On Friday morning, Pawn Stars shared Corey Harrison and his father’s amusing conversation while Rick was out of town in search of items for the store.
Season 19 of the hit History Channel reality series is currently airing on the network. Rick, Corey, and Chumlee are back in the shop striking deals for all kinds of interesting items that come into their Las Vegas pawn shop. However, the boss left the shop to hunt down some rare finds for the pawn shop in the latest episodes of the show.
During his travels in New York City, Rick Harrison couldn’t contain his excitement for what might be an amazing find. The 56-year-old pawn shop owner has tracked down a rare Apple Lisa computer that’s still in its original box. The Lisa model is one of Apple’s earliest computers that was released in January 1983. It was promoted for individual business users and was one of the first personal computers to have a graphical user interface.
At the time of release, the Apple Lisa cost buyers just under $10,000. Today, a working model can sell for tens of thousands more than that. In fact, in 2017, a working Apple Lisa computer sold for $50,000 at auction.
While Rick Harrison seems pumped up about making a deal for the Lisa, his son is less enthused. He’s more worried about his dad getting back to Las Vegas so he can have a day off from work.
“You know, when I was your age I used to work like 7 days a week for months on end,” Rick says to his son.
“Just come back as soon as you can, man. I’m just getting tired of sitting here by myself,” Corey responds.
“Do you miss me?” Rick says.
“A little. Maybe I just miss picking on you,” Corey jokes. “I don’t know what it is yet. But I’m just tired of doing it all by myself, alright?”
‘Pawn Stars’ Shop Owner Explains How He Picks Items That Appear On TV
The popularity of Pawn Stars has turned Rick Harrison and his family’s World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop into a Las Vegas destination for locals and tourists alike. While anyone can visit to sell, buy, or just check out the famous store, fans of the TV series only get to see a fraction of the goods that come through their doors.
Harrison himself has to be selective about what is filmed and what makes it on-air. While speaking to British outlet Freesat earlier this year, Rick explained how he chooses the items that make it on TV.
“Basically if it’s something different and it hasn’t been on the show before,” Rick explained to Freesat. “Sometimes I see just a picture of something and then I’ll approve it. And then I won’t see it again until it’s actually in front of me a couple of months later.”
“Sometimes I actually have to stop the camera and do a little research,” he continued. “But in general that’s all me, I’m just that nerd you see on television and that’s how we do it. Usually, if it’s something different and cool. It’s normally based off an image on the internet, a really small one, and I think it looks really cool. I say bring it on in. Because with most of these things if you want to see if it’s real you’ve got to see it in person.”