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Drumming Up Cash

Ton & Allen light up Glendale with a 40s Zildjian cymbal and a pyrotechnics control board for fireworks.

- GLENDALE, BABY!

- GOING TO GLENDALEIS MONEY IN THE BANK, BRO.

YOU GOT THE BLATAN BROTHERSOVER THERE.

- CRAP.- UH-OH.

MAD DOG'S HERE TOO.

YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHINGIN THERE, DID YOU, POPS?

- WE'LL SEE.- 600, 650.

SOLD.

- CHECK THIS OUT.

- OH!

- [laughs]

- WE COULD BE TALKING ABOUTSOME MAJOR MONEY, BRO.

[yells]

- THAT'S SOME SPUN GOLDRIGHT THERE.

$1,500 TO 2 GRAND.

- NO SALE.

- $7,000, BUT ONLY IF IT WORKS.

- BRING ON THE FLAME.

- WHOO!- OH!

- NOW 575, NOW 600.- 60 IS THE BID--

- EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,

THOUSANDS OF ABANDONEDSTORAGE UNITS

ARE PUT UPFOR PUBLIC AUCTION.

- SOLD!- SOLD AT 500.

- AND $1,150.- YEAH!

- THESE AUCTIONS HAVE BECOMEBIG BUSINESS

FOR THOSE WHO KNOWWHAT TO LOOK FOR.

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

[cash register bell dings]

- AND THE BETTER THE HISTORY,

THE HIGHER THE PRICE.- [laughs]

- GLENDALE, BABY!

- GOING TO GLENDALEIS MONEY IN THE BANK, BRO.

WITH ITS SHOPPING CENTERSAND CAR DEALERSHIPS,

GLENDALE ATTRACTS BIG SPENDERSFROM ALL OVER CALIFORNIA.

EVEN IF WE DON'T GETIN THE AUCTION TODAY,

I'M SWINGING BYONE OF THOSE MALLS,

AND YOU, SIR,ARE PICKING OUT A NEW SHIRT.

- WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS SHIRT?

- I WOULD JUST SAY THAT THEREARE OTHER LOOKS

THAT YOU COULD EXPLORE.

- HEY, THEY WERE ON SALE.- [laughs]

HIGH-END STORES OFTEN KEEP

THEIR EXTRA INVENTORYIN STORAGE UNITS.

AND WITH ALL THE AUTO DETAILINGAND BODY SHOPS,

THAT CAN BE A SIGN OF LOCALGEARHEADS WITH MONEY TO BURN.

- I'VE BEEN ACTUALLYTHINKING ABOUT

PICKING UP A NEW TRUCK.- REALLY?

WELL, MAYBE WE'LL FIND ONEIN A STORAGE UNIT.

- I CALL DIBS.- WHO'S DIBS?

IS THAT YOUR BUTLER?DIBS?

- NO, HE'S MY MECHANIC.- [laughs]

- DAMN.

THERE'S A LOTOF PEOPLE HERE, BRO.

- THE WORST PART OF IT IS

YOU GOT THE BLATAN BROTHERSOVER THERE.

- OH, CRAP.- YUP.

WE'VE HAD RUN-INS WITHTHE BLATAN BROTHERS IN THE PAST.

AND THOUGHTHEY'RE MEN OF FEW WORDS,

THEY GENERALLY LET THEIR BIDDINGDO THE TALKING.

THE BLATAN BROTHERS USUALLY LIKE

THE TOOL ROOMSAND THE GUY ROOMS,

SO THERE MIGHT BEA LITTLE HEAT FOR YOU

IF YOU TRY TO PICKSOMETHING UP CHEAP.

- YEAH.

- LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

- WE'RE GOING TO STARTTHE AUCTION.

THIS IS CASH.CASH ONLY.

ALL THE MONEYYOU HAVE ON YOU

RIGHT NOW IS ALL THE MONEYYOU HAVE TO SPEND.

