Pawn Stars’ Chumlee rejects salesman trying to offload expensive Pearl Jam poster
PAWN Stars’ Chumlee has shut down a salesperson trying to get him to buy an autographed Pearl Jam poster from his own art collection.
A man named Dave, a professional artist, walked in with what he called a “blacklight poster”.
While discussing the play, Dave claimed that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder contacted him regarding his original poster and ultimately signed the play for him.
“Pretty cool,” Chulee said, as he then asked that the lights be turned off so he could see the poster glowing in the dark.
However, the seller decided to ask for $ 20,000 for his work.
“I’ll be honest with you, that sounds like a lot,” replied Chumlee, 39, and informed Dave that he wanted to bring in an autograph expert.
The expert, Steve Grad, introduced himself to the famous pawnshop in Las Vegas and after taking a look at the artwork, he confirmed that the signature was indeed from the famous rocker.
Although, after Steve learns that Dave hasn’t done any official promotional work for the grunge band yet, he puts the poster at a value of $ 6,000.
Chumlee said to Dave, “Well you heard what Steve said. Honestly, I don’t think I will be able to make you an offer because I have to relate how you met Eddie… it’s starting to get lost in the translation and it’s getting harder for me to sell it.
“I’m a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to sell the piece today, but it will eventually sell,” Dave told cameras afterward.
CHUMLEE SAYS NO YET
This isn’t the first time Chuleem – real name Austin Lee Russell – has shut down a salesperson trying to unload a room with a rock story behind it.
Previously, a man named Tyler attempted to sell Kurt Cobain’s signed auto insurance documents for $ 50,000.
Tyler explained, “I’m looking for $ 50,000 because it’s extremely rare to find Kurt Cobain’s full signature.
“And because it’s not just a random element. It is something very personal for him. I got it from a great collector in Seattle who is a die-hard Kurt Cobain fan.
‘GO MUST PASS’
After an expert confirmed that the papers were genuine, Chumlee told the seller, “For me to be in something like this I would have to go down to 10,000 because to make it even 20,000 it would have to be to an auction or a personal collector or something.
Trying to get more money, Tyler hit back with, “How about 18,000?”
The TV personality rejected the offer, “Yeah I think that’s cool but I’m going to have to give it up.
“I’m sure you’ll get what you’re looking for elsewhere, good luck.”
Pawn Stars co-star Rick Harrison recently shelled out quite a bit of money for an item as he spent $ 25,000 on a massive collection of basketball cards.
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