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Little-Ton Jones

The guys find some 50s gold-mining machinery and a patriotic rocket that's faster than the speed of sound.

- NEXT STOP--LITTLETON, COLORADO!

WHERE'S THE BIG MONEY?- THOSE TWO GUYS OVER THERE.

WE CALL 'EM "THE RANCHERS."

- LOOKS LIKE THE DYNAMIC DUO

ARE MAKING A MEALOUT OF THIS UNIT.

- CAN I GET A BID?NOW 1,500. 1,600 HERE.

- WE JUST LOST THIS UNIT.- MM-HMM.

- SOLD--GENTLEMAN IN THE BACK.- OH!

both: OH!- WATCH IT.

- HOLY CRAP!- WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?

- WHOO-HOO-HOO-HOO!OH, MY GOD!

TON! HO!A MISSILE.

I THINKTHIS IS A FEDERAL MATTER.

- WATCH YOUR HAND.- [yelling]

- ONE--[screams]

- I HAVE 50, NOW 55,60 IS THE BID.

- EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,

THOUSANDS OFABANDONED STORAGE UNITS

ARE PUT UPFOR PUBLIC AUCTION.

- SOLD.- SOLD IT--500.

- WHOO!- $1,150.

- THESE AUCTIONS HAVE BECOMEBIG BUSINESS FOR THOSE

WHO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR.- $50,000.

- 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. 700!- MAKE A BID--

- AND WIN THE AUCTION.- GOING 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.

- AND THE BETTER THE HISTORY...

[bell dings]

THE HIGHER THE PRICE.

- NEXT STOP--LITTLETON, COLORADO!

- NICE.

- WITH AN ALL-AMERICANSMALL TOWN FEEL,

THIS PLACE IS LIKE STEPPINGBACK TO A SIMPLER TIME.

LITTLETONDOES HAVE A RICH HISTORY.

A LOT OF THE SETTLERSWENT ACROSS FROM EAST TO WEST.

AND THEN THEY KIND OF STOPPED

WHEN THEY HITTHE ROCKY MOUNTAINS,

'CAUSE THAT'SWHEN IT REALLY GOT HARD.

AND THEY'RE LIKE,"YOU KNOW WHAT?

THIS IS A PRETTY NICE PLACE,WE'LL SETTLE HERE."

- [laughs]

- ONCE A MAJOR OBSTACLEFOR AMERICAN PIONEERS,

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINSARE A GREAT PLACE TODAY

FOR THRILL SEEKERSAND OUTDOOR LOVERS ALIKE.

- SO TODAY,WE CAN FIND ANYTHING FROM SKIS

TO SOUPED-UP SNOWMOBILES.

- IF WE WERE BACKIN THE MID-1800s,

WHAT DO YOU THINKYOUR PROFESSION WOULD BE?

- SELLING SHOVELS.

- I FIGURED YOU'D BEA HORSE THIEF.

- I DIDN'T SAYTHAT WASN'T MY NIGHTTIME JOB.

- [laughs]

- ALL RIGHT,THIS IS THE PLACE.

- [sighs]

- EVERYBODY HERELOOKS REALLY HARDCORE.

- LOOKS LIKETHEY'RE A BIT SPORTY.

- WHAT DO YOU SAY WE MAKE

A LITTLE SMALL TALKWITH THE LOCALS

AND SEE IF WE CAN FIND OUTWHO THE COMPETITION IS.

- LET'S DO THIS.

- HOW YOU GUYS DOING?- GOOD. HOW ARE YOU?

- BEING OFF OUR HOME TURFCAN BE A BIG DISADVANTAGE.

- SO WHEN WE'RE ON THE ROAD,WE ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE OUT

FOR FRIENDLY LOCALS WHO CANGIVE US THE INSIDE SCOOP.

HOW'S THIS PLACE?

- THERE SHOULD BE SOME GOODSTUFF, SOME ANTIQUES.

- WHERE'S THE BIG MONEY?

