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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
The show that takes the titans of the antiques trade
-and pitches them against each other...
..to see who can make the most money from buying and selling.
It's amazing! Truly amazing!
Today, sophisticated Kate Bateman takes on the suave Mark Stacey
in an all-out battle for profit,
giving you the inside view on the secrets of the trade.
Coming up, our dealers give you their top tips in car bootery.
People move things, people adjust them,
the stallholders change their pitches
and it's always worth keeping your eye out
and making sure you have a good rummage.
Our new girl on the block gives an old pro a run for his money.
-I paid £15 for it.
-Oh, they really did see you coming, didn't they!
And shows how even the smallest items cause the biggest surprises.
-I have something in here.
-Is it good?
Very small, but I think you're going to be interested in it.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Fighting it out today is the bargain hunter from Brighton,
Mark The Maverick Stacey.
And our fresh-faced newbie, the queen of fine art,
Kate The Diamond Bateman.
So, stand by for car boot carnage
as our antiques gladiators attempt to outdo each other
buying and selling antiques for profit.
It's the dealer from down south...
I thought on a nice morning, everybody would be nice and friendly.
More than friendly.
..versus The Diamond of Lincolnshire.
Oh, here's Mr Stacey. Let's go and kick him.
Mark and Kate are at Croft's car boot sale near Leicester, and their mission is simple -
to unearth hidden gems that they can sell on for a stupendous profit.
They've been set a budget. £250 of their own money
and all their profits go to their chosen charities.
Mark Stacey and Kate Bateman,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
Well, £250 to spend today.
The car boot's in sunny Stoney Stanton in Leicestershire.
It's lovely. Really nice here.
-It's a nice dawn, isn't it?
-I just hope it warms up.
Have you got any ideas of your plan for the day?
My plan - warm up, wake up, and get a bargain.
Oh, my God, you've stolen all my lines!
I don't know what I'm going to do. Car boots are not me, you know.
I don't usually go to car boot sales.
I quite like them, but it's rare to find a proper antique.
-Well, I'm here.
-You're Art Deco, though.
Oh, my darling! We're going to get on!
Don't be fooled by their faux friendly banter. This is all-out war
and their keeping their battle plans close to their chests.
Newcomer Kate already has victory on her mind.
Well, the plan is, one - to find an antique,
which may be tough-going today.
There's a lot of modern stuff. And, er...beat Mark Stacey.
It's early doors, but I think I can do it.
You go, sister!
The new girl on the block is baring her teeth at old pro Mark Stacey.
But like a polar bear on the beach, he's out of his comfort zone.
Even with all his Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is experience behind him,
he's flailing at the start lines.
This is not my natural habitat,
but I do have to find the things I need,
so I'm just hoping that one of these stallholders
will unwrap a gem or two.
It's not long before he gets his super-antiques-man cloak on
and swoops right in on his first item - a small wooden box.
I do think it's quite practical.
You could keep your keys or you could keep all sorts of things in there
and it's only marked up at £3.
I think this lady's got a nice smiley face.
I'm sure she doesn't want to take it home, do you?
-I don't, but it's very early in the morning.
-But can we do anything on that?
-Oh, come on.
-Do it for £2.50.
-It's a lovely box for £3.
This is how mean they are. They know that I want it.
Stacey's lessons at charm school just aren't cutting the mustard.
Time for a new tactic. Buy a bundle.
I've just spotted that. Tell me about this.
-This is Karl Francis.
-Who is it?
A racing driver. British World Champion.
Gosh. Well, I know nothing about...motorcyclists,
but it's quite fun, I suppose, if you're into motorcycling.
-Yeah, definitely. It's a keepsake.
-It's a keepsake.
And it's got a frame, which is a bonus. Is that £3, as well?
-You're putting the price up deliberately, aren't you?
No, that one was always £4.
Can't we do a little deal on the both of them?
-Again, it's early in the day.
-And how much are these?
They're a fiver.
Well, I quite like this. The glasses and the case don't match,
but the leather case does have Negretti & Zambra.
They're very well-known London instrument makers.
It's actually quite fun.
It's in reasonable condition, as well.
-We can say a tenner for...No, £11 for everything.
-I like a tenner.
-That's £15. So I need £4, is that right?
Yes, that's right.
Well, that's three items already off one stall.
This is getting very worrying. And I've only spend £11.
Mark is struggling to negotiate down,
even though his bargaining turbo power is set to maximum.
But at least he's in the game.
I'm really struggling to find anything I can buy.
There's a lot of stalls, but it's all new
and I think we're really going to struggle today.
I can only hope that Mark is doing just as badly.
