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High Flying Ton

The guys soar at a container auction with a basket and burners for a hot air balloon & an 1800s rifle.

- VENTURA COUNTY, BUDDY.

- AWESOME.

- WE'VE GOT 30 CONTAINERSUP FOR AUCTION TODAY,

HUGE CROWD.

SCHMEDLEY'S HERE.

- AW, DUDE, YOU'VE GOTTO BE KIDDING ME.

- SOLD AT 500.

- HE'S COMPUTING.

- SOLD AT 650.

- HE "RAIN-MANNED" THAT THING.

SCHMEDLEY.

BOOM!WE ALREADY MADE MONEY.

- OH, MY GOD.

- OH!

LET IT GO, LET IT GO.

AH, BABY!

SO, DID WE GET LUCKY HERE?

- DEFINITELY.

- WHAT ARE YOU OFFERING UP?

- $15,000.

- WE'RE KEEPING IT.

- YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

[gunshot, bottle breaking]

- WHOO!

IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

OH, GOD, DUDE.

GOOD-BYE, TON.

WHOO!

[both auctioneering]

- EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,

THOUSANDS OF ABANDONEDSTORAGE UNITS

ARE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION.

- SOLD!- SOLD IT, 500.

- WHOO!- $1,150.

- THESE AUCTIONS HAVEBECOME BIG BUSINESS

FOR THOSE WHO KNOW WHATTO LOOK FOR.

- $50,000.- AH, YOU'VE GOT A DEAL.

I'M ALLEN HAFF.

- AND I'M TON JONES.

WE'RE AUCTION HUNTERS.

WE TRAVEL THE COUNTRY,

BUYING STORAGE UNITS.

- AND WE'RE THE BESTIN THE BUSINESS.

- WHEN THE DOOR GOES UP...

- THIS IS COOL!

- WE HAVE SECONDSTO DETERMINE THE VALUE...

400 BUYS IT.- MAKE A BID...

- 700.AND WIN THE AUCTION.

- AND ONCE.

- TWICE.- SOLD AMOUNT 2,100.

- YOU BOUGHT IT,RIGHT THERE.

LOOK AT THIS.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE...

YEAH!

- THE THINGS WE FIND...

- AND SELL.

THE NUMBER IS 5,100.

- WE'VE GOT A DEAL.

- AND THE BETTER THE HISTORY...

THE HIGHER THE PRICE.

- VENTURA COUNTY, BUDDY.

- DUDE, THIS PLACE IS AWESOME.

LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS IS.

- TODAY WE'RE HEADEDTO VENTURA COUNTY.

HOME OF MANSIONS, MARINERS,

AND MONEY.

RECREATION, TOURISM,THEY EVEN HAVE WINERIES, TON.

YOU LIKE WINE, DON'T YOU?- I LOVE WINE.

- THERE YOU GO.

WE'RE ON THE LOOKOUTFOR ANYTHING,

FROM OLD HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA,

TO BOATING ANDFISHING EQUIPMENT.

- EVEN BETTER,

IT'S A SHIPPINGCONTAINER AUCTION.

SOME OF THESE BOXES HAVE BEENSITTING AROUND FOR DECADES.

- IT'S GAME TIME, BABY.

VENTURA, HERE WE COME.

- HOLY CRAP.

THERE'S ABOUTA HUNDRED PEOPLE.

- HUGE CROWD.

EVERY TIME I TURN AROUNDIT'S LIKE A FAMILIAR FACE.

- WE'VE SEEN EVERYBODY BEFORE.

- THE WEALTH OF VENTURA PULLSIN BIDDERS FROM ALL OVER.

THIS CROWD IS FULL OF KILLERS.

SCHMEDLEY'S HERE.YOU REMEMBER SCHMEDLEY.

- AW, DUDE, YOU'VE GOTTO BE KIDDING ME.

- WE'VE BEEN BURNEDBY THIS BIDDER BEFORE.

- DON'T LET THESWEATER VEST FOOL YOU.

THIS DUDE IS A MACHINE.

- WITH THIS MANY, I JUST THINKWE'RE GOING TO GET IT

FROM ALL SIDES TODAY.- YEAH.

- RIGHT, WE'RE READY TO START.

EVERYTHING TODAY IS GOINGTO BE SOLD AS-IS,

WHEREAS NO WARRANTY'SEXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.

