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Old 20-10-2012, 10:37
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I always used to watch BH but it is no longer in my viewing library as, inevitably, the teams ignore the experts and make a huge loss, or listen to them and still make a loss.
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Old 20-10-2012, 16:56
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I watch it to see myself on t.v. I am often at Fairs or Auctions when Bargain Hunt is there, so I just try and wander into shot.
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Old 20-10-2012, 17:36
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I quite like it. It doesn't have to have a point!
It has enough appeal. I really like it. I like Wonnacott. He's cheesy but the contestants seem have a good time. I enjoy most programmes that "use" ordinary folks and not celebs. It's a simple format that makes use of an activity that many people indulge in..boot-fairing/collector's fairs,it's student cult and easy to watch. I'm sad that experts no longer seem to use their brains and that most items are collectables not antiques but the genuine stuff is probably far too expensive these days and big losses are as much fun as big gains.

Sad as it might seem, BH still brightens my day and it must be cheap to make. I do NOT like some of other antique programmes particularly the one where dealers vie to do a house clearance..as if I can beleive this one. Having helped a friend on her stall many years ago, I know the business is about making cash not being generous to those "downsizing" . I can't stand these people who sell granny's precious items left to them in order to have a day out at Alton Towers.
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Old 20-10-2012, 17:39
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It has enough appeal. I really like it. I like Wonnacott. He's cheesy but the contestants seem have a good time. I enjoy most programmes that "use" ordinary folks and not celebs. It's a simple format that makes use of an activity that many people indulge in..boot-fairing/collector's fairs,it's student cult and easy to watch. I'm sad that experts no longer seem to use their brains and that most items are collectables not antiques but the genuine stuff is probably far too expensive these days and big losses are as much fun as big gains.

Sad as it might seem, BH still brightens my day and it must be cheap to make. I do NOT like some of other antique programmes particularly the one where dealers vie to do a house clearance..as if I can beleive this one. Having helped a friend on her stall many years ago, I know the business is about making cash not being generous to those "downsizing" . I can't stand these people who sell granny's precious items left to them in order to have a day out at Alton Towers.
Great post, agree 100%
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Old 20-10-2012, 20:01
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Cor !! didn't the 'Expert' look p*ssed off
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Old 20-10-2012, 20:50
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You see the so called experts finding and making profits on other shows but in this they seem to lose thier expert ability and thus few items make a profit lol
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Old 20-10-2012, 21:21
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In terms of the show's overall budget, the spending money is probably a small fraction. Without it the show would be meaningless, so it's essential spending. Anyway the BBC get some of that back as the items bought are then sold. Other daily game shows have a 1,000+ daily prize budget. Eggheads and Pointless for example.
Well, I gathered the issue was about this programme and the point of it and not other shows, 'game' or otherwise and I don't see the point when licence fee money is getting wasted; if this situation was in a 'normal' Company and they were losing money with a venture like this, they would pull the plug (especially in a time of recession) but it's the BBC so they think they 'have a license' to waste money.
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Old 20-10-2012, 21:50
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The BBC doesn't make the programme to make money but as an entertainment show. Therefore the cost of producing it is no different to the cost of producing any other entertainment show. Your analogy with a "normal Company" (as you put it) doesn't make sense, you are not comparing like with like.
As to licence money being wasted, that is a matter of opinion. You could argue that any programme you dislike is a waste of money whereas those who enjoy a programme would argue the opposite!
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Old 20-10-2012, 21:52
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Not now, its been repeats for the past 10 years
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Old 20-10-2012, 22:29
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The BBC doesn't make the programme to make money but as an entertainment show. Therefore the cost of producing it is no different to the cost of producing any other entertainment show. Your analogy with a "normal Company" (as you put it) doesn't make sense, you are not comparing like with like.
As to licence money being wasted, that is a matter of opinion. You could argue that any programme you dislike is a waste of money whereas those who enjoy a programme would argue the opposite!
I'm not expecting the BBC to make money, just expect to be entertained with the license fee money that I and many others are forcibly paying and not see it squandered in the name of 'entertainment.'
That is my opinion.
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Old 20-10-2012, 23:43
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Has anyone else noticed we're only getting two series of 32 editions this year, rather than the usual three?
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Old 28-11-2012, 17:54
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Ah yes, the Muff brush episode.

A classic Tim moment, a small brush for grooming a ladies muff.

Ding Dong, fnarr fnarr
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Old 28-11-2012, 19:15
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Ah yes, the Muff brush episode.

A classic Tim moment, a small brush for grooming a ladies muff.

Ding Dong, fnarr fnarr
You don't see many ladies muff's, nowadays.




Well, I don't, anyway.
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Old 28-11-2012, 20:40
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You don't see many ladies muff's, nowadays.




Well, I don't, anyway.
No, they all went to Brazil.
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:18
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I love bargain hunt, it's one of my fave day time tv programmes
Me too and I like Tim


Have James Lewis and Paul Laidlaw as the experts and Anita Manning as the auctioneer and there is always a few quid to be made.
James and Paul are certainly the main men and you rarely see anyone lose at Glasgow

Is Thomas Plant's mother choosing the programmes? he seems to be on every day lately and he is rather hopeless. Yesterday he paid over 200 for a brooch that sold for 75!!

Today his team made an overall loss of 90 !!

We can't afford him !!!!!
Thomas Plank is a nice chap but clueless on these type of programmes. He should be on Antiques Roadshow where you can come up with any figure you want and never have to prove it.

Dickensons's Real Deal has to account for commission because these are peoples' own possessions being offered for real money to dealers or at auction. It's not a game.

Personally I find Dickenson rather creepy and some of his experts are shameless in their low initial offers. It's quite formulaic these days as the "orange one" appears uncalled for during negotiations. The dealer offers a silly low price, Dickenson turns up with a proper valuation and they negotiate a deal around that or go to auction. I find the dealing out cash ritual particularly distasteful. Bargain Hunt has class and wit. Real Deal is basically about greed.

The auction price is the real value of stuff if that's how you sell it. The dealer has his "commission" too, in the sense he has to make a profit so will offer less than the item is worth. To the dealer the item has another value, the price it will be sold for in the shop.
Real Deal is more real than the other programmes.

They need to change the rules.

If a team makes a loss of 150 quid then that team should have to pay the BBC 150 quid.
It might be a good idea for the contestants to stump up their own 300

I watch it to see myself on t.v. I am often at Fairs or Auctions when Bargain Hunt is there, so I just try and wander into shot.
I must have seen you

Ah yes, the Muff brush episode.

A classic Tim moment, a small brush for grooming a ladies muff.

Ding Dong, fnarr fnarr
Or the time Tim referred to
Catherine Southon's little nips
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:23
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Its a good chance to see the delightful
Catherine Southon and Kate Bliss too,
which make an old man moderately happy!
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:32
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That buffoon Wonnacott & his perpetually wobbling head has me switching off these days.
Is his head on a spring or something?

"Right then, we're all orrrf to find some bargains" (wobble wobble)
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