Come on, Kate, start rummaging.
She's got a feisty opponent in The Maverick and he's a hard nut to crack.
He's already smoked out potential buy number four.
A quite nice little 1930s jug here, actually.
Moulded. Very typical '30s. In that sort of browny colour.
Art Pottery underneath.
It's quite decorative with the flowers on it, isn't it?
How much are you asking for the jug, my dear?
About £2. £2?
-Well, no, not now.
Now, don't be naughty.
-Is that your very best?
Is that your best price, £2?
-We can't do it for a pound?
-Probably not, no.
-Can we say £1.50?
Nobody wants to negotiate!
What's the matter with me? I'm losing my touch, I think.
Oh, go on, I'll have it for £2. It's got to be worth more than that.
-Thank you very much.
-I suppose you want cash.
-Will you take a cheque?
Well, what he's lacking in negotiation skills,
he's certainly making up for in buys.
That's his fourth item of the morning,
and what's more, it even has some age to it.
-Thank you very much.
Well, there we are, that's quite nice.
Because it's a nice little 1930s jug,
so it is actually getting on for an antique, or certainly collectable.
The mark's a little but unclear at the bottom, but it does say, I think,
Royal Art Pottery, or something Art Pottery, England.
And it looks in perfect condition.
So it's got to be worth a tenner, hasn't it?
It's a great start for Stacey,
but watch out, our new girl Kate is hot on his tail.
Oh! Here's Mr Stacey. Let's go and kick him.
-Oh! You've bought something already!
-Hold on, what are you doing here?
-I just...What have you got? Look!
-Get back over there, you.
What have you got? Clarice Cliff, is it?
No, it's Art Pottery. But it's '30s, isn't it?
-It's quite pretty.
-I think I might have overpaid for it.
Have you charged him a vast amount of money?
I paid £15. Is that too much?
Oh, they really did see you coming, didn't they?
Oh, a cruel trick by The Maverick,
lulling Kate into believing he's overpaid for the pottery.
But even so, our Diamond is still tearing her hair out.
Find me an antique anywhere. I'll be so pleased.
But she soon uncovers a little gem.
This is an AA badge, which most cars used to have on them.
I guess this is, what, probably post-war.
Yeah, '50s, just post-war.
Um, the completely flat ones, you can see if you look at these ones,
they're slightly later, with curved fronts.
So this is an earlier version.
Now, I know a couple of collectors that have vintage cars
and this is the kind of thing they would collect.
It looks like The Diamond's about to cut her first deal.
The AA badge is marked up at £35, but will she get it for less?
A tenner and I'll buy you a cup of tea.
-Er, a large cup of tea.
-A tenner and a large cup of tea.
Yes. It's a brilliant first buy from Bateman the Brave.
Her charm and relentless negotiation have done her proud.
That's really good fun. I'll double my money, or at the very least, a modest profit.
I don't think from a car boot, we'll get huge profits on anything.
So, um,...yeah, I really like that.
Sparkling with joy, The Diamond cuts a sharp trail
around the rest of the boot sale on the hunt for more items.
The Mighty Maverick, though, is running out of steam.
I can get tea, I can get coffee, I can get fried-egg sandwiches,
the one thing I can't get is an antique.
It's a tough old boot sale for both our experts,
but for Mark Stacey, it's dog eat dog.
# Who let the dogs out?
# Who? Who? Who? Who?
# Who let the dogs out? #
How are you?
And like a dog digging for a bone, he sniffs out his next buy.
Well, what do you think, ladies and gentlemen? Is this a good buy?
Or is it a hound? Or I'm just plain barking mad?
Yes, he's finally gone car boot crazy and in the throes of it all,
he's bought a bulldog cushion for just £2.
As the sun rises higher in the sky, our rookie has yet to notch up
her second purchase and Mark is keeping a close eye on her.
Kate, I've got you in my sights.
Mark has swiftly moved onto his next potential profit busters.
You've got these priced up as a tenner for this and 15 for this?
-Can I be terribly mean, or not?
-You could be terribly mean and get down to about 24 quid.
That only one pound off. Could we possibly do the two for 15?
I could, at a stretch, do you 20, because you're good-looking.
-Can I just take it under?
Can I just take it over?
Shall we say 19?
-Just to give me a fighting chance?
-No, we'll say 20 gives you more than a fighting chance.
I thought on this nice morning everybody was going to be friendly with me.
More than friendly!
-20 quid, then. £20 for the two.
-Yes, for the two.
-That's a bargain as the day.
Everybody else's on 25 with the table alone.
-Do you guarantee me a profit?
