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To think that most of the property hunters on "A Place in The Sun" are fecking time wasters.

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BlondeOnATreadmill Fri 19-Feb-16 20:07:10

I have it on in the background when I am working and I find myself increasingly forgetting to work and watching with interest

First off, the couples are all way to touchy feely, they can't view any house without walking like a crab, as they can't detach from one another I would be running around with excitement

So, the Budget is normally about £100k.

After several days for the film crew (a mere 40 mins for me), after viewing 5 properties, they hit gold. It has EVERYTHING the couple asked for. Walking distance to restaurants, 3 bedrooms, lovely pool, sea view....the list goes on.

The couple decide they LOVE it. Bingo. It's on the market for £95,000. Bingo, it's £5k under budget. Jasmine asks what they'd like to offer? They say £75k Jasmine says "Ok you cheeky fuckers let's make the call" <cheesy grin>

Time passes, we are all anxious, ......Agent calls back and say the Vendor won't accept £75k, but...they will accept £85k. Wow, me thinks, lucky buggers are going to get their perfect holiday home, waaay under budget.

And what do they say? "Nah, let's walk away"

What? You fucking what?

So, you've just wasted every fuckers time. My time. The programmes time. Your time.

What was the fucking point?

I will never get that 40 minutes back. You absolute twats!

Hamishandthefoxes Fri 19-Feb-16 20:08:40

Don't they get a free holiday to go and look at houses? I always thought that was the reason for doing it.

Jibberjabberjooo Fri 19-Feb-16 20:10:22

It's always somewhere they've never been before either. Because you'd always make the move abroad to somewhere you've never visited.

LIZS Fri 19-Feb-16 20:12:27

Just watched a rerun on More4 and the couple disliked everything, disagreed with each other and were totally unrealistic in what their budget could achieve. Wanted a sweeping view in Italy but a flat garden with pool!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 19-Feb-16 20:13:09

Escape to the Country can be as bad! They do occasionally end up buying one.

Pacothepidgeon Fri 19-Feb-16 20:13:22

It's just an excuse for a cheap holiday I think. I've never seen an episode where someone has bought a property. See also Escape to the Country.

Cel982 Fri 19-Feb-16 20:16:18

Yep, it's all build-up and no pay-off. I stick to Location now, at least something gets bought even if half of the sales seem to fall through before completion.

YaySirNaySir Fri 19-Feb-16 20:17:41

When they take a substitute person (friend usually) because partner has had to go to work, I think what's the point of a holiday home you're to busy to use?

BlondeOnATreadmill Fri 19-Feb-16 20:17:56

Oh what, they get a free trip? I never even thought about that! To be fair, I saw one today (the first one ever) where a couple bought one for the asking price and I could have cheered for joy. It's the only one I've seen though.

Most go like this:

Jasmine: "the property is marketed at £95,000, what would you like to offer?"

Buyers: "Ooh, twenty pence"

revealall Fri 19-Feb-16 20:21:11

I get a bit confused that Jasmine shows them 3 homes that have a "compromise" when she knows full well that a different bit of the country ( or different country) has the perfect house.

WonderingAspie Fri 19-Feb-16 20:36:28

I've never watched it but I used to like Selling Houses. Now I realise the people just want a free 1k to do up their crappy unsellable houses and the ones that are chosen are never ever what the buyer wants (for a reason). Utter waste of a programme.

I stick to LLL as well, at least they usually buy the house and the researchers Phil and Kirsty actually try and stick to the brief as much as they can within budget. Mind you there are bloody picky fuckers out there!

notquitehuman Fri 19-Feb-16 20:46:30

I assume they just edit the show to make it look like the last house is the perfect one. The house at the end could be the first or third one they view, but they need to pad out half an hour with stupid bullshit first. They no doubt re-do reaction shots to make things more dramatic, and probably take them to loads more places than you see on the show, editing it down to the ones with the strongest reaction.

If you work on TV for any amount of time it ruins shows like this. grin

The80sweregreat Fri 19-Feb-16 20:56:15

Yanbu, they are all the same. Its just a jaunt away, the people are generally dull, the presenters too cheesy and the format is all the fucking same. Hate them all.. Wanted down under is the worst. Kirsty and Phil give me the rage ( for no reason really..). These type of programmes have had their day.

twirlypoo Fri 19-Feb-16 21:00:23

My brother used to be production manager on a show like this, he was short of people and asked me to go on. We had no intention of buying a house abroad and were purely in it to help him out and score a free holiday!

He also used to work on a tv show that features embarrassing illnesses and ailments and asked me to make up something for that too when they were short of people. I declined that one, even though he begged!

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