- IT'S THOSE TWO GUYSOVER THERE.

THEY GOT A THRIFT SHOPON HIGHLANDS RANCH.

WE CALL 'EM "THE RANCHERS."

- THE RANCHERS, HUH?THIS OUGHT TO BE GOOD.

- APPRECIATE Y'ALL COMING OUTON THIS BEAUTIFUL COLORADO DAY.

EVERYTHING INSIDE THAT UNITGOES WITH YOU.

IF THERE'S A BAG OF DIAMONDS,IT IS YOURS.

IF THERE'S A BAGOF OLD DIAPERS, IT'S YOURS.

WE'RE GOOD TO GO.LET'S LEAD THE WAY.

- THERE ARE THREE UNITS UPFOR AUCTION TODAY.

AND SINCE THE RANCHERSARE THE BIG GUNS AROUND HERE,

WE'RE GONNA HAVETO KEEP AN EYE ON THEM.

- MAN, TOOLS.

- LOOKS LIKE A TRACTOR MOTOR.

- YOU LOVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT,DON'T YOU?

- I DO.WHOA.

THERE'S SCAFFOLDINGBACK THERE.

- SKIS.

- THE GOOD THING IS,IF WE GET THIS UNIT,

WE CAN PLUG IN THAT HEATERAND STAY WARM.

[laughter]

- 800?- EXACTLY.

- SERIOUS BUYERS KNOW THAT TOOLSAND HEAVY INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

CAN BRING IN A HEFTY PROFIT.

- SO WE CAN END UP BUTTING HEADSWITH THOSE RANCHERS

SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,LET'S GET THIS UNIT SOLD.

$200 BID.

BID $200.CAN I GET A BID? NOW $200.

WHO'S GONNA BID 200?NOW 250.

- 300?- I LIKE HIS BETTER.

- NOW 350? 350 HERE.NOW 400?

350. NOW GO 400?

I GOT 400.GO 450?

450 BID. NOW 500.I LIKE HIM EVEN BETTER.

NOW 550?500 HERE. NOW 550?

WHO'S GONNA BID?NOW 550?

550. NOW 600?

550 HERE.NOW 600?

600 HERE. NOW 650?

- YEAH.- 650.

NOW 700? 700?CAN I GET A BID?

NOW YOUR TURN.700?

THE HEAD GOES UP AND DOWNLIKE THIS.

700?650.

BID 700?

SOLD--650.

BUYER NUMBER?- 69.

- 69.

- WELL, FOR TWO GUYSWHO OWN A THRIFT STORE,

THE RANCHERS AREA LITTLE TOO THRIFTY.

THEY LET US BUY THAT UNITWAY TOO CHEAP.

- MAYBE YELLOW-JACKETWASN'T THE RIGHT GUY

TO TALK TO AFTER ALL.

- HOW YOU DOING?- GOOD.

- YOU GUYS LIKED THAT LAST ONEA LITTLE BIT, HUH?

- A LITTLE BIT.- YOU'RE NOT GONNA TELL ME?

- UH-UH.- WOW.

ALL RIGHT, DUDE.

- THIS ONE...

- HERE WE GO.- IS A BIDDER.

- LOOKS LIKE THE DYNAMIC DUO

ARE MAKING A MEALOUT OF THIS UNIT.

- YEAH, THEY MUST LIKE IT.

OH, THEY'RE FINALLY MOVING.

- OH, HERE WE--INSTRUMENTS.

ARE THOSE CLARINETS?WHAT ARE THOSE?

IS THAT A GUN CASEOR A SKI CASE, TON?

- SKI CASE.- THEY'RE ATOMIC RACING SKIS.

THOSE SKIS ARE WORTH800 BUCKS.

I DON'T SEE HOW WE COULDLOSE MONEY AT 1,100 BUCKS.

- WELL, I WAS GONNA SAY 1,200.

- OKAY, I THINK SO.- OKAY, NICE.

THIS UNIT IS FULLOF EASY-TO-SELL ITEMS.

