On Wednesday night’s second episode of “Beverly Hills Pawn,” Yossi Dina owns the extraordinary pawn shop where his team consists of Aria, Cory and Dominique. They handle only the high end clientele and when items come into the shop, they are usually one-of-a-kind, but some are bizarre.
As the episode begins, a gay couple come to the shop to see Cory and Aria. They are celebrating their daughter’s birthday. She is an adorable white pooch named Snow White. She is wearing diamonds and a dress, and they are looking for bling for her. They found a diamond collar that they loved and they got a good deal, because he knows that they will be back. They got the bracelet, that one of them wanted and the necklace for $50,000. They were thrilled and will surely return. Oh, for a dog’s life!
A woman came to the shop with something from Harry Potter. It was his acceptance letter to the Hogwarts, delivered via owl in the movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” This letter, if it is real will be made of gold. The woman is planning to go to acting classes and needs the money. She has a certificate of authenticity for it, and Aria knows just the person who may want to buy it.
Cory and Yossi went to visit Noah, a software engineer, and one of Yossi’s best clients. As they walked into his magnificent home, he stood next to a life-sized depiction of “Teen Wolf,” as played by Michael J. Fox in the original movie in 1985. This was the costume worn by him in the movie, and also worn by Jason Bateman in “Teen Wolf Too.” It is made with real human hair and contains the DNA of both Fox and Bateman. He is selling it to finance his trip to the Great Barrier Reef to dive with his wife; both certified divers. He wants $100,000 for the costume. Yossi offered him $30,000, and not a penny less. He accepted Yossi’s offer, but Yossi accepted his challenge to shoot baskets in his awesome backyard and kicked Yossi’s butt.
Aria greeted a man who had a Picasso to sell. She brought in Yossi from his office to check it out. He loves Picasso and knows much about the artist. He was immediately brought to Yossi’s VIP room. The man wants $350,000 for it and the price made Yossi very skeptical. If it was authentic, it should be worth so much more than that price. Yossi has been in the business over 32-years and did not like what he saw. The man had the painting in his home for over twelve years and now to find that it may be fake, was just mind-blowing to him. Yossi suggested he took it to a few authenticators to prove it was real, and then return to him.
A man came to the shop with storyboards from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” They contained the step-by-step story of how they put the movie together. He had no proof that they were actual, so he called in Yossi’s good friend Dan Levin again to verify their actuality. He verified that they were truly original and worth $3,000 to $5,000 for the entire set. Yossi’s highest offer was $1,800, and he accepted the deal on this episode of “Beverly Hills Pawn.”
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