Rick, Old Man, Big Hoss, and Chumlee are back! This highly enjoyable and addictive series from The History Channel continues to educate as well as entertain. The chemistry between the four main guys is fantastic, and the banter keeps things flowing.
There’s plenty of historical information bandied about regarding the items brought in by customers, and the various experts Rick and company use are a wellspring of fascinating information. From weapons to pop culture memorabilia, the sky’s the limit on what comes into the shop.
One enjoyable element of the show (and there are many) is how customers react when an expert tells them how much an item is worth. Do these people even watch the show? Let’s say a guy brings in his grandfather’s old WWII pistol. Rick has no clue how to value it so he brings in an expert. Expert says it’s worth between $5,000 and $10,000 due to its stellar condition. Expert leaves.
Rick asks, “So, how much do you want for it?” Customer says, “Well, he said 10 grand, so 10 grand.” Rick laughs, offers the guy $2500, and the haggling begins. I find it amusing that customers think they can get the max for their item when that’s not how the pawn biz or the series has ever worked.
I also like the interview segments with Rick that always either have him laughing or saying the following: “This item could be worth a lot of money. If it is, I definitely want to have it in my shop.”
To their credit, there are a few times when they have offered more for an item than the customer’s asking price just because they would feel guilty buying it for less. There job may be to make money off these items, but that doesn’t mean that their conscience goes out the window in the pursuit of the all mighty dollar.
There are plenty of bits this season as well. The two stand-outs include an appearance by music legend Bob Dylan, and a brief cameo by How Wants to Be a Millionaire?’s Meredith Viera. Also look for many, many classic moments involving Chumlee (Chumlee asking for/getting business cards is hilarious). This series is a lot of fun.
The nice thing is that this is a series that you can start at any point since the formula for each ep is pretty much the same. You’ll learn a lot and have a good time doing it. And the show goes by fast, which is great if you have a short attention span.
For a fun, entertaining, and educational series, I highly recommend Pawn Stars: Volume Four! Keep ‘em coming, History Channel!
Pawn Stars: Volume Four is available NOW on DVD!
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