- AND IF THE RANCHERS ACT LIKETHEY DID WITH THAT FIRST UNIT,

WE OUGHT TO BE ABLETO GET THIS BABY

FOR WELL UNDER OUR LIMIT.

- ALL RIGHT,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THIS IS A NICE UNIT.

WHO'S GONNA START ME OFF?- 1,000.

- OH.- 1,000 IN THE BACK.

NOW 1,250?

- WE JUST LOST THIS UNIT.- MM-HMM.

- 1,250? NOW 1,250?- 1,500.

- I GUESSTHEY DO HAVE SOME MONEY.

- NOW 1,750?- 2,000.

- I LIKE THAT EVEN BETTER.- THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

- GO 2,100?LAST CHANCE. 2,100?

2,100 HERE.NOW 2,200?

WALKING AWAY.I'LL TAKE THAT AS A "NO."

SOLD--2,100.

2,100.- HOLY CRAP.

WELL, I GUESS THE RANCHERSDO HAVE THE BIG MONEY,

'CAUSE THEY DROPPED A TONON THAT UNIT.

APPARENTLY, THEY LIKETO BUY STUFF

THAT'S GONNA SELL FASTIN THEIR THRIFT STORE.

SO IF WE SEEANY SECOND-HAND STANDOUTS

WE COULD BE IN FOR A REALBATTLE ON THIS LAST ONE.

WE GOT A 1970s SLED.- YEAH.

- THAT LOOKS LIKEA PRODUCTION CASE OF SOME KIND.

LIKE A LIGHT KIT.

THERE'S AN OLD 16-MILLIMETERCAMERA RIGHT HERE.

- YEAH.IT'S A ROCKET STAND.

- RIGHT THERE, HUH?

- SEE THAT IN THE CORNER?THE BLUE AND THE STARS?

IT'S A NOSE CONE.

INSIDETHAT CHEESY-PUFF BARREL...

ARE ROCKET POPPERS.[softly] DUDE!

- NOW YOU LOVE IT?- YEAH!

- ALL RIGHT.HOW ABOUT 600?

- MODEL ROCKETS CAN BRINGA LOT OF MONEY.

SO WE DEFINITELY WANTTHIS LAST UNIT.

- BUT WITH THE VINTAGE SLEDAND 16-MILLIMETER CAMERA,

WE KNOW THE RANCHERSARE GONNA WANT THIS ONE ALSO.

IT COULD GET VERY PRICEY.

- ALL RIGHT,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

WHO'S GONNA BID NOW,GIVE ME 300 TO GO?

300. NOW 325?

325? CAN I GET A BID NOW?325?

BID 325? 325 BID.- NOW 350?

350?325 BID.

- YEP.- NOW 350. 375?

375.NOW 400?

CAN I GET A BID?NOW 400? 400 HERE.

NOW 425?425.

NOW 450? 450.

475. 500?500? GOOD.

500. NOW 525?525. 550?

550? NOW 550?525 HERE.

550? 550?

SOLD IT--525.

525.BIDDER NUMBER?

both: 69.- [laughs]

- WELL, PARTNER, IT LOOKS LIKETHE RANCHERS ARE GONNA HAVE TO

MOSEY ON HOMEWITH ONE LESS ROOM.

THAT MAKES TWO GREAT UNITSFOR US TODAY.

- WELL, LET'S JUST DIG INAND SEE IF WE CAN STRIKE SOME

OF THAT COLORADO GOLD.

- LET'S SEE WHAT WE GOT HERE.

WHAT'S THAT?

- IT'S A MINING LAMP.

- BATTERIESARE WHAT'S EXPENSIVE.

THE LIGHT, THE HAT--THAT'S CHEAP.

- IT'S GOTTA BE WORTHAT LEAST 50 BUCKS.

- YEAH, I THINK SO.

- NOW HERE'S WHERE THE MONEY IS.- YEAH, BABY!

NOW, I HAVE EXPERIENCEWITH SNOWBLOWERS.

