You can tell I’ve got a week off when I’m complaining about Bargain Hunt, but why are they all so stupid? It’s a simple premise, you buy something cheap and sell it for a profit, yet so many of them fail. Why?
Bloody simple, they keep buying ‘antiques’ from dealer stalls at markets and from antique fairs, and try to sell them at auction. Where do they think the antique dealers bought the stuff from in the first place? From the auction!
If you want to make a profit in that game, they’re doing it the wrong way round. Buy from the auction and sell at the antique fair or market (like I’ve done in the past, and like my brother still does now).
It’s not frickin’ rocket science. If they want to sell at auction, they can do that if they buy cheap enough. Knocking a dealer down by £20 on a £100 vase isn’t going to make a profit at auction. If they buy the vase from the back of someone’s car outside the market, in the car boot sale area, for £5, then sell it for £80, they’re quids in!
You can’t buy from an antique market and sell at auction to make a profit. Idiots.
Yet still they keep doing it, week after week, almost always losing money (note the spelling, one ‘o’ in losing) or if they do make a profit it’s not enough to cover their seller fees and petrol.
Leave the antique dealing to the experts!