LOTTA TOOLS IN HERE.- THAT'S A HEAVY-DUTY BAND SAW.

- IT'S A VICTORIAN-STYLE TABLE.COULD BE ANTIQUE.

- THAT'S AN OLD-SCHOOLREEL-TO-REEL

LIKE ON THOSE COP SHOWS.

- WITH HIGH-END TOOLSAND ANTIQUE FURNITURE FOR US,

THIS UNIT IS A NO-BRAINER.

- LOCKER NUMBER 280A.

525, GO 525?

NOW 625.$700.

775.

800.NOW 925.

1,025.

1,100.

I GOT 1,100 OVER HERE.NOW 1,175.

1,250.1,300.

NOW 1,425.

- 1,500.

- 1,500.NOW 1,550.

- LOOKS LIKE SANTA CLAUSIS OUR TAG-ALONG.

A TAG-ALONG IS A NEWBIE

WHO'S SMART ENOUGH TO FIGURE OUTTHAT WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING.

SO THEY'RE JUST BIDDING ONWHATEVER WE BID ON.

- AND THAT CAN GETREALLY ANNOYING.

- NOW 1,600.NOW 1,675.

1,775.

1,800.

1,800 OVER HERE.NOW 1,900.

- LET'S MAKE IT 2 GRAND.- I HAVE 2,000 OVER HERE.

NOW 2,100.

- HE'S NOT BACKING DOWN.LET HIM HAVE IT.

- 2,150?

- NO. WE'RE GOOD.

- ANYBODY ELSE 2,150?

AND SOLD...

2,100.

- THAT WASN'T AN EASY UNITTO LET GO OF.

BUT BASED ON THE VALUETHAT WE SAW AT THE DOOR,

WE HAD NO CHOICEBUT TO WALK AWAY.

- THOUGHT SANTA WAS SUPPOSEDTO GIVE GIFTS,

NOT TAKE 'EM AWAY.

DUDE...

- DON'T LOOK AT IT.

WHEN WE SEE SOMETHINGVALUABLE IN A UNIT,

TON AND I ALWAYS TRYTO KEEP IT TO OURSELVES.

BUT NOW THAT WE KNOWWE'RE BEIN' WATCHED,

IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVERTHAT WE'RE DISCREET.

THIS TIME WE KNOW SANTA'SGONNA HAVE HIS EYES ON US.

- WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SPENDON THIS THING?

- A GRAND SOLID.

- SO WE'RE GONNA ACT LIKEWE'RE NOT INTERESTED

AND AT THE LAST SECOND,

WE'RE GONNA JUMP INAND TAKE THE UNIT

BEFORE HE KNOWS WHAT HIT HIM.

- OKAY, THIS IS THE LASTUNIT HERE FOR TODAY.

300.NOW 350.

NOW 400.

525 OVER HERE.NOW 550.

525 BID. NOW 550.$600.

- OVER HERE.- 625.

625. NEW BLOOD OVER HERE.NOW 650.

NOW 700.NOW 750.

750 OVER HERE.NOW 775.

$800 OVER HERE.NOW 850, SIR.

NOW 875.875, NOW 900.

900?900. HE SAYS YES.

NOW 925.$900 BID.

NOW 925.ANYBODY ELSE, $925?

925.

[suspenseful music]

- YEP.

ANYBODY ELSE?

SOLD IT, SOLD IT,SOLD IT!

PUT THE LOCK ON,THE LUCKY WINNER.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR COMING.

- THAT WAS AWESOME.

- CAME IN A LITTLEUNDER BUDGET ON THAT.

- PERFECT. I LIKE THAT.- THANK YOU.

EVEN WITH SAINT NICKBREATHING DOWN OUR NECKS,

WE MANAGED TO WINTWO GREAT UNITS.

- LET'S HIT UNIT WITHTHE MINING STUFF IN IT FIRST.

- SURE. I'M READYTO DIG FOR SOME GOLD.

