Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars has quite the job, with every day bringing something new into his shop. With so much experience under his belt, he knows what sells and what doesn’t. In an interview with FOX News Harrison talks about the types of items you should hold onto if you plan on selling them later.
Fielding many questions about the show, FOX News asked if there were any items today people should consider preserving or keeping that could become valuable. Rick Harrison responds by asking a question right back and following up.
“I always ask people, “What was really super cool when you were 16 years old?” That’s what’s going to be worth money when you’re 50 years old… Those GI Joes I played with when I was a kid — I wish I still had them and they were in their original boxes. Those comic books I had when I was a kid? I wish I had them now.”
His answer makes sense. Trading cards, action figures, and so on often sell for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars if they’re maintained well. That’s not to say Harrison doesn’t enjoy seeing weird things crop up either. When asked about odd things coming into his shop, he laughed, saying he sees it all the time.
“I get so much weird stuff *laughs*. Weird is normal to me. I mean, you end up with things like a 100-year-old bicycle with wooden wheels. But I love it. There’s always a history lesson behind it. And I give it a Rick Harrison spin to it. And you always get a laugh out of it.”
The bottom line? Save anything really odd or things that are popular now and you may be sitting on a gold mine in a few decades.
Rick Harrison Says He Has No Regrets Saying No to Customers on ‘Pawn Stars’
You might think rejecting an offer or saying no to a customer would bother Rick Harrison, especially if he misses out on a great deal, but he says he never regrets it.
In the same interview with FOX News, they asked Harrison if there was anything he ever said no to he later regretted. His response was a simple no, stating if the deal isn’t right, walk away.
“Nope. Whenever I talk about business to people, I always tell them, ‘If the deal’s not right, the deal’s not right. Just walk away.’ You can’t think later, ‘Maybe I should have bought this or that.’ It’s part of the business. Sometimes you have to be willing to walk away and not risk-taking on a bad deal. Imagine, you get people pretty much coming in every day and they’re expecting this huge amount of money for something they found in their attic. And in reality, it’s like no, that’s not worth what he or she is expecting.”
Harrison makes so many deals a day if he regretted the ones he didn’t take, he’d likely be miserable.