THIS IS GAS-POWERED.

TORO--THEY'VE BEEN MAKINGTHESE SINCE THE '50s.

LET'S SEE IF SHE RUNS.

IF IT DOES,IT'S A FAST 500 BUCKS.

[motor rattles, stops]

[motor turns over, putters]- OH, BABY!

COME ON, NOW.- GIVE IT SOME THROTTLE.

[motor hums]

- YEAH!NOW WE ARE TALKING.

WE GOT SNOW RIGHT OVER THERE.YOU WANT TO TEST THIS THING OUT?

YEAH, MOMMA!

WHOO-HOO-HOO-HOO!YEAH! GET IN THERE, BABY!

COME ON, YEAH.

THERE, WE'RE TALKING.NOW WE'RE MOVING SNOW.

WHOO! WHOO!

[motor turns off]HOW ABOUT THAT!

YOU SMELL GOLD?- NO, JUST--

- YOU'VE GOT A LOOK OF GOLD.

RUBIK'S CUBE.HOLY CRAP!

- WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?

- OH, MY GOD! TON!

- DUDE!- HO! A MISSILE.

I THINK THISIS A FEDERAL MATTER.

- WHAT DO YOU THINK WE CAN GETFOR THIS THING?

- $15,000.

- MAKE US AN OFFER.- OKAY. 2,650.

- I WAS THINKING YOU COULDMAKE US A FAIR OFFER.

ONE. YEAH!

- HOLY CRAP!- OH, MY GOD!

- YOU SMELL GOLD?

- NO, JUST--- RUBIK'S CUBE. HOLY CRAP!

- WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?- OH, MY GOD!

WE GOT OURSELVESA BULLDOZER, TON.

LOOK AT THAT.WHOA!

THAT LOOKS LIKEA RAILROAD VEHICLE.

- YEAH, IT DEFINITELY GOESON A RAILROAD TRACK.

THEY WERE DIGGING THROUGHSOMETHING PRETTY HARD,

BECAUSE THEY PUTTHE EXTRA WELDS ON...

- YEAH.- TO TAKE THE ABUSE.

- THIS LOOKS REALLY HARD CORE.

AND ALSO REALLY OLD.LIKE 50 YEARS OLD.

WOW.EIMCO ROCKER SHOVEL.

I DON'T KNOWWHAT THE ROCKER PART IS.

I GET THE SHOVEL PART.

- I DON'T UNDERSTANDHOW IT'D BE USED.

- THAT'S NOTA VERY BIG SHOVEL.

- THIS IS COOL, DUDE.

- BUT WHAT I'D LOVE TO DOIS DRAG THIS SUCKER OUT OF HERE

AND GET A LOOK AT IT 360.

[grunts]I'M NOT REALLY HELPING, AM I?

- [grunts]NO!

- I'M GONNA PULL THIS THING OUTWITH THE BREAD TRUCK.

- YEAH.- YEAH? YOU LIKE IT?

I HOPE BETSY DOESN'T DROPTHE TRANSMISSION.

- HERE SHE GOES.ALL RIGHT, GIVE IT A PULL.

- THAT THING MUST WEIGHFIVE TONS.

- IT'S GOING!- COME ON, BETSY!

- KEEP GOING!

KEEP GOING!- WHOO-HOO!

HOW 'BOUT THAT?BETSY CAN PULL.

- [grunts]

- DUDE, YOU'RE A GENIUS.

[grunts]COME ON.

NOW IT LOOKSLIKE MONEY TO ME.

- IT FEELS LIKEA HERNIA TO ME.

- THIS THINGJUST SAYS ADVENTURE.

- WHATEVER THAT HUNKOF METAL IS,

IT'S GOTTA BE WORTHSOME SERIOUS CASH.

- AND DON'T FORGET,WE GOT ONE MORE UNIT TO DIG.

WITH THE SUN SETTING GENTLYIN THE WEST,

YOU DON'T EVEN CARE?

YOU NEEDTO SEE WHAT'S IN THIS UNIT?

