Imagine if American Pickers and Duck Dynasty had a love child. You’d have Dukes Of Haggle – the latest iteration of the still-going-strong “found money” reality TV genre. Discovery Channel has ordered 12 episodes of Dukes Of Haggle, to debut tomorrow night. It’s about four rival teams of barterers working in the “barter economy that exists along the backroads of the American South,” the network explained. These teams scour the south to barter-up at barns, swap meets and other, less likely places. Apparently the bartering business is becoming more competitive there. Once they’ve collected their Prohibition-era kegerators, Civil War swords, Colonel Sanders windvanes and giant faux corn ears, they take them to auction Friday night at Neal’s Auction House which is apparently a community ritual second only to Sunday church going. (Source: Deadline)
Mouth of the South - Gene, his new apprentice, and his smooth Southern charm face off against his nemesis for a Prohibition-era kegerator in serious bartering business; auctioning a Civil War sword.
Flirting With Disaster - Veteran barterers Fred and Andy go mano e mano with new guy Ron from New Orleans for a 1948 Ferguson tractor; Jimmy and Nicki hustle to locate a replacement piece for Friday’s auction after Jimmy’s flirtation with a rival costs them a deal.
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