- [chortling]

- OH! SOMETHING'SUP AGAINST THE DOOR.

WOW. THAT COULD HAVE BEENVERY BAD LUCK.

I JUST LIKEHOW EXUBERANT YOU ARE

WHEN YOU GET TO FLATTENSOMETHING.

IT'S HILARIOUS.

- OH, YEAH!

ONE REASON FOR THISAND ONE REASON ONLY--

TO MINE FOR GOLD.[chortling]

THIS THING IS BRAND-NEW.

- WE JUST BASICALLYPOUR OUR STUFF IN,

AND IT SIFTS IT OUT, AND THEGOLD THEORETICALLY STAYS HERE,

AND THE SAND GOES OUT.

- YOU'RE CORRECT.THIS IS GOOD STUFF.

- OH! HELP ME WITH THIS.

AND WE'RE OUTTA HEREWITH THAT.

I'M GONNA BUMP IT UPA NOTCH.

I'M GETTING EXCITED NOW.

- OHH...WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?

- GIVE ME A HAND, WILL YA?

I SEE A LABEL,BUT I CAN'T TELL WHAT IT IS.

"FABRIK FUR

PRAZISIONSWAGEN."

- I DON'T KNOW WHATTHE HELL THIS THING IS.

- NOT FROM THIS COUNTRY.PROBABLY FROM GERMANY.

MAN, THIS THING IS A RIDDLE.

- WE'RE MISSING SOMETHING.- WELL, LET'S DIG A LITTLE MORE.

MAYBE WE'LL FINDSOME MORE OF THIS THING.

THIS IS AN OLD LANE CHEST.IT'S CEDAR.

A YOUNG LADY WOULD BE GIVENTHIS WHEN SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD.

IT WAS CALLED A HOPE CHEST,

'CAUSE SHE WAS HOPINGSHE'D GET MARRIED.

AND IT WAS REALLY BIGIN THE '40s AND '50s,

BUT THIS ONE'SPROBABLY FROM THE '60s.

THIS SOUNDS PROMISING.SCALE PANS.

SO THIS MIGHT GOTO OUR LITTLE CONTRAPTION.

OH, THERE IT IS.

THE MISSING PIECEWE DIDN'T HAVE.

- OH!WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS.

- IT'S A SCALE.

LOVE IT.

LOVE IT!

THIS SAYS 200 GRAMS,

AND LOOK HOW THEY SPELLEDGRAMMES.

SO ALSO NOT FROM THIS COUNTRY.- THOSE WEIGHTS ALONE

ARE PROBABLY AT LEAST100 BUCKS.

- ANTIQUE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTSARE A GREAT FIND.

THEY APPEAL TO BOTH COLLECTORSAND MUSEUM CURATORS.

- AND THE FACTTHAT WE'VE GOT ALL THE PARTS

ONLY UPs THE VALUE.

WHAT ELSE WAS IN THERE?

WHAT THE...

- OH!- WHAT IS THIS?

KEEP THAT BLOCK UP.

- OH...LAVA!

- OH, YEAH!

- DO YOU FEEL LIKEA TREASURE HUNTER RIGHT NOW?

- "BLASTING MACHINE."

- POW!- YEAH!

- IF IT DOES WORK,

THAT IS GONNA BRING GOLDINTO YOUR WORLD.

- 4 GRANDIF IT WORKS.

- FIRE IN THE HOLE!

- WHAT ELSE WAS IN THERE?

WHAT THE...- OH!

- WHAT IS THIS?

- "MINE AND INDUSTRIALSAFETY APPLIANCES."

- INDUSTRIAL SAFETY?

SOUND THE HORN.WE GOT A COLLAPSE.

[honking]

- WOW!IMAGINING THAT

ECHOING THROUGHTHE CHAMBERS OF A CAVERN...

AND YOU'RE DOWN IN THE MINE,AND YOU NEED HELP.

[honking]

- WE'RE MAKING MONEY.WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS?