- I GOTTA SEEWHAT'S IN THIS UNIT.

- OKAY.

HEY, HERE ARE YOUR ROCKETS.

- HO!- LOOK AT THAT.

- YES!- NOW THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN.

HOLD ON, WE GOT MORE.

- DUDE...THAT IS AWESOME.

- THIS BAD BOY RIGHT HEREIS WHAT? 150? 200?

- OH, MY GOD.- WHAT DO I PAY FOR THESE?

YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKINGAT 200 BUCKS.

LOOK AT THE SIZEOF THIS BAD BOY.

AND INSIDE IS GONNA BEA PARACHUTE.

- WHO HAS THE MONEYTO PLAY WITH THESE THINGS, MAN?

THIS SEEMSLIKE AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY.

- IT CAN GET EXPENSIVE.- YEAH.

- THIS SETUP ALONEIS GONNA COST

PROBABLY ABOUT 400 BUCKS.

AND IF THIS WAS TO GO OFF...

YOU'D SEE A BURST OF FIRE

AS THAT THING ROCKETED OFFWITH A LOUD SOUND

STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR.

AND THEN WHEN IT REACHEDMAXIMUM ALTITUDE

YOU'D HEAR THIS "POOF!"

THE NOSE CONE WOULD LAUNCH OFF,OUT COMES THE PARACHUTE.

IN THEORY, IT'S SUPPOSEDTO LAND SOFTLY.

- YOU'RE NOT GONNA LEAVECOLORADO

WITHOUT FIRINGTHESE THINGS OFF.

- THAT ISA PRETTY ACCURATE STATEMENT.

- T, CHECK THIS OUT.LOOKS LIKE A SLED.

"UNITED STATES, 1953."HOW'S THAT FOR MID-CENTURY?

- LOOKS LIKE A SNOW GURNEY.

- THIS WOULDN'T BE USEDFOR SLEDDING.

- NO, THAT'S--

- THIS WOULD BE USEDTO TAKE A BODY OUT.

- MOUNTAIN RESCUE.- THAT'S REALLY COOL.

AND THISHAS NEVER DRAGGED ANYBODY.

YOU CAN TELL,BECAUSE THIS CANVAS OVER WOOD

SHOULD SHOW SOME DISTRESSON THE SIDES,

AND IT DOESN'T HAVE IT.

THIS HAS GOT TO BE 500 BUCKSTO A COLLECTOR.

- OH, MY GOD.- HO!

THAT IS A BIG ROCKET!- HO, DUDE!

- IS THAT A ROCKETOR IS IT A MISSILE?

- THIS IS INSANITY!

- SO THAT--- CARBON FIBER!

OH, MY GOD.

- THIS IS A MISSILEOF A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLOR.

FIRST OFF, IT HAS KEYS.

THERE IS A LOTOF TECHNOLOGY IN HERE.

IF WE WERE TO DAMAGEANY OF THE SENSORS

OR ANY OF THE ELECTRONICSIN HERE, IT COULD COST US.

- WHAT COULD BE WRONGWITH TURNING THE KEY?

[gentle beeping]

- YOU SHOULD TURN THE KEYBACK NOW.

AND DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.

IF WE TRYTO LIGHT THIS THING OFF,

I THINK THIS ISA FEDERAL MATTER.

I MEAN, LIKE, WE NEED AIRTRAFFIC CONTROLLER APPROVAL.

- GATEWAY TO HAPPINESS.[laughs] DUDE.

A GIANT ROCKET LIKE THISCOULD BRING A MASSIVE PROFIT

IF WE COULD FINDTHE RIGHT BUYER.

- BUT FIRST,WE DID SOME RESEARCH

ON OUR INDUSTRIAL MACHINE.

AND THAT LED USTO A MINER NAMED AL.

HE'S BEEN WORKING UNDERGROUNDFOR OVER SIX DECADES.

