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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is -
The show that pitches TV's
best loved antiques experts
against each other in an all-out battle for profit...
Elementary, my dear dealers.
..and gives you the insider's view of the trade.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different
-Catch me if you can.
-The axeman cometh.
Putting their reputations on the line...
Ready for battle.
..and giving you their top tips
and savvy secrets on how to make the most money from buying and selling.
Get in there.
Today, the dastardly Duke of the Deal, David Harper, faces
up to the Baroness of Buying, Caroline Hawley, at a car boot sale.
Coming up, David keeps a close eye on the competition...
Now, where is that Hawk?
This telescope is not working.
Try that way.
..Caroline resorts to hypnosis...
-Look into my eyes.
-Look into my eyes.
..and David gets stitched up.
I'm so not interested in sewing.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome, ladies and gents, to glorious County Durham,
home of today's booty buying bonanza,
as two prize thoroughbreds of the antiques world go head-to-head
in a racecourse steeplechase.
There'll be highs and lows, sprints and hurdles,
as today's experts race to be the first over the finish line.
And champing at the bit to get going is a true saleroom stallion.
He's been buying and selling antiques
since he was just a colt, and he's on home turf here
in the north-east,
so he's determined to walk away with the trophy.
Two purchases, quickfire.
That's the way to do it.
But, his opponent today is also from the north.
She's the Haggler from Hull, but you'll recognise her for her
keen eye for quality on Flog It and her predator instinct on Bargain Hunt.
If I can't turn a shilling on this, there's a problem.
They're going head-to-head at Sedgefield Racecourse in Teesside -
home of the Durham National.
But it's the weekly car boot sale
our duelling dealers are planning to plunder.
They each have £250 of their own money to spend,
and all the profits they make will go to their chosen charities.
They've got to buy low, sell high and, above all,
outwit the opposition.
David Harper and Caroline Hawley,
it's time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
-Well, good morning.
-David, good morning.
-It's so lovely to see you.
And this is your first time on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,
-I can't believe it.
-It is, it is.
You're mad, you're mad!
-How did they convince you to do it?
-Well, let's see, it's going to be great.
-Car boot, £250.
I love it.
-I've got my car boot hat.
What do you mean, your car boot hat?
Whenever I get up to go to a car boot, apart from money,
this is the next thing I get.
So we've got £250 and we're going to go and blow it, hopefully, today.
-Are you raring for it?
-And it's a horsey thing.
It is, yeah, first past the post.
Oh! Shall we gallop off together?
Yeah, let's. Come on, David.
Yes, I'm not sure I'd call that a gallop.
But as our fine prize specimens head out of the paddock and onto
the racecourse, David has hatched a plan to put his best hoof forward.
You know, when you talk about buying at car boots, there is
definitely a tactic involved.
You've got to get in there early,
have plenty of cash in your pocket
and if you like it, you can afford it,
it feels a good deal,
then by it because three seconds later it's gone.
So, Devilish Harper's planning a ninja style speed attack.
What's the Hawk's strategy?
My tactic today is to move quickly, swoop on what I want, on to the next one.
There's too much competition here to do anything else.
Not least today, old Harper's here too.
Well, looks like today's shaping up to be a bit of a smash and grab.
But, which of our treasure hunting thoroughbreds will be
the first to seal a deal?
Will it be dastardly David, the Put Your Money pro?
Or his new blonde bombshell opponent?
So, I've got a new competitor today on Put Your Money - Caroline Hawley,
She looks lovely, she's very sweet, she's got a lovely
character and personality,
but do not think that this girl is a pushover.
I know Caroline and she is very good.
She is very, very good.
She is red-hot.
She certainly is.
She's got a flair for fashion and a thirst for profit.
She may be the new dealer on the block,
but she knows how to play like the best of them.
And now it's time to see her sizzle in action.
Do you know, I really like this.
This has been on somebody's shop, I would think.
It's absolutely fantastic.
What sort of price are you looking for?
£50? I like him,
but not that much.
I do like him.
How much do you like him?
-35 and you have a deal.
35 and you have a deal.
-Go on then.
-Go on. 35.
You've got yourself a deal there.
Thank you, sir.
Yes, one-nil to the new girl.
As soon as I saw this, homed in on it, I love it.
Handmade, signed by the artist.
It's a great piece of work.