-Well, you've got an honest face.
-I'm going to trust you.
-£20 for the two.
-Thank you very much, sir. Thank you.
The Mighty Maverick has struggled with his bargaining today
but he's finally managed a sweet deal for the two.
What have I bought here? I've bought an easel...
I don't know anybody who wants an easel but is the sort of thing I think Kate might have liked.
I bought a 1970s gate-leg table.
It's not the best of its kind,
it's not really a major Danish or Scandinavian designer,
but it has got a certain look to it.
Let's be honest, it was 20 quid for the two items.
I mean, that really can't be that much, can it?
Cheeky tactic, buying the painter's easel just because he didn't want Kate to snap it up.
But, there's no room for sentiment in this game, just on business.
Let's look at the facts and figures.
This morning Mark and Kate rocked up with £250 of their own cash.
Mark has risen to the challenge bagging him a whopping seven items
for a lean, mean £35 leaving him £215 for the rest of the boot sale.
It's a different story for booty newbie, Kate.
She is yet to shift into second gear, bagging just one item
so far for under £11, including that large cup of tea.
She's got just over £239 left to spend.
Mark is way out in front
but it doesn't take Kate long to pick up her game.
Bateman The Brave, has already honed in on item number two.
This is quite cool. A musical instrument. Clarinet.
I'm just seeing if there's any breaks on it,
any cracks to it that will stop it from being saleable.
I quite like it. It's not strictly antique, Czechoslovakia Corton.
-How much do you want for it?
-I want £50.
-Oh, I want 20.
-20! No. Please.
-No, 40 quid will do, then.
-30, come on.
-35. That is a real bargain.
-30 and a cup of tea? I'll buy you a cup of tea.
-Go on, then.
-Yes, thank you.
-Brilliant, shake on it.
-And I'm going to get my tea?
-And a cup of tea, white, no sugar.
She has done it again. Swinging the dealers with her winning smile
and that crucial cuppa. Can her tea tactic win the game?
# And she speaks
# And she breathes
# I want to be Kate!
# Kate... #
Can she bring this competition back in the second half,
come on, Kate, we know you can do it.
I wonder how Kate is doing?
I can only imagine she's finding it as much of a challenge as I am.
Or, if I'm very, very lucky, even more so.
No such luck, Stacey, she has warmed up and is on her game.
Watch out, she's just landed a double whammy.
Well, this is a useful thing to buy.
My fishing basket cost me £12 and from the same guy
I also got this, which is vintage motoring.
Redex is something you would squirt into your car engine.
I'm hoping the £8 I paid this will show me a profit.
The vintage car enthusiastic that's going to buy the AA badge, might be interested in this.
This competition is far from done and dusted.
Our fledgling bargain hunter is upping her game
and her old master is left scouring the aisles for more items.
People move things, people adjust them,
the stallholders change their pitches.
It's always worth keeping your eye out and making sure you have a good rummage.
And it's not long before he leaps on yet another bargain.
This has caught my eye, look at this. You might think I am hopping mad.
It's actually quite fun. It's a little cruet set.
It's a mother kangaroo here, with her little Joey in her pouch
and he's the salt.
She is the pepper. I mean, it's quite crudely made but it is rather fun.
It's got Japan on the bottom, which gives us an indication it was made
at the beginning of the 20th century.
But, there are collectors, for cruet sets.
If I can get it at a reasonable price...
What would also be quite fun is if I could find somebody antipodean,
who might be interested in taking a kangaroo cruet back down under.
We might even make a few dollars on it.
He proudly tucks the cruet set in his pouch for just £3.
His eighth item of the day.
Kate's tentative start is ancient history. She's whizzing around the fair
and hones in on something that might make her a pretty profit.
-How much do you want for your model, your man? He's quite good.
50p! I can't even haggle over 50p.
I'm going to go for that, I think he's great. Yes, go on, then 50p.
-I've got £1.
-Thanks very much.
-I've got some change. I quite like him.
I can make look like Mark Stacey. Here we go.
-"Oh, why are these so expensive?"
-Looks like she's already got the measure of Mark.
-Thank you very much. Is he named, has he got a name?
Come on, Bob, we're going home. I think he's great.
There's no way I can't make a profit on that for 50p.
Surely that can go to an artist, an art gallery, somebody like that.
These are really expensive in art shops. I see these for £25 to £30.
I've got to get at least a tenner for that.
That's going to be a good, quick profit.
She's got the hang of this and she continues her supermarket sweep,
Mr Stacey is struggling to keep up.
Here I am, fishing for bargains.
-All I need is a bit of Bateman on the end of my road.