- WE'RE HOPING HE'LL WANTTO TAKE THIS OFF OUR HANDS,

'CAUSE IT NEARLY BROKEOUR BACKS GETTING IT HERE.

- WHAT DO YOU THINK?

- WOW! I LIKE THAT.- GOOD.

I WAS WORRIED THAT THIS THINGWAS SOMETHING FROM THE PAST

THAT SHOULD HAVE STAYED THERE.- WELL, I COME FROM THE PAST.

[laughter]

- WE WANT TO FIND OUT EXACTLYWHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT DOES.

- THIS HAPPENS TO BEAN EIMCO 12B MUCKING MACHINE.

- MUCK?

- WE CALL IT "MUCKING" WHEN YOUDIG THE ROCK OUT OF THE GROUND.

I USED TO HAVETO MUCK BY HAND--

EVERY DAY, 15 TONS,SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

- WOW.15 TONS OF MUCK A DAY.

THAT'S A LOT OF MUCK.- I'D SAY SO.

SO THIS MACHINE HEREIS A DREAM COME TRUE

FROM THOSE KIND OF DAYS.

- GOTCHA.- IN A FEW HOURS,

YOU COULD PULL OUTAS MUCH ROCK

AS IT MIGHT TAKE A GUYTWO DAYS TO DIG OUT BY HAND.

- WOW.- WHAT DO THESE RUN BRAND-NEW?

- WHEN THIS WAS MADE,IT MIGHT HAVE SOLD FOR $15,000.

- SO WHAT DO YOU THINKWE CAN GET FOR THIS THING?

- THIS THING WORK?- WELL--

- IF THIS THING DOESN'T WORK,HAUL IT OFF FOR SCRAP IRON.

GET OUT OF MY WAY.

YOU'RE LIABLETO LOSE A HAND.

[rumbling]- WHOA!

- WHAT I WORRY ABOUT MOST--IT COULD PUT A HOLE IN A CAR.

- OH.- ONE. YEAH!

- HOLY CRAP!- OH, MY GOD!

- THAT THING'S DROPPING.- NO!

- SO WHAT DO YOU THINKWE CAN GET FOR THIS THING?

- THIS THING WORK?- WELL--

- IF THIS THING DOESN'T WORK,HAUL IT OFF FOR SCRAP IRON.

GET OUT OF MY WAY.

- WE DON'T KNOW HOWTO GET IT GOING.

- YOU DON'T KNOW HOWTO GET IT GOING? OKAY.

WELL, LET ME GET SOME LIGHTSAND HATS FOR YOU GUYS,

AND TAKE YOU IN,AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

- SOUNDS GOOD.

- THIS MUCKER'SOVER 30 YEARS OLD,

AND BEFORE AL BUYS IT,HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE

IT CAN STILLGET THE JOB DONE.

- WELL, IT LOOKSA LOT BETTER HERE

THAN IT DID IN THE STORAGE UNIT.NOW WHAT?

- WOULD YOU LIKETO TRY THIS MACHINE?

- OH, GOD.THIS CAN'T BE GOOD.

AND MAKE SURE YOU KEEPYOUR HEAD AWAY

SO YOU DON'T KNOCKYOUR HEAD OFF

WITH THAT BUCKETWHEN IT COMES.

- DUDE.- WE'VE GOTTA BE CAREFUL.

- ALL RIGHT.- OKAY, SO LET'S TRY IT.

[rumbling, grinding]

[motor stops]

WATCH YOUR HANDWHEN YOU DO THAT.

- KEEP YOUR HANDS INS--- YOU'RE LIABLE TO LOSE A HAND.

- YEAH.

[motor turns over]- [coughs]

[rocks bang]- OH!

- GOOD JOB!

- THIS IS AWESOME!

[motor turns off]- WHAT DO YOU THINK?

- YOU'D THINK YOU'VE BEENDOING THIS ALL YOUR LIFE.

- WELL, AL,YOU KICKED THE TIRES,

YOU KICKED THE BUCKET,AND IT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD.

