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‘Thrifting with the Boys’ Reality TV Show ‘Thrift Hunters’ to Premiere on Spike TV

by Gregory Watkins (12/04/13).

Worthologists Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman—a.k.a. the boys from Thrifting with the Boys—are set to become reality television stars as their new program “Thrift Hunters” is scheduled to premiere on Spike TV on Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. CST).

Worthologists Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman—a.k.a. the boys from Thrifting with the Boys—are set to become reality television stars as their new program “Thrift Hunters” is scheduled to premiere on Spike TV on Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. CST).

“Thrift Hunters” stars Smith and Goodman—two of the biggest gamblers in Las Vegas—as they hit the strip, searching through the ordinary for crazy and obscure thrift finds at various thrift stores around town. They will also use the WorthPoint application that features WorthPoint’s Worthopedia—the ultimate online price guide for antiques and collectibles. The app allows collectors and thrfiting enthusiasts to research and value items on the go at thrift stores for values and resale prices they may realize.

“We each have used WorthPoint for a while and find it to be an invaluable tool,” said Goodman. “The thing we’re most excited about is that we now have a chance to actually bring to life ‘research’ when often it can be seen as a mundane task. With our videos and appearances for WorthPoint, we hope to be able to show people better ways to find information, and show that it is not only about price, but how you analyze all the information that WorthPoint provides to make better buying and selling decisions.”

So, just exactly how did two thrift store pickers from Vegas parlay their love for bargains into a cable reality television show?

“When we started Thrifting with the Boys, part of the concept was that it would make for a good TV show,” said Goodman. “This was around the same time shows of this genre were starting to become popular, but we knew we had something different.”

Goodman said he met Smith in 2009 at the first eBay Radio Party and quickly realized they had other things in common besides eBay. After talking it out, they created TWTB in early 2011.

“Organically, we each know what our strengths are and contribute ideas and work to make Thrifting with the Boys happen,” Goodman said.

Jason T. Smith (wearing the cardinal head) and Bryan Goodman will be scouring Las Vegas-are thrift stores for hidden bargains in “Thrift Hunters.”

If you haven’t experienced TWTB, you might get the two them mixed up at first. Goodman has an easy way to tell the two apart: “When you first watch the program, Jason is the pretty one and I’m the brains.”

All jokes aside, TWTB was intended for Smith and Goodman to share their expertise in buying and reselling on eBay with other eBay resellers.

“We each control certain functions of the entity, but are very united in our quest to provide help for free to people who resell on eBay and source products via thrifting,” he said.

Since becoming Worthologists in the middle of 2012, The Boys have shared some of their buying secretes via articles and videos, explaining, among other things, how to make the best of your thrift store experience, how vintage graphic T-shirts can be converted into thrift store gold and how to convert holiday thrifting buys into profits.

Smith said that since The Boys have incorporated the WorthPoint app into their everyday business practices, they are excited to show it off to other thrifters through their show.

“We have great pride in being able to use the knowledge we’ve acquired over many years and are more than happy to provide in-depth information when needed,” he said.

“As with our videos and appearances for WorthPoint, we hope to be able to show people better ways to find information, and show that it is not only about price, but how you analyze all the information that WorthPoint provides to make better buying and selling decisions,” Smith added.


Gregory Watkins is the executive editor of WorthPoint. You can e-mail him at greg.watkins@worthpoint.com“>greg.watkins@worthpoint.com.

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