EVERYBODY FOLLOW ME OVER

AND LET'S GET ROLLING.

- TODAY, WE'VE GOTTO BE ON TOP OF OUR GAME.

THINGS ARE GOING TO MOVE FAST.

- TO GET THROUGH 30 AUCTIONS,

THEY'RE GOING TO OPEN UPTEN UNITS AT A TIME

AND AUCTION THEM OFF,ONE BY ONE.

THIS IS A SUB-ZERO REFRIGERATOR.- OH, YEAH.

- THIS IS WORTH A TON.- WOW.

- OFFICE.- NO.

- CUBICLES,AND MORE OFFICE STUFF.

- WOW.- IT'S ALL THE SAME.

- WHAT A NIGHTMARE.

- THE LAST THREEARE FILING CABINETS.

- WE ONLY SEE ONEINTERESTING THING

IN THIS ROW OF OFFICE JUNK.

THAT SUB-ZERO FRIDGECOULD BE WORTH A GRAND ALONE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, SIX?

- YEAH.- TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE READY.

- OKAY, LET'S DO IT.LET'S GET IT.

- WE DON'T WANT TO STARTA FEEDING FRENZY,

SO WE'RE GOINGTO HAVE TO PLAY IT COOL.

- LET'S GO, 100 THERE.NOW 200, 200 THERE, 250?

250, NOW 300, 300 THERE.

350, 350, NOW 400.

400, WE ALREADY GOT 400.

400, NOW 450.

400, 450...- 500.

- 500 THERE, 550.550?

550, HAVE 500, 550,

LET'S GO, 550.

ONCE, TWICE...

550 HERE, AT 600,WHERE WE GOT 600?

550 NOW AT 600.

- SCHMEDLEY.- YEAH.

- 550 AT 600, STILL 600,

IS THAT IT AT 600?

- YEAH!- 600.

600, 650,WHERE WOULD I GO 650?

650.

675, ANYONE 675?

ONCE...

TWICE...

SOLD AT 650.

- SCHMEDLEY.

- OKAY, WE'VE GOTA BUNCH LEFT.

- ANYTHING ELSEIN THIS ROW LOOK GOOD?

- NOPE.

- ONCE, TWICE,

SOLD AT 400.

SOLD AT 325.

YOU GOT A GOOD DEAL THERE.

- SCHMEDLEY'S REALLYINTO OFFICE FURNITURE.

- WELL, THE FIRST ROUND GOESTO SCHMEDLEY.

A SWEATER-VESTED, OFFICEFURNITURE-BUYING MACHINE.

- HOPEFULLY THIS NEXTROUND IS ANYTHING

BUT OFFICE FURNITURE,

OR WE'RE GOING TO BEIN FOR A LONG DAY.

- THIS IS BAD.

NOT ONLY IS THIS JUSTOFFICE FURNITURE,

BUT THIS IS CLERICAL.I DON'T LIKE THIS.

- THIS IS HORRIBLE.

- I THINK I KNOW WHO'S GOINGTO BUY THIS.

SCHMEDLEY.

LOOK AT HIM, HE'S COMPUTING.

HE'S CALCULATING RIGHT NOW.

THERE HE GOES.LOOK AT HIM.

HE "RAIN-MANNED"THAT THING.

I CAN'T TAKE ANY MOREOFFICE EQUIPMENT.

THIS IS THE ONE.

YOU CAN SEE THE QUEEN ANNELEGS RIGHT THERE,

AND THAT'S A 1950s SUITCASE.

- BEAUTY CASE,

PING GOLF CASE,

THAT'S MONEY.LET'S GET IT.

- PAY 500?

- 500 EASY.

- AM I GOING TO SEE YOU REARINGYOUR UGLY HEAD ON THIS UNIT?

- YOU MIGHT.

- ALL RIGHT.

- FINALLY, AN INTERESTINGCONTAINER IN THIS ROW.

- AND WE DON'T SEEANY OFFICE EQUIPMENT.

SO HOPEFULLY THAT MEANS

WE WON'T BE SEEING MUCHOF SCHMEDLEY.

- SOMEBODY START 'EM OUT.

AND LET'S GO,HOW ABOUT $100 BILL?

WHERE WOULD I GO 100?

$100 ON IT THERE,NOW 125.

YOU'RE IN AT 125, 150.

150 THERE, 175.

100--200 THERE, 225, 225, 250.250, 250.

