“Total loss”: “Bares for Rares” seller was cheated out of a lot of money

At “Bares for Rares” prominent visitors are common, at least when it comes to one of the full-length editions at Drachenburg Castle. But even a star like Sky Du Mont is not safe from bad investments, as he now found out.

As Ernesto, whose real name is Harald, Sky Du Mont, whose real name is Cayetano Neven du Mont, wrote film history alongside Otto Waalkes in the 1980s, now he stopped by “Bares für Rares” to raise money for the support of Ukraine .

In return, he had a secretary with him that had been in the family for many years. The small piece of furniture, which is associated with many memories, was very important to Sky Du Mont and so he had it restored some time ago for the steep price of 10,000 euros. Unfortunately, this investment was a serious mistake, as expert Detlev Kümmel discovered. The work was not particularly well done and definitely too expensive. In this condition, the furniture is not worth more than 4,000 euros, after all, it still has to be reworked. Of course, that gave poor Sky a huge fright, after all, he threw 6,000 euros out of the window. He still wanted to sell, but worse was to come.

Loss gets even bigger in the dealer room

When Sky du Mont revealed in the dealer room that he was putting 10,000 euros on the table for the restoration, the reactions were full of horror. According to Wolfgang Pauritsch, it was an economic “total loss”, who could hardly believe how much money was wasted here. Julian Schmitz-Avila agreed and could hardly believe what he was hearing.

Ultimately, the 4,000 euros turned out to be too high a price, you can only do damage limitation anyway, according to Wolfgang Pauritsch. In the end, Daniel Meyer paid 2,000 euros, a little more than he originally planned, but he wanted to donate a little more to Ukraine. So will Sky Du Mont, who found it difficult to say goodbye to his heirloom but wanted to do something meaningful with the proceeds. Of course he succeeded, despite the cost trap of the restoration. In these cases, however, things went much better. Here are the most expensive pieces from “Bares for Rares”.

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 6:30 p.m. The concept of the show hasn’t changed to this day: people like you and me have their goods appraised by experts and then haggle over the selling price in the dealer’s room. However, this is not always crowned with success.

How well would you do at “Bares for Rares”? Test yourself in the quiz:

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

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