Hardcore Pawn Season 1

Season 1 of Hardcore Pawn aired from August 16, 2010 - September 27, 2010. It was comprised of 8 episodes.


Screenshot Title Original airdate Season Number #
"Dangerous Cash" August 16, 2010 1 1
Les again introduces viewers to his pawn shop, explaining what goes on there, saying that "We don't call the experts – we are the experts." An irate customer tries to redeem her pawn of her earrings without a slip; she later returns to threaten violence, leading to Les to blame his security crew for letting it happen. A customer sells a stripper dance pole, but Les is skeptical that it would be sold. A man tries to sell a homemade cannon, but Seth trumps Les on the decision. Another man tries to sell a boat, but it was a fixer-upper. A woman sells a horse and a pony, but does it include board for the horse?
"Booze & Guns" August 16, 2010 1 2
In light of the events in the previous episode, Les explores options to better arm its guards and family against aggressive customers; however, its dealings with a local gun shop has went awry over the price of a holster. Ashley and Seth compete over the sale of a Jägermeister alcoholic beverage machine. A lady sells a fork lift, but Ashley's skills are questioned when she is unable to close the deal.
"Bulletproof Gator" August 23, 2010 1 3
A customer sells a live alligator, which reminded Les of the pet gator that the shop had as its mascot before it died. A man pawns his lucky African statue and later returns – just to rub it for good luck. Another wants to sell a used bullet-proof vest, but Les wants to see it tested out first. The employees train in self-defense, to be ready if anything violent occurs. A man offers a motorcycle, but Ashley's skills are questioned again when she refuses to accept the motorcycle.
"Trouble Inside" August 23, 2010 1 4
Les treats his employees like family, but when James, one of the pawn shop's warehouse workers turns violent it shakes up the Gold family, especially Seth. A man sells his paintball set, but the crew had it tested out on its employees first. The employees undergo gun training at a testing range. Also: a customer tries to sell 50-pairs of panties and a puppet-maker creates replicas of the staff.
"Moving Targets" August 30, 2010 1 5
The staff deals with an irate customer after a mix-up over a misplaced gold chain. Someone tries to sell Ashley an elaborate lamp, which doubles as a "cursed" relic. Also: a Sega Double Boxing video game; and an antique Aunt Jemima bank that a customer unwittingly bought at a Ku Klux Klan convention, which the other attendees said was for target practice.
"Father vs. Son" September 13, 2010 1 6
Les and Seth clash over a raffle gone wrong at a parking lot giveaway. Also: a man trades his 1988 Lincoln for lawn mowing equipment so he could start his own lawn business. A man sells his poker table – the price determined by a flip of a card. A woman tries to sells her piggy banks, which were in the figures of a male and female pig, as having them were against her Muslim faith. A woman tries to sell a bracelet that she claims belonged to Eva Braun, but the authenticity papers were not authentic themselves.
"Les' Big Gamble" September 20, 2010 1 7
Les suspends one of his security guards for cursing out a customer after sitting on a couch; they then look for a replacement. Seth and Ashley argue over a sale of reptiles and hissing roaches. Also: remote-controlled helicopters, an old stadium seat from Briggs Stadium, and a man selling both a 1940s sex manual and a cleaver in a single transaction.
"Gold at Gunpoint" September 27, 2010 1 8
Les takes Seth and Ashley to a pawn shop his grandfather started, where he and his family were involved in a robbery years ago; the visit led to Seth giving his father a 60th birthday present: a replica neon sign of that pawn shop. A transsexual dominatrix tries to sell her bondage gear at the pawn shop. A disabled person tries to pawn an accordion but ends up pawning his artificial leg. A disgruntled customer tries to return blown loudspeakers. Also: fake designer handbags; pregnant mannequins.
Preceded by
Hardcore Pawn Succeeded by
Season 2 (Hardcore Pawn)
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