A saleswoman leaves “Bares for Rares”

Sometimes you need to strike immediately when you come across a good offer. Sadly, Michaela Ihle didn’t in the run-up to her visit to “Bares for Rares,” which eventually got her revenge.


Bruchsal’s Michaela Ihle traveled to ‘Bares for Rares’ with a historic coffee machine that was said to have been responsible for the morning pick-me-up at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin many years ago and was hoping for 2,000 euro proceeds. The teacher was offered this amount in advance, but she refused and hoped for more.

Not a good decision, because such a sum turned out to be far too high, at least in the junk show. Although expert Sven Deutschmanek was impressed and was able to confirm the seller’s estimated age of around 90, he still found a few flaws in the device that brought the price down. The fact that it was not possible to prove whether the coffee machine was actually used in the Adlon did not exactly have a positive effect on his estimate. However, since he still considered 1,200 to 1,500 euros to be doable, Michaela Ihle accepted the dealer card. With Waldi and Co., however, the next setback followed minutes later.

Bares for Rare's Coffee Machine
Would you like a cup of coffee? Willingly, but please as big and bulky as possible. Thank you! © ZDF

No sale: the saleswoman takes away her coffee machine

She would certainly irritate him, according to Walter Lehnertz, at least verbally, positively in the dealer’s room. Wolfgang Pauritsch’s initial offer of €500 wasn’t bad either, but then things got bogged down. Nobody wanted to spend more than 600 euros, although Fabian Kahl also liked the device.

When the seller revealed that he had previously been offered 2,000 euros, Waldi could only shake his head. He would not have missed the sum, no one would pay it at “Bares for Rares”. Since no one wanted to put the 1,000 euros on the table as a pain limit, Michaela Ihle took her coffee machine home and broke off the negotiation. If she had struck earlier.

You can find out what Fabian Kahl did before his time at “Bares für Rares” in the video.

“Bares for Rares” will air as usual Monday through Friday at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF. Replays air on the ZDF Neo branch at 8:50 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The concept of the fair has not changed to this day: people like Michaela Ihle have their goods appraised by experts and then haggle over the sale price in the dealer’s room.

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