any tips for antique shopping?

@cher913 (25895)
Canada
February 19, 2007 10:09am CST
I am a collector of antiques and am wondering if any others will share their tips for shopping for antiques with me...
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19 Feb 07
Well i'm no expert. I watch the shows and i have picked up a bargain and sold things off for a nice ammount. I think the best advice it to take risk but remember that the price may not be right, i guess you already know this tho. Talking prices down is good aswell. Most professional can drive a hard bargain but alot of the time there those who want a quick sale. Kudos! ~Joey P.s i still have some of the things i've bought fron antique fairs. =) although i'm not a collector, really.
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
I love antique shopping. There are a few stores near my home. In the summer I go in every week, and the store people start to recognize your face. Then when there is something that I really want but is too expensive, I'll ask for a discount, and they remember my face, and usually bring it down a little. Also if i'm in a new store that I haven't been to before, I look through everything. Sometimes you see some really great stuff that is hidden. My mom collects antique garden tools. One store had some that were very old and rusty. THey didn't have a price tag on them. I took them to the counter, and the lady didn't know she even had them in the store!! She asked me why I wanted them, and I told her my mom collects them. She gave me a bunch for a really good price.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I love antiques myself but dont generally buy them unless I can get them for a really good price to resell...have you checked out Kovels website though? I get their snail mail pamphlets and like to check out the website when I've been yard sale shopping in the summer (TONS of antiques to be found in this area)...