225, 250. 225, 250,WE'RE ABLE TO GET 250 THERE.

275, 275, 300.

275, 300,WHERE WOULD I GET 325?

WHERE WOULD I GET 325, 325?

- YEAH, RIGHT HERE.- 325, 350.

350, 375.

375, NOW 400.

AT 375, 400,WE'RE GONNA GO 400.

400 THERE, 425.AT 400 THERE, 425.

- YEP.- 425, 450.

425, 450, ANYBODY ELSE AT 450,425, 450?

ONCE, TWICE,

SOLD IT, 425.

- ACCORDING TO MYCALCULATIONS,

SCHMEDLEY JUST GOTHIS BUTT KICKED.

- AND THERE ARETEN MORE UNITS TO GO,

AND WE STILL HAVE PLENTYOF ROOM IN THE BREAD TRUCK.

OH, COME ON,IS THIS OFFICE AGAIN?

- OH, DUDE.

- NOBODY WANTS THAT.NOBODY WANTS THAT.

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE, THOUGH?

- DUDE, WE REALLY DON'T NEEDANY MORE FILING CABINETS.

- YEAH, BUT LOOK AT IT.

- OH, WHAT IS THAT?

I DON'T KNOW.BUT IT'S NOT OFFICE EQUIPMENT.

DON'T KILL ME,

BUT I MAY HAVE TO TAKE ITIF IT'S CHEAP ENOUGH.

- SURPRISE,ANOTHER ROW OF OFFICE JUNK.

- BUT ONE THING CAUGHT OUR EYE.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S BEHINDTHOSE FILING CABINETS,

BUT WE WANT TO GO200 BUCKS TO FIND OUT.

- ALL RIGHT, GUYS,THIS IS THE LAST ONE HERE.

WE SAVED THE BEST ONE FOR LAST.

AND LET'S GO,SOMEBODY START 'EM OUT,

SOMEBODY GIVE ME 100 BUCKS.

LET'S GO, 100 BUCKS.WHERE WOULD I GO 100?

[auctioneering]

100 BUCKS.TIME TO GO, 100 BUCKS.

100 BUCKS.

YOU WANNA GO 100?

ANY INTEREST AT 100 BUCKS?

- 25 BUCKS.

- 25?

I HEARD 100 IN MY HEAD, BUT--25, NOW 50.

25, NOW 50.

WHERE WOULD I GO 50?

25, NOW 50.

I'M GONNA SELL 'EM.

ONCE, TWICE...

SOLD AT $25 BEFOREYOU CHANGE YOUR MIND.

- THAT'S PRETTY CHEAP.

- WOW.

- SCHMEDLEY, YOUR REIGN OFTERROR IS OVER.

THAT OFFICE EQUIPMENTIS ALL OURS

- WE CAME OUT WITH TWO GREATCONTAINERS FOR NEXT TO NOTHING.

- FIRST THINGS FIRST.

I'VE GOT TO CRACK INTOTHAT VINTAGE SUITCASE.

CHRISTMAS.

THIS IS KIND OF CLEVER,

THEY REUSED THEIRCHRISTMAS PAPER

TO WRAP THEIR STUFF.

OH! BOOM.

THAT IS URANIUM GLASS, RIGHT?

THERE IS NO MISTAKING IT,LOOK AT IT.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GLOWINGHERE OUT IN THE LIGHT.

THIS BAD BOY RIGHT HEREIS EASILY 15 BUCKS.

AND THERE'S ANOTHER ONE HERE.

TWO URANIUM, AND IT'SA DIFFERENT TYPE.

WE'VE GOT VINTAGE1950s PLAYING CARDS,

AND YOU CAN JUST FEELTHE WEAR OF THESE.

THIS SET RIGHT HERE WOULDBE $10 IN MY STORE.

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?

HOW'S THE WEATHER?

- CLOUDY, WITH CHANCE OF RAIN.

- CHECK OUT THIS CASE,FIRST OFF.

THAT'S NEAT.

TYPEWRITER,REMINGTON QUIET-RITER.

50 BUCKS.THIS IS AWESOME.

I'M HAVING FUN BECAUSETHIS IS OLDER STUFF.

- WOW.

- WHAT DID YOU GET, DUDE?

- OH, MY GOD.

- OH!

AW, BABY!

- I'LL GO 7,500.

