Some time ago, pensioner Adelheid bought a conglomerate of glasses that the Freemasons once used as drinking vessels. Now the likeable lady wanted to part with them and wished for a sum of 300 euros. Your visit to “Bares for Rares” was initially quite pleasant. Everything seemed to be going according to plan, as expert Colmar Schulte-Goltz confirmed the authenticity of the glasses and recognized their value.
In his pricing, however, he reached a little too high, which was to take revenge later. In his opinion, the bundle should fetch 600 to 800 euros, which of course made the pensioner extremely happy. Accordingly, she was happy to accept the retailer’s card, although she had no idea at the time that she would be taking the glasses home at the end of the day.
Disappointment instead of a windfall: the sale does not materialize
Unfortunately, no one in the dealer room happily toasted Adelheid. Euphoric about the surprisingly positive expertise, the pensioner was unfortunately very disillusioned. Glasses like this used to sell very well, but today things are unfortunately less positive, according to retailer Fabian Kahl. His first bid of 120 euros was correspondingly cautious.
His colleague Daniel Meyer offered the highest sum of 280 euros, but the seller did not want to part with her goods, even though the price she actually wanted was only 20 euros lower. With the high level of expertise up her sleeve, the disappointed lady preferred to seek her fortune elsewhere and went home without having achieved anything.
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“Bares for Rares” runs on weekdays at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF, the offshoot ZDF Neo broadcasts repeats at 10:55 a.m. and at 7:20 p.m. The concept has not changed to this day. People like you and me have their exhibits valued by experts and then haggle over the price in the dealer room.