Originally Posted by Methuselah
They had a guy who brought in Houdini's actual Straight Jacket that he used to perform in.
It was pretty great.
But the best has to be the actual fused treasure that was brought up from the ocean.
The best find wasn't in the store, they drove a couple hours out of Vegas to a guy with a pristine Gatling gun- the thing fired off rounds like butter.
Needless to say they were way off on price.
I think the key to Pawn Stars is it's a business that happens to be on tv (staged yes) rather than a tv show that runs a business. Their bottom line on goods & pricing supercedes anything that might work for better ratings- hell, their ratings are partially driven by the stuff they just look
at. That's rather insane.