Deal Closed – “But why did you bother that gentleman?”, “Poor grandpa”, “Ashamed”, “Stop thinking we’re idiots”: netizens are touched by a grandpa who failed on the show

Deal Closed – Netizens are moved by a grandpa failed in program Capture Screen France 2 Direct / Deal Closed

This Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Jean, a grandpa from Poissy, was denied access to the auction room in Affaire closed on France 2. A sequence poorly received by the twittos, who regretted that the man of a certain age had moved in vain. An unfortunate question from Sophie Davant then fueled her anger.

Part of what makes Case’s success is the issue’s ability to capture the curiosity of very diverse profiles. The sellers themselves are like the spectators: different styles and ages. Sophie Davant and her team of auctioneers have the pleasure of seeing students, active and retired people. This Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the second afternoon show started with a representative from the third category. At 82, Jean is a book lover and an artist who loves to paint Parisian scenes. This man who “hates doing nothing” decided to come to the set to offer an object from which he probably hoped to get a good sum: two Figures of the famous characters from Tintin, Dupond and Dupont. These “two thugs who just won’t stop doing stupid things,” as Jean described them, were given to her in 1987. “I had put them in a bathroom, I’ve moved several times and that’s why they’re in their own juice and I don’t think they’ve suffered too much, they’re not missing a finger, not a foot…”.

However, one oddity caught the eye of Harold Hessel and Sophie Davant: these characters by Dupond and Dupont had no eyes. No hidden accident to complain about, but a manufacturing defect, according to the auctioneer, who began his explanations. From the comic “Tintin in the Land of Black Gold”, these figures were made in resin and therefore without eyes in 50 copies, according to his information, before two other versions saw the light of day. A very limited edition which could therefore have done the seller’s business on paper.

“Why did he go on the show? It’s shameful”

But that was without anticipating the bad news Harold Hessel would bring him. The latter therefore pointed out that the figures unfortunately did not contain any indication. “Normally we should have a mark on the base or on one of the sculptures and that’s annoying…” he began before detailing the problem. In fact, all products from the world of Tintin are managed by the Belgian legal company Moulinsart. All objects that bear his annotation must therefore bear the publisher’s mark. This was not the case with Jean’s characters. “There’s no brand here, so we can’t legally sell it,” announced Harold Hessel, very upset with grandpa.

On Twitter, although fair by the auctioneer, the verdict was considered difficult for this seller at a certain age. “Why did you bring him here to go empty-handed?” protested netizens. Many felt sorry for him, especially since Sophie Davant did not hesitate to stick the knife into the wound. “Otherwise we could have estimated how much? Let’s be cruel to the end…” she started in front of a very uncomfortable Harold. “It’s still information for our viewers,” she then justified, forcing the auctioneer to respond. According to his estimates, the same object containing a certificate could be sold for around 2000 euros. A heavy blow for Jean, who, oh dear, returned to Poissy in a good mood.

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