- I MIGHT BEAT YOUR BID.

[gunshot]

AW, YEAH, BABY!LOOK AT THAT, DUDE!

DUDE!

OH, GOD, DUDE.

- OH, CRAP.

- GOOD-BYE, TON.[laughing]

- I'M HAVING FUN,BECAUSE THIS IS OLDER STUFF.

WHAT DID YOU GET, DUDE?

- OH, MY GOD.

- OH!

OH, MY GOD.- WHAT THE HELL?

- THAT'S AN ANTIQUESWISS ARMY KNIFE.

- DUDE, THEY'RE WEIRD.

LOOK AT SOME OF THIS.

- THAT LOOKS LIKE AMIDDLE-EASTERN KNIFE.

- THERE'S BLADESALL OVER THIS THING.

- I LOVE IT, BUT HERE'SWHAT'S THROWING ME.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUTA SWISS ARMY KNIFE,

IT WAS ACTUALLY DESIGNEDFOR THE SWISS MILITARY.

THIS IS MOTHER-OF-PEARL.

THIS WAS NEVER DESIGNEDFOR MILITARY USE.

THIS THING IS DEFINITELYOVER 100 YEARS OLD.

THERE IS NO IDENTIFIER ON THISTHAT SAYS "SWISS ARMY KNIFE",

NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, THE HALLMARK THATWE DO SEE, IT'S LIKE A "Z."

THIS MUST BE THE DESIGNEROF THIS KNIFE,

I JUST DON'T KNOWTHAT HALLMARK.

THIS IS A VERY,VERY RARE KNIFE.

IT COULD BE WORTHA LOT OF MONEY.

- WITHOUT A DOUBT.

NOTHING.

- OH.

- OH!

- IT'S A LITTLE LIGHT.

- DON'T SAY THAT.

AW.

- THERE'S SOMETHINGIN HERE, THOUGH.

- COOL.

THIS IS AMAZING.

- IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

- THAT'S A VERY STUBBY .22.

NO HALLMARK.

- MAYBE IT WAS LIKEA TEENAGER'S GUN,

LIKE A STARTER.

- WELL, IF THIS WASA KID'S FIRST GUN,

IT WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THISCROSS-HATCHING WORK

THAT'S ALL HAND-DONE.

YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THE CUSTOM,FANCY TRIGGER GUARD,

AND THE ENGRAVINGON THE OCTAGON BARREL.

IT IS A NICE LITTLE PIECE.

- COULD THAT BEAUTIFUL GUNBE WORTH 1,000 BUCKS?

- I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAYIT'S WORTH A FEW HUNDRED.

- I'LL TELL YOU WHATI THINK IS FAIR,

IS IF YOU KEEP THE GUN,

AND I KEEP MY LITTLESWISS ARMY KNIFE.

- WE'RE GOING TO FINDOUT WHAT THESE ARE WORTH.

- THEN CAN WE DO A DEAL?

- MAYBE.- ALL RIGHT, GOOD.

I KNOW OUR FIRST RULE ISTO SELL WHAT WE FIND,

AND COLLECT NOTHING.

BUT THAT KNIFE IS TEMPTING.

- WELL, BEFORE WE EVEN THINKABOUT KEEPING ANYTHING,

LET'S FINISH DIGGING FIRST.

- SCHMEDLEY, SCHMEDLEY,AND US.

BOOM!

WE ALREADY MADE MONEY,

AT LEAST 200 IN FILE CABINETS.

WHOO!

TOLD YOU THERE COULDBE STUFF IN HERE.

I'VE GOT AN AUTOGRAPHEDHOT AIR BALLOON POSTER.

VENTURA IS APPARENTLYA BIG BALLOONING COMMUNITY.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

- TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS WITHA LITTLE HOT AIR BALLOON ON IT.

- MIGHT'VE BELONGED TO SOMEBODYIN THE HOT AIR BALLOON BUSINESS.

ALL RIGHT, WELL LET'S TAKEA LOOK AT THE REST OF THIS.

- ANOTHER FILING CABINET,25 BUCKS.

- PUT MY GLOVES ON.

LET IT GO, LET IT GO.

- OKAY, 10 BUCKS.

THAT SUCKED.

- YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

- WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?

- WELL THIS ISAN INTERESTING THINGAMABOB.

THE QUESTION IS,WHAT WAS THIS USED FOR?