YOU CANNOT LEAVE TO GO

TO AN ATM OR A BANKAND GET CASH.

YOU HAVE TO HAVEALL YOUR STUFF REMOVED

BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS TOMORROW.

OKAY, LET'S GO.

- THERE ARE SIX UNITSUP FOR AUCTION TODAY.

AND WHILE THE BLATAN BROTHERSLOVE ROOMS

WITH TOOLS AND AUTO PARTS,

WE'RE HOPING THATTHERE'S PLENTY OF ROOMS

THAT AREN'T QUITEON THEIR RADAR.

- RIGHT THERE.

- YEAH.- WHAT?

- THERE'S A LEVELAND A HEAVY-DUTY TOOLBOX.

- MAYBE A HEDGE TRIMMERBACK THERE.

- HMM.

- WHAT IS THAT?- IT'S A HARD CASE.

- COULD BE MORE POWER TOOLS.

- I WANT TO BID ON THIS ONE.

I'M THINKING $400.

- ALL RIGHT,PICK IT UP.

- WE ALREADY SEEA COUPLE HUNDRED BUCKS

WORTH OF TOOLS ALREADY,

AND BY THE LOOKS OF THESE CASES,THERE COULD BE MORE.

- BUT THIS IS JUSTTHE KIND OF UNIT

THAT THE BLATAN BROTHERSGO FOR.

SO WE COULD BE IN FOR A FIGHT.

- OKAY, UNIT 130.

130.I GOT 100.

125, 125.

SO 125, 150.NOW 150, 175.

175. 200.GOT A $200 BID NOW. 200.

- YUP.- 225, 250.

- YEAH.- GOT A $250 BID NOW.

250.275.

GOT A $275 BID NOW.275, 300.

GOT A $300 BID NOW.350.

GOT A $350 BID.375.

375. 400.

NOW $400.GOT A 400, 425?

400 ONCE,

$400 TWICE,

SOLD FOR 400.

- THAT WAS A GOOD UNIT, DUDE.- YEAH.

- THAT WAS A GOOD WAY TO STARTTHE MORNING.

NOW I FEEL BETTER.- PERFECT.

- THAT WAS CLOSE.

I THINK THE FACT THAT IT WAS THEFIRST UNIT WORKED IN OUR FAVOR.

- WE'VE SEEN THOSE SAME GUYSPAY TWICE AS MUCH

FOR A UNIT JUST LIKE THAT.

- THEY MUST BE WAITINGFOR SOMETHING BETTER.

- YEAH.WE'LL SEE.

- AN OLD TV.DIAPERS.

I DON'T LIKE THAT AT ALL.

- 375.- OH.

- DUDE.

- OH, THIS LOOKSA LITTLE SPARSE.

OLD CLOTHES AND CARDBOARD BOXES.

- UM, NO.- SOLD, 400.

- OH, MAN, THAT'S WHATYOU DON'T LIKE TO SEE.

- CRAP.

- MORE JUNK.- OH, GOD.

- OH, LOOKS LIKEEVERYBODY'S LEAVING.

LEAVING AN AUCTION EARLY

CAN BE A COMMONROOKIE MISTAKE...

- THEY'RE DROPPING LIKE FLIES.

- BUT DAYS LIKE THISCAN TEST THE PATIENCE

OF EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCEDAUCTION HUNTER.

- CHECK IT OUT.

LOOKS LIKE THE BLATAN BROTHERSARE THROWING IN THE TOWEL.

both: HMM.- YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT.

- WITH THE BLATAN BROTHERS GONEAND THE CROWD THINNING,

WE SHOULD HAVE AN EASIER TIMEPICKING UP THIS LAST UNIT

IF WE WANT IT.

- SINGLE LINE.

- ONE LINE.

- ONE, TWO, THREE TRUNKS.

AND THAT ONE LOOKS OLDOVER THERE.

DO YOU SEE THAT ONERIGHT BACK THERE?

