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    Posh Pawn (last night)

    Over the last six years a customer of the shop in Cheshire as been buying certain Rolex Sports watches,as they have been taken in by the shop, his outlay was £261,000. He came into the shop with a view of cashing them all in, their offer for them to buy the lot was £525,000 his face was a picture, total shock he said I will have to have time to let it sink in.

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    I was surprised it was that high,but he did have about 5 Daytonas in there.
    I think he was lying when he said he’d not been following prices.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1974 View Post
    I think he was lying when he said he’d not been following prices.


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    Guy advised to invest in Rolex as they are a safe bet to go up in value.
    Guy decides to cash them in.
    Guy shocked they have gone up.

    I bloody hate these TV shows, they make my teeth itch. At least the Americans (well, Pawn Stars) have unique and interesting items - it's a history show with price tags. The Brits haven't quite got it yet.

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    What channel was this on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    What channel was this on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post

    I bloody hate these TV shows, they make my teeth itch. At least the Americans (well, Pawn Stars) have unique and interesting items - it's a history show with price tags. The Brits haven't quite got it yet.
    Calm down Kev, they're entertainment. They're not real. It's all scripted. It's all set up.

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    was it Haywood undercover? Someone told me about this and he now believes that if he buys a Rolex it will be worth £££ in a couple of years. Tried to tell him it isnt quite like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    Guy advised to invest in Rolex as they are a safe bet to go up in value.
    Guy decides to cash them in.
    Guy shocked they have gone up.

    I bloody hate these TV shows, they make my teeth itch. At least the Americans (well, Pawn Stars) have unique and interesting items - it's a history show with price tags. The Brits haven't quite got it yet.
    It's just a bit of light entertainment - nothing to get upset over. If you don't like it, don't watch it

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    It wasn't "Posh Pawn," it was another piece of fictional rubbish called "Million Pound Pawn" which largely shows transactions that involve neither pawnbroking nor a million pounds.

    It is absolute toot of the first order.

    I do not apologise for adding the following to another thread on the subject.

    In one of a number of approaches over an extended period asking me to appear, Senior Producer Warren Atkins emailed me on 24th March 2021 (after the first series had aired), to which I responded :

    "Dear Mr. Atkins,

    Thankyou for your email. We are well and trust that you may say likewise.

    We watched the first series in horror.

    Could you identify a single pawnbroking transaction that took place in any of the episodes?

    Why did a pawnbroker smash a watch up with a hammer in front of the client rather than disassemble it? So much had the smell of created-for-television sensationalism with stooge customers and manufactured situations, allowing individuals to promote their chauffeur business or similar. Why on earth would anyone approach a pawnbroker to sell their car, helicopter or artwork, rather than going directly to car, aircraft or art dealers? As for the tag-line on every episode’s opening credits being that lady declaring (entirely in conflict with the denouement of her story) “Ponebrokas? Wooden trust ‘em as far as I could frow ‘em!”……..well, thankyou for the invitation but mine are professional companies providing high value pawnbroking and don’t need such misleading representation. “Aspirational and informative” is not the tone we perceived.

    A “factual documentary” might indeed have appealed, but instead the fears I expressed when you first asked me about appearing were entirely realised.

    If you wanted a Rolex specialist, I was unquestionably your man. A lazy misrepresentation of “pawnbroking” which perpetuates the tv fiction of same, however, is not of interest.

    Yours sincerely..."

    Answer came there none.

    On 27th May 2021 Assistant Producer Joey Tayloy approached me again. I directed him to the previous correspondence and encouraged a response from either.

    Answer came there none.

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    Stumbled across that episode this week, correct me if i am wrong , but did they offer him the 500,000 or said its worth that? if they offered, then how much was it really worth? Saw the diamond daytonas and some hulks.batmans..nice collection

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    They offered him £525,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevkojak View Post
    Guy advised to invest in Rolex as they are a safe bet to go up in value.
    Guy decides to cash them in.
    Guy shocked they have gone up.
    Surely the shock factor is to have received investment advice (of any sort) that actually turned out to be correct! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Surely the shock factor is to have received investment advice (of any sort) that actually turned out to be correct! ;-)
    May be shocked at HOW MUCH they have gone up in value not by the fact that they have gone up.

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