Say you bought an old vase at a garage sale. When the Antiques Roadshow...

@sbeauty (5871)
United States
November 8, 2006 6:34pm CST
...comes to town, you decide to take the vase and see what it's worth. What do you think you'd find out?
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@Tellknow1 (605)
9 Nov 06
With my luck I'd probably told that it was nothing but a cheap old vase and that I was stupid to spend the 50p ($0.25) that I spent on it in the first place.
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
9 Nov 06
That's how I feel, exactly. I'd never be one of the lucky ones. Thanks for sharing my pessimistic attitude.
9 Nov 06
you're quite welcome, any time you want some pessimy (is that a word LOL) just give me a shout.
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I think it's a perfectly lovely word. You have as much right to coin a new one as anybody, I would think. :O)
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I am not good at judging antiques so I would probably pass up buying an ugly vase that ended up being worth 1000's of dollars.
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
16 Nov 06
You know, I think about that every time I see an ugly vase on the Roadshow. I would never have bought it in the first place. I guess why those people have items worth thousands and I don't.
• United States
16 Nov 06
if its cheap i'd go for it, you never know one mans junk is another mans treasure
@phildail (77)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Wellllllll, there's always a chance. but generally the stuff I find is just important to me. and the person selling it.
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
9 Nov 06
As long as you like it, that's the main thing. But it would still be nice if it turned out to be something valuable. We can always hope! Thanks for your response.
@KrauseHome (34671)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Unless I knew my Antiques... which is limited in a lot of ways, I would probably be one of those who would be told well, Thank Goodness you only paid that for the vase, as it is not worth much more.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
9 Nov 06
You're right that without knowing anything about antiques you're not very likely to find something valuable. People on the roadshow say that bought some ugly old thing because they loved it. I would never do that, nor would I pay $600 for something and take my chances, so I guess I'll never get rich that way.
• United States
9 Nov 06
It's probably worth $2.00 And I probably paid $10.00
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Oh, dear. I'm sure I'd have that luck, too. When we watch the Roadshow mostly all they show are the people who found they had a real treasure. I wonder how many hundreds of others go home disappointed.
@year3399 (173)
• China
30 Mar 07
Let me take a look at the vase .accordint to the text this vase was once used in the house of Thomas jefferson .when he was acting in a play
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• United States
8 Jan 07
One never knows. Sometimes you think you have something of value, and don't. Other times the reverse.
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@gabi1203 (578)
• Canada
15 Nov 06
that i payed way to much for it lol
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Ain't it the truth!
@caribe (2465)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Well, I know I am among people with like minds because I was thinking as the discussion loaded (callup internet) that I would probably find out that I had wasted my fifty cents unless I just needed another old vase for my flowers. It seems you guys are just as pessimistic as I am. LOL
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Thay say that great minds think alike. When nothing really great has come your way by luck so far in life, why would we think anything else?
6 May 07
If you are looking at antiques, before you start purchasing such items without any knowlege, I would reccomend that you try buy a book or two on antiques, read up, maybe try go and visit a place that deals with antiques. I love to buy antiques and have been doing for a while, I mainly go for pottery or silverware. Maybe some glass items too! But mostly pottery! Look at the stamp on them, try establish a date if you can. The more you learn about an item, the more you will know what you are picking up. Lynn-Marie
• United States
31 Mar 07
I bought an anniversary clock once because I wanted to use the glass dome for a craft project. I never got around to it which was a good thing. My brother's friend, a jeweler, saw the clock and appraised it at 150.00, I had paid 15.00. My one and only garage sale find.
@wynna1 (1291)
1 Dec 06
Im watching this antiques roadshow and its really amazing how this things cost that much. Its really a big surprise for the owner to know the value of the thing that is sitting in one corner of the room.But if im in that situation, well then i hope its something that i will be surprise of(i mean the value), you'll never know.