AND YOU, MY FRIEND,REMINDED ME OF FRED FLINTSTONE.

- EVERYTHING WORKED JUST LIKEIT WAS A NEW MACHINE.

I CAN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.

- I HOPE YOU WANTTO MAKE AN OFFER ON THIS.

- HOW ABOUT 3,500?

- IS THIS A GOLD MINE?

- WELL, YEAH, BUT--

- 3,800 BUCKS,AND IT'S ALL YOURS.

- THERE'S SUCH A THINGAS BEING A REALIST.

3,500 CASH.

- 3,600 AND YOU GOTYOURSELF A DEAL.

- IS THAT YOUR LOWEST PRICE?- THAT'S THE LOWEST.

- I HATE TO DO IT,

BUT I THINKI'LL CAVE IN ON THAT.

- HA!DON'T SAVE "CAVE IN," AL.

both:DON'T SAY "CAVE IN."

- 3,600 BUCKSIS A LOT "PURTIER"

THAN THAT UGLY CONTRAPTION.

- AND A LOT EASIERON MY BACK TOO.

both:OH!

- NEXT, WE'RE OFFTO MEET WITH TIM.

HE'S AN AVID COLLECTOROF HIGH-POWER ROCKETRY,

AND HE HAS A LICENSETO LAUNCH BIG BOYS LIKE OURS.

HOPEFULLY HE'LL BE FIRED UPWHEN HE SEES OUR JUMBO ROCKET.

- THIS ROCKETIS BUILT BEAUTIFUL!

IT'S GOT CARBON FIBER FINSON THE BACK,

GPS TRACKER--THAT'S AWESOME.

WE GOT TWO ALTIMETERS.

IT TELLS YOU HOW HIGH AND FASTYOUR ROCKET GOES.

- HOW FAST DOES THIS ROCKET GO?- SUPERSONIC.

- WHAT?- MACH 1, EASILY.

- [laughs]YEAH.

- IT'LL PROBABLY PUT IT3,000 TO 4,000 FEET.

IT'S GOT THE SAME PROPELLANTTHAT THE SPACE SHUTTLE USED.

THIS RIGHT HEREIS FOR A SERIOUS HOBBYIST.

THE NEXT STEP AFTER THISIS GOING INTO SPACE.

THIS IS BIGGER THAN WHATI'VE EVER BUILT MYSELF,

BUT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT.

BUT WHAT I WORRY ABOUT MOSTON THIS ROCKET,

IS THESE RAIL BUTTONS.

THIS IS WHAT HOLDS THE ROCKETVERTICAL.

NOW IF THESEWERE TO SNAP OFF,

THEN THE ROCKET COULD BECOMEWHAT WE CALL A "LANDSHARK,"

WHERE THEYTAKE OFF AT--

- WOW.

- A BIG ROCKET LIKE THIS--IT HAS A LOT OF MOMENTUM.

IT COULD PUT A HOLE IN A CAR.

THE OTHER THINGTHAT COULD GO WRONG--

IF THE PARACHUTESDON'T COME OUT,

THE ROCKET'S GONNA COMESTRAIGHT DOWN,

AND IT'S GONNA DIG A NICELITTLE HOLE IN THE GROUND.

- OH.- ALL RIGHT, ROCKET MAN.

IS THIS THINGWORTH ANYTHING?

- I WOULD BET WHOEVER BUILTTHIS PROBABLY PUT IN

AROUND $3,000 INTO THIS THING.

- AND THEIR TIME, WHICHTHEY'RE NOT GONNA GET BACK.

- YEAH.- NOW YOU'RE A ROCKET SCIENTIST.

I IMAGINE YOUR TIMEIS WORTH A BIT OF MONEY.

- YES, IT IS.

- I WAS JUST THINKINGYOU COULD MAKE US AN OFFER,

AND WE CAN GET OUT OF HERE.- OKAY.

WITHOUT SEEING EVERYTHINGINSIDE, UM,

I'LL GO $500.

- I WAS THINKINGYOU COULD MAKE US A FAIR OFFER.

