New adventure--Well Sort Of

@kareng (56865)
United States
September 21, 2023 1:15pm CST
As if I am not busy enough, I have decided to get some vendor space in an antique mall. For those that have known me for years here on the site, know I love antiques and have a lot of collectibles. I also used to have vendor space at an antique store several years ago, but the store got flooded along with the whole Baton Rouge area in 2016. When I had my stroke in 2017, I moved out of the store. I found some space available in a nice vendor mall on a street in a small town near me in MS where there are 6-7 other like stores and vendor malls. It's a great little stop for a day or afternoon of shopping! I was notified this morning that the other vendor has moved out and it is ready for me. I'm just waiting to view the contract to make sure everything is as stated. Wish me luck!!
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@DaddyEvil (137197)
• United States
21 Sep
I'm really glad you're back on myLot, if I forgot to tell you that the other day. Good luck with the new vendor space. I hope everything works out well for you.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I have a 6 month contract, so will have time to figure it all out hopefully! Of course, I'm ready to go out shopping to find some bargains to put in there and make money off of! My hubby just wants me to clear the house out.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@DaddyEvil Hey he has his tools, and his own collectibles.
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@DaddyEvil (137197)
• United States
23 Sep
@kareng Your poor hubby!
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@AmbiePam (86585)
• United States
21 Sep
That sounds like such a great idea! I’m sure you will do very well.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I'm looking forward to it. I enjoy finding old items and researching and learning about them.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@AmbiePam We were actually going one year when they came to Baton Rouge, but then forgot about it!!
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@AmbiePam (86585)
• United States
23 Sep
@kareng You sound perfect for Antiques Roadshow.
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@mommaj (23112)
• United States
21 Sep
That sounds like a lot of fun as well as work. I wish you the best on your new adventure. If nothing else at least you're hanging out at the mall. I love antiques. I doubt I'd be able to part with them...
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Ha, that last statement is a problem. I do have my favorites and will not part with some!! My hubby was only agreeable to this for me to get rid of some things!!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@mommaj He knows. He tells everybody I have enough to open my own store with. I have some things from both grandparents, and my parents and even a few things my mother in law gave me that I won't part with! Family treasures!!
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@mommaj (23112)
• United States
23 Sep
@kareng [em]rofl[/em. What he doesn't know? Lol
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@Shavkat (137310)
• Philippines
21 Sep
It sounds good. I hope for success in this kind of endeavor.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thank you so much!!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@Shavkat (137310)
• Philippines
23 Sep
@kareng No worries.
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@wolfgirl569 (97968)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Sep
Hope everything is the way you want it. Good luck
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thanks! I'm having fun with it so that is a good start! If it is fun, it doesn't feel like work!
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@Deepizzaguy (96457)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Sep
I wish you the best of good luck of getting vendor space in an antique store soon.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I got it!! I will be moving more stuff in on Tuesday of next week and then again on Thursday or Friday!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
24 Sep
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@Deepizzaguy (96457)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Sep
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@allknowing (130978)
• India
21 Sep
One always finds time and energy to do what one enjoys to do Have fun you.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Exactly!! I find it energizing!!
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@kaylachan (60552)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep
I wish you nothing but the best!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thank you so much, Kayla!!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@kaylachan (60552)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Sep
@kareng You're quite welcome.
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@rebelann (111732)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Sep
Best of luck. I've never tried selling anything so I'm not really sure how all that works.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thanks, @Rebelann1949. I will have a booth in a store basically. All booths have numbers that identify me as the seller. So when a person buys and checks out, the sale is recorded as mine with my number. The store owner makes money off renting the booths/space out. This store does not take a percentage of sales for commission, which is one of the selling points of why I chose this store.
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@rebelann (111732)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Sep
Oh, ok. There's a similar store like that not too far from here but they take a commission of the sales.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@rebelann That is how most of them do! I like this set up. The owner is very nice and I really like her.
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@LadyDuck (463068)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
I remember how much you like antiques and I wish you luck for this place.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thank you!! I'm really looking forward to it. I think it also has me a bit energized about everything right now and I should be able to get better organized too!!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@LadyDuck Yes, it is! And something I need to work on for sure!
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@LadyDuck (463068)
• Switzerland
23 Sep
@kareng - Being organized is very important when you have to take care of different things.
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@1creekgirl (40853)
• United States
21 Sep
That sounds exciting! Don't push yourself too hard, though.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
It does, doesn't it?? I'm very excited and ready to dive right in!! I'm going to try. I'm a little sore right now from all the "extra." I spend my day after boutique work, which is my usual rest day, getting the hope chest all ready to go into the store, then drove it over and we unloaded it. Then had an errand to run for hubby and ended with dinner at Applebees!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
@1creekgirl That just makes less I have to do on Tuesday and secured my booth. No other space in that store open right now.
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@1creekgirl (40853)
• United States
23 Sep
@kareng wow, busy day!
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Sep
Congratulations and I wish you good luck. Hope it works out well.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I've done it before, so should be able to do it again!!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
24 Sep
@RubyHawk Thank you!
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Sep
@kareng The best of luck to you.
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@MarieCoyle (30765)
23 Sep
I did that same thing and had a booth for a time. It was an active place and I did fine on it, but as life went on it just got to be too much work, plus it was open every weekend...and the booth would be pretty empty and I would have to start from scratch. You do earn every dime you make doing a booth. Good luck and don't work too hard!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I do for my antique booth at antique vendor mall. At the flea market I do not. They get 10% of all sales.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
24 Sep
@MarieCoyle That is how it goes unless you have some sure fire winners/sellers in there that you know will bring a nice profit!
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@MarieCoyle (30765)
23 Sep
@kareng Yes, I had to pay booth rent, and it wasn't cheap. I always came out with a profit, but not always a big one.
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@Gilljane (2903)
• Sutton, England
29 Sep
Good luck in the Mall. I'm sure you'll do well
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
30 Sep
Thank you! I appreciate your vote of confidence!
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
30 Sep
@Gilljane (2903)
• Sutton, England
30 Sep
@kareng You're welcome
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@marguicha (217254)
• Chile
21 Sep
I wish you all the luck in the world.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thank you, Marguicha!!
@Dena91 (16053)
• United States
22 Sep
I wish you well with your new adventure.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
Thank you, Dena!! I appreciate that!!
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@thelme55 (76659)
• Germany
22 Sep
I wish you good luck. I am sure you love selling antiques.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I love antiques!! I would rather keep them all! If only they could talk, imagine the stories they could tell!! How are you doing???
@LindaOHio (161550)
• United States
21 Sep
Good luck. I hope you're not taking on too much. Have a fabulous day.
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@kareng (56865)
• United States
23 Sep
I'll get used to it. I can use the extra exercise for sure!
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