Hardcore Pawn

The BEST episodes of Hardcore Pawn

Every episode of Hardcore Pawn ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Hardcore Pawn!

This series follows the daily events in Detroit's biggest pawn shop, American Jewelry and Loan. The store is located in Detroit's famous 8 Mile district and has a very diverse (e.g. ghetto) clientele, handling anything from family heirlooms to heavy machinery.

Last Updated: 6/13/2022Network: truTV
80 votes

#1 - Shakedown!

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/2/2014

A shakedown artist tries to make Les an offer he can't refuse, but the Golds fight back and turn the tables on the hustler. Seth and Karen feel the power of the force when a customer brings in a pair of high-end light sabers, and Ashley has her hands full with an angry customer who claims Ashley injured her.

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Along Came a Spider
85 votes

#2 - Along Came a Spider

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/9/2014

Ashley pranks Seth to teach him a lesson about locking his door, but Seth to even the score with a prank of his own. Les takes the plunge on a prison toilet, and Bobby J tries to make a deal with an embarrassing granddad and his ventriloquist dummy.

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Guards Go Home
100 votes

#3 - Guards Go Home

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/25/2014

Security guard Byron and his co-worker, Hook, was sent home by Seth (upon orders from Les) after being caught playing practical jokes on customers and other co-workers. However, Seth and Ashley wonder how secure the store would be without a security guard in the store.

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Fire Bomb
161 votes

#4 - Fire Bomb

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/28/2011

A customer tries to rip off the store and quickly learns why you never mess with Les. Then, the Golds have the chance to buy a genuine Olympic torch. Will they win this deal or will victory elude them? And, a raging car fire in the parking lot threatens to catch the power lines, but things take a turn for the worst when the family learns someone may be inside the car.

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Monster Deals
92 votes

#5 - Monster Deals

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/9/2013

After Seth rescinded his invasive search policies for American Jewelry's employees, the ladies that worked the redeem windows return to work. But Seth has a new problem -- profits are down, and he's looking for creative ways to get new customers into the store. Ashley has an idea that she tried out -- an inflatable gorilla with a banner reading "monster deals". However, Seth has a better promotional plan, which would explain why a couple of customers told Ashley to quit.

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Melted Gold
183 votes

#6 - Melted Gold

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/10/2011

Seth steps in when a customer and employee square off in the parking lot. Then, Les and Ashley learn the meaning of "nut up" when they try to calm down a customer's maniacal mother. And, the entire store gangs up on Seth to give him the birthday surprise of a lifetime.

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Hot Rods, Raging Tempers
193 votes

#7 - Hot Rods, Raging Tempers

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/2011

When a customer tries to sell his dead wife's diamond ring, the Golds surprise him by turning the item into a priceless pendant. Plus, Ashley butts in on a heated negotiation sending Les through the roof and resulting in a full-out family feud. TV-14-

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Les Sells Out
74 votes

#8 - Les Sells Out

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/11/2013

With over 40,000 wristbands to sell and stored in 126 boxes, Les decides to sell the watchbands one by one, starting at $2 apiece. While Seth and Ashley remained skeptical of the whole idea, they didn't realise that in the end, all it takes is a little showmanship -- and some friends in the business.

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Motor Mouth
110 votes

#9 - Motor Mouth

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/14/2012

A fast-talking customer catches Les off guard and he's tempted to break with store policy.

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Gold at Gunpoint
169 votes

#10 - Gold at Gunpoint

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/27/2010

Les takes Ashley and Seth to the pawn shop his Grandfather started in downtown Detroit. Then, a dominatrix brings her gear into the shop; will the Golds show this madam the door? And, Seth surprises his father with an emotional birthday present.

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Seth's Gamble: Part 2
86 votes

#11 - Seth's Gamble: Part 2

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/11/2014

One week had passed since Les knew about Seth's $7000 purchase of baseball cards, and so far, he made $2500 off of what he already sold. However, he had until the end of the day to sell the remaining stock, or he would had to pay for whatever remains. Seth found a card dealer willing to buy the remaining lot, but whether or not Seth would still had to cover the remaining costs with his own money would depend on the outcome of the deal.

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Seth's Gamble: Part 1
127 votes

#12 - Seth's Gamble: Part 1

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/25/2014

Seth purchases a lot of collectible baseball cards on an online auction for $7000, with hopes of making a profit by selling them individually online. However, he bought the lot without consulting Les first. However, Les eventually found out about the purchase; as a result, he gave Seth an ultimatum: sell the entire lot in one week, or he'll be paying for it out of his own money.

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The Trouble with Michael
96 votes

#13 - The Trouble with Michael

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/6/2013

Michael is a regular customer at American Jewelry, but the feeling is not mutual among the clerks, as everything he brought in was all but worthless. Ashley doesn't want him back anymore, and Bobby J especially has a hatred toward Michael, but Seth says otherwise, in the event that Michael actually had something of value. However, when Michael offered a car without a title, Seth felt that he was at the end of his rope -- until Michael offered a gold chain that might bring in thousands of dollars. Also: speed painter Dave Santia tries to paint Les's portrait in ten minutes in hopes to get money.

