Down East Dickering

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.2  (143)

Down East Dickering was a reality television show that aired on History Channel from April 2014 to June 2015. The show featured the adventures of a group of men from rural Maine who were known as "dickerers", which referred to their distinctive style of negotiating deals for goods and services. The show starred Bryan Hinkel, who was the ringleader of the group and the most experienced dickerer.

The show was set in the small town of Waldoboro, Maine, which was a hub for the local dickerers who would travel around the state looking for unique and valuable items to buy and sell. Each episode of the show would follow the dickerers as they scoured yard sales, flea markets, and auctions, looking for hidden treasures that they could barter for a good price. The dickerers were known for their keen eye for finding items that others might overlook, and for their ability to haggle with sellers to get the best deal possible.

One of the main themes of the show was the idea of "Yankee ingenuity", which referred to the resourcefulness and creativity of the dickerers in finding ways to make a profit from their deals. The dickerers were often seen repurposing or repairing items that might seem useless to others, such as old boats or broken appliances, and turning them into valuable commodities. They were also skilled at making trades for services or other goods, such as exchanging a truck for a lobster boat or a pile of scrap metal for a load of firewood.

The show also highlighted the unique personalities and quirks of the different dickerers, who had their own specialties and approaches to negotiating deals. In addition to Bryan Hinkel, there were several other prominent members of the group, including Yummy, who was known for his love of food and his outgoing personality, and Codfish, who was a skilled welder and fabricator. The group also included some younger members, such as Chucky and Brent, who were learning the trade from the more experienced dickerers.

One of the most interesting aspects of the show was the local culture of Maine, which was featured prominently in each episode. The dickerers often traveled to remote parts of the state to search for items, meeting locals and experiencing the rural way of life. They also dealt with some of the unique challenges and obstacles that come with living and working in such a remote area, such as unpredictable weather and limited access to resources.

Throughout the show's two-season run, viewers were treated to a variety of fascinating deals and adventures, as the dickerers used their sharp wits and unique skills to find hidden treasures and turn them into profits. The show was a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Maine people, and provided a unique perspective on the world of bartering and haggling. While it may not have been the most high-profile show on television during its time, Down East Dickering was beloved by its fans for its entertaining mix of humor, adventure, and local charm.

Down East Dickering is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on April 2, 2014.

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Have Your Cake and Dicker Too
8. Have Your Cake and Dicker Too
January 21, 2015
With multiple birthdays just around the corner, Tony, Codfish and Duke haggle to organize a money-making birthday extravaganza at the local racetrack; Meanwhile, Clint's is determined to please one of his favorite friends after arranging a big trade with her.
Back in Black
7. Back in Black
January 14, 2015
Tony's streak of unsuccessful dickers finally ends when his partner, Codfish, returns from vacation. Yummy and Mitchell find creative ways to dicker their way out of debt.
Dickering Daze
6. Dickering Daze
December 17, 2014
When Tony's beloved truck breaks down, he and Codfish are forced into an escalating series of dickers to stave off a whopping repair bill. Meanwhile, at the Dickering Days swap meet, Clint's daughter Nina proves she's a chip off the bartering block. At the same event, Bruce and the Morin Brothers go toe to toe in a dickering prank.
Born to be Yummy
5. Born to be Yummy
December 10, 2014
Yummy and Mitchell decide to sell prized motorcycles while Tony and Codfish dicker for antique horse-drawn sleighs. Meanwhile, Clint barters his way into building a custom staircase railing for an old buddy.
Used Cars and Old Guitars
4. Used Cars and Old Guitars
December 3, 2014
Tony and Codfish score musical instruments they find advertised in Uncle Henry's and resell them to their music-shop pal Mark for a fair profit.
Mantiques Roadshow
3. Mantiques Roadshow
November 26, 2014
Tony, Codfish and Duke put their skills to use in an effort to remodel their old building lodge.
All Jammed Up
2. All Jammed Up
November 19, 2014
Tony, Codfish and Duke are focused on real estate. They set out to secure nine acres of prime land up in hippie country that they can turn around quick for a big profit.
Let's Make a Deal
1. Let's Make a Deal
November 12, 2014
In the second season premiere, it is officially Uncle Henry's Day in Maine and Dickerers come from all over to buy, sell, swap and trade.
Where to Watch Down East Dickering
Down East Dickering is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Down East Dickering on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, History, Vudu, Sling, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 2, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (143)