Every partnership at one time or another may experience a rift in the relationship. Communication and comprise usually mends misunderstandings.
Allen and Ton experienced an explosive amount of undercurrent of tension during this episode.
Off to Reseda, California for the next storage auction. Haff-Ton team spotted hot, blonde Carolyn Giannelli. Allen was curious to know out what happened to the ’68 Vette he sold to Carolyn on the last episode. Nonchalant, she replied she got almost double for the Vette.
Allen’s face fell with utter disappointed. He stated he would not have sold the Vette if he knew she was going to resell it and walked off. Carolyn enjoyed messing with Allen. She didn’t sell the Vette.
Carolyn: I’m blonde. I’m not stupid.
First unit up for auction was jammed with antique furniture, horse gear, saddles and boxes. Ton did not like the unit. Stated it was vintage badass. Hold on just a second. Doesn’t their pawn shop logo read, “Badass Vintage Stuff.” I didn’t get it. Neither did Allen.
A bidding war erupted again. Blonde vs. blonde. Allen went over his agreed limit with Ton. Didn’t matter because Carolyn won the unit for $1,700. Ton’s upset. Allen’s upset.
Allen: See? You’re holding us back. See?
Ton: You just went above your own number.
Allen: And you just kept us from money.
They need couple’s therapy.
Second unit obviously belonged to someone in the entertainment industry. High fall stunt bag, two wind blowers, file cabinets labeled “television” were indicators. Haff-Ton team agreed on $3,000.
Carolyn and Ton went bald-to-hair on this bid war. He reached his agreed limit. She jumped to $3,600. Ton defeated but then shouted: $4,000. Allen was upset but supported the decision, for the moment.
The Auction Hunters team rummaged through the unit to recoup their money. It appeared that the high fall bag and blowers would get them out of the hole. Ton immediately found a buyer. Joe, a professional stuntman stated it was a Lifepak used in late 80s early 90s for fire rescue. Allen agreed to test it by falling off a building onto the stunt bag.
Do you really think Allen would climb the roof of a second story building and fall onto a stunt bag? Camera angles did not show a close-up of Allen’s face. Also, the person who fell off the building clearly had thicker legs than Allen.
That ladies and gentlemen was a true Hollywood stunt.
Haff-Ton team sold the high fall bag and blowers to Joe but suffered a loss on the storage unit. Allen had given Ton a hard time throughout the entire day and finally at the end they both snapped.
Ton: Why are you all pissed off now?
Allen: You’re behaving like a pretty terrible partner. You know that?
Allen: Yeah. And becoming an increasingly lousy friend.
Ton slammed the door of the bread truck and walked away. Back at the pawn shop Allen discovered that Ton took all the weapons and half the money in the cash register.
Loss: -$500 and possibly a partnership
Do you think this is the end of the Haff-Ton team? Would you prefer to see Allen team up with Carolyn?
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