The Road Trip veteran started his journey in Wales alongside his opponent Helen Hall, before finding himself in an antiques shop in Mchynlleth.
There he found himself drawn to a beautiful porcelain teapot which featured a Cantonese-style decoration.
Although the item was used and had also suffered some significant wear and tear in it's 200 years, James seemed to be keen on making a purchase.
Calling over shopkeeper Charlie, James set about making a deal, asking: "Price, Charlie?"
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When the proprietor announced that the teapot was £25, he replied: "£25… Would you take 15 for it, Charlie?"
"No, sir. No," Charlie reply, flatly, prompting narrator Tim Wonnacot to chip in, quipping: "That's you told then."
With Charlie appearing quite attached to the antique, explaining that he liked it too much to accept such a brazenly low offer, James admitted he "semi-liked" the item.
His thinly-veiled insult seemed to up the ante for Charlie, as he declared: "You semi-like it up to £20 and it's yours."
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James' offer didn't impress shopkeeper Charlie
Charlie made a withering comment to James telling him to up his price
Eventually, the pair made a deal at £20, with James leaving very chuffed with his purchase.
His hard haggling work paid off in the end, when he and Helen went head-to-head at auction and the teapot nearly doubled his cost, selling at £38.
It even contributed to James' big win as he managed to steal a big win, concluding with a profit of £50.98 while Antiques Road Trip newcomer Helen made a disappointing loss of £21.30.
Antiques Road Trip continues tomorrow at 5.15pm on BBC Two.