Bargin Hunt for real, sort off

#21
On this side of the ocean, the picking/antique shows have made it so everyone thinks nan’s old teacup or granddad’s old screwdriver is worth a fortune and they want a pile of cash for them, gotten ridiculous. Worse part is there are idiots who are willing to pay for crap and try to resell it and get stuck with all this worthless junk. Odd thing is that there is apparently a market for used bras as they are in abundance at sales.
What size cup?
 
#22
They seem to trend to the small size as they don’t cover my face as I sniff them to see if they’ve been laundered.....just doing a public service, that’s all..
 
#23
The worst one on the dumbbox is the program where they take shite from the tip and flog it for a mint. There are some gullible idiots out there.
 
#25
The worst one on the dumbbox is the program where they take shite from the tip and flog it for a mint. There are some gullible idiots out there.
Is that the bald bloke who goes around the UK in a white van, buying stuff from stately homes and toffs before marking it up for sale to stately house and toffs?
 
#27
Is that the bald bloke who goes around the UK in a white van, buying stuff from stately homes and toffs before marking it up for sale to stately house and toffs?
No some dizzy bint, rescues crap from the tip and flogs it to hipsters for shedloads after giving it a lick of paint.
 
#28
The worst one on the dumbbox is the program where they take shite from the tip and flog it for a mint. There are some gullible idiots out there.
There are indeed some ******* idiots in the world.

Incidentally I'm selling some used British army boxer shorts on my Ebay Page. (As used by the SAS/PARAS/COMMANDOS)
 
#31
Some will buy any used underwear!
You can command a higher price if they have been used by the steely eyed killers of the night.
 
#32
Quite, selling used Paras knickers must be lucrative
It is if you need enough material to cover a marquee, the fat para cnuts.
 
#33
Skip the middle man, paint yourself orange and talk like a twat.
 
#34
No some dizzy bint, rescues crap from the tip and flogs it to hipsters for shedloads after giving it a lick of paint.
I don't understand hipsters. The original ones bought stuff out of Oxfam because they where poor artists and wanted to shun mass marketed fashion of clothes and furniture.
Then the fashion people decided Hipsters look and style could make them lots of money, now hipsters pay top dollar to look like they shop at Oxfam. Are they yuppies with bad fashion sense?
I wonder what happened to the original hipsters? Did they grow up and get jobs?
 
#35
I've got an almost complete set of Combat and Survival magazines (the original set). I'll let you have them for £200. Even if you flog them for £70, you'll still win because I'll give you a receipt for £20.
 
#36
As an aside I'd modify Bargain Hunt - make a profit, take the money - make a loss, lose a body part 'so Red team you are down £200 and your bonus bombed so that's £250 owing. Two toes each it is then!! [though some of them appear to have more toes than normal anyway]
 
#37
No some dizzy bint, rescues crap from the tip and flogs it to hipsters for shedloads after giving it a lick of paint.
The word you're looking for is "up-cycling", my bloody daft sister buys that shite all the time.
 

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#38
We watch BH. Buying silver from a silver stall seems bats as the stall holder being a specialist will have the prices totally sorted. This I think applies to any specialist stall. Perhaps the trick is to spot some militaria (or naval item if you are of a blue persuasion) on a general stall where you can add value out of your own knowledge. All too often on BH I spot total misdescription including by the 'expert', and this repeated by the auction house which is of course a criminal offence, but nobody in the chain spots the mistake. For instance a King's crown on an item which only means pre-1953 glibly described as 'Edwardian', and a rose opportunistically sewn onto an Italy Star being passed off as an MiD. Aaaaaaaargh! Also epaulettes without bullion on one show not being noticed to be Sub Lieutenant's 'Scales'.

However when chucking stuff out don't despise auctions. The 2013 Schloss Seaweed clearout used decent local auction house with internet (vital), weird one on a local farm which shifted stuff that nearly got ditched, charity shop, and final category total crap which ditch. Taking the garden rubbish (our only crop) to the local tip, I often see quite usable stuff segregated for sale by the blokes who run it.

I'm amazed at what people do buy in the BH auctions.

Sold a couple of naval things on Ebay last year, was pleasantly surprised.

I've run a book sale a couple of times for the local fete, last time was an almost complete flop even at £1 hardback 50 p ppbk. Several Boxes of leftovers went to local charity shop. But am drawn to book sales like a moth to a flame - Scouts' book sale next week, yippee!
 
#39
Remember reading on here someone’s recollections of attending a car boot sale. I paraphrase: “went to a stall and bloke next to me pointed at some latch or screws. How much? Asks he. Ten pence, came the reply. Can you do it for Seven? ...I walked away and went home...”
 
#40
Another idea as the car boot to auction room is fraught with costs, not least the auction house premium and vat on top! You can quite easily lose over 30% of your sales cost.
The things that seem to sell well are silver, jewellery and militaria but you have to get there ahead of the dealers and at car boots they are there early raking through the boots!
If you watch bargain hunt profit is all above the cost price, not so and in most cases people bomb out.

So a suggestion do a link up with an antique/bric a brac shop and sell your stuff through them on a commision split normally 60-40 to them as they have the costs to cover.
All the best.
Seasoned ebayer as I am a few years back I had to clear the junk from my mothers house while it was renovated. As I was pressed for time and frankly needed the space in the large front room to store the new kitchen I eschewed my normal ebay channels and got the local auction place in. As well the assorted fairly decent antiques there was a 3 piece leather chesterfield and furniture so it should have fetched a decent sum.

Auctioneers come itemise it load it and go.

3 months later after having heard sod all from them I eventually find the door open to place after a good few weeks of leaving messages and going round to find it locked up as the auction only happens about once a week round here.
Explain who I am as they seemingly had forgotten and listen to the excuse that they thought I'd moved hence no money was forthcoming.

After some chuntering they dig out the sales sheet where the top line was pretty depressing - 2 seat chesterfield going for about £20 that type of thing and all in it was around £500; I took home about £100 after all their fees and charges. Robbing cnuts.

I stick to ebay (though it still feels like they didn't use lube when their invoice comes), seek and sell on faceache is pretty good for large items you're getting rid of locally though there are still the chancers and piss takers on there who want you to knock off another tenner off that Andy Warhol original that your selling for £15 and can you deliver.
 

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