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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:46 AM   #16
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I caught it too. I did not know that Dennis' last name was Collins. I figured he was somehow involved with CB Jeeps because he looks like a d!ck on TV and I hear nothing but bad experiences with the folks in Wylie. Put 2 and 2 together.

Also, I read on another forum that the F40 purchase was WAY overstated than what it actually sold for. Apparently the seller only wanted $200K for the car and the highest offer they got was for $80K. The $80K offer was before the Fast N Loud guys got involved.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #17
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I like the show. Having grown up around Hot Rods and trucks most of my life its refreshing to see a show that appreciates the older classic cars instead of some rice burner that most of the younger generation is into these days. A lot of time and effort goes into building these things and the harsh reality is that its not always a money maker. I wish I had the balls to take a risk like what these guys have done and make it profitable. Everyone dreams of that barn find for very little money. Sometimes they get lucky and sometime they don't. I never put everything together with Dennis until this past episode. If he can get that type of money for his jeeps good for him. In the long run that just helps raises the value of our old heeps, which to me always seemed to be under valued in comparison to the classic car market. Rock on Richard. Hope the show and business does well.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:59 AM   #18
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Why don't we all write Congress and ask them to put a cap on profits for anyone flipping something they buy. That way the playing field could be level and anyone that doesn't have sense enough to not get ripped off can have a happy life. Yes I like that socialist commie idea.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #19
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I was watching that last night and was trying to see what Dennis' shirt said on the back. Good catch!

I do like seeing Richard lose money at auctions. He doesn't know his client very well when he tries to sell a chrome vinyl wrapped Fairmont at an auction full of Duesenburgs and Auburns.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #20
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If you think Richard is screwing people on price go over to gunbroker and try buying an AR15 or ammo

He pays low for the cars he buys but he is not in the market to pay full retail price and from what I gather the sellers arent looking to wait it out for a better price either. There is much to be said for cash on the spot. Also, he rarely does much better than break even. Sure he makes a profit but I know I would not be happy most times. He makes a big profit here and there but for the most part his profit margin seems low after you factor in labor, parts and purchase price of the car he's seling.


From what they actually show on tv I cant fathom how he expects to pay for that new shop.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #21
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The money from the TV producers. The same way Orange County choppers, American Pickers, and every other reality show makes there's .

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The wonderful thing about our society is if you don't like the show or their prices you don't have to watch or buy from them. If you don't like the show don't watch if you don't like the prices don't buy. But don't *****. They are just trying to make it just like everyone else no more no less. Just my 2bits
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #23
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The wonderful thing about our society is if you don't like the show or thief prices you don't have to watch or buy from them. If you don't like the show don't watch if you don't like the rices don't buy. But don't *****. They are just trying to make it just like everyone else no more no less. Just my 2bits
That's why I never watch the Barret-Jackson auctions, it makes me sick seeing some of the prices those people pay. All I see from it is the prices for those vehicles go thru the roof: "Well a Chevette just like this went for $xxx,xxx.xx on Barrett-Jackson, so I think this one at $xx,xxx less is a steal!" Yeah, rich people with too much money ruining it for the normal folks..

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Chevette used for illustrative purposes only, no idea what they go for there...
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #24
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A lot of the show is scripted BS..Richard bad mouths the Corvette 3rd Gens, then he sells that black '69 vette convertible for only $6k. That car could have brought way more money than that being that it was a running driver. I hate how the idiot tries to do burnouts & donuts in every car he steps into..takes lots of talent to do that I wonder if the guy ever picks up a wrench and actually helps anyone in the shop. Wait.. he's the boss so I guess he doesn't need to.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #25
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I take it Boyd Coddington was an idiot too because he did burnouts and never picked up a wrench.

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Why don't we all write Congress and ask them to put a cap on profits for anyone flipping something they buy. That way the playing field could be level and anyone that doesn't have sense enough to not get ripped off can have a happy life. Yes I like that socialist commie idea.
The only thing you forgot is that the government should also subsidize any loss he has and give him free cell phones to conduct his business on.


I am a fan of the show, its entertaining. I picked up on the Collins Brothers shirt when I originally watched it.

I would doubt that he actually loses in real life like he does on TV. Any small business man will have a proven model they follow and if it does not work they are out of business. This is a produced reality show and you just dont know what is real and what is fake. There is a forum member here who I am personal friends with and see a couple times a week who was on a reality show. I will let him stay anonymous and not tell what show he was on. Based on what he told me I dont believe a thing I see on "reality tv." They do multiple takes of each real scene, the producers coach the people between takes as to what to say and how to replay. Think about this... Some in this thread have said they like the show, some have said they like it when he loses money. He wins and loses just enough to keep both those types of people coming back for more.
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Capitalism - love it or move to Europe.
Exactly....I love the show and wonder how he stays in business making such LITTLE profit on the vehicles he sells. He has to drive around, find the cars, buy the parts, fix the cars, pay the staff, pay their benefits, pay for a building and electricity and everything that goes with a facility and HOPE that he will make a profit. A very speculative business. I haven't seen him screw anybody.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #28
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I take it Boyd Coddington was an idiot too because he did burnouts and never picked up a wrench.

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Not exactly comparing apples to apples there though are we?. Rawlings is no Coddington and no he's no Foose either.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #29
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A lot of the show is scripted BS..Richard bad mouths the Corvette 3rd Gens, then he sells that black '69 vette convertible for only $6k. That car could have brought way more money than that being that it was a running driver. I hate how the idiot tries to do burnouts & donuts in every car he steps into..takes lots of talent to do that I wonder if the guy ever picks up a wrench and actually helps anyone in the shop. Wait.. he's the boss so I guess he doesn't need to.
When you are the owner, you can wrench when and if you want to, and do burnouts when you want to...its a perk.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #30
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I seen that episode but I never caught the shirt. Good eye you guys. Keep in mind fellows that there is hardly a show on tv that ISN'T scripted. Notice how the hagglin' is always the same process.
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