I watch the show and love it. I think they actually give quite a bit less for the stuff than it is worth (not totally unlike the Pawn shows..). Of course I don't think we see but a small percent of the stuff they actually buy, because I have seen too many shows where they drive all over God's creation and we see them buying a few (nice) trinkets they plan to make a few HUNDRED bucks on. That cannot be enough to sustain their overall operation. That must be done through TV royalties or unseen sales. Enjoy.