- BAH!LOVE IT.

YOU HAND ME BOXES.I'LL DISCARD 'EM.

- THESE ARE, I BET.

- THAT'S A LOTTA TAPE.

OH...I'M STARTINGTO SEE SOMETHING.

OH, MY GOD!

- HOLY CRAP!

"BLASTING MACHINE."

I LOVE IT WHEN IT'S LABELED!

OH, MY GOD!- WHOO-HOO!

- OH, MY GOD.DOES IT WORK?

- THERE'S NO EXPLOSIVESATTACHED,

SO I THINKTHERE'S NO HARM IN THIS.

WHY DON'T YOU MAKETHAT THING DO WHAT IT DO?

- FIRE IN THE HOLE!

BOOM!

[chortling]

- DUPONT ON IT.THEY'RE KNOWN FOR

PAINT NOW, RIGHT?CHEMICALS.

I WANNA KNOW EXACTLYWHEN THIS THING WAS MADE.

- I WANNA KNOWIF THIS THING WORKS.

- POW!- YEAH!

LET'S SEE IF THERE'SANYTHING ELSE IN HERE.

- JUNK.

- BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.COUCH.

CLIPBOARD.CRAP.

- TIME TO GO.

- NOT A BAD STARTTO OUR DAY, HUH?

- NOW I CAN'T WAIT TO SEEWHAT'S INSIDE THAT OLD TRUNK.

THIS ONE LOOKED PROMISING.

- ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.- OH HO HO HO.

HURRICANE AUDIO.- THOSE ARE GOOD QUALITY.

- YEAH!

YOU'RE LOOKING AT EASILY500 BUCKS FOR THE SET.

- OH, GOD.

THIS MONSTERIS SUPER-HEAVY.

- WATCH YOUR FINGER.OH, DAMN.

- THIS IS A REALLY COOLTRUNK.

IT'S WORKED BY HAND.

YOU CAN SEETHE LINES AREN'T SYMMETRIC.

VERY RUSTIC.

- LET'S SEE WHAT'S INSIDE.

OH, YEAH!

- THIS IS CARVED BY AN ARTIST.IT'S NOT LIKE TODAY

WHERE A MACHINE JUSTKNOCKS IT OUT FOR YA.

THIS HAS GOTTA BE...1800s.

THIS COULD HAVE BEENA CAPTAIN'S CHEST.

COULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHTACROSS THIS COUNTRY

DURING THE PIONEER DAYS.

THIS GUY'S GOTTA BE WORTHA PRETTY PENNY.

I THINK THIS MORE THANPAYS FOR OUR ROOM.

- DUDE--SILVER!

- WOW!

- WE'RE SEEING ROUGHLYABOUT 300 BUCKS IN SILVER.

- SO FAR, SO GOOD.

- NO.

- WE'VE GOT A COSTUMEJEWELRY WATCH.

- IT'S ONLY WORTH50, 60 BUCKS.

- DUDE...

LOOK.SECRET COMPARTMENTS.

THESE ARE SECRET DRAWERS.

- THIS IS COOL.

- DO YOU FEEL LIKEA TREASURE HUNTER RIGHT NOW?

- THIS IS AWESOME, BRO.

- I HAVE SOLD MORE THAN A FEWANTIQUE TRUNKS IN MY DAY,

AND THESE SECRETCOMPARTMENTS

USUALLY MEANHIDDEN TREASURE.

AHA!GOT IT.

TOOTHPICK ME.

OHH...HO!

LOOK AT THAT!- OH!

both: OH!

- MY GOD,THIS IS A LOT OF SILVER.

FEEL THAT.- ABOUT ANOTHER 5 TO 6 OUNCES.

YEAH!

NOTHING IMPRESSIVE.- I THINK WE FOUND EVERYTHING.

- HEY, WE MADE MONEYALL THE WAY AROUND TODAY.

