Credit crunch could force Beckenham DJ into gold tooth sale

This Is Local London: Anthony Ghosh, 30, is thinking about selling his gold teeth to make some extra money Anthony Ghosh, 30, is thinking about selling his gold teeth to make some extra money

A DJ is on the verge of taking the bite out of the credit crunch by selling his gold teeth.

Anthony Ghosh had his mouth filled with 28 gold teeth three years ago but has decided that as a result of growing financial pressures he may have to sell off his valuable assets.

Mr Ghosh, of Avenue Road, Beckenham, says he hopes to rake in £14,000 if he finds the right buyer for his teeth.

The 30-year-old said: ”The state of the country at the moment means things aren’t great for me financially.

“I’m struggling because of the credit crunch like everybody else and I’m seriously look into selling some of my teeth

“If I get the right price I will sell all of them.

“Gold is an investment and I’ve got £30,000 worth in total including rings, bracelets and necklaces. It’s a lot of bling.”

If Mr Ghosh, known as DJ Talent, does sell his teeth he will have to visit a dentist to get the gold removed and replaced with porcelain dentures.

He then plans to sell the teeth online or to a museum.

Single Mr Ghosh originally spent £7,000 on a full set of gold teeth in April 2005, claiming the new look would help his music career.

He added: “The way things are at the moment means it is important to have some money stashed away rather than worrying about how handsome you look.

“I’m thinking about using the money to help better my music career, to help me out financially.

“I want a comfortable life and if I sell my teeth I could get that.”

Albie Burke runs Gemini Jewellers and Pawnbrokers in Orpington high street and says that although he wouldn’t accept Mr Ghosh’s gold teeth, the number of people pawning precious items is on the increase.

He said: “We are seeing an increasing number of people selling stuff.

"The economic climate is driving them to raise some extra money by pawning things which would normally get left in a drawer.

“The type of person visiting us has changed too and we had a diamond ring worth £10,000 brought in recently.

“People are in need of extra cash and we are seeing higher value items.”

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4:55pm Wed 3 Dec 08

rich27 says...

"Single Mr Ghosh originally spent £7,000 on a full set of gold teeth in April 2005, claiming the new look would help his music career"

How the hell would a set of gold teeth help his music career???!!! Also no wonder he is single, he looks like a joke with them teeth!!!
"Single Mr Ghosh originally spent £7,000 on a full set of gold teeth in April 2005, claiming the new look would help his music career" How the hell would a set of gold teeth help his music career???!!! Also no wonder he is single, he looks like a joke with them teeth!!! rich27
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11:17am Thu 4 Dec 08

porkpie says...

"Gold is an investment and I’ve got £30,000 worth in total including rings, bracelets and necklaces. It’s a lot of bling.”
Now he has just told the whole world how much gold he has and what it's worth, I suspect he will be mugged / burgled now.
"Gold is an investment and I’ve got £30,000 worth in total including rings, bracelets and necklaces. It’s a lot of bling.” Now he has just told the whole world how much gold he has and what it's worth, I suspect he will be mugged / burgled now. porkpie
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11:50am Thu 4 Dec 08

jca111 says...

Why is the newsshopper giving this idiot free publicity? This is not news. Why not cover the hundreds of people across the borough who are having their houses repossessed?

This is a shocking editorial decision. Cover real stories about the credit crunch, not publicity seeking idiots.
Why is the newsshopper giving this idiot free publicity? This is not news. Why not cover the hundreds of people across the borough who are having their houses repossessed? This is a shocking editorial decision. Cover real stories about the credit crunch, not publicity seeking idiots. jca111
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1:09pm Thu 4 Dec 08

rich27 says...

I wonder if he change his name to Ghosh because people kept saying, Oh my gosh, arnt your teeth great!! Its a bad joke, I know :(
I wonder if he change his name to Ghosh because people kept saying, Oh my gosh, arnt your teeth great!! Its a bad joke, I know :( rich27
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1:29pm Thu 4 Dec 08

City says...

jca111 - Could not agree more!!
Surely there are better ways to highlight the plight faced by many!
The good news is gold has actually depreciated year on year so it may not be the investment he had hoped for.....I guess he will have to grin and bear it!!
jca111 - Could not agree more!! Surely there are better ways to highlight the plight faced by many! The good news is gold has actually depreciated year on year so it may not be the investment he had hoped for.....I guess he will have to grin and bear it!! City
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2:22pm Thu 4 Dec 08

jca111 says...

City wrote:
jca111 - Could not agree more!!
Surely there are better ways to highlight the plight faced by many!
The good news is gold has actually depreciated year on year so it may not be the investment he had hoped for.....I guess he will have to grin and bear it!!
Not so - at the end of 2005 gold was circa £300/oz, now its around £520 (source www.bullionvault.com
). Also the trend over the last 5 yeears on gold spot price has only been up.

He is still a publicity seeking prat tho!

[quote][p][bold]City[/bold] wrote: jca111 - Could not agree more!! Surely there are better ways to highlight the plight faced by many! The good news is gold has actually depreciated year on year so it may not be the investment he had hoped for.....I guess he will have to grin and bear it!![/p][/quote]Not so - at the end of 2005 gold was circa £300/oz, now its around £520 (source www.bullionvault.com ). Also the trend over the last 5 yeears on gold spot price has only been up. He is still a publicity seeking prat tho! jca111
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2:34pm Thu 4 Dec 08

City says...

jca111 - I guess the year on year comment was lost..2005 is 3 years ago...but I aprreciate that one he got his new nashers!! I also forgot to factor in the falling exhange rate as this time last year the £ was a lot stronger against the $.

Hopefully DJ Talent is factoring in all variables!!
jca111 - I guess the year on year comment was lost..2005 is 3 years ago...but I aprreciate that one he got his new nashers!! I also forgot to factor in the falling exhange rate as this time last year the £ was a lot stronger against the $. Hopefully DJ Talent is factoring in all variables!! City
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5:11pm Thu 4 Dec 08

Lotta says...

He could always do Pantomine - theres a fortune in that!! He'd back a good Genie of the Lamp or something from Sinbad.

rich27, I quite like your joke actually, Ha ha.
He could always do Pantomine - theres a fortune in that!! He'd back a good Genie of the Lamp or something from Sinbad. rich27, I quite like your joke actually, Ha ha. Lotta
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12:30pm Fri 30 Sep 11

Audio visual hire says...

This is the impressive post. I’m thinking about using the money to help better my music career, to help me out financially. Thanks for sharing a nice post.
Audio visual hire
This is the impressive post. I’m thinking about using the money to help better my music career, to help me out financially. Thanks for sharing a nice post. Audio visual hire Audio visual hire
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12:32pm Fri 30 Sep 11

Audio visual hire says...

This is the impressive post. I’m thinking about using the money to help better my music career, to help me out financially. Thanks for sharing a nice post.
Audio visual hire
This is the impressive post. I’m thinking about using the money to help better my music career, to help me out financially. Thanks for sharing a nice post. Audio visual hire Audio visual hire
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