It s one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the US. A revealing, behind the counter look at the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men grandfather, father and son, use their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items ranging from the obscure to the historic.
From a 15th century samurai sword to a Picasso painting, there isn't much the Harrison family hasn't seen or heard, inevitably making Richard, Rick and Corey experts in rare collectables and negotiating.
Each episode of Pawn Stars
features an array of quirky characters attempting to sell, purchase or pawn items that the Harrisons must carefully appraise, determine if they're real or fake and then reveal the often surprising answer to What's it worth? Everything and everyone has a story and it's the Harrisons job to decipher fact from fiction, because in this business the customer isn't always right.
Contains 14 episodes. The Complete Season One on 2 discs. Stills from Pawn Stars (Click for larger image)
Get an insider's perspective on the pawn business by spending some time with the family that's been swapping goods in Las Vegas for three generations. In each episode, a series of potential sellers arrive at the shop seeking to sell, pawn, or purchase. Whatever the item in question may be, it's up to the Harrisons to decide whether the transaction is worth their time and effort.