A VINTAGE TANK.THAT'S AN EASY $150, USED.

WHAT IS THAT,A MUSIC STAND?

SOME KIND OF TRIPOD.

- COULD MEAN MORE MUSICEQUIPMENT IN THERE.

- CHECK THAT OUT.THAT'S A RIFLE CASE.

- OH, OKAY.- OR A GUITAR CASE.

- COOL.- THERE'S A LOT HERE.

WITH MUSIC EQUIPMENTAND A POSSIBLE GUN,

THIS UNIT ISA PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY

WE DON'T CASH OUR CHIPSIN TOO EARLY.

YOU WANT TO PICK THIS UP?

- WHAT DO YOU THINK?$700?

- YEAH, WHY NOT?- I LIKE IT TOO.

- UH-OH.LOOK AT WHO JUST SHOWED UP LATE.

MAD DOG.

I'D RATHER HAVETHE BLATAN BROTHERS BACK.

- MAD DOG IS A GLENDALE LOCALWHO LIKES TO USE INTIMIDATION

TO SCARE PEOPLE FROM BIDDING.

- WE RUN INTO GUYSLIKE THAT ALL THE TIME,

BUT IN MAD DOG'S CASE,

LET'S JUST SAY HE BRINGS ITTO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

- HE GAVE YOU THE LOOK.

WHILE THAT MAY WORKON OTHER PEOPLE,

WE KNOWHOW TO STAND OUR GROUND.

- YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING INTHERE, DID YOU POPS?

- WE'LL SEE.

- OKAY, UNIT 2109.2109.

GOT A $100 BID,START IT AT 100.

GOT A $100 BID.100, 125, 125.

125, 150.150, 175.

- YEAH.

- GOT A 175--- 300!

- 200, GOT 200, 250.I GOT A $300 BID. 350.

NOW 350. GOT 350.400, 400, 450.

450, NOW 450.

GOT A $450 BID.NOW 450.

- 450.- I GOT 450.

500.GOT A $500 IN THE BACK.

500, 550.550, 600.

- YEAH.- GOT $600 BID, NOW 600.

650.GOT 650, NOW 700.

GOT A $700 BID NOW.700.

650 ONCE.650 TWICE...

650.

- THAT WAS A GOOD UNIT, DUDE.- THANK YOU, SIR.

NICE SEEING YOU AGAIN.- YEAH.

- SEE THIS, SEE THIS?- YEAH, THAT WAS GOOD.

- YEAH.- YEAH.

- IN THIS BUSINESS,MEAN LOOKS ARE ONLY SCARY

IF YOU'VE GOT THE CASHTO BACK IT UP.

IT WASN'T PRETTY,BUT WE GOT

TWO GREAT UNITS TO SHOWFOR OUR EFFORTS.

- NOW IT'S TIME TO DOA LITTLE DIGGING.

- WELL, THIS IS THE ONE YOU WEREEXCITED ABOUT AS I RECALL.

- YUP.

- LET'S DO THIS.

- POWER SAW.- THAT'S SERIOUS.

- ALL RIGHT, HERE.

- THIS ONE TURNS ME ONA LITTLE BIT MORE.

- SWEET, A SAWZALL.- OH, LOOK AT THAT.

[mechanical whirring]

THE BATTERY'S GOTA LITTLE LIFE LEFT IN IT.

- CHECK THAT OUT.

- WHOO.- ANOTHER POWER SAW.

- I LOVE THAT YOU AND INEVER HAVE TO SPEND MONEY

AT THE HARDWARE STORE ANYMORE.

- NOPE.

OH...- WHAT'D YOU GET?

- ALLEN?- WHAT?

- YOU GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT.

- WHAT THE--OH!

WE COULD BE TALKING ABOUTSOME MAJOR MONEY, BRO.

- [laughs maniacally]

- LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE.

[yells]

- I'M THINKING $350.- NO SALE.

- FIRE.

[laughs]OH.