It's all wood, the only thing here is this pig here, which has been
moulded. But look at this - "Bath chap," now, that it's a
cut of meat I've never heard of, and I'm sure it's delicious.
So, Caroline is first out of the gate with her piggy painting.
But David is hot on her heels as he spots a pair of watercolours.
-They are Teesdale, I think, aren't they?
-They are Teesdale, yeah.
-What sort of money are they?
20 quid for the pair, tenner each. Can it be 15 quid the pair?
-Go on then.
-Good man, thank you very much.
OK, while I've got you here, put them there, let me have a
look at this croquet set.
I reckon they're 1930s to 1950s.
You get the cobwebs for nowt.
Seriously? What sort of money is that to me?
-20 quid? Seriously?
You and I love the figure 15, don't we? We do love it, don't we?
-Do you love 15?
-Go on then.
-I love 15.
Good man, thank you very much.
Two purchases, quickfire.
-That's the way to do it.
Our smooth talking squire has hit the ground running.
A pair of original hand-painted watercolours.
There are very traditional, they're in the original frames.
I know they're not the most fashionable of subjects right now,
but they're going to take me on a journey, no doubt, because when
I do find out where they're from,
I will try and find someone in that area that
would be interested in buying them, so there's going to be profit there.
And don't you just love that croquet set?
It's mid-20th century, it's well-worn, well used.
All I need to do is find somebody who will enjoy playing croquet as much
as I do, but at the same time give me a whacking great big profit.
Croquet and watercolours.
Trust our Durham gent to home in on some sophisticated items.
Caroline, however, is struggling to sort the wheat from the chaff.
There's not too much stuff here, it's lots of toys and Hoovers.
I've seen lots of vacuum cleaners, lots of toys,
but nothing I really want to buy yet.
Oh, dear, the Hawk's looking flustered.
She needs to get back in the race, and fast,
as Devilish shows no signs of stopping.
Tell me about this chair.
Talk to me about the chair, what have you learned?
It's 1950s, Danish designer.
The designer's Arne Dekurkel.
OK, well, that's cheap enough.
It looks like it has its original material there.
-Good shape, clean shape, isn't it?
-It is, yeah.
And it's not just the retro chair Harper's got his eye on.
What has your research told you about that?
-It's Sherborne sewing box.
-Is that marked?
-Yeah, it is.
-What sort of money's that?
-I've got 25 on that.
25 again. So that's from the same period, 1950s.
Will 30 quid buy the pair?
I'll do 40 quid.
I'll meet you half way - 35.
40 quid and we'll shake on it.
-I'll spin you. 35 or 40.
Heads it's 40 quid, tails it's 35.
It's heads, well done.
I had every confidence in myself.
Ah, bad luck.
But that last deal means David has four items
compared to his opponent's one.
The Hawk, however, has been circling the boot sale,
and she's ready to dive.
I've just spotted a fantastic little thing over there
and I need to buy it.
I've got a plan for it already and I haven't even bought it.
It wants to be cheap, but I'm going to transform it.
It's the Singer sewing machine table base,
but I'm going to transform it by putting a top on it
and it will make the most fantastic garden table.
Come on, let's go and have a look.
Yes, a plan before she's even laid hands on it.
Can I just ask you, what's the very, very best you can do on that?
-Look into my eyes.
Look into my eyes. My eyes.
I'll give you a fiver.
I've got to make a profit.
Go on then, you've pulled me.
-Thank you, sir.
-Ah, the old look into my eyes trick.
It's sharp move from the Queen of the Curio.
I'm really happy with this sewing machine base.
Originally, it would have had a top and the sewing machine
with a recessed well that the sewing machine would tip over and go into.
I'm really not going to struggle to sell this.
It really is fantastic and for a fiver, it's for nowt!
And while the seller is still under her spell,
Caroline swoops in on an ornamental bird cage.
Norman, can I just talk to you again?
Can I be really cheeky?
Will you take a quid?
£2 is the best I can do.
Go on, I think that's fair enough. £2, I'll have it.
-Thank you very much.
With three items in her stash,
Caroline's catching up with Devilish.
But there's no let-up as Harper sticks to his quickfire buying strategy.
It seems he's thrown his sophistication out the window.
I've got to say, these are quite nice looking, aren't they?
-They're all right.
