Not as someone selling something, but as an "extra" in the background while the "deal" is taking place. We were at the store earlier in the week, and my brother in law was browsing through what (very) little they actually had in the store related to Vegas history. He decided to purchase an old silver strike coin, when the clerk asked us if we'd be interested in being in part of the show. Okay, fine. We were given about a two page paper to sign, and were told filming would start shortly. We thought this would be kinda cool, and what not, and be able to see how things work regarding filming of the show. Well, here's the run down. About 30 minutes later, the handful of us (about 8-10) were told to go around the back of the store and wait for a producer to let us into a back room. We were shuffled into a look-a-like "show room floor" that was a sort of mimic of the actual store. It was smaller, but had the "desks" where the family is often filmed. We see Rick talking to someone at his desk, as we're given instructions by a young Producer. During filming, no looking at the "stars" or the people they're dealing with, no loud talking, no cell phones out, act natural yada yada yada.... Basically we were instructed to wander through the "store" and pretend like we were actually shopping. (but don't pass this imaginary line where they're filming!) And then the filming started. What a joke. Rick wanders over to his spot while scanning over notes on the item for sale through his iphone. When the cameras are rolling, the Producers are calling out for what verbiage the "actors" need to spurt out. "Okay, Rick, now ask where you got it?" This goes on for a while. It took about 20 minutes to film a one item scene, and it wasn't anything exciting. The item has already been sold long before filming takes place. We all know the negotiations are the most interesting part of the show, but that's all staged too. They ask for $1,000, Rick counters for $200, and in the end, they agree on $300 and the item is "sold" and they say "okay, now meet me over there to do some paper work." Oh, it was painful. "Okay Rick, now run your hand along the item" blah blah blah. "Okay Rick, now point at the item." Yeah... We all know reality TV is heavily staged, but man, NOTHING is as it seems with the show. Rick isn't as smart as he appears on TV. He's given all the history and details about the item(s) about 60 seconds before the scene is shot. He's told what to say.... His acting is...interesting. In real life he comes off as very pompous. After the shoot, he asked "Okay, am I done for the day?" He couldn't get out of there fast enough. The desk area where the family is often filmed looks sorta like the actual desk in the store, only it's more clean and organized. To the right of the desk area is a window, where a safe is....but if you look closely, it's just a painting of a safe on a wall through the window. The items in the mock up area where they filmed weren't anything special to look at either. Some old Vegas chips, some match box cars on the walls, etc. I'm wondering how many other duplicate filming sets they have for the show in their building. As Rick is bolting out of the room he gave an insincere thanks to those that were extras and said "Now you know reality TV is a lot like a hot dog." I interject and say "incredibly fake?" He continues on without acknowledging my existence and says "it's not made up of anything you think it should be." In the clause I signed, there's likely something about not giving away what happens on the show, so I won't detail out what was sold, or the guy selling it. You know, gotta leave a cliff hanger out there for all the fans of the show. :evillaugh As others have mentioned, the real store itself is "eh, it's a pawn shop." Some old guns, expensive jewelry, a motorcycle, art on the wall no one can afford, some gold and silver coins, and not much else except for an entire wall display of Pawn Stars merchandise (Old Man's pre-written autograph for $50? No thanks). And it is extremely small. But everything you see on TV isn't filmed in the main store. All staged.