Pawn Stars shows us an old wood telephone worth as much as an iPhone
I'm in front of the world-famous Gold and Silver Pawnshop.
If it's sounds familiar it's because this is where they film the TV show Pawn Stars.
In fact, I'm gonna go inside and talk to Rick Harrison, and we're gonna look at some vintage tech that makes the iPhone look silly.
Hey, man, how's it going today?
Living the dream.
Living the dream?
I am living the dream, cuz I'm getting to talk to you, and I'm a big fan of technology.
And I thought we could take a look at some of the things that you have, that are actually tech that's worth money.
Okay, yeah, so this was high-tech when it came out.
Like this right here, low 1890s this was the first like home personal printer.
[LAUGH] Yeah, this was a consumer product 1890s.
You can make business cards like postcards, things like that.
Stuff like this was a big deal back then.
Like this is the 1920s slide projector.
It took glass slides.
But it was high tech for the time.
It took an electric light bulb, had great optics seemed like every 10 years through all through the 20th century they got better and better with with lenses and stuff like that great.
Telephone right here.
This was really really cool because this was a compact model.
You didn't have to have that giant thing on the wall, you could have the small thing on the wall.
[LAUGH] So this is their version of-
Yeah, yeah, our pocket phone.
This was high tech when it came out and the high tech stuff that's at CES this week, will probably be really What would be really cool collectibles 50 years of that cuz it's just that old school tech?
I wonder if we all have phones in our pocket like my phone cost $1,000 it's an iPhone or an Android phone.
And people are like, this is worth so much.
And then even a couple years it's worth like 2 or $300, right?
Do you see stuff and like the market today of more contemporary technology?
This is actually.
Worth anything to keep an onto or Is this something.
Okay, well, I mean, as far as the phones go and stuff like that, I don't know what Apple came out with face recognition.
What How was the phone change?
So like a lot of different things I think a few years from now.
I don't think chain phones are going to change that much in the next year.
Maybe download Maybe download speeds or something like that.
But I figured a few years ago they will start making your more blinking.
And then, what about like the stuff like this?
Almost everything modern has batteries now and those die after a few years and we were talking earlier like all these things work, you could actually I could probably print a business card right here if we wanted to.
But if I have that laptop from the 80s.
It's not gonna work and one of the batteries' is dead so does that affect the value, or is that affect the resale on that?
Well, I don't know cuz not that long ago I dealt with an Apple One, okay?
And those things can go up to half million dollars.
I No one guys wants half a million dollars for his original sealed Mario Bros.
Yeah, no, I mean, I actually sell video games for thousands of dollars now because those are collectible now.
Yeah, everything changes, it's Darwinism.
Something that I think a lot of who are fans of your show love is we have the The item itself.
But it's the story that really is compelling.
The story that you learned about it or point in the history.
And I know you are gonna be participating in the inaugural history con coming up.
I think you can tell us a little bit about that.
History channel is gonna have history con, down in the Pasadena I think it is.
And they're gonna have a bunch of the celebrities from, all the celebrities that are on History.
Plus there's gonna be a lot of speakers on history.
They're are gonna be some events going on.
It'll be fun.
And then so the other part that I'm sure everyone wants to ask you about or challenge you on is the master negotiation style that you have.
I'll give you ten grand for it.
No, $11,000, anything more than that is not gonna make any Makes sense to me.
All right, deal.
Ed I was wondering if you could give us any tips of how to haggle, how to negotiate?
Be willing to walk away.
Be willing to walk away.
Because if you're not willing to walk away, you're just gonna pay what the other person tells you too.
I mean literally, you just gotta be [UNKNOWN].
If the deal's not right, the deal's not right, walk away.
Cuz I get this question all the time
What's that one thing you didn't buy, and you wish you did?
I said, none of them, because the deal's not right if the deal's not right, okay?
Cuz if you start doing stuff like that, eventually you're buying everything.
And deal's not right, deal's not right, walk away.
Best advice I can give to anybody.
Now, I hear one deal you didn't walk away from is, you got Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Goggles.
Yeah, can you tell me about that?
He had a bunch of his stuff going up for auction.
I had found out about it, so I went and checked.
I was able to get to the auction before that, and talked to him and ended up buying the goggles off of him.
One little caveat though is that he had to bring them to a Lakers game.
Which was like, I'm just telling you one of the most baller moments of my life when I'm sitting, you know, you know, like three rows up from and it's been three watching the basketball game.
I guess my last question for you is obviously I'm here I'm being brought here physically Yes.
Is, what's the role that technology plays in your life?
A lot of weird old school tech and new tech.
[LAUGH] I can totally imagine what your house looks like.
Great, thanks for taking time to talk with us and share these products with us, it was great.
No problem, thanks.
Yeah, man, absolutely.
Hey, after all of the amazing things that we saw at the pawn shop today, what am I walking out the door with?
An old Motorola Razr flip phone.
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