Insane rules the Pawn Stars cast must follow | Must report everything to police and more…

Insane rules the Pawn Stars cast must follow | Must report everything to police and more…

February 10, 2020 2 By Sebastian Fry


Pawn Stars has been rocking the television
screen for almost a decade now. The show premiered on July 19, 2009, and has
aired 15 seasons. In these years, we have seen a lot of bizarre
and antic items that are brought in for pawning. The Harrisons have owned Gold & Silver Pawn
Shop since 1989, and it is already a complicated business to manage. So, when cameras are rolling, it is challenging
to run the regular business and appear on TV at the same time. On top of that, there are inflexible decrees
that the cast of pawn stars must follow. Let’s take a look at the crazy restrictions
that the Harrisons must obey. But, before we begin, take some time to subscribe
to our channel and hit the bell icon to be a part of our family. #1. Cheese! Among the set of strict rules set forward
by the state, the pawners must keep a record of all the transactions and details of their
clients. This may look like a normal requirement, but
there is one strange but mandatory rule that they must follow. Along with writing down all the information
of their clients they are also obliged to take a photo of their clients. #2. Can’t choose the Items! Viewers of the show might notice that the
customers are just drifting in the shop with items in their hand, however, it is not the
case. Keeping the cameras rolling for every customer
is very costly and meddling. Due to this reason, management vets the items
before they are brought to the shop owners. During working day, the store apprentices
select an item and show them to production. Then the clients will again be called to do
the same thing again but this time with cameras recording their activities. After all this, the cast doesn’t have a
say in what to show on television. #3. Show up for work! Even though the cast members of the show have
their other businesses which they have to take care of, they still have to show up in
the pawn shop from Monday to Friday. The shop owner, Rick Harrison, runs a bar
and a shopping mall near the legendary Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. His co-worker, Chumlee manages a candy store
and also DJs in different locations around Las Vegas. #4. Embarrassing Punishments One thing that all the employees in the shop have to follow is not to buy the items they
cannot sell. If this happens, they must endure some very
embarrassing punishments. This was demonstrated in one of the episodes
when Corey bought an Evel Knievel pinball machine for an amount more than he could sell
it for. So, he was given the task of setting up the
machine for customers and was entrusted with the task of emptying the quarter box after
each shift. #5. Have to buy unnecessary stuff Sometimes the shop owners have to buy stuff they don’t need, and they don’t want to. All items brought into the shop have a different
kind of backstory, and it is not sure that people are willing to pay for it. So, the executive producer of the show, Brent
Montgomery, convinced the owners to buy items which they usually would not. This way, the show would not just be focusing
on the objects with interesting background stories. #6. Cannot pawn firearms The pawn shop holds a lot of firearms but not one of those weapons were made after 1898. The fans of the show might be surprised to
know that the shop doesn’t have a Federal Firearms Licence, restricting them on pawning
firearms. In one of his book, Licence to Pawn, Rick
Harrison talks about his father, Richard Harrison and an incident which made their shop ineligible
to trade firearms. Apparently, Richard Benjamin, stole a car
in his youth, rendering him ineligible to get a firearms license. Rick also explained that dealing with firearms
is very tiresome as it involves intense paperwork and background checks. #7. Report to the cops Pawning business is not only centered on negotiating the prices with customers and learning the
backstory of the item. It also involves a lot of paperwork with police. They have to write down all the activities
and transaction and submit it to the police every day. Which of the rules above make absolutely no
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