- OH...- WHAT'D YOU GET?

- ALLEN?- WHAT?

- YOU GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT.

- WHAT THE--

WHAT IS IT?- I DON'T KNOW.

- WAIT A MINUTE."PYROMUSICAL."

DUDE.

OH!"PYROMUSICAL PRODUCTIONS."

ACTIVATING BIG MOTLEY CRUEEXPLOSION.

KA-BLAM TO THE RIGHT.- HO, HO, HO, HO!

- DUDE.- WE KNOW IT'S OLD-SCHOOL

BECAUSE WE GOTTHE 1998 COMPUTER PRINTER.

NOT USB FOR US.- NOPE.

[gasps]

PULL THE TRIGGER,PULL THE TRIGGER,

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.

PULL THE TRIGGER,PULL THE TRIGGER, PLEASE.

- I CAN'T. WHAT IF IT'S HOOKEDTO SOMETHING?

YOU HAVEN'T EVEN LOOKED YET.

- YOU'RE RIGHT, WE SHOULDHOOK IT UP. WE GOT A KEY.

ON. FIRE.[machine beeps]

- WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PUSHALL THE BUTTONS ALL THE TIME?

- THIS IS NOT FUN WITHOUTSOMETHING THAT GOES "BOOM."

YOU THINK IT'S WORTH ANYTHING?- IT'S GOT TO BE.

WE JUST NEED TO FIND SOMEONEWHO KNOWS ABOUT PYROTECHNICS.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S KEEP DIGGING.

- DUDE, WHAT IS THIS?- PULL THAT OUT.

THAT'S GALLAGHER STUFF.

- OH, THE SLEDGE-O-MATIC.

- ALL RIGHT, SO THIS IS GOODFOR SMASHING WATERMELONS.

GREAT.JUST WANT YOU NEEDED.

THIS COULD BE THE THING THATYOU HIT--FOR THE STRONG MEN--

WHERE YOU TRYTO RING THE BELL FOR--

YOU KNOW?YOU REMEMBER THAT THING

THAT YOU GO TO THE CARNIVAL,AND THEY GIVE THIS TO YOU,

AND THEN YOU WHACK IT.

AND THEN IT GOESALL THE WAY TO THE TOP

IF YOU'RE REALLY STRONG?

- THAT'S WAY TOO COOL.

HOLY CRAP.

- WHAT?

- I HATE IT WHEN YOU'RE RIGHT.

- OH, DUDE!

- OKAY.

- THAT'S INTERESTING.LOOK AT THAT.

THAT FONT LOOKS LIKEIT'S FROM THE '50s.

AND REALLY,WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY,

IT COULD EVEN BE A LITTLEEARLIER THAN THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

- "BIG MAN, SO CLOSE, NOT BAD,HI, KID, GIVE UP"

- I'VE PLAYED THIS BEFORE,

AND IF YOU DON'T HIT THAT THINGJUST RIGHT,

IT CAN JUST GO, "PLOP."

- ALL RIGHT,LET'S MOVE THIS OUT, BRO.

- WE FOUND OUR FAIR SHARE OFHAMMERS IN UNITS BEFORE,

BUT SOMETHING LIKE THISIS A BIT LARGER

THAN WHAT WE'RE USED TO.

WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVETO TEST THIS BABY OUT.

THERE WE GO.

WOW.- WOW.

THAT THING ISACTUALLY PRETTY BEAUTIFUL.

- THAT THING IS COOL.

- LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE.

- AH!

- "DEAD HEAD."- WHAT?

NO WAY.

SOMETHING'S WRONGWITH THAT THING.

AH!

AHH!

AH!

OKAY.YOUR TURN, TOUGH GUY.

LET'S SEE WHAT YOU GOT,BIG MAN.

LET'S SEE IT.

[bell rings]

- WELL, I GUESS WE KNOW WHOTHE MUSCLE IN THIS TEAM IS.

- OH, REALLY?- YUP.

