Yep, read the book. Some interesting stuff about his/their life and about the pawn business (especially in Vegas). I also remember him making a point about how in the pawn business you really need to know your stuff about what things are worth because customers won’t put up with you taking time to research the value, even a quick internet lookup. On they show, it looks like 80% or more of the stuff brought in they have to have “a buddy of mine” take a look at.
I’m also put off, to the point of dropping the show, with the attempt to put all of the (fake?) controversy between the players. I don’t watch the tube to see people argue (although apparently a lot of people must really get off on it with as many shows that feature it).
Ever notice how most of the montage shots of customers milling around always include at least one cleavage shot?
I would really like to see at least one episode dedicated to all the items they have bought in the past and show how much they actually sold for and how long it took them to sell. Although the sell time may have been greatly reduced because of the advertising the stuff gets from being on the show.