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Old 12-08-22, 12:00 PM
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Default Cunning idea or perhaps not !

Next time you go to a Militaria ( or Antiques ) fair take a friend with a very large video camera and have them recording when you see something of interest. Make the Dealer a ridiculously low offer for the item.

He should accept, it always seems to work on Bargain Hunt !!!!!!!!!

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Sounds like a plan
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He should accept, it always seems to work on Bargain Hunt !!!!!!!!!

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But they send in the 'heavy squad' (researchers) beforehand to make the dealer "an offer he can't refuse" if he wants to appear on the show !

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Thanks Stephen.

Ah Mike,

And I thought it was all unrehearsed and genuine!!!! ( and all took place within an hour ) !

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I once (foolishly) asked an antique shop in Devon that had been visited by the Antiques Road trip if the deals were real and I was promised they were . . !

As I left the shop several squadrons of pigs flew over.

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I work for an antiques shop that has been on Road Trip and Celebrity Road Trip half a dozen times. The owners rationale is “how much would a 4-5 minute TV advert cost?” So they let the dealer have what s/he wants as it is well worth the publicity. And thus far EVERY item bought from our shop has made a profit. Additionally the expert and crew buy other things for themselves once filming has concluded, so it is win-win. And no, you won’t see me – prior to Covid I sat out the back working, however the last time they filmed they closed the shop for a couple of hours. and I toddled out for lunch.

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Bread and circuses Rob, bread and circuses.

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Next time you go to a Militaria ( or Antiques ) fair take a friend with a very large video camera and have them recording when you see something of interest. Make the Dealer a ridiculously low offer for the item.

He should accept, it always seems to work on Bargain Hunt !!!!!!!!!

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