- WELL, WHY DON'T YOU CARRYALL THE HEAVY STUFF

IN OUR NEXT UNIT?

- CRAP.

WELL, THIS IS IT, RIGHT HERE.- HERE IT IS.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT.

- BRING ON THE PAIN.

SEE WHAT WE GOT HERE.

DUDE.IT'S A MUFFLER FOR A CAR.

JUST TO ADD A LITTLE THROATYSOUND TO YOUR VEHICLE.

- BRAND-NEW,THEY'RE 150, 200 BUCKS.

USED, YOU'LL GET 50 BUCKS.

- OH, AND THE GUITAR CASEOR RIFLE CASE.

- HERE.

- LET'S SEE IF THAT THING'SGOT--OH, TOO LIGHT.

NO GUITAR.[groans] MAN.

- [laughs maniacally]

- THAT WAS NOT GOOD.- SORRY.

WOW.

ALLEN, MY FRIEND.- OH, GO--OH, MY GOD.

- LOOK AT THAT DRUM.

HOLY CRAP.

- I'VE SOLD VINTAGE KITS BEFOREFOR 1,000 BUCKS.

BACK IN THE EARLY DAYSOF ROCK AND ROLL,

YOU ONLY NEEDED THREE PIECESFOR YOUR KIT.

YOU NEED A SNARE,THIS IS YOUR 13-INCH,

AND YOU NEED A BASS DRUM.

THERE IT IS.

SLINGERLAND,I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT.

IT COULD HAVE BEENTHE NAME OF THIS DRUM MODEL.

- WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TALKTO SOMEBODY ABOUT THIS.

- WE COULD BE TALKINGABOUT SOME MAJOR MONEY, BRO.

- COOL.LET'S KEEP DIGGING.

RACING CARDS.- RACING CARDS?

- NASCAR RACING CARDS.

- MAN,WHO COLLECTED THOSE?

- OH, THIS AREFROM THE EARLY '90s.

RUSTY WALLACE, DALE EARNHARDT,RICKY RUDD--

THERE ARE ALL THE NASCAR GREATS.

THERE'S, LIKE,$150 WORTH OF CARDS HERE.

- YEAH,WELL, IF WE CAN SELL THEM.

- [groans]- OH!

IT'S THE REST OF OUR DRUM KIT.

THIS CYMBAL LOOKS OLD.

LOOK AT HOW CLEAN THATIS THOUGH. IT'S NICE.

THIS SIZE IS THE LARGEST CYMBALTHERE IS.

I THINK IT'S CALLED A "CRASH."

OF ALL THE CYMBALS YOU CAN FIND,THEY'RE WORTH THE MOST.

THIS LOOKS REALLY CLEAN.

DUDE, THIS IS ACTUALLY STAMPED.

- WELL, WOW.- ISTANBUL, ZILDJIAN.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL.

- SO THAT IS MONEY?

- IT'S TO BE AT LEAST 100 BUCKS.

L.A. HAS A RICH ROCK HISTORY,

AND IT'S A HOT MARKETFOR MUSIC COLLECTIBLES.

I BET WE'RE NOT GOINGTO HAVE A HARD TIME

FINDING A HOMEFOR THIS VINTAGE DRUM KIT.

- SO FIRST, WE'RE HEADED OVERTO A DRUM SHOP IN HOLLYWOOD

TO MEET UP WITH OUR BUDDIESSTAN AND JERRY.

- THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN BUYING,SELLING, AND HUSTLING

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTSFOR DECADES.

HOPEFULLY, WE'RE GOING TO GETA FAIR PRICE FOR OUR DRUM KIT.

- WE'RE KIND OF HOPING YOU COULDTELL US ABOUT THESE THINGS.

WE KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEM,BUT NOT A LOT.

- FIRST GLANCE AT IT, THEYLOOK LIKE SLINGERLAND DRUMS.

- SLINGERLAND COMPANY WAS MADEIN THE MIDWEST AND CHICAGO.

