Hardcore Pawn: Chicago

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 4.2  (256)

Hardcore Pawn: Chicago is an American reality television series that premiered on truTV on January 1, 2013. It was a spin-off of the popular reality show Hardcore Pawn and was set in Royal Pawn Shop located in Chicago. As the name suggests, the show revolves around the daily operations of the pawn shop and the challenges faced by its owners and employees while dealing with customers who often try to haggle and negotiate the prices of their items. The series aims to provide an inside look into the world of pawnshops and the interesting stories behind the items brought in for sale.

The show follows the lives of the Ash family who run the pawn shop, including Leslie, the owner of the shop and her siblings, Seth and Ashley, who manage the day to day operations. The family members are all vocal and opinionated, which leads to plenty of conflicts and arguments among them. However, they have a strong bond despite their differences and work together to ensure the success of their business.

Each episode of the show features a variety of customers who come in with a wide range of items to pawn or sell, including jewelry, antiques, electronics, and unusual items like a live snake or an electric chair. The family and staff must assess the value of each item before deciding whether to buy it or not, and how much they are willing to pay for it. They often consult with experts to help them determine the true worth of an item, and they always aim to make a profit when they resell it.

Aside from the customers, the show also highlights the various staff members who work at the pawn shop, including the security team, the salespeople, and the experts who assist in appraising the items. Each member of the team has their own unique personality and specialty, and they all play an important role in keeping the shop running smoothly.

Throughout the series, viewers get to witness several interesting and unusual items brought in for sale, such as a rare 1941 Harley Davidson motorcycle, a signed Kobe Bryant rookie card, and a vintage Atari console. The show also features some of the more bizarre encounters the family and staff have with customers, including a man who tries to sell his prosthetic leg and a woman who brings in a pimp cup made of gold.

In addition to the standard pawn shop operations, the show also sheds light on some social issues that affect the Chicago community, such as crime, poverty, and the lack of job opportunities. The Ash family acknowledges the impact these issues have on their customers, and they try to do their best to help them in any way they can.

The show has some similarities to its predecessor, Hardcore Pawn, but it also has its own unique flavor due to its setting in Chicago and the personalities of the Ash family. It provides an entertaining and educational glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of the pawn shop industry. It takes viewers on a thrilling ride that is with the everyday challenges of the pawn store industry.

In conclusion, Hardcore Pawn: Chicago is a fascinating reality show that gives viewers an inside look into the world of pawn shops in the Windy City. The show offers an entertaining mix of drama, comedy, and suspense while highlighting the struggles and triumphs of the Ash family business. It is an engaging and informative reality show that offers something for everyone.

Hardcore Pawn: Chicago is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2013.

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Swap Meet Millionaires?
18. Swap Meet Millionaires?
August 25, 2013
Randy and Wayne venture out of the shop to spend the day at a flea market, performing free appraisals, selling some items and even shopping for bargains themselves.? There, someone brings them a painting that may be a museum-quality treasure.? But they must quickly call in an expert to determine whether the artwork is real or just a well-done fake.
Russian Roulette
17. Russian Roulette
August 6, 2013
A Russian tycoon wants to team up with the brothers, bringing them the biggest deal of their lives.
Comic Book Caper
16. Comic Book Caper
July 30, 2013
When a customer tries to sell her son's classic comic books, Wayne calls in an appraiser and sets up the shop for a double-cross. Then, a vintage fire truck ignites Randy's interest to make a deal. And later, will Wayne be able to save Royal from the appraiser's dirty dealing?
Diamonds are Forever
15. Diamonds are Forever
July 23, 2013
A customer tries to sell Royal a bag full of valuable diamonds. Wayne thinks they may be connected to the legendary "Marlborough Diamond" heist pulled off by the Chicago mob.?If the story proves true, the brothers could collect a huge reward...or find themselves in big trouble.
Hot Dog Cart Pt. 2
14. Hot Dog Cart Pt. 2
July 16, 2013
After Wayne buys an old hot dog cart, his fast-talking friend Steve DiGrazzi convinces him to sell hotdogs on the streets of Chicago.? But will the money-making idea come back to bite him? And later, a rare 1970's muscle car has Randy jumping to close the deal.
Hot Dog Cart Pt. 1
13. Hot Dog Cart Pt. 1
July 9, 2013
An unusual piece of Chicago mob history arrives at Royal, and Wayne wonders if it's worth big bucks. Meanwhile, when a security guard skips work, the brothers scramble to cover for him before trouble hits. And later, Wayne annoys Randy by trying to buy a hot dog cart.
Lucky Horseshoe?
12. Lucky Horseshoe?
July 2, 2013
A gambler needs quick cash for a horseracing bet, and Wayne wants in on the action. But after he tells a friend with a shady past about the hot tip, Randy thinks Wayne's headed for trouble.
Hot or Not?
11. Hot or Not?
June 25, 2013
Wayne's pleased with a stereo-system deal, but Randy is doubtful; a customer loses his pawn ticket; Charles Manson memorabilia is brought in.
Pawned Off
10. Pawned Off
June 18, 2013
When a family heirloom is accidentally sold, Randy and Wayne plot to get it back. But Randy's strategy doesn't go as planned and the brothers find themselves in over their heads.
A Dangerous Combination, Part 2
9. A Dangerous Combination, Part 2
February 25, 2013
Treasure seeking Wayne hits a major snag trying to open an old safe.? A shady couple brings in a collection of high-end handbags that could be a major score for the shop, but are they real?
A Dangerous Combination, Part 1
8. A Dangerous Combination, Part 1
February 18, 2013
When Wayne buys an old safe thinking it might have hidden treasure, it threatens to put Randy over the edge. Wayne puts his faith in a safecracker to prove his point.
Two Heads Are Better Than One
7. Two Heads Are Better Than One
February 12, 2013
Wayne purchases an old safe, so they hire a safecracker to break into it. Meanwhile, an irate customer who wants his jewelry back confronts Elyse; and the brothers square off over a rare, custom-made muscle car.
Paranormal Pawn
6. Paranormal Pawn
February 12, 2013
An unusual item could lead to a killer payday; and soft-touch Wayne falls for a woman's sob story, which leads to a fraternal fracas. Meanwhile, a perturbed ex-con poses a threat to the shop.
The Competition
5. The Competition
January 29, 2013
Randy and Wayne engage in a friendly competition; and a customer serenades Nate, while another threatens him.
The Kids Are All Right
4. The Kids Are All Right
January 22, 2013
With Wayne and Randy away on a road trip, Nate and Elyse assume responsibility of the shop in an attempt to prove themselves.
Changing of the Guard
3. Changing of the Guard
January 15, 2013
Brothers Randy and Wayne compete in a sales challenge to see who will be crowned King of Royal Pawn. Later, Nate is serenaded by a customer, while another appears to have reached their breaking point.
The Competition
2. The Competition
January 8, 2013
Randy and Wayne challenge each other to a sales competition. Also one customer serenades Nate, and another threatens violence.
Something's Missing
1. Something's Missing
January 1, 2013
Randy and Wayne have a game of blame and search the store when an $80,000 ring goes missing, Whoever finds the ring would save the day, but it could cost the brothers their business if they can't find it. Also, an angry customer goes over Elyse's head when she doesn't get what she wants. And a man brings in signed astronaut photos, Hymie is determined to their authenticity.
Where to Watch Hardcore Pawn: Chicago
Hardcore Pawn: Chicago is available for streaming on the truTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hardcore Pawn: Chicago on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    4.2  (256)