- AFTER FINDING ANTIQUEGOLD MINING EQUIPMENT

AND A REAL LIVE TREASURE CHEST,

TON AND I ARE SETTO STRIKE IT RICH.

WE TRACKED DOWN A LOCALMINING EXPERT NAMED RUSTY

WHO RUNS PROSPECTINGWORKSHOPS

FOR AMATEUR GOLD SEEKERS.

THE MORE AUTHENTICTHE EXPERIENCE,

THE MORE MONEY HE CAN CHARGEFOR ADMISSION.

SO THESE ANTIQUES COULD PAY OFFFOR ALL OF US.

- YOU GOT A PRETTY OLD SCALE.TURN OF THE CENTURY.

- WE THOUGHT WE RECOGNIZEDSOME GERMAN WRITING ON HERE.

- THAT'D BE AUSTRIAN.

- AH!- OH.

- SIMILAR LANGUAGE.

- VERY COMMON FOR THE SCALESBEING MADE IN AUSTRIA.

REAL ACCURATE.

IT'S TYPICALLY NOT SOMETHINGA MINER'D BE CARRYING WITH HIM.

HE'D GO INTO AN ASSAY OFFICEOR A GENERAL STORE.

THE GUY WOULD LOAD THE GOLDFROM THE BACK

SO YOU COULD WATCHAND MAKE SURE

YOU'RE GETTING A FAIR MONEYFOR YOUR GOLD.

- DID THEY ALWAYS GETFAIR MONEY FOR THEIR GOLD?

OR DID THEY GET RIPPED OFF- NO.

THEY GOT RIPPED OFF USUALLY.

[laughter]

- HOW 'BOUT THISLITTLE FELLOW RIGHT HERE?

THIS SWEET-SOUNDINGINSTRUMENT.

[honk honk honk]

- NOW YOU'RE BACKIN THE 1800s.

WE GOT A WARNING HORN WHENTHEY'RE ABOUT TO BLAST DYNAMITE.

THEY'RE ON A MINE SITE.

LET PEOPLE KNOWTO GET OUT OF THE AREA.

AND THAT'S HOW THEY DID ITBEFORE ELECTRICITY.

- SO YOU HEAR THIS,YOU--YOU RUN.

- HIT THE DECK.- GOD, THAT'S AWESOME.

- THAT'S PRETTY COOL.- WHAT'S THIS THING WORTH?

- $400, $500.

- WHAT ABOUT THIS LITTLEBAD BOY RIGHT HERE?

- THAT IS A BLASTING BOX

FOR BLASTING DYNAMITE.

- WHAT ERADOES THIS COME FROM?

- AROUND 1900.

YOU DON'T SEE 'EM IN THISGOOD A SHAPE VERY OFTEN.

IT'S REALLYIN REMARKABLE CONDITION.

IT'S GOT A NICE FINISH ON IT.

IT STILL HAS THE LEATHER STRAP,WHICH IS AMAZING.

SAYS DUPONT ON IT.

CHEMICAL COMPANIESUSUALLY MADE THE EXPLOSIVES.

TO ACTUALLY SEE ONE WITH THEIRTAG ON, IT'S INTERESTING.

- SO DUPONT WAS KNOWN MOREFOR THE CHARGE,

NOT THE HARDWARE.

- CORRECT.- OKAY.

- SO HOW DO WE KNOWIF SHE WORKS?

- THE REAL WAY TO TEST ITWOULD BE TO, UH,

HOOK IT UPTO SOME REAL DYNAMITE.

- IF THIS THING ACTUALLYSENDS AN ELECTRIC CURRENT

TO THE DYNAMITE...

WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT,5 GRAND?

OUT THE DOORFOR EVERYTHING?

- WOULD YOU GO...3,000 BUCKS FOR ALL OF IT?

- OOH.

- THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LITTLELOWER THAN I WAS THINKING.

IF IT DOES WORK,

THAT IS GONNA BRING GOLDINTO YOUR WORLD.

SO I THINK THAT IF YOU COULDGET TO 4,000...