-Steady on, Mark.
Anyway, whilst he's gone fishing, the Diamond's laser beam focus
has led her to yet another potential profit maker.
It's a bit of fun but it's a compass in the tyre.
I think anyone that has the garage or collects vintage cars,
or something like that, would think that's quite fun.
These are funny but then not particularly old.
I think Mark would like those. Cheeky nutcrackers.
They are great fun. What's on those? 25.
-I think they're good fun, actually.
-I can do 20 on those.
That's quite cool. How much is that, that's quite good, too?
-OK, I might make a little group.
We'll try and work out some best prices. I think I want that...
Kate expertly puts together a job lot, a station whistle, an ashtray,
a compass, a novelty nutcracker and a miniature telescope for £35.
I've kind of got buyers in mind for some of them.
These two, motoring.
This, I couldn't resist because it's cheeky and this, I just liked.
There's no other reason and it's a couple of pounds and it's fun.
If it doesn't sell, I'll give it to my children to play with.
Like a seasoned professional, she sweeps up another five items into her shopping trolley.
The stallholders have started to pack up and the boot sale bonanza is coming to a close.
Has Mark Stacey found any more items?
Haven't seen him for a while. There he is.
He's all booted out so it's that time again. Who spent what?
Our collectables connoisseurs started the day
with £250 of their own money.
Like a raging bull, Mark, the Maverick,
quickly racked up a eight items, spending just £38.
Our newbie, Kate the Diamond Bateman
didn't put her foot on the pedal straightaway
but when she hit the gas, she cleaned up
bagging ten items, spending more than Mark, just over £97.
It's all about who makes the most profit.
I tell you what, I'm quite impressed with your selection, you know.
-Do you like it?
-I do. There's some really quirky items there.
I quite like Bob, for 50p, my artist's model. It was brilliant.
-I couldn't even haggle. The cheeky lady nutcrackers, have you seen these?
-No, I haven't.
-Those are great, aren't they?
-These are right up your street, look.
-You've got to the bottom of those, Kate.
-Those are really fun, aren't they?
Yes, I like those.
I'm feeling a little bit underwhelmed now compared to yours, Kate.
-I found it a real struggle.
-It was, yes.
Everything I've bought here has been virtually nothing.
-The little 1930s jug was £2.
I would have paid more than that. That was good.
I love the little kangaroo cruet set. I actually quite like this, Kate.
I mean, is not the right but it's a Negretti & Zambra.
-Who are really good.
-But, those are little opera glasses, aren't they?
-Even better! Thank you, Kate, that's pushed the price.
But, my biggest purchase or my most expensive purchase,
was a 1970s drop leaf dining table.
-You bought that, how much to pay for it?
What do you think, Kate?
-If it was me, firewood, a fiver.
I've overpaid, then, I paid 15.
It is raining and I think it's time we pushed off.
I want a nice hot bath and a cup of tea. Not together.
-I could do with a gin and tonic.
-All right, then. Let's go.
Best to keep a clear head, Mark, because buying was just beginning.
This is where the challenge really starts for our big hitters,
making masses of profit by selling their items.
And, if anyone can make a pretty penny, it's this pair.
Our devilish dealers retire to their home turf to crack open
their contacts books and start bashing those phones.
They're both in tiptop condition
and ready for a rumble in the antiques jungle, but they need their wits about them.
If they are to win, they have to be quick off the mark.
Looking neat in Northamptonshire, our Diamond girl is a cut above.
These are the items I got from the boot fair.
It was tough day. I know what you're thinking, she's bought rubbish.
I think I got the best things for the whole day.
I got this fantastic fishing basket.
There's a little telescope, a whistle and the cheeky nutcrackers.
The clarinet, is not old but it's in good condition
and I think a music shop will be interested in that.
I've got a motoring enthusiast lined up so we're putting the oil can,
the two tyre memorabilia pieces and the AA badge altogether as one lot.
My favourite of the day, I bought myself a man who was 50p.
Bob, look at him. Artist's model, I don't see how I can fail to make a profit on 50p.
Yes, she's sounding confident. In beautiful Brighton our Maverick is feeling the pressure.
I found the car boot sale one of the most difficult challenges.
I've bought a bulldog cushion, a 1970s drop leaf table,
a rather nice leather binocular case with the wrong binoculars,
these are racing binoculars.
A rather fun cruet set in the form of a kangaroo and Joey,
a modern, decorative box, a 1930s moulded jug,
an easel and I don't know what possessed me to buy
a print of Carl Fogarty.
Those are my purchases. You can laugh if you want to.
We believe in you, Mark.