They need restoring on the frames.
Any idea where they came from?
Yeah, the came from Hartlepool College of Further Education.
Right, OK. So, date wise,
-I'm guessing early 20th century.
Yeah, maybe '20s, '30s, aren't they?
But leaded lights, leaded glass windows, I mean,
you've got almost an Art Nouveau kind of feel to it, haven't you?
Which ties in nicely with its date, with that kind of organic,
-How much are they?
What's the absolute very best on those, for all of them?
There's 10 pieces.
-50 quid the lot.
-50 quid the lot. Fiver apiece.
-That's about it, yeah.
-OK, I'll have those. Thank you very much indeed.
It's his biggest buy so far,
but this titan of the trade has no second thoughts.
Aren't they absolutely, seriously drop-dead gorgeous?
Ten windows like this with leaded lights.
The market for architectural pieces like this ten years ago was
really, really strong. It died off a bit, but it's coming back again.
Of course, interior designers use these things in bathrooms and in kitchens.
You strip the frames off, clean them up and,
in a new home environment,
they look absolutely a million dollars.
So loads of places I could go, and I think they are stonkingly cheap.
So, yet again the Doyen of Durham stretches out into the lead.
But, the Hawk's not flown off. She's fishing for her next deal.
-How much are your flies, please?
There's 42 flies in there.
I could chuck them in,
give you the whole lot for eight.
Another box of flies.
Now these, these are actually tied.
I'll give you a fiver for the whole lot.
£5 for the lot.
I can't, I'm sorry, I can't.
-Try a little bit.
£6 and that's it. Honestly, £6. I can do six.
Go on then. Go on, six.
-It's a deal.
-Yeah, go on.
Hawley the Haggler - a master at work.
Now, I was immediately attracted to these flies
and I'm sure the fish will be too.
Now, I'm the first to admit I'm not an expert on fishing,
but I know a man that is.
These in this box here are all hand tied and they must be cheap.
You know, £6 for all these, including the box,
there's got to be a profit.
If I can't turn a shilling on this, there's a problem.
Ah, well, we have every faith in you, Lady Caroline,
though it's pounds, not shillings you need to be aiming for.
It looks like David had better watch his back.
Now where is that Hawk?
Where is she?
She'll be flitting and floating and flying around somewhere.
This telescope is not working, try that way.
Come on, Hawk, where are you? That's better. Oh, no, you're not anywhere.
It's a rubbish telescope, rubbish.
Yes, back to work, Pugwash.
So, as our stallion and filly reach the half way post,
let's pause to check the bookies odds.
Our expert each started the day
with £250 of their own money.
Devilish David galloped off to an early lead and bagged himself
five items for £120,
leaving him £130 to spend.
Caroline the Hawk has four items to her name, but has haggled her way to
a £48 spend, leaving a whopping £202 in her kitty.
So, will it be David's extravagance or the Hawk's thriftiness that wins the day?
Are you drawn to power tools?
I am, sometimes.
How's it going?
I'm starting now to struggle. What about you?
So am I, and I'm starting to see the same things again.
-It's getting a bit harder, actually.
-I was on a roll at one stage.
I was, exactly, and now I'm struggling.
You're right, you've done several circuits
-and nothing new is coming out.
Right, listen, I'll tell you what then,
you get buying your electronic tools
and do whatever you want to do with
those, and I'll go and try and find some real antiques, cos that's what I do.
Oh, play nice, David.
Our dealers started the day at full pelt, bagging bargains quicker
than you can say "boot sale", but has their gallop slowed to a trot?
Right, OK, as you can see, that's the end of the car boot.
I've been around that way a few times and now I'm going to go
around that way in the hope that I see something that I haven't seen before.
The stallholders are starting to pack up
and our Durham gent seems to be going round in circles.
Look at this, it's looking a bit tricky here, chaps.
They're starting to pack up.
The wind's picking up, it's getting colder,
so everybody with any sense is on the way home.
While Devilish retraces his steps, Caroline has snuck off
and bought a pair of folding cake stands whilst he's not looking.
I'm thrilled that I managed to get the pair of them for £10.
You see quite a lot of cake stands from the
Edwardian period, up to the '40s, '50s.
Very often the Edwardian ones were in mahogany with a little bit of inlay,
but it's the same principle, the same fold-up principle.
