MANILA, Philippines – What is garbage for one person, might be treasure for another! Every day in America, thousands of abandoned storage houses are put up for public auction. With over US$1 billion worth of goods changing hands each year, these auctions have become big business and can only mean one thing for those who know what they are looking for – big bucks! On AUCTION HUNTERS 3, renegade storage buyers Allen Haff and Clinton ‘Ton’ Jones are back for a brand new season of sniffing out storage units with the biggest money-making potential. Join Allen and Clinton as they travel from the Alaskan tundra to the Hawaiian tropics, and put their instinct, brains and luck to the test in a bid to nail down the most valuable collectibles and score the best deals. The scouring on AUCTION HUNTERS 3 premieres on Thursday, February 21, with two 30-minute episodes airing back-to-back from 7:00 p.m. Encores every Friday at midnight and 1:00 p.m.
When the storage units’ doors are lifted, Allen and Ton have merely seconds to determine their value and decide if they are worth bidding for. In this 26-part series of AUCTION HUNTERS 3, the competition intensifies as the finds get more promising, but the one thing that does not change is the ambition to churn big profits in this cut-throat world. With discoveries ranging from a voodoo chest, an incredible 1970’s skateboard with rare, one-of-a-kind graphics, a 1940s embalming machine made of porcelain, a set of body armour including a ballistic mask and bullet proof vest, a vintage 1950’s suitcase, a German Schützen rifle, a Zuckschwerdt knife from the 1800s, to even cold hard cash and much more, Ton and Allen are even more determined than ever to make a monster profit.
Bidding on storage units can be an extraordinary gamble. Competing against other infamous auction hunters, high rollers and persistent bidders, Allen and Ton must spend money to make money. So will their latest discoveries be worth the expense? Find out on the following episodes of AUCTION HUNTERS 3:
NIGHT OF THE DIGGING DEAD
Ton and Allen head up the Pacific coast to Oxnard, California. They discover a 1940s embalming pump and one of the first electric bone saws. Later, the guys find a custom-built shark cage, but can this item keep the auction sharks at bay?
HIGH FLYING TON
A nerdy auction buyer tests Ton and Allen’s patience at a big container auction in Ventura. The guys discover a basket and burners for a hot air balloon and a 19th century German single-shot rifle!
AUCTION HUNTER SHUFFLER
Ton and Allen spot a 1940s shuffleboard table and uncover an early hot rod made from the fuel tank of a World War II fighter plane! Also, they guys teach a cocky new auction hunter a lesson.
TON’S DRILLER INSTINCT
Ton and Allen encounter aggressive outdoorsmen in the Alaskan wilderness. The guys discover an 8-wheeled all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that travels on both land and water, and an air percussion hammer that can drill through solid rock!
COLD HARD CASH
The guys head to North to Alaska and get receive a cold reception from the local auctioneer. They find two enormous seaplane pontoons and a pair of Smith and Wesson revolvers, including the most powerful production handgun in the world!
The guys get a surprise second chance after nearly getting shut out in the small town of Palmer. They uncover a 1960s motorised railroad maintenance car and a pre-World War I Japanese semi-automatic pistol.
DRUMMING UP CASH
Ton and Allen face some silent but deadly competition at an auction in nearby Glendale. They discover a Zildjian brand percussion cymbal from the 1940s and a pyrotechnics control board designed for large-scale fireworks displays.
BIG EASY MONEY
Allen and Ton head to New Orleans in search of easy money, but instead encounter some bayou bidders with big bucks. They discover a pair of early 19th century duelling pistols and a vintage airboat fitted with a turbine engine.
Allen and Ton hit a storage auction in Louisiana’s Capitol City and quickly find themselves in trouble with the law. The guys uncover a pair of racing lawnmowers and then stumble on an antique barber chair from the early 1900s.
MR. HAFF GOES TO WASHINGTON
Ton and Allen invade Washington, but meet strong resistance from local bidders. The guys uncover a civil war era black powder revolver and a stash of South African gold coins.
An unassuming mom in an oversized sweater tries to pull the wool over Ton and Allen’s eyes at a storage auction in Arlington. The guys uncover a black powder cannon designed in the 15th century and a Russian military motorcycle.
FAKE PUNT PAYDAY
Ton and Allen contend with a large crowd of inexperienced auction buyers at a huge storage container auction in Pasadena. They find a small fleet of Segway personal transporters and an enormous custom-made shotgun.
HIDDEN HOT WHEELS
Ton and Allen challenge a big time auction buyer on his home turf. The guys uncover a 1969 Chevelle Malibu muscle car and a single-shot pistol designed to aid allied resistance fighters during World War II.