Our duelling duo are about to start fighting for sales success
but remember, until they've shaken on it, and the money has changed hands, no deal is truly sealed.
Kate is first off the blocks and sprints straight to Stamford
with the clarinet that cost £30 and a cup of tea.
She visits David, who runs a music shop.
But, will the Diamond's clarinet hit all the right notes?
I have the best clarinet you are ever going to see in this box.
-Come on, have a look.
-Can't wait, I'm so excited.
-How old do you think it is, then?
-I was selling these in the '80s.
Is Corton a particularly good make?
It's a very basic beginner's model, made in Czechoslovakia.
Is this the sort of thing you might be interested in buying?
Yes, at the right price. It would be worth doing.
-Obviously, we've got to have it repaired.
The pads have got to be changed, quite a few of them.
-There are no splits as far as I can see.
-It's in excellent condition.
-Beautiful condition. Allowing for repairs, about £40.
-OK, I was hoping more around £50.
I am trying to make a profit, so can you come up a little bit more?
-I've said 40.
-You want 50.
Well, I kind of wanted a little bit higher than 50. How about 48?
-Mmm, I think that's fair.
-I'm quite happy, £48 sounds like a good deal.
-I make a profit, you're happy. It's a deal. Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much
Oh, and she's off the mark, scoring her first sale.
The clarinet brings in a profit to the tune of more than £17.
I can't believe I sold that clarinet. I was really worried.
David's bought it, I've got a profit, it is music to my ears.
Mark is hot on their heels. He takes the racing line to Hove to meet dog lovers,
Hayley and Stephanie and their French bulldog.
# How much is that doggy in the window? #
Thank you so much for inviting us into your snug.
-We're tucked under the main road.
-I can't hear a thing.
-Except the dog.
He might be laughing but he's come with business in mind.
As they get comfy in the ladies' underground snug The Maverick whips out his £2 cushion.
I'll put it down and see if we get any reaction.
Hello, hello he's spotted it's not a French bulldog.
-I think he rather likes it.
-I think he loves the cushion.
Look, he's straight onto it.
I'll put it the right way up.
The odd thing which you would never know is that Hayley's mother and father had a one-eyed bulldog.
-They did, yes.
-You're not serious?
-I'm absolutely serious.
He's called Butch.
-I think that's an amazing story. No, I didn't know that at all.
-I know you didn't.
But I was hoping to get
I actually think that's a very good price
because it's very special, actually...
with the bulldog with the one eye.
And I'm getting good looks from Nils there.
He's looking at it, and I think he's...
as I understand French bulldog.
I do. Watch.
I think he's... Hello!
I think he's decided he likes it.
-Well, I think we've got to call that a deal, don't you? £25?
-Thank you, Hayley.
-And thank YOU, Niels, for making it so easy for me.
A very simple sale for dog whisperer Maverick.
He settles down with a very comfortable profit of £23.
At this early stage,
they're both making decent money,
and this epic contest is pretty much neck-and-neck,
so can Kate pull out in front?
She's back in Stamford with her miniature telescope
that cost £5, and she meets Angela,
who runs a vintage shop
and who's rather an excitable character.
-I have something in here.
-Is it a bird?
Very small, but I think you're going to be interested in it.
What on earth is that?
-Look how little!
-Pull it out.
It's the tiniest wee telescope I've ever seen. Oh my goodness!
Aye, aye, captain!
-Can you see me?
-Oh, my goodness!
-It's good, isn't it?
It actually works. It's for the tiniest little person ever.
Oh, my goodness, I can't believe it!
Well, I know we've come to your shop,
and this is the kind of thing that I know you sell. I think it's probably early 20th century.
-I would like it, thank you very much.
But we have to haggle.
It's a little thing, but I'm hoping for a big price, obviously.
Where shall we start?
Well, how about £20?
-That's quite a reaction!
I would think maybe more about...
How about we meet in the middle? £15.
I love it! Yes!
There we go. Brilliant!
My lady, thank you so much for the shake on it.
-You can see me going out the door with a profit.
-Yes, I can.
Angela couldn't be happier, and neither could Kate.
She triples her money and heads home with a profit of £10.
So, if I can keep that as a formula for the rest of my items,
Mark Stacey's not going to stand a chance.
And the golden girl is really going for it with her smaller items.
She's fully stoked up
and has puffed along to her local steam railway,
and is hoping her whistle will signal a profit
with stationmaster Chris.
Have a look at this. I thought, "Who uses whistles?
"Maybe a station master?"
Well, it's the Acme Thunderer, so it's the real thing.
Well, the station master doesn't actually have a whistle,
but the guard does.
