Bold action at “Bares for Rares”: “Waldi” tricks colleagues

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Brazen action: rascal “Waldi” tricks colleagues

He is the crook at “Bares for Rares”: Walter “Waldi” Lehnertz also lets others work for him.


At “Bares for Rares – Händlerstücke” Walter “Waldi” Lehnertz remembers the purchase of a lamp. He was particularly bold in doing this.

“Oh, the mountain sun, that was an expensive number,” remembers Walter “Waldi” Lehnertz. In “Bares für Rares – Händlerstücke” the 54-year-old antiques dealer from the Eifel region remembers acquiring a very special piece. In Horst Lichter’s ZDF flea show, he bought an old sun lamp, which he converted into a lamp. Or rather: had it repurposed. Because first “Waldi” snatches the piece away from another dealer – and then is particularly bold.

Colleague Jan Cizek, who also sells old lights in his shop in Cologne, would have liked to have bought and converted the sun lamp. “It’s all his stuff,” confirmed Lehnertz on the show. Nevertheless, he outbid Cizek with 260 euros. “No matter what I say, ‘Waldi’ goes beyond it,” complained the native of Cologne. After the bid, “Waldi” cheekily asks: “Will you convert it for me for 100 euros?”

“Bares for Rares” colleague does the conversion

The trader from the Eifel is serious about what seems like a joke to the viewers. A few weeks later he is in the shop at Cizek with the sun lamp he has acquired in industrial design. “Here’s the thing you didn’t get. But you can rebuild it,” says Lehnertz. His colleague knows “Waldi” rough charm – and agrees.

However, the conversion turns out to be more complicated than expected. The complete cabling has to be renewed, so Cizek has to completely disassemble the device. He needs almost a whole working day for the restoration and renewal. “You send me an invoice,” says “Waldi” when picking it up. Then it turns out amazing.

Cizek only charges 40 euros for the conversion. A real friendship prize. “Jan kept his nerve,” says “Waldi”. The lamp cost him a total of 300 euros. He wants to sell them for at least 450 euros.

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Source: “Bares for Rares – Händlerstücke” from January 9, 2022. There are new episodes of the junk show with Horst Lichter from Monday to Friday at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF and in advance in the media library to see.


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