- YEAH, THEY'VE BEEN AROUND.- THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOR...

- ABOUT 100 YEARS.- ABOUT 100 YEARS.

- THIS ONE,WHEN YOU FIRST BROUGHT IT IN,

I NOTICED THIS BADGE RIGHT HERE.

YOU GOT A '50s BADGE,BUT YOU GOT THREE...

- TOM-TOMS.- TOM-TOMS.

YOU GOT SOME 1930s LUGS.

AND THESE DON'T BELONGON AN EARLY '50s DRUM.

THESE ARE FROM THE LATE '30s.

- IT LOOKS LIKE THEY REFINISHEDTHE WHOLE SET

TO MAKE IT LOOKLIKE ONE DRUM SET.

YOU CAN TELLTHEY DON'T ALL MATCH.

- YEAH.

- WHICH REALLY KILLS THE VALUEON THESE PARTICULAR DRUMS.

IF IT WAS ORIGINAL MATCHING,YOU SCORED.

I MEAN, IF YOU HAD THE MATCHINGBASS DRUM OF THIS,

I WOULD SAY A COUPLE THOUSANDDOLLARS FOR THE KIT.

- THIS WOULD BE A TOUGH SELLTHOUGH

BEING A MISMATCH LIKE THIS.

- IT'S NOT A TOUGH SELL.THESE BABIES SELL THEMSELVES.

- OW, OW, OW, OW.- [laughs]

- WHAT DO YOU THINK, JER?MONEY-WISE?

- MAXIMUM, ABOUT $350.

- UH, WOW.I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

NO SALE.

- NOW YOU'RE TALKING.

- THAT'S SOME SPUN GOLDRIGHT THERE.

- YUP.

- YOU COULD PROBABLYGET $6,000, $7000 FOR IT,

BUT ONLY IF IT WORKS.- BRING ON THE FLAME.

- THREE, TWO, ONE.FIRE!

- OH, MY GOD.

- WHAT DID YOU THINK, JER?MONEY-WISE?

- MAXIMUM, ABOUT $350.

- WOW. THAT DIDN'T WORK OUTTHE WAY I THOUGHT IT WOULD.

- NO SALE.

- OKAY.- YET.

- WHAT DO YOU GOT THERE?

- WHOO.- WELL, NOW YOU'RE TAKING.

- LOOK AT THAT. THAT'SSOME SPUN GOLD RIGHT THERE.

- YUP.- WOW.

THAT'S A "K" ZILDJIANISTANBUL.

YEAH, MADE IN TURKEY.

- GOT TO BE WHAT? MID '40s?- MID '40s.

- LATE '40s.- YEAH, LOOK AT THAT.

- ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

THAT STAMP RIGHT THEREIS LIKE A DOLLAR SIGN.

THE ZILDJIAN COMPANY,THEY'VE BEEN MAKING CYMBALS

FOR 400 YEARS,HAND-HAMMERED.

YOU SEE ALL THE LITTLE DIMPLESON THE SIDE?

AND THAT CREATESA LOWER, DARKER SOUND.

[taps cymbal]

AND MAKES ITA MORE VALUABLE CYMBAL.

- WOW.OKAY.

- THE MAXIMUMYOU CAN GET OFF OF THIS ONE

IS $1,500 TO 2 GRAND.

- WOW.

- WHY DON'T WE TRY IT OUT,

CHECK IT OUT, HEAR THE SOUND.

THAT WHY WE CAN TELL RIGHT AWAYIF IT HAS ANY CRACKS.

- THE SOUND IS THE WHOLE KEYTO THE PRICE OF THE CYMBAL.

- SO LET'S TEST IT. LET'S GO.- LET'S DO THIS.

- I'LL HAVE YOU KNOWI'VE SLAPPED THE SKINS

A FEW TIMES IN MY LIFE,BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

I'VE ACTUALLY DRUMMED FOR MONEY.

