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Kate Lally & Lana Adkin

BBC Bargain Hunt £8 item receives bids 'in the hundreds'

On the latest episode of BBC Bargain Hunt an item which was bought for £8 received bids in the “hundreds”. Host Natasha Raskin Sharp was joined by four contestants on March 23 for the BBC show.

She welcomed the red team which was made up of married couple Clive and Debbie, both retired and another married couple, David and Vijaya, who are a finance director and accountant respectively, were in the blue team.

The two teams were given £300 each to shop at a sale at Oswestry Showground, with whoever made the biggest profit, or smallest loss, to be declared the winner, reports Liverpool Echo.

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The Red Team, Clive and Debbie, made an overall profit of £10, after selling a bird bath, a pair of bottle coasters, a trunk, and a silver photo frame from the late 19th century.

Whilst David and Vijaya's cutlery set made a £5 profit, while their inkwell stand made a £5 loss, leaving them with a net profit of nothing.

However, when it came to their item, a royal commemorative mug bought for £8, the bids were coming in in the hundreds thanks to the auctioneer's sense of humour.

The first bid was £5, to which the auctioneer said: "500, yes we have 500 pence. Do I see 6?", before he then saw bids of "600", "700" and "800". The item finally sold for £10, or 1000 pence as he put it.

After selling their bonus item, chosen by expert Kate Bliss, the Blue Team had an overall profit of £18, meaning they won today's challenge.

Bargain Hunt airs weekdays at 12.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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