I am having a garage sale this weekend. It’s amazing how much stuff you can collect. It’s also amazing how for some reason people like to watch other people collect stuff. There are a lot of television shows about folks and their old stuff. American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Hoarders, Storage Wars, Antiques Roadshow are all very popular. I have to admit I like to watch both the Pickers and the Pawn Stars. So as I work on picking through my own old stuff (mostly junk), here’s my question:
Do you watch any of the above mentioned shows, and why do you think shows about old stuff are popular now? Do you think it’s nostalgia or the art of the deal that attracts us?