In this competition series, amateur antiquers are given the opportunity to acquire items that they think are valuable, in an attempt to win a cash prize. Each episode features four teams that begin with $100 each to spend on one item. The teams dig through barns to find what they feel is the perfect item to pick. They then head to the "dealers room", where judges Todd and Ethan Merrill put a retail value on each team's item. The team with the lowest appraisal is eliminate -- or "picked off", in the show's terminology -- with the remaining teams advancing to the next elimination challenge, using their profits from the first challenge. The two remaining teams after the second challenge then compete in a final, winner-take-all challenge for the $10,000 grand prize. Each episode takes place in a different location with challenges that reflect each locale's culture and history.