-And without his whistle, the train can't leave the station.
But we're always looking for new guards,
and always on the lookout for new whistles.
-So, potentially, yes, I could be interested.
Price-wise, I was thinking around the sort of £25 mark,
something like that.
It's the finest Bakelite.
As you say, the Acme Thunderer.
I could possibly look at 10.
How about 20? I've come down a little.
-I'm feeling generous.
-Let's go for 20.
Thank you so much. £20. Now, surely, let's give it a go.
You've got to test that it works, first of all.
Of course! I'm not paying out £20 without proving that it's the real thing.
Well, have you got a guard that we can try it on?
-I'm sure I can find one, Kate.
-Ah! Hello, Ian the guard.
-This is Kate.
-You've got the puff. Let's do it.
-OK, then. Cover your ears.
-Go on then.
-It certainly works!
And as the whistle blows on the deal,
Kate doubles her money and picks up a profit of £10.
There you are. Money well earnt.
Thank you. Can I have a go on the train, then?
I could use that for a go, couldn't I?
-What do you think, Ian?
-She looks like a good flag-waver to me, Chris.
-Oh, go on!
-All right. You're on.
MUSIC: "Locomotion" by Kylie Minogue
She might be the Put Your Money rookie, but she's steaming off ahead of Mark,
picking up a profit wherever she turns.
That was amazing! Look at my hands!
I tell you what, I don't care about the profit.
That was a price worth paying for that experience. It's been brilliant!
I am SO ahead of Mark Stacey!
That was chuffing brilliant!
And Brighton's looking bright for the Maverick. He's notched up his second sale.
He haggled for the 1930s jug
and ended up paying £2 for it.
His contact, Tina, comes to see him
and likes what she sees.
-That is great. A fiver. I'm very happy. Thanks very much.
She takes it off his hands
and Mark finds himself £3 better off.
And Kate's got another potential sale lined up.
She's travelled to the Fennes
and the small city of Ely
to meet auctioneer David who sometimes works in her sale room.
He's a collector of cheeky items
so she's brought her £15 novelty nutcrackers to see if they tickle his fancy.
Now I know you like this kind of slightly cheeky stuff.
First impressions, come on?
-Yeah, quite fun. Quite small.
-Are you familiar with the size of nuts?
-Only at Christmas, clearly.
But that would do the job. I'm sure that would do the job.
You're not going to get a walnut in there.
-Oh, you're haggling! Now look, she's cheeky, she's a bit of fun.
-Yes, they're are quite fun.
I see her around the £40 mark.
Look at you, looking completely gone out, like I've gone off it!
OK, 30. I've got to make some kind of profit.
-I'd go to 20. But that really is...
-25, come on?
-No, I'm a hard man.
-A hard nut to crack!
Very, very. This, I mean, the joint is very poor.
-Oh! All right, £20.
-Done. Thank you.
Not nearly the profit she was hoping for, but it's not peanuts.
A cracking profit of £5.
As we reach the midway stage, how are our bargain beauties getting on?
Mark the Maverick has so far sold just two of his items,
making a profit of £26.
Kate the Diamond has been pushing that little bit harder -
four items gone and a profit of just over £42.
As Diamond Girl races away, Maverick Mark knows he has got to pull something out of the bag
to bring the contest back under his control.
So he gathers together three of his remaining items
and takes them to a furniture and collectibles dealer in Brighton.
I have brought along three items I'm hoping to sell as a job lot.
Now I paid £15 for the table, £5 for the easel
and just £3 for the small decorative box.
I'm hoping to get around 50. Whether I do or not is yet to be seen.
-So here they are, it's the 1970s, I think, isn't it?
-Mm-mm. Looks it to me.
Drop leaf dining table. A fairly modern easel.
And, I mean, quite a modern and decorative box really.
-It's a nice box.
-Now I quoted around 50 quid.
Now you've seen them, are they up to expectations, below expectations?
I love the box, I like it a lot. I find easels hard to sell at times.
-They tend to hang around.
-The table's nice, I like it.
So you're saying 50 quid is too much, basically?
I would pay you...30?
-Can we get a little bit closer to 40?
-I would pay you 40.
-Are you sure?
-I'm sure I would pay you 40, yes.
-I think there's a bit of profit left.
-I think there is.
-You know what I mean? Even at that price.
And I've made a very small amount of money in 40 quid.
-So I'm quite happy with that.
-So I'll just take your 40 quid, Martin.
The job lot pays off. In one big deal Mark sells three items
and makes a very useful £17 profit.
Our two sparring salespeople are now too close to call.
