Selling Prohibited: Cash for Rares sellers are not allowed to accept bids

Anyone who acts on behalf of others should of course stick to previously made agreements. This also applies to a negotiation at “Bares for Rares”, even if the consequence is not a pleasant one.

Gina and Christian Haß were traveling on behalf of their neighbors when they set out on the journey to “Bares for Rares”. In the couple’s luggage was a surveying device from the mid-19th century that was to be sold for as much money as possible. The desired price was 1,000 euros, but at least 500 euros should be brought in.

Expert Detlev Kümmel was delighted to inspect the so-called direction finder, which was once used in shipping, and attested that it was in overall good condition with the exception of a few small quirks. Although he did not agree with the desired price, he saw the pain limit of 500 euros as realistic. Gina and Christian Haß were delighted to receive the dealer card, but only a few moments later had to make an unexpected decision.

No Sale: Married couple must keep appointment

The maritime measuring device was well received in the trading room, but did not open the purses of the people involved far enough. In the end it was Daniel Meyer who made the highest bid with 280 euros, but Gina and Christian Haß were not allowed to sell for that. If the diopter were their property, they would have tried to agree with the dealer on 300 euros, which was within the realm of possibility, but they decided to stick to their neighbor’s agreement. After all, he had called out 500 euros as the absolute minimum. So the couple had no choice but to end their visit to “Bares for Rares” early. That’s how their measuring device didn’t make it into the video of the most expensive pieces, which you can watch here.

Cash for Rares: The 5 most expensive pieces

“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 at 6:30 p.m. The concept has not changed to this day. People like Gina and Christian Haß have their exhibits evaluated by experts and then haggle over the price in the dealer’s room.

How well do you know your stuff? Test your knowledge in the “Bares for Rares” quiz:

Are you a scrap collector or antiques dealer: Test your “Bares for Rares” knowledge

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