Pawn Stars! Monday night 2/06/12

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  1. Waveraider

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    Watching History Channel tonight and they had a preview for Pawn Stars on this Monday. They go to some guys house to buy his collection of "mini-bikes". I notice one, maybe two CT70's and I think a Z50. I love that show, and this one I am really looking forward to. Looks like it will be a good episode.
     
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    I love that show for some reason! Thanks, I will be sure to watch or record that episode.
     
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    Yay! Thanks for tellin everyone!
    Every time I drive pass there, their parking lot is always pretty full and if you park on the other side, the city tows your vehicle!

    :13:welcome to Vegas!
     
  5. Waveraider

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    20 minutes till showtime!
     
  6. NorCal

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    My Boss just called to tell me that he saw the preview and he saw a ct70 and I should watch.
    O I should mention he also gave me the bike.
    Tomorrow should be interesting
     
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    And the bikes were not bought by the pawn shop - too low of an offer. Good for the seller because the $900 offer on the Z50 was way too low.

    Rick
     
  8. Waveraider

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    Keep in mind the Pawn Shop has to make a profit, and I bet they usually want at least a 50%-100% markup. That guy had some nice bikes!
     
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    I spotted a nice Candy Riviera Blue K3 in the bunch. It was the one that Danny "Count" Koker of Count’s Kustoms drag raced and won. I hope my current restoration turns out that nice. The Counts estimate of $1,000 to $1,200 for restored models was very low.

    It was still a neat episode. It wasn't fair racing a Z50 against a CT70. Rick never had a chance.
     
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    Great show! The owner had a nice collection of bikes, and I'm glad he did not sell the Z50, or any others for that low of an offer.
     
  11. Waveraider

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    I never knew who that guy was. He's been on the show a few times and customized a Husky for Corey. Thought that was a waste of money.
     
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    It was a sweet collection of mini's. I thought it was easily worth the $16,000 he wanted. The expression on that guys face when Danny was telling Rick what he thought the bikes were worth was hilarious. I wish Cumlee would have been in the race! The whole time i kept thinking... this guy has got to be a member of the Lilhonda forum.
     
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    Watching them "racing", looked kinda funny cause those guys are all over 6ft and at least 200lb each. Kinda made me glad to be 5'7" and 175lb.
    imo, He would make over 16k if he sold each individually.:)
     
  14. racerx

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    Selling a collection of disparate bikes, as a complete collection, usually guarantees a low price. Having a tonnage merchant, who relies on fast flips, as your buyer cuts your values down to low wholesale. Convenience has its price.

    To realize full market (a.k.a. retail) value, each bike would have to be individually inspected by someone with model-specific expertise. Anyone notice that the `77 had a K0 tail light? I still wonder if the K3's CRB paint job appears a bit lifeless in real life, or just on TV...that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

    That level of scrutiny is completely outside the reality of the necessarily ham-fisted approach of a pawn broker & restoration/customizing generalist. They obviously didn't know what questions to ask in the first place, wouldn't have time to get into the minutiae of 14 bikes if they did.

    Nothing against anyone...this, imho, is best viewed as a classic example of what happens when you try marketing something in the wrong venue. For a collection of small bikes, it doesn't get much "wronger" than this :40:
     
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    Considering the crazy prices these bikes are going for on Ebay he could probably make more the 16k selling them individually. While its a bigger PITA to me its worth it to get better money for something.
     
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    Hey, anybody here ever had one of those Suzuki Trailhoppers? I've only had Hondas but know where I can pick up a running Trailhopper for cheap.
     
  17. tom0762

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    yes, i owned one 30years ago. pretty cool bike!
     
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    small world, I bought my silvertag from that guy.
     
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    I found it awesome that he had a k3 same color as mine and also a mt50 same color as mine....good taste :4:

    Suzuki mt50 Trailhoppers are great bikes for those who are unfamiliar with them. My dad purchased one new in 1970 and we still own it. Because they are two stroke the 50cc has a bit more kick than the honda 50s. It is the bike that got me started into mini-trails. Only downside is that parts are way more difficult to find and when you do find them you pay a premium. IMO owning both brands and having put both through their paces, the Suzuki quality is far superior to the same era vintage honda.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehWj2tE4o_Q
     
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    Care to provide some further detail? I'm curious to know what you're referring to.
     

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