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New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:23:45 AM »
So I am perusing the Internet a month or two ago and I stumble across this article in Mississippi about how the producers of American Pickers (Cineplex) are having casting calls for contestants on a new show. 

The concept is that they find 4 groups of people (two to a group) and they put them in an unfamiliar city and have them pick items.  The group that finds the most value at the end of the show wins the $10,000 prize.

I thought, why not? They were looking for people down south but I thought it might be fun to throw my hat in the ring.

To make a long story short, we are in the final process of the interview stage!  After a couple phone calls from cineplex in New York, we are hoping to get the last interview via Skype with the producers in the next couple weeks.
 
Overall the whole process has been exciting.  I never really thought we would get this far along, it has been exciting to just think that we "could" have a chance.  Until then I'll be keeping my fingers crossed! ;)

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Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 08:31:50 AM »
Cool....

If you get on the show it will also be an opportunity to add a chapter to your book !


Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 02:20:59 PM »
That's pretty neat, good luck!

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Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 08:46:49 PM »
awesome let us know how it goes!

Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 07:14:25 AM »
UPDATE

Ok, so the show is going to be called Top Picker. Got the call yesterday that we made it to one of the final stages. We were accepted to do a Skype interview here in the next couple days.

I'll keep you updated as I find out more.

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Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 07:32:19 AM »
UPDATE

Ok, so the show is going to be called Top Picker. Got the call yesterday that we made it to one of the final stages. We were accepted to do a Skype interview here in the next couple days.

I'll keep you updated as I find out more.

Whatever you do, please don't inform the general public about any new estate sale, flea market, yard sales picking "niches". I am working on a couple new ones myself and the last thing I need is a new TV show educating the masses about other valuables. PLease stick to duck decoys, fishing lures, old metal signs, coca-cola memorabilia, bottles, etc. Basically all the stuff that everybody is already trying to score big on. Thanks.

Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 08:07:37 AM »
That's actually a really interesting point you make Cobia.  I've been wondering the same myself.   How exactly will they determine who has gathered the most value?  Will it be by a "supposed" value like they show on most of the reality shows (some made up number), or will it go by the actual value, what the item sells for.

In the real world I live by the saying - "It's worth what someone is willing to pay for it"  So in that case, if I can buy a flat screen television for $40 well....

If it is some made up number, then those signs, collectibles, antiques might be what you want to go for.  Even though it's too early to start gameplanning, I've been thinking about one just the same.

As an example, I bought an antique barber's chair some time ago for $100. Sold it for $300 later.  I've made a tidier profit selling couches.  But couches aren't glamorous..

Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 11:08:44 PM »
Good luck let us know how it goes.

Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 08:25:24 AM »
We made it to the final round of interviews!  We had our skype interview last week.  I think we nailed it, but who knows what our competition will be.

I'm hearing that the show will take place in Mississipi at a antique market.  I think it will be called something like Top Collector, or Top Picker, but I'm also hearing "Picked Off".

We should know in a couple weeks if we made the cut.

Fingers Crossed.  ;D

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/01/jackson_county_is_part_of_film.html

Re: New American Pickers meets Amazing Race Show.
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 02:16:56 PM »
Thats awesome!   Hope you make it and can keep us informed.


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