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Wondering if ‘American Pickers’ is Real or Fake? This is the Truth

American Pickers is a popular reality show on the History Channel that follows Mike and Frank as they travel throughout the country buying antiques from people’s private collections. What’s so fun about watching the show is that you never know what you’re going to find in a barn, attic, or garage.

The show is full of peculiarities, but I’m not only referring to the artifacts. The show also has its secrets you never knew about the cast and crew of this hugely successful series.

They Don’t Always Play Fair


Source: History Channel/American Pickers

Mike and Frank, the show’s main guys, seem like fair businessmen. They never really want to seem like they’re giving someone a bad deal or taking advantage of their naiveté.

But things aren’t always what they seem, right? Apparently, it’s typical for the crew to agree on a price with the guest, and Mike and Frank start to haggle them down once the cameras start rolling. But that’s made for TV drama, I guess.