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How to Buy Antique and Vintage Items for Half the Price

Do you… Love decorating with vintage items?  Love shopping for antiques?  Want to build your collection?  Want to save money? Read on…. We found out a long time ago that the secret to building a collection of antiques and vintage goodies is to also buy stuff you don’t want. That’s right! Sounds kind of crazy,…

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Tools of the Vintage Trade

Every trade has it’s tools and the vintage trade is no exception. Before you venture out on a shopping spree, be sure you are equipped with the tools that will help you make good buying decisions. The  “Trusty Trio” for vintage hunters, is: Magnifying Glass Flash Light Tape Measure   If it helps you to…

Buying Furniture at Rummage Sales

If you frequent rummage sales, chances are you have happened upon a great deal on a piece of furniture.  Whether it was a “project” chair, a table or maybe a dresser, the price was too good to pass up and you came home with it strapped into (or unto) your car. Some people look for…

How to do Bargaining at Flea Markets

Everyone wants to find a great deal, but sometimes you have to work a little to make a great deal. Here are some bargaining tips for the next time you’re out hunting treasures: Be a serious buyer:  Only ask for deals on items you actually want to buy. Offer a fair price:  Offering a price…