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, “Risk & Reward.”
As the episode begins, the guys are late for the auction and miss the first unit. They manage to score the second one for $325. The third one is only fishing gear, and they walk away from that one. The other bidders are not happy to see them and make their annoyance known.
The fourth one has a gun case and a safe, but one bidder is very upset with them and when a $400 bid is raised to $800 by Ton, the other bidder gets it for $825 and then tells them they can have the next one as he walks away. Ton got it for $85 as an outdoors unit.
They found old bear traps that are illegal to use, but still worth a good deal. An air hockey table brought out the little boy in both of them as they stopped everything to hold a championship match. They found some artwork that was signed and gigantic pieces of graffiti artwork by a graffiti artist named Risk. If they are original, they could be worth big bucks, so their friend Sherry is setting up a meeting with Risk to verify if they are his or not.
They took the bear trap to Kevin, who works for California Fish & Wildlife who bought the trap for $800. Then they met Risk who now has a clothing line and also paints his artwork on cars. When they entered his studio; they were shocked at the amazing artwork covering the walls. When Sherry, from the art gallery arrived, she was thrilled that the work was indeed authentic. Because one of the pieces the guys had was the missing piece of Risk’s ensemble, Sherry told them she would purchase one of the pieces for $60,000, provided they return the missing piece to Risk. They had no trouble going along with the deal and Ton believes that maybe they should arrive late to every auction; Allen did not agree to that one!
They sold the bear trap for $800 and the street art for $60,000; their biggest score yet, and the rest of the items for $750. They paid $410 and garnered a whopping profit of $61,140 on this episode of “Auction Hunters.”