Debacle at “Bares for Rares”: Seller rejects 18,000 euro bid and leaves

Note: The last word in “Bares for Rares” always falls in the dealer room, no matter how high the level of expertise.

A memorable appearance at “Bares for Rares”: Sandra Kaczmarek from Malsfeld in Hesse brought a more than impressive ring to the junk show and hoped for proceeds of 2,500 euros. The heirloom is only in the basement anyway, which is why she now wants to turn it into money.

The expert Dr. Heide Rezepa-Zabel. The expert was absolutely delighted with the so-called solitaire ring with a fancy diamond and, because of its unusual stone, estimated it at an unbelievable sum of up to 34,000 euros. No wonder that Sandra Kaczmarek first had to collect herself and could hardly believe her supposed luck. Unfortunately, things looked very different in the dealer room.

Doubt leads to disappointment in the dealer room

Although jewelry dealer Susanne Steiger liked the imposing ring, things didn’t go according to plan for Sandra Kaczmarek in the dealer’s room after the exorbitant expertise. The reason was doubts as to whether the ring had been treated afterwards or whether it was really presented in its original state.

Since this is decisive for the value of the ring, everyone shifted down a gear. Without a test in the lab, only Susanne Steiger wanted to bid on the ring, while Lucki and Co. gave up completely. In the end, 18,000 euros was Susanne’s last bid, but Sandra Kaczmarek didn’t want to get involved after the expert’s report. Her new pain threshold was 20,000 euros. Even though Fabian Kahl said that this was the most beautiful ring that ever found its way to “Bares für Rares”, there was no sale. Sandra Kaczmarek took her gem home with her. After all, she now knows what a valuable treasure she is guarding. Who knows, maybe she’ll sell the ring at an auction house. It went better in these five cases: You can find the most expensive objects from “Bares for Rares” in the following video.

“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 Sandra Kaczmarek have their goods appraised by experts and then haggle over the selling price with interested dealers.

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