But these are as late as they come, really. '40s, '50s, I would say.
There's a little bit of water damage down here,
but they're in such good condition.
I think those are really quite fun and I've got a few ideas
going on as to what I might do with these.
The countdown is on as we enter the final furlong of today's
car boot steeplechase. And there's a final dash from Devilish.
He spots an antique games compendium
and it seems he's up for a game with its owners.
Many hours of fun have been had
and still could be had by owning
something like that for about £3, I would guess.
-I had £45 on it.
-Ah, 45. Ah, right.
I don't think there's much...
It wouldn't leave anything in it for me.
I think it would need to be £20.
Why don't we just go 28?
Let's go 25.
Go on then, it's a deal.
Thank you very much. Lovely.
You know, I really love this thing.
It's just oozing character.
Games compendium dating to about the 1950s.
So much going on, everything from solitaire to draughts to chess
to card games.
Oh, look at that. Look at that.
How perfectly apt -
some playing cards with little horsey heads on.
Isn't that amazing?
No money, £25. It's gorgeous.
I'll have some fun, I'll enjoy using it,
I'll play with it and hopefully make a profit.
That's what this business is all about. Things like that.
And with that, David decides he's crossed
the finishing line and bought enough.
But, cutthroat Caroline still has a whopping £192 in her kitty.
And with the boot sale fast disappearing around her,
is she starting to panic?
People are starting to pack up, I'm going to have to really shift it.
I've got a couple more items to buy.
Our fine filly canters through the collectables
and with just with a minute to spare tracks down a tea set.
How much is your tea set, please?
I'll take £3 for it.
How many are there? There's five cups, six saucers, six plates.
-Couple of pound buy it, at this late stage?
-Aye, two quid.
We'll have it.
I'll have it. Thank you.
And the last of the big spenders,
Hawley also nets herself a fishing mug for the princely sum of 50p.
So that whopping spend takes her over the finishing line.
But, was a last minute dash always part of her plan?
Do you know, the very best time to buy at a car boot sale is right now,
when they're packing up. People just do not want to take it home with them.
They want to move it.
Oh, she's a wily one.
And with that, it's time to tot up their totals.
David and Caroline started their day at the races with a budget of £250.
David hit the ground running and leaves with six purchases
Caroline bought seven items but spent just £60.50.
Our prize hunting pair have given their all,
and they now take the chance to check out each other's treasures.
Well, I've had a great day, David. What about you?
I've had a superb day.
It's been very small and compact.
And I think we both struggled towards the end.
How much do you spend?
-What you can buy for £60.
Unbelievable, should be 20.
Excuse me, what about you, David?
-How much did you spend?
-should have been 40.
So what on earth have we got here?
They are a souvenir of Wales,
-They're rather charming.
I think there's a lot of people who hail from Wales that would be
-very interested in those.
Yes, in and around Hull. I've got ideas.
Is there a Welsh enclave in Hull?
-There might well be, David, yes, I've got designs on it.
-Oh, I say.
-Oh, you've got a plan, haven't you?
-My tea set...
I'm not worried about your tea set, Mrs, I'm not.
-I love this croquet set.
-It is a child's one, isn't it?
They do look a little small.
But it is all... I think that's lovely.
And it's got some age, and it is just oozing character,
-because it has been well, well loved, hasn't it?
-I paid for that, £15.
-Oh, I'm very jealous.
-Brilliant, isn't it? Absolutely brilliant.
-I love that.
-That is going to look good anywhere. And I saw these.
Ten of those.
-Five quid each.
-It's good, isn't it? Got to be good.
-And are they all in good condition?
-But it is worth that in lead.
-Take the lead out and scrap them.
And, hang on a minute, what on earth is that?
Well, you might well ask what that is.
Not very many years ago,
you would have actually vomited the moment you saw it.
-Now, you're strangely drawn to it.
-It is odd, isn't it?
It is really odd,
because it is almost hideous enough to be attractive.
-It is absolutely, yes. Kitchen cool.
-But it's been good fun.
Oh, it's been great fun. Great fun.
-So I will see you at the finish post, David.
-Come on, then. Jog on!
So, our daring duo head home with their car boot bounty.
They need to steel themselves
and steady their nerves, as this is where things get really tough.
They've got to find buyers for all their items
and hunt down the biggest profits possible.