WE COULD SHAKE HANDSAND MAYBE BLOW SOMETHING UP.

- SO 4 GRAND IF IT WORKS.

- 3 GRAND IF IT DOESN'T.

- WE COULD DO THAT.

- THEN LET'S BLOWSOME STUFF UP!

- LET'S DO IT.- YEAH!

- A LOT OF GOLDIS ENCASED IN HARD ROCK.

SO MINERS HAD TO DIGAND BLAST THEIR WAY

INTO THE MOUNTAINTO GET IT.

- EVERYTHING'S SET UP.WE'RE READY TO GO.

EVERYTHING'S PACKEDAND IN PLACE.

- WE'RE SIMULATINGEXACTLY WHAT WE WOULD DO--

PROSPECTING FOR GOLD.

- A BLASTING MACHINE WORKSBY SENDING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT

THROUGH A COPPER WIRE

THAT IS THEN USED TO DETONATEA HIGH EXPLOSIVE LIKE DYNAMITE.

- JUST CUT THE WIRE OFFTHERE.

PULL IT APART.WRAP 'EM ONTO THESE POSTS.

- THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT.

- WITH $1,000 AT STAKE,

TON AND I HAVE A LOT RIDINGON THIS TNT.

[honking]

- KEEP THAT BLOCK UP.

- OH...LAVA!

THIS IS THE TRUNK.

- MY CLIENT HAS ONLY GIVEN ME

A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEYTO PURCHASE SOMETHING.

200.- 600.

- OH, MY GOD!

- STAND BACK, THIS ISTHE EXPLODING DANGEROUS PART.

YEAH HA HA!

- PULL IT APART,WRAP 'EM ONTO THESE POSTS.

- FOR THE $1,000RIDING ON THIS EXPLOSION,

A BIG BLAST COULD MEANA LOTTA CASH IN OUR POCKET.

[honking]

- HO!

ALL RIGHT!

- HO...

WELL, WE MOVED SOME EARTH.

- NO GOLD.- BUT THE PLUNGER WORKED.

- WHAT DO I OWE YA?both: 4 GRAND.

- WHOA, YEAH!

AND IT WAS A PLEASUREDOING BUSINESS WITH YOU.

[laughter]

AFTER UNLOADINGOUR MINING EQUIPMENT,

WE PLACED AN AD ONLINE,

AND IT WASN'T LONG BEFOREWE FOUND A POTENTIAL BUYER

FOR OUR ANTIQUE TRUNK.

YVONNE IS AN ANTIQUE BROKER

WHO HAS BEEN SEEKING OUTRARE FINDS

FOR HER WEALTHY CLIENTSFOR OVER 30 YEARS.

THIS IS THE TRUNK.

- MM-HMM.

IT'S A...ANGLO-INDIAN TRUNK.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S FROMABOUT 1890.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL TRUNK.

THESE ARE GOTHIC ARCHES,WHICH ARE VERY TYPICAL

TO INDIAN NATIONALS.

THESE ARE HIDDEN DRAWERS.GREAT.

THAT'S A GOOD SELLING POINTTO MY CLIENT.

IT ADDS A STORY TO IT.

THEY DEFINITELY WERE HIDINGSOME VALUABLES.

IT PROBABLY BELONGEDTO A MERCHANT IN INDIA.

- SO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKEAN OFFER ON THIS TRUNK?

- MY CLIENT HAS ONLY GIVEN MEA CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY

TO PURCHASE SOMETHING.

200.

- WOW!- WOW.

WE RUN INTO ANTIQUE BROKERSALL THE TIME,

AND IT'S THEIR JOBTO DRIVE A HARD BARGAIN.

- MY CLIENT HAS A SET FEETHAT SHE WANTS TO SPEND.

- BUT WE KNOW ANYONE WHO CANAFFORD TO HIRE A BROKER

IS ALWAYS WILLING TO PAY ALITTLE MORE FOR WHAT THEY WANT.