But as we enter the final straits, Kate shows no signs of letting up.
She's keen to make a bumper profit on the artist model she calls Bob.
She bought him for just 50 pence and has brought him to a gallery
in Oundle, Northamptonshire to meet artist Holly.
This is Bob. He came from an artist.
And I'm hoping he'll go back to an artist.
So is he - is Bob an antique?
He's not, but he's well used. I think he's about 20 years old, maybe 30 years old maximum.
Is he the sort of thing that you might need?
I'm hoping to be an art teacher, so this would probably be quite good for my students.
Exactly. There you go. It is basically for that, for you to pose and put it in,
and kind of get the rough proportions of it.
-How does £15 sound to you?
-He's solid wood.
-Yes, but I have seen them for...
As you say, they do sell them in art shops for a bit cheaper than that.
He's about half the price of a new one and he's already been antiqued.
-Look, he's got some patina on him.
-Um, what about...
-Am I selling him?
-How about we meet in the middle. I would go 12.
-That's only a couple of coffees!
Um, OK... I'm going to stick at 10. I'm going to stick at 10.
She's tough, she is tough! £10, sold! I will take your £10. Thank you.
Polly strikes a hard bargain and Bob strikes a pose.
Kate sells him for 19 times what she paid
and makes a profit of £9.50.
The going is good for both our wily wheeler dealers.
Mark has picked up his pace and is now galloping along
and he's geed up by his next potential sale.
I'm so excited today. I'm going to the races.
I've come to my local course, Brighton Racecourse,
to meet the general manager, Callum, to hopefully sell the racing binoculars and case,
that I bought at the car boot sale, remember, for £4.
I quoted between £20-£30, potentially quite a good profit.
But will they be odds-on favourite to win? I simply don't know
but I'm going to find out right now.
Those are the actual glasses.
They're in this actual box, which is Negretti & Zambra of London.
They're scientific instrument makers. The box is really nice. I love it.
It's a nice old antique box. The glasses are Parisian.
But I think the two pieces didn't originally start life together.
-But they've have been here for some time.
What better place to sell them than a racecourse?
Yeah, it's quite handy for us because we have a members' lounge.
And, um, I've been looking for a pair of binoculars recently
to put there so the members could use them on race day.
-So somebody could just grab them...
-Yeah, they just grab them, yeah.
What are you feeling? What could you offer?
The problem is I've not had many winning bets recently! Cash is a bit tight now.
But, um, I was thinking about starting at about £10?
-Is that rude?
-I think if you were happy to say,
"Let's settle for 15 quid", then I would be happy with that.
-I think that seems reasonable, Mark.
-That seems reasonable. Yes. Thank you very much.
The binoculars do the business.
They romp home with a profit of £11.
Before he hands them over, Mark can't resist
taking the glasses up to the stand.
That was so close, I don't know who's won.
Is it Maverick Mark or Diamond Kate? I think it's a photo finish!
Yes, it's looking that way, Maverick.
As Mark canters off to find his next sale,
we find our diamond dame at a very peaceful Rutland water.
And she's ditched her usual classy clothes.
You may well be wondering what I'm doing by the side of a lake dressed up like this.
And to be fair, so am I. But I've come here to see Rob,
who teaches fishing. He's promised to take me out.
But first of all I'm hoping I can sell him my basket.
A fishing basket I bought for £12. I'm sure there's a profit there.
And, well quite frankly, I've got all the gear and no idea. Let's go.
-What do you think, first impressions?
-Is there any beer in it?
-I don't like it!
-Come on, you're a fisherman.
-Is this the basket then?
-This is the basket.
To be honest, I don't know how old it is. I think it's got some age.
Sometimes I take families and young kids
when they want to catch fish and we go coarse fishing.
This is the sort of thing that I can picture them sitting on.
Very handy for putting your dirty boots inside if you haven't caught any fish.
If you saw this at an antiques fair, what sort of price would you pay for it?
-I don't know, what's it worth, 10, 20 quid?
-How about 30?
-I'll come down a bit.
-You'll come down to 30?
-What about we meet in the middle, Kate?
-Oh, he's a hard bargain!
-Go on, 30. Every penny counts.
-Seeing as it's you.
-I, I... You could take me fishing as well. OK,
-it's a deal.
-All right then.
-Thank you very much. Woo-hoo!
# Gone fishing... #
Another big catch for Kate.
The basket reels in a profit of £18.
Mark has almost sold up. Just two more items to get rid of.
He nips to the beach to meet his contact Peter.
Here's hoping he'll jump at the kangaroo cruet set that cost him £3.
I mean, is it something you...
-It's something I like.