So they'll need to flex their contacts books,
hone their haggling techniques and work their selling socks off.
Back at Chateaux Devilish, David is in an upbeat mood.
Well, here we are, my car boot collection
and, if I do say so myself, not a bad collection, I feel.
And my favourite piece, no doubt about it, or pieces rather,
my collection of stained-glass window panels here. They are great.
Bit of a disappointment on the watercolours.
Which, sadly, have not turned out to be a local Teesdale scene.
They are a little further away. One is in southern Scotland
and one is in the Lake District. A 1950s lady's sewing box.
It's funky, and actually, on reflection, I like the colour.
I'm going to try pitch it and sell it as it is.
The croquet set, I haven't had chance to clean it yet,
but I'm desperate to give it a go. What else have I got?
OK, well, the games box is brilliant.
And I've been thinking about that, racking my brains,
where I'm going to go. So a little bit of thought there.
And finally, the '50s chair.
Again, similar to this piece, on reflection, it's all right.
The colours are good. Why ruin it?
I think I'll leave it for the next person to decide whether
they want to change their colours.
And you know what, there's a great satisfaction
in pulling things out of a car boot where you expect to buy nothing
but white socks and old trainers,
and then getting those objects into the real antique market.
In Yorkshire, at Hawk HQ,
Caroline has also gathered her car boot bootie.
I bought this sign from Ray the butcher.
And I thought it would be a piece of cake to sell it, but I'm
struggling to find a Ray at all, let alone a Ray who's a butcher.
Now, the bird cage, I'm going to look into having it sprayed.
The flies, I think I'm going to make quite a good profit on these.
And I bought this mug...50p,
which I can throw in as little sweetener.
This tea service, they've got to be worth a fiver a trio,
cup, saucer, plate, surely.
Now, the sewing machine base. We've all seen them, they are everywhere, I know.
But I'm going to make this different, and you will not recognise
this when I've done what I'm going to do to it.
These two things, these stands, I think I'm going to leave them
as they are, and the buyer can do what they will with them.
Well, I think I've done pretty well,
and I think David is going to have to be on his mettle.
Yes, fighting talk from the Hawk.
Both our sellers need to be on top dealing form
if they are to root out the best buyers.
Any profits will go to their chosen charities and, remember,
until they've shaken on it and the money has changed hands,
no deal is ever sealed.
Devilish David kicks off his selling spree in Darlington with
a visit to Simon, a stained-glass artist.
He's brought his most expensive boot-sale buy,
those stained-glass windows, which costs him £50 for the set of ten.
Well, well, well, Simon, this is where it all happens, is it?
Don't look so horrified, compared to your artwork.
-How are you?
-I'm very well, how are you?
-Very good to see you. I'm really well.
-What have you brought me.
-Now, I've got ten of these.
-What sort of condition are...?
-All a bit...similar.
-Some with cracks.
Not that very many. But all in...
-all in frames, apart from one.
-Well, basically, I will take them
out of the wooden frames
-and dismantle them...
-..to re-use the old glass.
So if I said to you, each panel is...
..£15 each, how would that sound?
-That would sound very expensive.
-Would it really?
-Would it seriously?
-That is bonkers!
-Talk about ten.
-Each. But you will have the lot?
-take the lot.
-Good man, I'll do it. OK.
So, Devilish kicks off his profit pot with £50.
There you go, Caroline, that's how you do it.
I've done my bit for humanity, I've saved some glass panels...
and I've doubled my money.
Well, the Hawk has been hard at work, too,
and she's lined up a possible purchaser for that Welsh tea set.
She's come just a few miles down the road from home to meet Jo,
chairwoman of the local Welsh society.
You were the first person, Jo, that just came to mind
when I bought this. I think it is wonderful,
and I hope you do, too.
Oh, I'm very excited about seeing it.
Now we've got five in all trios,
-which is cup, saucer and plate.
And it has got the lady with the Welsh costume on
and the spinning wheel and the daffodils.
-Oh, do you like it?
-And is this the sort of thing you might use, Jo?
I think it would be definitely something I would use, particularly when I've got my Welsh cakes out.
-Oh! Do you make Welsh cakes?
-I do, yes.
Now, I think they could be worth,
what, £10 a trio?
Which would make it £50 for the lot.
