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tplatt

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  1. Are you looking to sell your coins?
  2. The Millers values are supposed to be based on sales at auctions, but I have never found them to be at all realistic. Even 15 years ago, when brown furniture was popular. I guess it is 'think of a number and double it' attitude. Always buy early walnut (pre 1800). It is the only wood worth investing in. Mahogany is very common. Oak is ok if it is pre 1700. Of course, you will have to pay more for a quality piece, but then that has always been the case.
  3. I am not sure which is worse - Rock or St Day. Can't say there is much in it. God forsaken places if you ask me. It is a shame because there are some beautiful old houses in St Day, Redruth and Camborne. That is because they were the richest places on earth 200 years ago. Strange, but true!
  4. I am not familiar with Saleroom.com and have just looked at it. How do you find out previous selling prices?
  5. I sell on eBay too, but it is only certain items that appear to be selling. Don't know how to start an auction - 99p or Buy It Now. I am too nervous that it will sell for 99p! My hub sells quality British coins on eBay and he is doing really well. The coin market is very strong at the moment - people are investing thousands. Nothing lasts forever and fashions comes and go. You would think that with all these 'antique' programmes on telly, people would be encouraged to buy them. Obviously, it is not to be.
  6. It is just typical now that I don't have much money to spend at the moment!
  7. As a dealer myself I have noticed a massive decline in interest. I really hope it picks up at some point, I have invested a fortune in antiques - only the top end stuff though, which is still in demand, but at the right price. Why is it when people arrive at car boot sales/fairs/garden centres, etc, the first place they go is the restaurant/food area? Folk are eating far too much. Eat less, buy more - simples!
  8. Is this property in Rock by any chance? That area must be the most overrated place on the planet.
  9. Cornwall has always had a false market ever since I can remember because outsiders are buying in and investing in their dream home. I think you are right. EAs are deluded and some property owners are deluded. However, some properties are selling well in excess of their asking prices. Some are testing the market and asking a high price to see what happens. After all, if you don't ask, you don't get. There is no harm putting in a lower offer.
  10. Unfortunately, the whole of Cornwall is swathed with them. All you have to do is go into Devon and the whole scenario changes. Weird. I notice the market here has really taken off again (Truro/Falmouth) with property selling in excess of their asking price (according to a certain leading EA). They are so busy, they are having to recruit more staff to cope.
  11. I have a very mixed report of selling either on eBay or car booting. A few years ago, I made a mint selling bits and pieces at car boot sales (Cornwall). The last car boot I had (about a year ago) (Cornwall) was terrible. I had really good quality stuff (silk lamp shades, standard lamps, tables, pictures, etc, all going for 50p or less. In the end I couldn't give it away and I ended up taking it to the charity shop. You would be amazed at how many people have only 2p in their pocket! I find now that car boots (Cornwall) are just rubbish. Haven't bought anything in ages. In fact, I don't eve
  12. Norway Inn - don't go there unless you have endless cash and no sense of taste of food. Hugely overpriced and rubbish food. The Royal Oak, Perranwell Station, my local, is a fabulous local hub. Great company. The food is good, but not fantastic. There are some great eateries in Truro - the One Eyed Cat (service is fab and food is all home cooked, yes really and very reasonably priced) and Bustophers (they have a specials fish board and it is very good). There are places like the Pandora Inn, Restronguest, where you go to take in the views. The brewery run inn hikes up its prices in the sum
  13. Norway Inn - don't go there unless you have endless cash and no sense of taste of food. Hugely overpriced and rubbish food. The Royal Oak, Perranwell Station, my local, is a fabulous local hub. Great company. The food is good, but not fantastic. There are some great eateries in Truro - the One Eyed Cat (service is fab and food is all home cooked, yes really and very reasonably priced) and Bustophers (they have a specials fish board and it is very good). There are places like the Pandora Inn, Restronguest, where you go to take in the views. The brewery run inn hikes up its prices in the sum
  14. Yes, I forgot that. I really don't understand the planning thing. Why don't they list the planning notices in the paper anymore?
  15. If it's farmers chugging along on tractors, that's fine, but when there are massive HGVs involved. It's sheer hell. There is farming and there is farming. I should know. Cornwall has a massive problem with HGVs. They're everywhere!
  16. Everyone keeps saying Shropshire's expensive, but I think it is cheap, compared to where I live in South Cornwall. For £500k, you get a pokey bungalow. In Shropshire you get a Georgian house.
  17. He worked under Carrick and not Penwith, which I think Carbis Bay is.
  18. I live in a grade 2 listed cottage and I had someone who used to work for the local planning dept draw up the plans. He knows them all and what they are looking for. The plans have been approved in principle, but I have yet to obtain full planning and hopefully will do very soon. My situation isn't anything like yours though. I am not building another property in my garden, etc. only doing a small 'in keeping' extension.
  19. Maybe they should be asking, 'would you like a saw?'.
  20. ok, the A39 between Truro/Falmouth is congested, but it would be as a) most are commuting to Truro and there is only one road to Falmouth (well the most direct) and c) access to all facilities is excellent. You have to pay a premium for all that. Will the expansion of Truro actually take place? I am sure it will all be done 'dreckly'. Being near the sailing waters is the main attraction, but if you are not into boating, there are lots of good restaurants and pubs in the area. If you do none of those things, then maybe Camborne is more suited to you.
  21. My local Pizza Express is apalling. They are so tough, you can't get your knife in!
  22. I have never seen a property in the Truro area come up for auction.
  23. St Day was once the richest place on earth 200 years ago! Now, unforrtunately, it is full of pikeys and mine shafts. Scorrier isn't any better. It's got great access to the A30, so perfect for the car thief to escape up country. There is a rubbish tip at United Downs, very near St Day. Scorrier was going to have a waste plant, but I believe it isn't going ahead now. Buy a place in those areas and you'll never sell it again. The Truro/Falmouth corridor is still the only place to invest in property. I say 'invest' but you will not get a bargain. I know the EA you are relating to and I am very
  24. Try www.houseprices.co.uk It is usually 2-3 months behind, but you should be able to find out how much he paid.
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