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Auction Hunters

Auction Hunters

Photo Credit:  Spike
  • Premiered: 
    November 9, 2010
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  • Network: Spike
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: auction

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Two prospectors, Clinton 'Ton' Jones and Allen Haff, buy unclaimed property in abandoned storage units at public auction, and they search through their new purchases looking for any treasure they can sell for profit. Every day in America, more than 10,000 abandoned storage units are put up for public auction. On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9pm ET, this reality series returned for its fourth season with a new title: AUCTION HUNTERS: PAWNSHOP EDITION. During Season 4, Allen and Ton try to keep their newly opened Haff-Ton Pawn Shop in business in Southern California, while still searching for -- and finding -- high-valued items, like a collection of century-old leather head football helmets worth over $10,000, a desert land racing yacht worth $3,000, a 1800s Japanese Tonto Sword used for Seppuku ritual suicide worth $3,500, and a rigged 1930s mafia slot machine valued at $2,500. Plus, while they're away buying storage units, the store is managed by Big Sis, a Milwaukee native who has bought, sold and collected vintage goods her entire life. AUCTION HUNTERS returned for its 20-episode fifth season on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Spike TV. With the pawn shop history, Ton and Allen start the next chapter of their careers, as they expand their horizons. Now, in addition to bidding at storage-unit auctions, they traverse the country searching for deals at different types of auctions, including everything from cattle auctions to police auctions. In the season opener, "Space Cowboys," Ton and Allen uncover an antique WWII firearm and a Russian space suit, which could be their biggest find yet. On Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 9-10pm ET/PT, Spike TV premiered back-to-back new episodes of AUCTION HUNTERS, including the show's mid-season finale. At 9pm in the "Louisiana Purchase" episode, Ton and Allen encounter some salty locals at a shipping crate auction in Louisiana, and navigate choppy waters at a boat auction. Then at 9:30pm in the winter finale, "Missouri Loves Company," on a visit to see Ton's sister in Missouri for some rafting and relaxation, the guys hit up a fast-paced live auction.
After a four-month break, AUCTION HUNTERS returned for its spring premiere on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on Spike. In the mid-season premiere, "Tough as Nails," CJ seeks to disrupt Allen's search for serenity at a storage auction before the guys head to a live auction to buy and sell. They uncover an unusual Marilyn Monroe statue, an industrial slip n' slide, and a bed of nails.

Other Titles

  • Season 4 title: Auction Hunters: Pawnshop Edition

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Gurney Productions