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Discovery Channel's Dukes of Haggle Star James Sandzik

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The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Discovery Channel's Dukes of Haggle star James Sandzik. He will discuss his the show and his background.

For many Americans, cash is king, but things work differently along the back roads of the American south.

A cash-strapped economy has given rise to a whole new breed of savvy tradesmen who barter for a living. Deep in the heart of Appalachia, these barterers spend their time scouring farms, flea markets, backyards and junkyards for items they can sell at the weekly auction.

DUKES OF HAGGLE takes viewers inside the underground barter and auction economy, where one man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure.

In the foothills of Hickory, North Carolina, four rival barter teams leave no stone unturned in order to find the items that will earn them a weekly paycheck. This comical group remains fiercely competitive as their livelihood depends on finding valuable items to flip for big profits at weekly auctions.

From Prohibition-era kegerators to Civil War swords, from classic Chevy pick-ups to Colonel Sanders weather vanes, these barter sharks go head to head with every tradesman in town to talk the sellers into the most profitable deals. The best swappers in the south only have a few days to fix up their items and flip them at Neal Auction house every Friday night.

 

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