-Mmm! Can I haggle with you a little bit?
-Haggle away, Jo.
Well, I'm thinking that my grandmother has just given me
some money for my birthday recently,
and I've been wondering what to spend it on.
And I'm thinking, if I use that money to buy...
-to buy the set...
..then every time I use the set I would think of her,
-particularly as she paid for it.
-As long as she didn't give you a pound.
-Well, she gave me, she very generously gave me £30.
-Yes, I'm going to say yes.
£30. Thank you, Jo.
The tea set cost Caroline just £2,
so that's a very tasty £28 profit.
And the Hawk goes straight back on the hunt,
casting a line for her next profit.
She's brought her fishing flies and mug to a local fisherman,
who owns his own pond.
And before you can say trout, she sells the two together for £25.
Netting herself a tidy profit of £18.50.
So, with Caroline sneaking into the lead with three sales to
David's one, Devilish needs to up his selling game.
He's back in Darlington with one of his retro boot sale buys.
Well, I can tell you this is going to be an interesting one. With the
vintage sewing box, I could have gone many routes.
I could have gone to London, to a vintage retailer,
but no, I'm going a specialist route,
to a specialist sewing machine and equipment supplier.
I've spoken to him, he hasn't seen this object,
he has no idea at all what to expect.
And I have no idea what to expect either.
Living life on the edge.
Yes. On the edge, David? You maverick!
With £20 invested in his sewing box,
he's hoping shop manager Stuart will like it as much as he does.
-Nice to meet you, David.
-David Harper, we spoke on the phone.
-So you're an expert in all things sewing?
Talking of all things sewing, it screams 1950s.
Yep. It is a nice product and it would be nice for a display,
but it's got no value any more.
Uh-oh! I sense a hard haggle coming on.
-40 quid. Got to be 40 quid.
-No, can't be.
I tell you what, are you a bit of a challenge man,
-a bit of a gambling fellow?
-I don't mind a challenge.
Do you want to set me a challenge?
With negotiations at a stalemate, Stuart offers to pay £6
for every straight line that David sews.
But there is a one minute time limit,
so let the Put Your Money Sewing Bee commence!
Stuart, this is slow.
-Stop there, lift that up?
-Lift that up.
-Back to here?
-Back to there.
-On number three.
-Put that back down.
-Come on, you've got ten seconds.
-Oh, come on!
Stuart, I've been absolutely conned. This is rubbish.
-There we go, that's 61 seconds.
-How many have I done, four?
-There are four lines there, I'm counting yours. STUART LAUGHS
-Call it three, call it three.
That's a loss, that! Call it four and that's what, £24 made, £4.
-All right, then.
-Honestly, I'm never coming here ever again!
I'm so not interested in sewing! STUART LAUGHS
Oh, don't be a sore loser, Devilish.
Here's a teeny £4 profit, though.
Well, that was an absolutely rubbish profit. And that challenge?
I was completely stitched up.
Well done, Stuart.
Well, 40 miles south, the Hawk has flown over to Harrogate to
visit a specialist retro vintage shop.
It's packed to the rafters with colourful, quirky collectables
and designer clobber. Groovy, baby!
She's hoping owner Steve will take a shine to her folding cake stands,
which she picked up for just a tenner.
-I've brought those tables to show you.
-I'll be interested to see them.
Now, how cool is that? 1950s.
I think these are interesting because they are kind of retro
And shabby chic, so they will fit into lots of different houses.
Well, so would...£50, £25 each, be any good to you?
That...probably a bit much. These are...
-That's not far off the amount we're selling them for, to be honest.
-So you need to make a profit?
-We'd be hoping for a bit less.
-Go on, then, haggle away, Steve.
Well, they are in a nice condition, so I would be happy at 15 each. I'd shake on that.
15 each, that's 30.
Will you still shake my hand at 35?
-Thank you very much.
So the Hawk swoops in on a profit of £25.
With both our superstar sellers dealing as
if their lives depended on it, let's take a look at the figures so far.
David has struck two deals and banked a profit of £54.
Caroline has sold four of her items
and made a profit of £71.50.
So it's been a modest start for both our dealers, but with three more
items each left to sell, there is everything to play for.
The next item on Caroline's profit quest is the little bird cage
that cost her just £2.
She's had it professionally spray-painted
so that it's butterfly motif matches her local hairdressers.
