Last night’s episode of “Auction Hunters,” starred Ton Jones and Allen Haff who dug through hundreds of unclaimed storage units hunting for discarded treasure. They sold their shop that was called Haff Ton Pawn Shop, so now their office is their truck; as they search for more treasures on this episode titled, “Hook, Line and Printer.”
As the episode opens, the guys are in Norwalk, California to bid on four units. They did not recognize anyone there, but did spot some cowboys. The first unit was just the junk the people left behind, including the broom to sweep it out. Ton called it six ways of horrible. Allen said if they could get it cheap, why not. Ton did not agree. When nobody would bid, Allen gave a $1 bid and got it as everyone there got a good chuckle. The next one was not too bad, with party supplies and a box that may contain a chocolate fountain. The cowboy and his woman got it for $325.
Unit three was a business unit that contained a strange-looking machine that gave no hints, so they called it the mystery machine. Allen got it for $450, and the cowboy was not happy. The last unit was the contents of a man cave. The bidding was going higher and higher and Ton got it for $1,000.
The first unit contained a suitcase filled with Lowrider Magazines, ensuring a profit from the initial one dollar investment. The office unit contained lots of plastic tubs filled with molds, but for what? When they turned the mystery machine around, they saw that it had to be a 3-D printer, and the molds were parts that belonged to it. They went to see Paul, who gave them the particulars; it could be worth $12,000-$15,000. When Paul cranked it up, there was something wrong, and it did not completely fill the part that needed it to be complete. He offered them a lot less than expected, but after negotiations, they settled on $4,000.
They checked out the man cave unit next and found lots of great fun stuff. The chair shaped like a basketball with another basketball to put one’s feet on, then Allen spotted a funny-looking gun. At first they thought it was a tee shirt gun, but then found more accessories and it became a grappling hook gun with ropes. They went to the Santa Monica Firemen Training Facility to try it out with Shawn. He knows all about this kind of equipment. Shawn wanted to pay $1,300 but the guys wanted $1,500. They devised a race; Shawn would climb up outside the building, and Ton would run up the stairs and fire escape to the roof. First one there would get their price. Ton won and they got $1,500 for the cool item.
At the end of the day, they paid $1,451 the units, sold the contents for $6,150 and made a respectable profit of $4,699 on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”