"Bares for Rares": "Would you like to sell it to me?" - "No": Wolfgang Pauritsch repeatedly rejected his bids

"Now it's going to be nice," enthuses Horst Lichter when he sees the magnificent silver service that Wendela Horz is examining.

"Bares for Rares": "Would you like to sell it to me?" - "No": Wolfgang Pauritsch repeatedly rejected his bids

"Now it's going to be nice," enthuses Horst Lichter when he sees the magnificent silver service that Wendela Horz is examining. Its owner, a 65-year-old bank clerk from Uelzen named Dirk, no longer wants to clean the set and therefore literally silver it.

The expert is enthusiastic about the five-piece service with rechaud made by the renowned British silverware manufacturer Elkinton in the early 20th century

The traders are well aware of the treasure they have in front of them. "Cleared out a small castle in England," Walter "Waldi" Lehnertz jokes when the salesman enters the dealer's room. The auction begins with 2000 euros. But at 2600 euros only Wolfgang Pauritsch is still in the running.

However, Dirk does not want to sell for this sum, as he clearly states. Gradually, Pauritsch increases his bids up to 3000 euros. But the answer remains the same: "No." The negotiations are now entering a decisive phase - and there is gambling.

For his part, the Austrian is now making it clear that he is not willing to go any higher. His argument: "The selling prices are like a good German oak tree, even though they come from England." However, the seller would like 3500 euros. Since Pauritsch does not want to go, the deal seems to burst. But then Dirk surprisingly gives in: 3000 euros is his pain limit, he admits. It was exactly this amount that Wolfgang Pauritsch offered.

"Did I soften you?" asks Pauritsch, who is visibly happy about his purchase. The seller's state of mind is somewhat more subdued, and he at least admits that he is "not dissatisfied". That's obviously not enough for a jubilant hop.

Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library

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