As I write this article it's 28 degrees outside and winter traction completely on us on the first day of the new year 2017 with this in mind that for you today is my version baseball hot stove League.
not talking about sports but if you are not on the hunt for antiques and curiosities that sport – and many do not. The New England where I live, specifically a 64-mile-long sand bar called Cape Cod, and old hunting big sports freak, during the summer months.
in January we can talk all we bargain hunters past "steals and" deals "that have been made while looking forward to May or June, when yard sales, flea markets, and curiosity / antique shop will be as common as sand .
The veteran seekers threw great treasures of what follows will be old hat, but maybe I'll give you a few new ideas to help the next summer transactions.
Many people have the misconception that antiques will be more than you can afford. Antiques are a great way to spend a free afternoon and you may be surprised at how many great bargains come together. The most difficult thing many people do not know the true value of the item they are looking at an antique shop.
may have noticed, because the style, or bring back happy memories. I never really know if the business owner is trying to up the price, or if you are getting a good deal. Since you can not quickly go to another store and compare the price you pretty much have to decide the maximum you're willing to pay for an item and walk away if the denial will not work in your favor.
This is a good idea to do some checking on the reputation of a particular antique dealer before you even step foot into the store. You will find you are able to get good deals on antiques, if you know the owner of the shop. If you are a regular customer you can build a good relationship with the store. To other customers that the store is something that will get noticed. The owners of the antique store they want to work, so a product that continually generates more business for them.
you'll be able to negotiate the price you want, when operated by the antique shop owner, and not several different employees. Despite the fact that you will find several antique malls to choose, you will not be able to negotiate prices as much. Small antique shops usually offer some history of the piece you are most interested in.
On Cape Cod and I expect almost everywhere else will be much better at flea markets, garage sales and stores of cash. Money talks – the folding kind – not the plastic kind. Cash actually speak, and his voice is very loud.
often get a much better price if you approach the seller in cash, in part because the credit card fees cut into the seller's profit. Many antique shops and flea markets and yard sales people are reluctant to personal checks, especially if you are out of town. It shows that if you do not have the cash with you one obvious way is helpful. For example, you can count on it, then says, "it's going to do $ 50? That's all there is to me today.
It is important to note that you are buying antiques in the state. Make sure you take the time to carefully consider what to buy. He does not want to get home and discover what you think is a big deal is nothing but junk. Most of the antique dealer is proud to offer quality products, but you still need to check. disappointed in all, if you think that you are going to an antique home in mint condition but with a very low price.
If you are looking for some antiques, look around online to see a good idea of what the going price for them. try to negotiate something that is found in about 25% less than the prices on the Internet. Do not be afraid to ask the antique shop owner to cut a better price. It helps if you say something along the lines "to accept $ 100 for this?" Instead of "you're low er price"? It definitely helps to know what you want, when confident, but do not go overboard.
Do not be afraid to ask for a better price, especially flea market. Slow day flea market and Swap Meets some manufacturers are not sufficient to cover the costs of selling space. If you happen to be on sale, which will allow him to at least meet the rent, you may be able to negotiate a steep discount .
If you are planning to visit Cape Cod about this summer more antique shops per square mile than any other place in new England. another source of vintage and new also elements that the sidewalks of the fifteen cities Cape . Many seasonal cottage owners often to update the furniture. Instead of selling old items, you can put them out on the sidewalk with a large "free" sign them. you will find for referring everything TVs, sofas, beds, chests of drawers, and even the kitchen sink! In early May, the sidewalks, the Cape could be paved with "golden" for you.
Also in May, the new season starts in one of the best locations in New England- the Wellfleet Flea Market Route Six, just over Eastham line. There are hundreds of dealers and thousands of bargains every weekend from mid-May to Columbus Day. When the sun goes down, the market takes off his apron agent, and shows true identity as a nice old time drive-in movie theater. Every night, rain or pure, Wellfleet see two first run feature films – an old fashioned double feature! You still have a vintage drive-in food is a snack bar. Sooner or later, everyone who visits Cape Cod Wellfleet flea and go to the show.