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Million Dollar Deal: Part 1
59 votes

#14 - Million Dollar Deal: Part 1

Season 8 - Episode 26 - Aired 8/13/2014

A ventriloquist leaves Karen and Bobby J speechless, and an angry MMA fighter takes a swing at Byron. Plus, an odd couple delivers one of the biggest surprises in store history when they try to sell the Golds art they claim is worth over a million dollars. The paperwork is fishy but the Golds bring in an art expert who believes the paintings by Picasso, Miro and Chagall are real!

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Back in Action
63 votes

#15 - Back in Action

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/20/2013

Les, now fully back in charge following his hernia operation, puts the staff on notice that everyone's job is at risk -- including Seth and Ashley, who Les says contributed to a drop in American Jewelry's revenue in all departments. Because of that, he placed both on probation, subject to the close, watchful eye of Les, and would remain there until Les determines that they can do their work properly.

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Return of the Queen
170 votes

#16 - Return of the Queen

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/21/2011

Les snaps when a customer threatens to throw down over a broken necklace. Then, the Golds are presented with Saddam Hussein's signed personal documents and Iraqi currency. Will his signature prove to be the real thing or not worth the paper it's written on? And later, Les calls Ashley in for a family sit-down. He wants her back at the shop, but she has plans of her own. Will daddy's darling return and change the family business forever or will Seth stand in the way?

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All in the Family
159 votes

#17 - All in the Family

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/16/2011

Ashley and Seth have officially marked their territories. Tensions between the two run high, but when a customer demands drug money they are forced to band together for the good of the store. Then, a signed and authenticated Elvis record may command major cash, but will Les and Rich spend too much? And, the gloves come off when a customer threatens to attack Les after hours.

Directors: Ken Snow
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Ashley vs. Rich
156 votes

#18 - Ashley vs. Rich

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/30/2011

When Rich invades Ashley's territory in the jewelry and loan department, she puts him in his place. Then, Seth negotiates hard for high-value jewels, but when the customer starts abusing his girlfriend, things really heat up. Plus, Les eyes a rare piece of memorabilia from a famous movie and ignites a bidding war on the sales floor. And, Rich crosses the line and sends Ashley through the roof. With neither of them willing to back down, will Ashley find common ground or send Rich packing?

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Back to the Hustle
63 votes

#19 - Back to the Hustle

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/27/2013

When two teens claim that they got scammed by a mystery woman with an inside connection to the shop, Seth brushes them off, but Ashley makes it her job to find out if they are telling the truth. Are they just dumb kids who trusted the wrong person with a deal that was too good to be true? Or do the Golds have another thief on their team? Plus, Les sets his sights on a McFly ride, and teaches a Jersey Boy how it’s done in the D. Share this one proudly.

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Meet the New Girl
123 votes

#20 - Meet the New Girl

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/28/2014

On her first day at American Jewelry, Karen was assigned to the stainless steel jewelry section; however, Ashley is still worried that Karen would upstage her, while Karen worries that Ashley would create bad blood. This situation would later be put to a test when two young men, looking for cheap jewelry, began to become angry when Ashley focused on the expensive gold jewelry, only for Karen to point them towards the stainless steel jewelry.

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Ashley In Charge
55 votes

#21 - Ashley In Charge

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/30/2014

With Les and Seth away at the Autorama car show, and Ashley in charge of the store, the employees go a little crazy. Karen gets caught putting on a fashion show during store hours and Bobby J gets called out for being rude to a customer. Seth accuses his sister of being a bad manager but Ashley gets the last laugh.

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Short Staffed
102 votes

#22 - Short Staffed

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/2/2013

The day after Seth imposed his body search policy on his employees, the ladies that worked the redeem windows all took sick leave, leaving Les and Ashley to believe that the new policy is causing them not to come in. But it would later become possible that they will never return when an employee told Ashley in a phone call that Seth's new policies may cause her to quit.

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Stolen Gold?
193 votes

#23 - Stolen Gold?

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/29/2011

After purchasing the new store, Les discovers a bags of jewels in an old employee's desk. But all that glitters ain't gold when he shows up to demand his goods back.

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I Quit!
119 votes

#24 - I Quit!

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/24/2011

Les and Seth face down Ashley in a final power struggle that could change the face of American Jewelry & Loan forever.

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To Catch a Thief, Part 2
51 votes

#25 - To Catch a Thief, Part 2

Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired 2/5/2013

Continuing from the previous episode, the following day, Les, Seth and Jeff look at the video footage of the thief after he had taken the gold ring purposely set up as part of the sting operation. After examining footage from previous days, they not only found their thief, they also found themselves sick and betrayed, as the thief was Joe, American Jewelery's chief of security.

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