- DON'T BLOW IT.

- ALLEN, WHY DON'T YOU DOTHE HONORS?

[tapping drumsticks]

[playing drums]

- MAN.

- WHOO.- WOW.

- JERRY?

- I DON'T HEAR ANY CRACKS,I MUST SAY.

- SOUNDS AWFULLY GOOD.- SOUNDS DAMN GOOD.

- EVEN WHENI WAS WHACKING ON IT.

- EVEN WHEN YOU WEREPLAYING ON IT, YES.

[laughing]

- THAT THING DOES SOUNDPRETTY DECENT.

I'M SURE YOU'RE GOING TO WANT

TO GIVE USA FAIR PRICE FOR IT.

- WHAT DO YOU THINK, JER?

- I'M THINKING $1,100.

- SHEESH.- THAT'S FAIR.

- YOU SAID EARLIER THAT THECYMBAL COULD BE WORTH 2 GRAND.

- YEAH, ON THE--ON THE MARKETBUT NOT FOR A DEALER.

FOR US TO MAKE A DOLLAR,

WE'RE GOING TO OBVIOUSLYNOT PAY THAT AMOUNT.

- $1,250.- YEAH, THAT'S FAIR.

- TELL YOU WHAT.

1,800 BUCKS, AND WE'LL THROWIN THE DRUM KIT.

- I THINK $1,500,THE CYMBAL AND THE DRUMS.

- YEAH.

- THAT'S A FAIR OFFERRIGHT THERE, COME ON.

- I CAN TELL BYTHAT SMILE OF YOURS

THAT YOU'RE GOINGTO BUY THIS CYMBAL.

YOU'RE GOING TO PAY 1,700 BUCKSFOR THE CYMBAL,

AND WE'LL KICK INTHE DRUM KIT FOR YOU.

[laughs]- WHAT THE HELL, JERRY?

WHERE'S THE POKER FACE?COME ON.

- I REALLY LIKE THAT CYMBAL.- ALL RIGHT.

- $1,700.- DEAL.

- I LIKE YOU.- LET'S GO.

- ALL RIGHT, VERY COOL.- THANK YOU.

- ALL RIGHT.- ALL RIGHT, GUYS.

- OKAY, SO I CAN'T DRUM.

AT LEAST THEY LIKED OUR CYMBAL.

- NOW WITH THAT 1,700 BUCKSWE JUST MADE,

I CAN GET SOME NEW EARPLUGS.

NEXT WE TRACKED DOWN APYROTECHNIC ENGINEER NAMED MIKE.

HE'S ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUTFOR NEW EQUIPMENT,

AND WE'RE HOPING THAT HE'S GOINGTO DIG OUR CONTROL BOARD.

- WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS A MODERNCOMPUTER FIRING SYSTEM

KNOWN ASTHE PYRODIGITAL CONTROLLER.

THIS SYSTEM CAN BE USED BOTHFOR AUTOMATIC FIRING,

SAY, TO A MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK,

OR YOU CAN USE THIS TRIGGERTO FIRE EVERY SHOT MANUALLY.

THESE HAVE BEEN AROUNDSINCE THE EARLY '90s

AND HAVE REALLY REVOLUTIONIZEDPROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAYS.

IN THE PAST,EVERYBODY USED TO HAND-LIGHT

FIREWORKS USINGA FUSEE OR A ROAD FLARE,

LIGHTING EVERYINDIVIDUAL DEVICE.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE,THAT'S NOT AS SAFE.

- HOW GOOD'S YOUR REFLEXES?GRAB A ROAD FLARE.

WE'LL FIND OUT.- YES, YOU WILL.

BECAUSE THIS WAS SOWELL-DESIGNED,

IT HAS NOT CHANGEDSINCE THE EARLY '90s

AND IN MY OPINION,ONE OF THE BEST

COMPUTERIZED FIRING SYSTEMSYOU CAN USE NOWADAYS.

