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When The Pawn Stars Got Seriously Cheated

If you’ve ever seen the Pawn Stars on television, you know that it’s one of the most famous pawn shops in the world, situation comfortably in Las Vegas. These guys get countless dollars worth of merchandise traveling in and out of their doors each and every day as customers come forward to buy and sell some of the craziest items that you might have never even thought of. You’d be surprised at some of the oddities that come through their doors and sometimes, the guys decide that it’s worth spending some big money on these oddities. Whether it’ll all be worth it or not, only time will be able to tell.

Now, you’d think that with all that these guys have seen, they’d have a pretty good grasp on the market. An astute knowledge of what’s real and what’s not alongside what kind of money everything will bring in front of the right audience is an essential to running a successful pawn shop. While, most of the time, the guys seem to have it all figured out, sometimes, not even the biggest pawn brokers in the industry are able to avoid getting the short end of the stick. Sometimes, the losses can be massive and really put a hurting on that bottom line!

Down in the video below, we dive into a couple of times that these reality pawn shop owners ended up biting off a little more than they could chew and losing big time. I guess that when you do this much business and have access to so much exposure thanks to the power of television, the blow of a loss will be softened a little bit, but no matter who you are, buying a fake $45,000 baseball jersey really has to leave a mark.

Just imagine finding out that you threw some serious change right down the drain.