I love American Pickers, mainly because of the interaction between Mike, Frank, and Danielle. I also love how they really try to respect the people whose stuff they pick, and try to give them fair wholesale prices on the items they buy. I'm sure they make a very good living at what they do, between their shops (Frank has a shop of his own as well as the two in Iowa and Tennessee that are featured on the show) and what the show pays them.
Funny someone upthread mentioned Hoarders. For awhile, Hoarders came on at ten pm on Mondays in my area. So I would watch Antiques Roadshow at eight, American Pickers at nine, and Hoarders at ten. From the sublime to the ridiculous, you might say. One end of the spectrum to the other. And then I'd be inspired for a day or so to clear things out of my own house! LOL!
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