- WOW.- HOW DOES IT WORK?

- WE ENCODE THE AUDIO MUSICON ONE CHANNEL,

SO LET'S SAY YOUR LEFT CHANNEL,

AND THE RIGHT CHANNELWILL ENCODE

THE PYRODIGITAL TIME CODE.

THAT TIME CODEIS BASICALLY A SIGNAL

THAT'S SENT TO THE COMPUTERAND TELLS IT EXACTLY WHERE IT IS

IN THE SOUNDTRACK, SO IT KNOWSEXACTLY WHEN TO SHOOT

EACH FIREWORK.

- SO HOW MUCH WOULDTHIS SYSTEM COST?

- A USED SYSTEM LIKE THIS,

YOU COULD COULD PROBABLY GET$6,000, $7,000 FOR IT.

- OKAY.

YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TOPUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO USE?

- ABSOLUTELY.

THESE ARE STILL USEDALL THE TIME.

I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDSON ANOTHER ONE.

BUT ONLY IF IT WORKS.

- HOW DO YOU TEST IT?

- WE SHOOT SOME FIREWORKS.

- YEAH!BRING ON THE FLAMES!

- WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?

- FOLLOW MEAND DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING.

- YOU'RE TALKING TO HIM, RIGHT?- DUDE.

- AS THE NAME SUGGESTS,

PYROTECHNICS CAN BEEXTREMELY TECHNICAL.

THANKFULLY,MIKE'S GOT HIS CREW

TO SET UP AND PROGRAM OUR BOARD.

- HOPEFULLY, HIS EYES LIGHT UP

WHEN WE HIT THATIGNITION TRIGGER.

- ALL RIGHT.WE'RE READY TO GO.

NOW IF THIS THING ISN'TFUNCTIONING CORRECTLY,

WHAT HAPPENS?

- THE FIREWORKS WOULD EITHER NOTGO OFF AT ALL,

OR THEY GO OFF OUT OF SEQUENCE.

- WE DON'T WANT THAT.

- ALL RIGHT.- HERE WE GO.

ARMING THE SYSTEM.

THREE, TWO, ONE...

FIRE.

- WHOA!

- HO!

[laughing]

YEAH!LOOK AT THAT!

OH, MY GOD!

YEAH!

- WHOO!

- WOW!

- ALL RIGHT!- DUDE, THAT--

- I'D SAY SHE WORKED.

- THAT IT DID.- INSANE.

YOU SAID THE NUMBER.6 GRAND.

- YES, BUT YOU GOT TO LEAVE MEA LITTLE MEAT ON THE BONE.

- I THINK $3,500 WOULD BEA FAIR PRICE.

- THAT'S A LONG WAY TO FALL.

- 5 GRAND.

- $4,200.

- THE NUMBER'S 4,500.

- YOU GOT A DEAL.

- ALL RIGHT, PERFECT.- THANKS A LOT, GUYS.

- WELL, GLENDALE WAS A BLAST.

WE SOLD THE VINTAGE CYMBALAND DRUM SET FOR $1,700.

- THE PYROTECHNICS CONTROL BOARDWENT FOR ANOTHER $4,500.

- WE ENDED UP GETTING

1,100 BUCKS FOR THE STRONG MANCARNIVAL GAME

AND THE OTHER ITEMS WE FOUNDFOR AN ADDITIONAL $1,005.

WE SPENT $1,150 ON BOTH UNITS

AND SOLD THE CONTENTSFOR $8,305,

GIVING US A GRAND TOTAL PROFITOF $7,155.

YOU KNOW, TON,GETTING TO PLAY THOSE DRUMS

REMINDED ME I ALWAYS WANTEDTO START MY OWN ROCK BAND.

- HEARING YOU PLAY THOSE DRUMSREMINDED ME OF SOMETHING ELSE:

YOU SHOULD STICKTO STORAGE UNITS.

- YOU'RE OUT OF THE BAND, DUDE.

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