Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 3.3  (12)

Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal is a reality TV show that aired on truTV from 2013 to 2014. As the name suggests, the show delves into the behind-the-scenes of the hit truTV series Hardcore Pawn, offering an exclusive look at the negotiations and business deals that take place at the American Jewelry and Loan store in Detroit, Michigan.

The show follows the owners of the store, the Gold family, as they interact with customers, barter over prices, and deal with the chaos of running a busy pawn shop. The family consists of father Les Gold, who founded the store over 40 years ago, his son Seth, who is the general manager of the store, and daughter Ashley, who manages the store's online sales.

The show is set against the backdrop of Detroit's challenging economy, which is reflected in the diverse customers who visit the store. The pawnshop owners need to be shrewd businesspeople, quickly assessing the value of items that are brought into the store, and bargaining with customers to ensure that the store gets the best price possible.

Unlike the main series, Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal takes a more direct approach to showcasing the inner workings of the pawn shop business. In the show, the Gold family offers viewers an inside look at how they assess the value of items that come into the shop, including jewelry, electronics, and even vehicles. The negotiations are intense, with both the owners and customers haggling over prices, sometimes getting into heated arguments.

What sets the series apart from other reality shows is the fact that most of the drama stems from the store's unique clientele. Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal is not just about the items and their value, but also the people who bring them in. Over the course of the show, viewers get to see the different personalities of the customers, the reasons behind why they need to sell their items, and the transactions that result from those interactions.

The show also highlights the use of technology in the pawn shop business, with the Gold family expanding their online presence and using social media to attract customers. Viewers get to see the inner workings of the online sales division, which includes Ashley overseeing the transactions and shipping of online orders.

Another unique aspect of the show is the portrayal of the inner workings of the Gold family itself. As a family-owned business, there are often disagreements and power struggles between the different family members. The show does not shy away from these conflicts, instead choosing to showcase the hard work and dedication that each member puts into the store, and their desire to maintain the legacy that Les has created.

Overall, Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal is an eye-opening look at a world that most people never get to see. It combines elements of drama, humor, and business savvy to create an entertaining and informative show that offers a unique insight into the pawn shop business.

Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2013.

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To Catch a Thief, Part 1
12. To Catch a Thief, Part 1
October 8, 2013
Find out what the Golds really think about one of the most infamous episodes_4-18 in Hardcore Pawn history. When jewelry is found scattered, and the security video system conveniently goes down, Les knows something is afoot.
Rematch: Ashley vs. Tressa
11. Rematch: Ashley vs. Tressa
October 8, 2013
Go behind the scenes with the Golds as they remember Tressa, a former employee and Ashley's nemesis, and her scheme to scam American Jewelry out of a sweet Rolex.
Gold at Gunpoint
10. Gold at Gunpoint
October 8, 2013
Get close and personal with the Golds as the family visits Les' grandfather's closed down pawn shop in downtown Detroit, and Les tells the story of a frightening stickup.
Back in Action
9. Back in Action
October 8, 2013
Hear what Ashley and Seth have to say about Les being back on top, following his operation.
Fire Bomb
8. Fire Bomb
October 8, 2013
Find out how the Golds really feel when a customer tries to rip off the store in this special behind the scenes episode of Hardcore Pawn.
Tripped Out Cash
7. Tripped Out Cash
October 8, 2013
Look back with the Golds as they recall the smart, the stupid, and the deals too difficult to resist.
Stolen Gold
6. Stolen Gold
October 1, 2013
Sit in on a candid chat with the Golds, as they discuss what happened when Les discovered a bag of jewels in an employee's desk.
Watch Your Back
5. Watch Your Back
October 1, 2013
This was the deal that nearly broke the Golds - go behind the scenes at American Jewelry and find out what really happened when Les allowed a $60,000 watch to walk out the door on a handshake agreement.
Life After Death
4. Life After Death
October 1, 2013
Remember when Ashley quit the business? Seth and Les do. Look back with them, and see how Seth dealt with the pressure of being an only child at AJL.
The Family Feud
3. The Family Feud
October 1, 2013
Go behind the curtain with the Golds as a family feud escalates when Seth disagrees with Les over the business.
Acid Test
2. Acid Test
October 1, 2013
The Golds get real about old school vs. new school in this special, behind the scenes episode of Hardcore Pawn. Seth wants to purchase a pricey piece of equipment that could save the store thousands.
The Big Bet
1. The Big Bet
October 1, 2013
Go behind the scenes with the Gold's as they recall Les and Seth's heated sales competition.
Where to Watch Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal
Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal is available for streaming on the truTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hardcore Pawn: Behind the Deal on demand at Amazon and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    3.3  (12)