Times the Pawn Stars have cheated customers

Times the Pawn Stars have cheated customers

When Bob, a seller from season three, walks through the doors of Gold & Silver Pawn with a copy of a 450-year-old book on alchemy that he believes is from Isaac Newton’s library, he knows he has something special on his hands.

Of course, the Old Man calls in rare books expert Gary, who informs everyone that it is indeed a book from the famous thinker’s collection, although the cover had been restored and re-backed, “probably done in the 1700s.” Still, Gary places the retail value of the book at $20,000. Amazingly, Bob then accepts the Old Man’s shockingly low offer of $7,000 after being told, “You know if I give you seven for it, I won’t have money for dinner tonight.” Apparently, the Old Man pays over $13,000 for a meal.

Just to put a bow on top of this plainly awful deal, it turns out much of the rest of Newton’s book collection has either been destroyed or archived at Trinity College, Cambridge in England, meaning in reality, this tome is actually a priceless piece of history.

via Looper Times the Pawn Stars have cheated customers