I WISH WE COULD DO A DEAL,BUT I DON'T THINK WE'RE CLOSE.

- WELL, WHAT'S YOUR PRICE?

- 600.- OH, MY GOSH!

I-I'LL GO UP TO 375.

- WE'RE GETTIN' WARM.

500.

- THAT'S A LOTTA MONEYTO PAY FOR THIS.

450 AND HELP ME LOAD IT.

- ALL RIGHT!

YOU GOT A DEAL.450.

AFTER SOME HAGGLING,WE MANAGED TO TURN A NICE PROFIT

ON THAT ANTIQUE TRUCK.

NOW I'M FIRED UP TO SEEWHAT WE CAN GET FOR THE JEWELRY

WE FOUND INSIDE.

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKTHESE DAYS,

YOU SEE AN AD THAT SAYSWE BUY OLD GOLD OR SILVER.

BUT THESE PLACESHAVE TO MELT IT DOWN,

SO THEY DON'T PAY YOUNEARLY AS MUCH

AS THE SILVER'SACTUALLY WORTH.

- WE CAN MAKEA LOT MORE MONEY

AND HAVE A LOT MORE FUN

IF WE JUST MELT IT DOWNOURSELVES.

I'M GETTING THIS THINGWARMED UP

SO WE CAN TURN THAT SCRAPJEWELRY INTO SOME REAL MONEY.

- OKAY, JUNIOR ALCHEMIST.I LOVE IT.

- THERE WE GO.

GET RID OF THE BEADS.

OOH, KEEP THE FINE STUFF.

WE FIND CHEAP JEWELRY

JUST ABOUT EVERY STORAGE UNITWE GO THROUGH,

SO MELTING IT DOWNIS JUST ANOTHER WAY

WE CAN SQUEEZE OUTA FEW EXTRA BUCKS.

THAT IS PURE SILVER.SEE HOW IT SNAKES DOWN?

GAAAH!

1,763 DEGREES.

- WOW.

- IT IS ON!- OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

- WE'RE GONNA HEAT THIS UP,

AND WE'RE GONNA POUR THE SILVERINTO OUR BLOCK AND THEN COOL IT,

AND WE'RE GONNA POP OUTA BUNCH OF SILVER BARS.

COURSE, WE CAN'T TAKEJUST PURE MOLTEN SILVER

AND POUR IT RIGHT INTO A BLOCKTHAT'S COLD--IT'LL SHATTER.

WHOO!KEEP THAT BLOCK UP.

IT IS REALLY HOT.

- OH...LAVA!

- STAND BACK, THIS ISTHE EXPLODING DANGEROUS PART.

LET'S SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT.

YEAH HA HA!THAT IS AWESOME.

IT'S NO LONGER SCRAP JEWELRY.THIS IS MONEY IN HAND.

WE'RE GONNA MARK 'EMAND CLEAN 'EM UP.

YEAH HA HA HA!

LET'S GET THAT NICEAND ROSY HOT.

HAH!

WOW!T & A!

THAT IS A BEAUT.- YES!

- RANCHO CUCAMONGATURNED OUT TO BE

A HUMONGOUS MONEYMAKER.

WE SOLD THE GOLD RUSH ANTIQUESFOR $4,000,

AND OUR SECRETCOMPARTMENT TRUNK

WENT FOR 450 BUCKS.

- WE MANAGED TO RECOVER$600 WORTH OF PURE SILVER

FROM OUR STASHED JEWELRY,

AND THE ASSORTED OTHER ITEMSWENT FOR A TOTAL OF 1,100 BUCKS.

- WE PAID $1,175FOR THE TWO UNITS

AND SOLD EVERYTHINGFOR 6,150

FOR A WHOPPING PROFIT OF...

- WITH ALL THAT SILVERWE MELTED DOWN,

I THINK I'M GONNA MAKE MYSELFA MOUTHFUL OF SILVER TEETH.

- NO.PLEASE DON'T.

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