“Economic total loss”: “Bares for Rares” dealer speaks plainly about rip-off

Anyone who has their darling repaired by a professional naturally thinks they are on the safe side. However, there are black sheep everywhere, as the Liclair couple found out on “Bares for Rares”.

Together with his wife Regina, Werner Liclair from Ulmen made his way to “Bares für Rares” to sell an old alarm clock that he had been given as a child. Since the watch no longer worked in its original condition, the couple decided to have it restored beforehand, but they made an unexpected mistake.

A jeweler demanded a proud 400 euros for his work, which caused general horror in the junk show. Expert Sven Deutschmanek was able to confirm that the alarm clock was now working, but estimated its actual value at only around 250 to a maximum of 350 euros, which of course did not justify the repair costs. Under the circumstances, such an invoice should not have been sent to the couple. Regina and Werner Liclair were of course disappointed, but at least wanted to limit the damage and accepted the dealer card.

Susanne Steiger sums up the misery

Anyone who invests 400 euros in a repair in advance in order to sell an antique afterwards must of course bring in at least the same amount in order to get out of the matter at least without a loss. After all, nobody wants to pay more, but that’s exactly what happened to Regina and Werner Liclair. Daniel Meyer paid 300 euros for their watch and of course no peanuts, but the bottom line was they made a lousy 100 euros.

Ultimately, both would be better off if they had simply thrown away the alarm clock. So it is not surprising that Susanne Steiger finally summarized the whole affair as an “economic total loss”. You can find out what else you need to know about the jewelry retailer in the video.

“Bares for Rares” runs on weekdays at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF. The offshoot ZDF Neo broadcasts repeats at 8:50 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The concept of the program has not changed in over 1,000 episodes: Experts evaluate the goods brought before the sale price is haggled in the dealership.

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