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Being ill I am tortured by daytime TV.

There is a programme on the BBC now that takes two people - usually women - and pairs them up with an antique dealer each who are usually men.

They are then given £300 per 'couple', sent off to France where they buy antiques at fayres before returning to the UK to try and sell them at a UK antiques fayre. They buy everything from antiques you can hold in your hand up to big pieces of furniture. The winner is the one who makes the bigger profit.

Today's winner made £75 profit. Such joy!

I have noticed that the girlies in my life are obsessed by this and all voice how they would wish to be able to do this. It reminds me of all those programmes where women are told to paint everything beige in a house in order to make a vast profit when selling it.

I pointed out today that the cost of getting to and from France, staying in a hotel, hiring a large van to ship said antiques, getting to and from the UK fayre, etc, were not included in the final result and , by my reckoning, today's winner would be, in the real World, down by at least £500.

Boys, I fear that more and more girlies are going to see this programme and wish to zoom off to France. No matter how much you tell them that it is not cost effective it will not work because 'they have seen it on the TV'. I can see divorce rates soaring.

This is the power and the problem of British TV in 2005! Remember now, paint everything beige!

:(

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I wouldn't be seen dead in PVC!  :angry:

It's the British disease. Making a few pennies out of dabbling in bric a brac. Keeps almost the whole of terrestial TV in business. Just like HPI, everyone thinks it's a valid substitue for a career. Let's dabble in Houses, Ebay, Antiques, any old pyramid selling scheme.

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Am I missing something with these tv auction programmes? Are the auction houses charities because they never seem to take off their percentage from the final profit. IE: The antique piss pot sold for 50 quid, you made 50 quid.

That prat with the Terry Thomas gap in his teeth and dicky bow tie should be auctioned off!

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Being ill I am tortured by daytime TV.

There is a programme on the BBC now that takes two people - usually women - and pairs them up with an antique dealer each who are usually men.

They are then given £300 per 'couple', sent off to France where they buy antiques at fayres before returning to the UK to try and sell them at a UK antiques fayre. They buy everything from antiques you can hold in your hand up to big pieces of furniture. The winner is the one who makes the bigger profit.

Today's winner made £75 profit. Such joy!

I have noticed that the girlies in my life are obsessed by this and all voice how they would wish to be able to do this. It reminds me of all those programmes where women are told to paint everything beige in a house in order to make a vast profit when selling it.

I pointed out today that the cost of getting to and from France, staying in a hotel, hiring a large van to ship said antiques, getting to and from the UK fayre, etc, were not included in the final result and , by my reckoning, today's winner would be, in the real World, down by at least £500.

Boys, I fear that more and more girlies are going to see this programme and wish to zoom off to France. No matter how much you tell them that it is not cost effective it will not work because 'they have seen it on the TV'. I can see divorce rates soaring.

This is the power and the problem of British TV in 2005! Remember now, paint everything beige!

:(

....look zooming off to france aint such a bad thing,tell the missus she can go,then hire out a transit van and bring back a load of booze and fags to flog...then have a bit of a compare as to how much profit each of you has just made!!!!

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Guest The dude

Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy: Television the Drug of the Nation

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Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy: Television the Drug of the Nation

Yes totally agree with you.

They say television reflects real life.

I say real life reflects television.

:(

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Yes totally agree with you.

They say television reflects real life.

I say real life reflects television.

:(

In all but one way: The revolution Will Not be Televised!

You will not be able to stay home, brother.

You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.

You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,

Skip out for beer during commercials,

Because the revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox

In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.

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blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John

Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat

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The revolution will be no re-run brothers;

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Tulip

your not really a girly man r u?

Indeed he is not.

Keeping girlies happy consists of smiling, nodding and pretending

that their waffle is interesting, bless 'em.

But, for goodness sake, don't pay any attention to what they are

*actually* saying !

Buy them choccies to eat while they watch the soaps and the reality

progs.

Keep 'em happy, but for pity's sake, don't watch the crap yourself !

Edited by justanewbie

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I counted five antique/bric-a-brac-/car boot type programmes yesterday and that was just on the BBC.

Why does anybody want to watch this mind numbing tripe?

The nation seems to be gripped in this 'sell s***e in the attic for a fortune' mindset

I'm starting to see some of this on Ebay, people charging new prices for second hand tat.

Why not just go out and earn some more?

Silly me, that requires you to remove the digit. :rolleyes:

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I counted five antique/bric-a-brac-/car boot type programmes yesterday and that was just on the BBC.

Why does anybody want to watch this mind numbing tripe?

The nation seems to be gripped in this 'sell s***e in the attic for a fortune' mindset

I'm starting to see some of this on Ebay, people charging new prices for second hand tat.

Why not just go out and earn some more?

Silly me, that requires you to remove the digit.  :rolleyes:

I used to get people coming in to the family antique shop all the time with cr@p, asking me to value their 'antiques' usually some 1950's brass clock or a painting they did 40 years ago,

I'd just look at them, smile and say £10-20, disbeliving they'd say 'but that clock in the window is £600'. My answer; "That Clock is 150years old and is from a stately home, it has craftsmanship, age and history".

its amazing what people think their stuff 'is' worth, it should be given to oxfam or thrown away,

I would mind if the programs encourged people to buy good antiques, but they don't, they just want to sell crap from the loft at premium prices,

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The media in general has an awful lot to answer for. Leading a nation by the nose.

As an experiment try this:

Unplug your telly and put it under the stairs.

Cancel your newspaper order.

Do NOT under any circumstances go near a supermarket to do your shopping.

After 2 months go out and buy a paper, nip into your local hypermarket and push a trolley about, then nip back home and plug the telly back in.

It will give you a whole new slant on the tatty over-priced rubbish you are buying. Garbage that you are filling yours and the kids bodies with. Highlight to a temendous degree the way marketing is literally being stuffed down your throat for products that matter not one jot (that's always a biggie for me). The newspapers are filled full of misleading rubbish and gossip and the TV is meant to drive you nuts to the point of brain dead.

It will also save you quite a bit of dosh into the bargain.

Stand back from this life awhile and you really can see how cheap and shallow it really is.

I am determined it will not say on my headstone

"She had a really nice fitted kitchen"!

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Is this the thread where I post my 25,000 word thesis?

zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Needle, You obviously don't know quality music tracks. Just for your information, if you want to post a 25000 million word thesis, then GO AHEAD! Just like Television, NO ONE WILL BE FORCED TO READ IT...in other words, if you're like me, you can skip posts quite easily by scrolling that darn optical mouse downwards. Or you could, in fact do what that great Television programme from the past advocated: WHY DON'T YOU SWITCH OFF THAT TELEVISION SET AND GO AND DO SOMETHING LESS BORING INSTEAD (for television read Computer) To my knowledge, it doesn't require all that effort. Or are you just a whingeing lazy twit?.

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day time tv has been invented to get normal people back to work.

The new economy must be based on keynes idea of everyone doing each others washing. this is replaced by selling old tut to one another. it sure beats thinking for a living.

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I find 85% of British TV mind-numbing sheeple fodder and the other 5% actually thought provoking although usually just exposing corruption of one sort or another in this country.

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