Charlie felt completely helpless at this time. Jacob had just broken the Yuhuchun vase in the morning, and yet, as soon as he had stepped out of the house, the old man had actually taken advantage of his absence to sneak out and explore Antique Street again.
That was just so typical of him. He would never learn from his mistakes.
Jacob laughed as he asked them in a mysterious manner, “I meant that these celadon cups are worth more than half a million dollars! Why don’t you guess how much I bought them for?”
Claire hesitated for a moment before replying, “Three hundred thousand dollars?”
“No! Guess again!” Jacob replied as he waved his hand.
“Two hundred thousand dollars?”
“That’s not right either!”
Charlie glanced at the pair of celadon cups in his father-in-law’s hand and he instantly knew that the cups were fake and only worth a few hundred dollars.
Just then, Jacob smiled as he exclaimed excitedly, “Haha! I bought it for only three hundred dollars! Isn’t that amazing?”
Claire’s eyes widened in surprise as she looked at him in disbelief. “Are you serious?! These cups only cost you three hundred dollars?”
At this time, Elaine walked out of the kitchen, attracted by Jacob’s excitement and joy. “Are you sure these cups are so valuable and that they are not fake?”
Jacob patted his own chest as he replied, “Don’t worry! The person who was selling these cups was not an expert in this field. Therefore, I already got someone to check and verify the cups for me. He said that it was a genuine and authentic product!”
“Is that true?” Elaine asked as she picked one of the cups up in her hand, smiling from ear to ear.
Charlie stood aside as he nodded with a calm expression on his face.
He knew that the cups were fake, but he did not want to expose the truth since it was rare for the old man to be so happy.
Jacob was overjoyed and looked like a cat that had just stolen a fish! As he continued to celebrate, Jacob spoke once again, “The seller also told me that this is not the complete set. In fact, he said that his boss would bring the rest of the cups to the shop tomorrow. I will head over to his shop to have a look again tomorrow. I want to try and buy the whole set! If I have the whole set of celadon cups in my hand, the value of the cups will be multiplied several times! If we are lucky, we can even sell the whole set for six million dollars!”
Charlie frowned before he quickly stopped Jacob. “Dad, you should not be too greedy when you are trading in antiques. I think that it is enough to own two of these celadon cups. Let’s talk about this…”
Jacob glared at Charlie before reprimanding him. “What gives you the right to teach me anything about antiques? Are you trying to stop me now?”
Charlie quickly replied in an apologetic manner, “No, no, you can do whatever you like.”
After saying that, Charlie could not be bothered anymore.
After all, even if the old man was cheated, it was not his personal money anyway.
Claire also spoke up and said, “Dad, why do you want to buy so much? We can’t eat or drink with these cups anyway. Besides, there is such a huge difference between the price of the cup and the value of the cup. We have yet to determine whether the cups are authentic.”
Claire did not believe that a pie would just fall from the sky. If her father could just buy the cups for three hundred dollars and sell it for five hundred thousand dollars, wouldn’t everyone be rich?
When Jacob saw that they had doubts about his purchase, he said contemptuously, “You guys do not understand this at all. This is definitely an antique, and only a person with insight would be able to pick it up!”
Jacob then continued admiring his celadon cups as he spoke to Claire, “Don’t worry too much about this. There were also several other people who were fighting with me to buy the cups today! I might not even be able to buy the cups tomorrow.”
Elaine hurriedly cut in, “If the cups are so valuable, you have to make sure that you find a way to get them tomorrow!”
The two elders continued admiring the cups while Claire quietly pulled Charlie to the side.
“I don’t think that this seller is very reliable. Somehow, it feels like a scam to me. Dad will definitely try to go back there tomorrow, can you accompany dad to Antique Street tomorrow to make sure that he does not get scammed?”
Charlie nodded immediately. Honestly, if Claire had not said anything, he would not be bothered at all. However, since his wife had already spoken up, he could not just sit by and watch his father-in-law get scammed.