-It's quirky, isn't it?
It's quirky, absolutely.
Could we start on...above £10?
Oh, actually, I was going to say 12.
-My lucky number.
Well, I'm amazed. Yes, £12, you've got a deal.
The sun seems to have got to Peter's head.
But that works in Mark's favour.
£9 for his profit pouch.
It's been going swimmingly for our plucky pair.
They've been sweeping up the deals like there's no tomorrow
but that's where the good times end for our tip-top traders.
It looks like their luck has legged it.
The thing I'm stuck with, not surprisingly,
is the Carl Fogarty print.
I've tried a few sources. It's not racing away at all.
The big problem - it's not signed.
It's just a framed print,
and I can't even sell the frame.
Keep plugging away, Maverick. SOMEONE must want it
and don't be downhearted, as the Diamond has also lost her sparkle.
What a nightmare. These motoring things are giving me more grief
then my other items put together. I thought they'd be easy to sell,
they'd go to a vintage collector, but nobody's been interested.
They cost me £23, but I've had a brainwave.
I've come to this motoring museum.
They've got loads of vintage cars, vintage planes, and vintage items
and I'm pretty sure they'll be interested in them.
I've come to see a guy here, to see if he wants to buy them
so wish me luck.
So, Paul, tell me honestly,
what do you think of my fabulous collection of vintage car things?
And where did you get these?
I'll be honest, this was a car boot sale, but I worked hard,
I had to search from different people to get this group together.
For my own collection,
I would possibly see this on a shelf somewhere.
What are the other things you've got?
I've got an ashtray with a tyre, and a compass with a tyre,
which I think, they're a bit of fun.
They're vintage, they're quite kitsch, but I think
if you put those in a garage with the rest of your stuff
they'd be quite fun.
Yeah, I guess I'd possibly be interested in this.
-I'm not sure about the ashtray. I'm not a smoker.
-Well, they're a job lot
so if you love one, you have to take the rest, I'm afraid.
I've got to get rid of them all as a group.
Well, really, I'm only interested in this
but if you want the whole lot to go, I'd probably give you...
My goodness, no, it cost me more than that.
-I was hoping for more like £35 for the group.
Yeah, cos I think £10 for this one and the car badge at least, each.
And that, maybe £10, I think it's quite fun.
How about 30? I'm coming down a bit.
25 and that is it. That's my last offer.
28 and a ride in a car.
No. 25 and you get a ride in the car.
I honestly think I can sell these for more. 26!
Come on, one more pound.
You'll have to dig around in your car somewhere,
down the side of a sofa.
-26 and a ride in a car.
She pulls it off, but only just.
All the various car collectables
make a profit of a little over £2.
That may not have been a huge profit
but I bet I'm having way more fun then you are, Mark Stacey.
MUSIC: "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys
Our mighty Maverick never did find anyone to buy his motorcycle print.
It goes unsold, a complete waste of his money
and he makes a loss of £4.
The challenge is over. With all their items accounted for,
we'll soon find out which of our dealers has done the deed.
They both arrived at the car boot sale
with £250 burning holes in their pockets.
The Maverick snapped up eight items,
costing him a minuscule £38.
The Diamond, however, spent much more,
ten items for just over £97,
including the cups of tea she bought to push through those purchases.
But buying and selling is one thing. It's the profit that really counts.
All the money Mark and Kate made from today's challenge will go to a charity of their choice.
So without further ado, it's time to find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-How are things, all right?
-The car boots?
-Yes, it was a toughie, actually.
-It was terrible!
-Lots of modern stuff, not much antiques.
We both spent very little. I think we probably made very little profit.
I think you did better than me.
I liked your selection. You had a keen eye.
I don't like saying this, but I think it's true.
-Look at this! Magnanimous to the end.
-No, I am.
You might not say that if you win.
-Come on, let's have a look.
-One, two, three....
-You've done it again!
-Very close again, though, Kate.
-We are pretty evenly matched.
In both spending and actual profit.
Absolutely, which is very worrying.
God. How I got something in common with Mark Stacey? That's worrying.
Congratulations, Kate. You've won this battle
-but not the war.
Our fresh-faced new girl comes up trumps, a convincing win.
She really is a Diamond dealer.
I can't believe I've come out the winner, I made such a small profit,
but Mark made £10 less, so that's the name of the game.
This one's to me.
As you know, I only spent £38, so I wasn't expecting to win this one
because I genuinely thought Kate bought a lot more interesting items then me.
No time for Mark to fret. He could pull it all back tomorrow
when our gorgeous gladiators are battling it out
at an antiques market in Paris.
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