Hardcore Pawn Stars on Why People Like to Watch Pawn Shows

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By Kevin Eck Comment

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Remember that time pawn shops were dark, dirty and cramped storefronts where you’d go to get twenty bucks rent money for the $300 stereo your parents gave you for Christmas? Now that pawn shops are featured on reality TV, the former dens of iniquity are revealing a softer. brighter side complete with a family focus.

As part of MediabistroTV’s Pawn of July (yes, we made that up) Les Gold and daughter Ashley, stars of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn sat down to give us some insight into why viewers like to watch shows about what they do. One hint — how much would you pay for a not-so-gently-used prosthetic leg?



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