THEN WE CANGET OUT OF HERE.

- IF IT WORKS,I'LL GIVE YOU...

2,000.

- $2,900 AND WE'RE ALL DONE.

- 2,900?HOW ABOUT, UH...

2,650?

- 2,700?- IT'S UP TO YOU.

2,700 FOR ALL OF IT,I THINK, IS FAIR.

- LAUNCH IT.IF IT COMES BACK--$2,700.

- I'M NOT SO BIGON LAUNCHING IT.

I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE2,700 BUCKS

AND GETTING DOWN THE ROAD.

- I HAD YOU MEET ME HERE,BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE IT FLY.

'CAUSE THAT'S WHERETHE VALUE IS.

AND WE'RE BOTHGONNA ENJOY IT.

- WHAT IF IT DOESN'T WORK?- NO DEAL.

- I DON'T THINKWE HAVE A CHOICE.

- 2,700 BUCKS IF IT GOES.- OKAY.

- PERFECT.- ALL RIGHT.

SO THE ROCKET IS ARMED,SKIES ARE CLEAR.

- ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

I'M INITIATINGLIFTOFF SEQUENCE.

[beep]LIFTOFF IN FIVE, FOUR,

THREE, TWO, ONE.

[pushes button again]

UH-OH.- THIS COULD BE BAD.

- DID YOU HIT THE SWITCHOR IS IT HOOKED UP?

- YEAH, I HIT THE SWITCH.

I PUT SOME PRESSUREON THE THING.

FAILURE TO LAUNCH.- OH.

WAIT, WAIT!- OH! OH, YEAH!

- HOLY CRAP!- OH, MY GOD!

- LOOK AT IT GO, TON!both: DUDE!

- THAT WAS COOL!

WAS IT SUPPOSED TO GO THAT HIGH?- YEAH.

- WHERE DID IT GO?- I CAN'T EVEN SEE IT.

- WHERE DID IT GO?- IT'S IN A CLOUD.

- DUDE.WAIT, WAIT, WAIT!

- IT'S DROPPING LIKE A MISSILE.

WHERE'S THE PARACHUTE?- UH-OH, WHERE'S THE PARACHUTE?

- ISN'T THE PARACHUTE SUPPOSEDTO COME OUT?

- YEAH. THERE IT IS,THERE IT IS.

- OH, GOD.COME ON, BABY.

- OH, WOW,THAT THING'S DROPPING.

OH, LOOK HOW FASTIT'S COMING DOWN.

WHEN DOES THE SECOND ONECOME OUT?

- IT'S NOT GOING TO SMASH,IS IT?

- THERE SHOULD BEA SECOND CHUTE.

- HO!- BOO-YAH!

LET'S DO THIS!- YES, HOLY--

- ALL RIGHT.- WHOO!

- LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE GOT YOURSELFA COMPLETE SOLID ROCKET, BUDDY.

- $2,700?- PERFECT.

THAT'S A FUN WAYTO MAKE 2,700 BUCKS.

- I'M LOVING IT.

- WELL OUR TRIP TO LITTLETONTURNED OUT TO BE A BIG SUCCESS.

OUR HIGH-POWERED ROCKETFETCHED 2,700 BUCKS.

WE SOLD THE MINING MUCKERFOR $3,600.

AND THE SNOWBLOWER ANDTHE REST OF THE ITEMS WE FOUND

BROUGHT INAN ADDITIONAL 1,220 BUCKS.

WE PAID $1,175FOR BOTH OF OUR UNITS

AND SOLD THE CONTENTSFOR A TOTAL OF $7,520.

THAT'S A TOTAL PROFITOF 6,345 BUCKS.

I HEAR THE RANCHERS'THRIFT STORE

IS JUSTDOWN THE WAY HERE, EH?

- WELL, YOU KNOW, THERE'SMORE THAN A HUNDRED BREWERIES

HERE IN COLORADO.

- WE CAN GETTO THE THRIFT STORE LATER.

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