And has it to hand for her next appointment.
Marisa, I know you've been doing a bit of decoration and stuff,
so I've brought a little something along for you.
I was here the other day, I don't know if you noticed,
but I spent a long time looking at the wallpaper.
And I've had it custom sprayed for you.
But, and there is a but, Marisa, money.
The bill for the paint spraying has cost me £40 to have it coloured.
-So I need a profit on 40 and a bit.
-Are you able to do that?
-Should we round it up to 50?
-Could you push it to 60?
-Deal. Brilliant! Thank you so much!
Don't argue with your hairdresser,
not when she's got scissors in her hand.
Minus the cost of the paint job, that's still over £15 profit.
A swooping success by the Hawk.
She's now sold five of her seven car boot treasures,
but her devilish opponent has only shifted two.
He is staying rural for his next potential sale.
Oh, look at that countryside!
Quite a contrast, I think you'll agree,
from a car boot in County Durham
to the gorgeous County Durham rural landscape.
And what a lovely day...for croquet.
Oh, he's gone all poetic.
The set cost David £15.
Time to unleash his sales pitch on garden antiques dealer Michael.
-Are you ready...
for a piece of delight?
You're blown away, aren't you?
-Stunned. Do you play croquet? Everybody plays croquet, don't they?
-Well, everybody likes a game of croquet.
-It's got a bit of age.
You like your garden stuff.
Look around you, surrounded by very upmarket garden wear.
It fits with the garden wear, definitely.
-It's got a certain charm.
-What's that charm worth?
-A certain charm.
MICHAEL SCOFFS It's not a lot, is it?
-That's a fortune for it.
-Do you think so?
-I think we're more like 25.
-Damp cloth. It's got your original balls, in good order.
Should we spin a coin? 30 or 40.
-Go on, then.
-Heads, it's 30, tails...
-it's 80, yeah?
-Go for it.
-You can change your mind if you want to.
-Don't want to.
-Yes, the first one I have won,
-the first one this series!
£180, Michael, thank you so much.
£40. And I'll probably lose 20 on it anyway.
Ah, so the Harper coin toss came good in the end.
And that means David turns himself a £25 profit.
He also finds a new home for that pre-1950s chair,
selling it to a florist in Darlington for a £10 profit.
Caroline is still trying to find a new home for that butchers sign.
She's in her local town of Beverley, and with the hunt for Ray
turning to a dead-end, she's had to think outside of the box.
Well, I've scoured the phone book for a Ray the butcher without
success, but I have found Pete from Ye Olde Pork Shoppe,
and he needs a sign.
So I've gone a bit out on a limb, I've paid some money,
and I've changed Ray to Pete, so let's hope he has it.
The paint job cost her £15,
which takes her total spend on the sign to 50.
-Now, the big moment.
-I've brought this sign to show you.
-Can I see it?
-Yes, you can.
-Have a look.
-What do you think?
-It will go down well on...
-Well, subject to negotiations, anyway.
-Subject to negotiations,
-which brings us to...
-I'm not getting sucked in yet.
Oh, Pete, Pete!
This has got your name all over it. Well, at the top, anyway.
-Yeah, just at the top.
-Right, well, I was thinking,
-I've obviously invested some money...
-..having it changed.
Custom made for you, Pete.
And I was looking to get...
-What do you think about that?
-A little bit less.
I mean, if I said to you, what, £80, what do you think?
I think that's a little bit less.
If I said 100, and then
if I do little bit of work for you as well.
Yes, I'll put you to that. I'll put you to some good use.
-And we will show you how to do a bit of mincing.
-I hope I'm not going to regret this.
-No, you will be OK. Deal.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So that's £50 into the Hawk's profits haul,
and after washing her hands, it's straight into the backroom.
Oh! The things I do for a meaty profit.
Yes, this diamond dealer isn't afraid to get hands on.
As for Devilish, the games compendium is next on his profit hit list.
And he's keeping things local in Barnard Castle,
taking it to show shop owner Helen.
Remember, it cost him £25.
Let me show you what I've brought you.
-Have a good look, a little games compendium.
-Yes, very nice.
Loaded with every game your heart could desire.
-And what sort of age is it, David?
-I reckon, well, what do you think?
-It is certainly a vintage thing. It has got to be '30s,
-'40s? Yes, '40s.