- ONE PIECE OFHORRIBLE LAWN FURNITURE?

- IT'S VERY '70s.

- WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

- OH, MY GOD.

THIS IS A HOT AIRBALLOON BASKET.

- HOLY [bleep].

- LET'S GET IT OUT.

AW, BABY!

OH, MY GOD.

THIS IS AMAZING.

- WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

- BOOM BOOMS.

SO THIS IS THE ALTIMETERRIGHT HERE.

VERTICAL SPEED,AND TEMPERATURE LIMITS.

GOT YOUR TANKS, AND THESETWO LOOK LIKE BURNERS, RIGHT?

OH, YEAH.

- WELL, I THINK I FIGUREDOUT HOW IT MOUNTS.

- OKAY, THERE IT IS, DUDE.THAT'S COOL.

- YOU CRANK THIS SUCKER ONAND IT SHOOTS THIS HUGE FLAME.

- SO THAT FIRE IS WHAT PUTSYOU IN THE SKY,

BUT I DON'T SEE A BALLOON.

WHERE'S THE BALLOON OF IT ALL?

- WE NEED TO GETA BALLOON.

- WE'VE GOT TO BE LOOKINGAT A COUPLE GRAND.

NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE THIS BASKET,WE'VE GOT THE THREE TANKS,

WE'VE GOT TWO BURNERS.

I THINK WE MORE THAN MADE OURMONEY BACK ON THE FILE CABINETS.

AND WHATEVER THIS THING IS,MAKES IT A HOMERUN.

- ALL I KNOW IS, THAT WOULDBE ONE COOL FLAMETHROWER.

LET'S HOPE ALL THISBALLOONING EQUIPMENT

ACTUALLY FLIES WITH A BUYER.

BUT FIRST, LET'S STICKTO WHAT WE KNOW BEST: WEAPONS.

- ERNEST IS A WEAPONS EXPERT

WHO HAS BEEN COLLECTING ANTIQUEGUNS AND KNIVES FOR DECADES.

LET'S HOPE THAT HE'SA ONE-STOP SHOP FOR OUR ITEMS.

- BROUGHT YOU SOME STUFFTO TAKE A LOOK AT.

- WELL--

- SO WHAT DO YOU THINKABOUT THIS?

- OH, MY GOSH.

A SCHUTZEN RIFLE.

THIS IS A GERMAN RIFLE, PROBABLYFROM ABOUT THE 1880s, 1870s.

IT'S A HANDMADE GUN,THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.

IT'S NOT DONE BY A MACHINE.

SOME NICE LITTLE FLOURISHESIN HERE.

IT'S AN INTERESTING PIECE.

IN GERMANY, THEY HAD SOMETHINGCALLED SCHUTZENVEREIN,

WHICH WERE KIND OFGENTLEMEN'S CLUBS.

THESE GUYS WOULD HAVE TARGETRANGES THAT WERE SET UP,

AT THE BEER HALLS,AND A GUN LIKE THIS WAS USED

IN THESE COMPETITIONS.

AND THE GUY WHO MISSEDTHE TARGET

HAD TO BUYA ROUND FOR EVERYBODY.

- YOU KNOW WHAT?WHEN I'M SHOOTING,

I DON'T LIKE TO WEAR LEDERHOSEN.

- I GUARANTEE YOU,THEY'D BE WEARING LEDERHOSEN.

- THAT'S WHY YOU'VE GOTTO DRINK THE BEER,

TO GET OVER THE FACT THATYOU'RE WEARING SOME SHORT PANTS,

AND WHATEVER THAT IS.

- YEAH!

- SO WHAT'S IT WORTH?

- THIS IS PROBABLYWORTH ABOUT $400,

AS LONG AS IT STILL FUNCTIONS.

- BEFORE WE GET INTOANY KIND OF NEGOTIATION,

WE WANT YOU TO CONSIDERALL THE VARIABLES.

WE FOUND SOMETHING ELSE.

- WELL, WHAT HAVE WE GOT HERE.

OH, MY GOSH.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

[gunshot]

COULD GO UPWARDS OF $15,000.

- THIS IS INSANE.

IF I MOUNT THAT TO MY TRUCK,

WHAT KIND OF FLAMEAM I THROWING?

- YOU CAN GET A 50-FOOT FLAMEOUT OF THAT PUPPY.

- WHOO!

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