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Old 05-01-2011, 07:02 AM
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I cant help watching it. It is a complete train wreck of everything wrong with society.

OMG it makes my skin crawl but I keep watching it.

I need help.
Old 05-01-2011, 07:51 AM
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It isn't just you. That scavenger garage sale show is also the most popular show on the History Channel. All these original free cable channels devoted to culture and history and education have all given into titillation and Pop Culture. Just like the supposedly news channels. Whatever - it is what it is.
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I've seen a few episodes on some of the various repo shows that have been on. I am convinced that the repo guys on those shows go out of their way to provoke a physical confrontation for the benefit of the cameras.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
I've seen a few episodes on some of the various repo shows that have been on. I am convinced that the repo guys on those shows go out of their way to provoke a physical confrontation for the benefit of the cameras.

To agree with you there would be no show if it was just hooking up taking the vehicle. Like it is done 99% of the time.
Old 05-02-2011, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
I cant help watching it. It is a complete train wreck of everything wrong with society.

OMG it makes my skin crawl but I keep watching it.

I need help.

I watched it too... and I was thinking the same thing the entire time.

And what a great lesson, don't pay your bills, live life as the epitome of irresponsibility, and get your loan paid off for answering 3 of 5 relatively easy general knowledge questions.

Oh well, in some weird way it has entertainment value!!
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I'm confident in saying those shows and altercations are setup. I've been repoing for the better part of 3 years now and have never gotten into a physical altercation.
80% of the time the car is easy to find, sitting in someone's drive-way. They have received notices, they know you're coming for it. They usually clean their junk out and leave it in the yard. 15% of the time, they're honestly surprised and even then, they know they've lost. 5% of the time, they've hidden or junked the vehicle so we can't secure it.
Sure, we get lots of threats, lots of yelling matches and lots of wannabe tough guys but in the end, you're already losing something you couldn't afford, why go to jail for it?
I work for a large company in the South East we cover SC, NC and GA, we have 22 trucks (44 drivers) and a crew of 7 heavy equipment guys. The heavy equipment is where the trouble is, these guys are the guys who steal, theres no snatching, 18 wheelers, construction equipment, tractors, etc. These guys are essentially taking away the person's way of feeding their family, their livelihood. Its not very often these get turned over without issue. And a lot of time its the recovery agents fault.
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I watched that show and thought, "There is no way this is a real TV show." It was so stupid. I thought the person getting her car repoed was a very bad actor. Never want to see it again.
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I made it through 1 1/2 contestants and thought it was the most RETARDED show I had seen come out since Cake Wars, Shedding for a Wedding, Bridal Wars, Taking on Tyson, say yes 2 the dress, basketball wives........... etc, all the stupid shows trying to target women in general.

What a ton of sh@t programming.

I could do a reality show with at least some structure.

Now...... Swamp People........ that there is quality programmin'....

Shouldn't the dumb@sses on Whale Wars be cranking up again soon?
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It is like road kill - you don't want to look but for some reason you just have too!!

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