-Something like that.
-I would say about the same.
-OK, so you've got marbles, you've got draughts.
-You've got cards, look at the cards with the horsey heads.
Which I think are nice. It is absolutely loaded with stuff.
-Brill, isn't it?
-Yes, I like it.
What do you think it's worth? What would you love to pay for it?
-Yeah, OK. SHE LAUGHS
All right. I tell you what I would love to get for it.
-I would love to get 60.
-How about this?
-I have to make a profit.
-OK, how about this?
I'll challenge you to a game of your choice, right?
-If you win, 40.
-If you lose, 60.
-If I win, 30.
And if I lose, 50.
-OK, you can choose, what are we going to challenge?
-Come on, then, bring the box.
Devilish the challenger goes into battle again.
He's putting his reputation on the line,
risking everything in the pursuit of profit.
-Oh, he's done it!
So the Doyen of Dominoes doubles his money and pockets a profit of £25.
Well, this car boot malarkey is turning into a feast of challenges,
and I am loving it because I'm on a roll.
And you know what, in this business, it's OK to win and lose a bit,
but overall, if you are winning, and I am,
Devilish is on a lucky streak and he has a final flurry
when he sells his pair of rural watercolours to the owner of a pub
near Darlington for £25,
giving his profit pot a final boost of a tenner.
The Hawk has one item left in her antiques arsenal,
and it's that sewing machine table base.
She pulls in a family favour by asking son Charles to attach
a wooden top she had going spare.
And then spends £15 treating the table to a special paint job.
She's had it in mind for local pub landlord Joe,
but does he like what she's done to it?
So, what do you think, Joe?
It's actually not my style. It doesn't...
It is a bit too new. It is a bit too glossy.
It will weather down. I mean, this has been newly varnished,
-this is hot off the press.
I'm still not... No, no, it is not...
-It is not going to fit.
-I do like it, but it is not going to fit me.
-You're very sweet.
-I thank you for thinking of me, but it is not...
-It is not for you.
It is not for me.
That is a terrible result for the fledgling Hawk,
but she's back on the phone straightaway.
Did she manage to scrape back that £20 investment?
Well, you'll have to wait and see.
Because it's nearly time to reveal who's walking away victorious
and who'll be dealing with defeat.
First, let's remind ourselves of what they spent in Sedgefield.
Both our experts took £250 of their own money to the car boot sale.
David made six purchases, and he spent a total of £145.
Caroline bought seven items. Including her restoration
costs on the table, bird cage and sign, she spent £130.50.
But now it all comes down to profit.
All of the money that David and Caroline have made from today's
challenge will go to charities of their choice.
So the wait is finally over, it's time to reveal who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion!
-Well, this is a very different environment to a car boot.
It was hard going. I mean, there were so few stalls.
It was good fun, though. I like a bit of car booting.
-How did you get on with that games compendium?
-I thought you would.
-That was one of my stars.
-I'm now officially a dominoes champion.
Well, my things were all about upcycling.
-The bird cage, do you remember the bird cage?
I had that professionally painted, and it looked amazing.
OK, I'm going to predict that you've done rather well.
I reckon you've got this one. Are you ready?
BOTH: One! Two! Three!
-Yes, I knew...
-I knew you were going to get me, I knew. Well done, you.
-Do you want me to talk to you about painting?
-Yeah, give me some tips.
So, Caroline wins, and it was the sewing machine table that clinched
the deal, as she sold it to another pub
for a whopping £30 profit.
You know, I really liked that car boot.
There's hardly any stallholders there.
But you know what? Sometimes that makes your job easier
because you've just got to focus on a few little areas of buying.
And actually, I think we both bought pretty well, so I was happy...
until I found out I lost, of course.
Not so happy then.
Well, David has been a great competitor,
but I have to say, for my first ever time
on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, I am thrilled to have won!
But Caroline can't rest on her laurels.
Tomorrow is another day, and our duo will be
riding into battle at an antiques auction near Nottingham.
-Was that David bidding?
-No, it wasn't me, it wasn't me. Wasn't me.
Newbie Caroline Hawley goes up against veteran dealer David Harper at a car boot sale in County Durham. It's slim pickings on the day, but Caroline hits the ground running and runs rings around her opponent. But who will be first past the post?