Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Noas' Libellule {TV addict}

M and I have a new favourite show - Four Rooms. The concept is simple. People who believe they have a valuable artefact get a chance to sell it to four of the country's buyers. They visit each dealer room, one after the other. There are some tactics involved on who to see first (check out the dealers' noise of interest etc) as once they have seen a dealer and walked away from one room/a deal, there's no going back. Alternatively they may have seen a dealer and accepted the offer, but then they cannot accept the offer of another dealer (and yes they do know the offer afterwards).

This is our Sunday treat. Last Sunday was the best so far as a four-tonne concrete wall, complete with a mural by street artist Banksy, was up for sale. Admittedly you need to have room for it (think Mansion), but the wall section would make a real statement. I, on the other hand, have a book, much more compact and affordable.

Section of the wall after restoration

Anyhow the two friends and the wall section came to the show, and - this is the cringing moment - they came out with nothing (well their wall section), and turned down a 6-figure offer (they spent £30,000 on it). If you have not seen it, it is available here. Feel free to shout at your TV/computer..

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