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Old 14-10-2012, 18:33
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I know the show is just a bit of fun but the teams very rarely make a profit. Todays show one team made a loss of over 150 quid.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:40
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Is this where teams buy over-priced junk at antiques fairs at "retail" and try to sell them at "wholesale" at poorly attended auction houses and want to make a profit?

Daft premise
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:47
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I used to watch the programme but the chances of making a profit (although on rare occasions it has been done) are so slim that it's almost a foregone conclusion they will make a big loss.

Buying stuff at dealers markets where they will attempt to extract the higest possible profit from you and then trying to flog it at auction where the same dealers try to buy at the lowest possible price is not a recipe for good TV.

The ones in Portobello Road where they double the money given to the players is a huge joke. One of the most expensive places to buy anything in the country and then trying to sell it for profit is a joke.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:54
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I only watch it when it happens to be on, but the last couple of times I've seen it one of the teams has won the equivalent of 'the golden gavel' award (these days a badge) for getting a profit on all their choices; it doesn't seem to happen very often though
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Old 14-10-2012, 20:56
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It's had it's day, poor presenter and a waste of funding, and I see Wonnacott is also on Antiques Roadshow, how on earth did that moron get on AR but then again the simpleton muppet with the me,me,me personality Fiona Fcuking Bruce has already ruined it for me anyway.

Who is that sleeping with to get so much work at the BBC?
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Old 14-10-2012, 22:08
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It's had it's day, poor presenter and a waste of funding, and I see Wonnacott is also on Antiques Roadshow, how on earth did that moron get on AR but then again the simpleton muppet with the me,me,me personality Fiona Fcuking Bruce has already ruined it for me anyway.

Who is that sleeping with to get so much work at the BBC?
Fiona Bruce is paid a lot of money by the BBC so it's more cost effective to use her as often as possible, whether you like her or not.
The self-effacing Michael Aspel, mainly appeared to "top and tail" the Antiques Road Show, "Fiona Fcuking Bruce" as you call her, (I call her Meerkat Face) can be grinning at you with arms outstretched as many as six times on that programme. I record it and fast forward through her unnecessary presence.
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Old 14-10-2012, 22:11
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I know the show is just a bit of fun but the teams very rarely make a profit. Todays show one team made a loss of over 150 quid.
Doh ! It's a game show !


Only a tiny minority of those taking part win money on game shows and quizzes like Pointless, The Chase, Weakest Link, Etc.
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Old 14-10-2012, 22:15
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Doh ! It's a game show !


Only a tiny minority of those taking part win money on game shows and quizzes like Pointless, The Chase, Weakest Link, Etc.
The most significant point is that it's likely to be a relatively cheap to produce programme.
Where networks find any that are reasonably successful, they start to clone them.
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Old 14-10-2012, 22:50
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I quite like it. It doesn't have to have a point!
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Old 14-10-2012, 23:07
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Fiona Bruce is paid a lot of money by the BBC so it's more cost effective to use her as often as possible, whether you like her or not.
The self-effacing Michael Aspel, mainly appeared to "top and tail" the Antiques Road Show, "Fiona Fcuking Bruce" as you call her, (I call her Meerkat Face) can be grinning at you with arms outstretched as many as six times on that programme. I record it and fast forward through her unnecessary presence.
From next week we intend to record it,
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Old 14-10-2012, 23:26
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I hate when the expert values an item for say 50, he asks "How much does the dealer want for it? "100" is say the answer. The contestant comes back and says "I got it for 70!" "Well done!" says the expert & they go on to lose 20.
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Old 14-10-2012, 23:27
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I love bargain hunt, it's one of my fave day time tv programmes
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Old 14-10-2012, 23:38
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I think the point of Bargain Hunt is that it allows daytime TV junkies to avoid Loose Women.
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Old 14-10-2012, 23:42
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I like learning about the different things they look at/buy and just the general spirit of it.
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Old 15-10-2012, 01:35
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Agree OP, it's a load of boring pointless shite
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Old 15-10-2012, 09:36
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I love Bargain Hunt. It is great fun and there's a bit of education thrown in too. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
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Old 15-10-2012, 11:05
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Fiona Bruce is paid a lot of money by the BBC so it's more cost effective to use her as often as possible, whether you like her or not.
The self-effacing Michael Aspel, mainly appeared to "top and tail" the Antiques Road Show, "Fiona Fcuking Bruce" as you call her, (I call her Meerkat Face) can be grinning at you with arms outstretched as many as six times on that programme. I record it and fast forward through her unnecessary presence.
Great idea- I do the same thing with Bargain Hunt and skip the bits that only feature Tim.
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Old 15-10-2012, 11:07
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I too love watching to learn about different items.
Have James Lewis and Paul Laidlaw as the experts and Anita Mnning as the auctioneer and there is always a few quid to be made.
Some of the other auctioneers start with ridiculous prices for things eg 20 for something costing over 100.
Anita always asks well over the odds and never comes down to very low prices, her enthusiasm and explanations helps the bidders. I love it when she stands up on the podium, you know there is a bidder war starting.

Some of the so called experts dont really seem to grasp what is going on, Thomas Plant and the Jonathon Pratt are two that immediately spring to mind. Phillip Serrell is past his sell by date and losing his touch now. Charles Hanson drives me insane but I think he is infectious.
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Old 15-10-2012, 12:35
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I love Bargain Hunt. It is great fun and there's a bit of education thrown in too. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
sigh, ok, thanks for the great advice
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Old 15-10-2012, 12:40
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It's cheap to produce and therefore airtime can be filled for minimum cost. In addition, it is perfect daytime TV fodder as it is based on the principle that viewers can be fed the dream of making money whilst having no talent or qualifications.
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:16
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I only watch it when it happens to be on, but the last couple of times I've seen it one of the teams has won the equivalent of 'the golden gavel' award (these days a badge) for getting a profit on all their choices; it doesn't seem to happen very often though
I saw one programme last week where both teams were all in profit and got the badges!! Lol
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:18
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I always try and catch BH on my days off, I enjoy watching it.
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:32
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Agree OP, it's a load of boring pointless shite



So why do you watch it?
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:34
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'Is there any point to bargain hunt?'




In that case, is there any point to 95% of the programmes on TV?
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Old 15-10-2012, 13:40
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Is this where teams buy over-priced junk at antiques fairs at "retail" and try to sell them at "wholesale" at poorly attended auction houses and want to make a profit?

Daft premise
Therin lies the point of the game, the players have to seek out (or "hunt") items that have been significantly undervalued by the retailers (or a "bargain").
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