Today, for example, this dude came in with a scrap of paper signed by a certain George Washington (name ring a bell, anyone?). Originally, he had no idea what it was worth and wanted a small chunk of change for it. Once the appraiser guy shows up and tells him it could go between $10-15,000 at auction he suddenly won't take less than $11,000.
Why?! In an instant, it became precious and just not worth it to sell for $8,000. Really? I don't know about you, but if I had to choose between a piece of paper (we're talking the size of a check) and a few stacks of a certain green paper, I'd take the cash and run out the door.
Another guy was with a roofing company. The roof collapsed into a closed off room in this house and in the floorboards he found these really cool and very old handcuffs. Again - finds out their worth and suddenly can't part with them for anything less than an obscene amount.
Wait - let me get this right... you just admitted on national tv that you STOLE property from a house that your employer was paid to work on? Yeah, that's what I thought. But now it's your most treasured item?
You've gone from Bob the guy needing cash so bad he's hawking something he stole to Greedy McGreedyson that suddenly feels entitled to more money.
Damn I hate those people!
But I love the show.
And so the cycle continues.
What do you have a love-hate relationship with?