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  • In the Spotlight

    "Get a House for Free" - Channel 4



    Landlord Marco Robinson - who owns a business and property empire worth £25million - is looking to give away a three-bedroom flat in Preston, worth around £120,000. Cameras follow him as he seeks the right person or people who he thinks will benefit most from the property.

    This program has already attracted wide spread criticism and it hasn't even been on.

    What does everybody think about the whole concept?

    Why do people think he's doing this?

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    Hi Dom,

    I will be watching with interest!

    It's already being discussed here FYI ....

    New "guru" Marco/Mark Robinson - opinions? 

    At to why he's doing it?  His ego demands it or he needs the money? Smile

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    Do you think he got paid to do the program?

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    I dont know the guy so I wont second guess his motives but it could be a mixture or just one of the below

    1) Fame / Ego

    2) Commercial Opportunity

    3) Philanthropy

    If he is worth 25 mil net then he is giving away just 0,48%  of his wealth

    Scaling it down 500 times if I have 50K net the equivalent would be giving away  £240

    I can deal with that concept better in my head

    That price could be well worth it for any or all  of the 3 reasons above

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    His portfolio is worth £25million, how much of that is heavily geared with mortgages. It came across as an ego trip rather than a wholesome charitable act.


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    We live in such a cynical world these days that people question philanthropy when it happens.   Maybe it's philanthropy, maybe it isn't, but let's not pre-judge the guy.  The person who gets the property is going to be very happy, so let's celebrate that.

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    Gloria,

    I know several very rich people who give a lot of money to charity.

    They never brag about it, and wouldn't dream of making a TV program about it.

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    I agree some people like to give  discreetly

    Having said that if you know rich people who give a lot of money they cant be that discreet

    Some people like to do it it in a more  ostentatious manner

    The ostentatious ones sometimes do it  to highlight a good cause close to their heart

    The net result is they  then bring others with them thereby increasing donations to their chosen charity maybe by a hundred fold

    They leverage their  donation by going public  with their pulling power

    The discreet ones who never tell anyone will always have a finite cap on their donation

    If I give £100 to a homeless charity and  tell 5 people what a good cause I think it is

    They may give £20  each . I`ve doubled the donation just by spreading the word

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    Hi JC,

    The people I'm referring to are members of my family.

    They would never discuss it outside the family.

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