By Fiona Shoop
Trading antiques is an more and more renowned hobby and plenty of purchasers locate that it might turn into doable company chance. even if you spot it as an relaxing pastime or a burgeoning career you'll want to make certain you're good proficient; that you just be aware of the place to discover the deals and the way to promote for the best revenue. that is precisely what this e-book will let you know: what to shop for and promote; the place to shop for and what sort of to pay; the place and the way to promote; utilizing the web; and doing it competently - the bureaucracy and the payback. the writer additionally highlights the methods of the exchange and a few of the typical, and dear, errors made, to ensure that you are making basically the simplest bargains. Being an antiques broker brings with it an enormous experience of freedom, besides the chance to trip, meet like-minded humans and bask in a ecocnomic and stress-free profession. What should be greater?
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Then ask if they want to see what you have found or should you just buy it? (Do you want anything? Ooh, that reminds me, have you put the pig out yet. ) - or just return to your stall and send them out. It's up to you but walkie-talkies can save you time and let you buy that musthave piece. I use mine when I'm sharing a stall with a wandering friend and want to know the price of their unmarked stock or just need a toilet break. They're very useful. Communications 29 Business Cards It's useful to have a business card whether you deal or just like buying antiques.
Take plenty of pens as well - they're sure to go missing. Go round a fair at least twice, especially if you're there early - make sure that you don't miss anything. If you meet a particularly helpful dealer or one with interesting stock, ask for their card so that you can get in touch at a later date. Ask them what other fairs they do in any other business, this would be referred to as networking. In antiques, it's common sense. If you see something that you like at a good price, buy it there and then - fairs are competitive and someone else could snap it up while you're still thinking.
We all have unpriced goods on our stall at some time or other, we run out of labels or just don't get around to it. Dealers are busy people, they don't just come to life at a fair but often work all week - either as a dealer or in a different job. It can be difficult to price all goods before attending a fair, you might even buy something at a fair and sell it at the same venue but not have time to reprice it - or maybe even be writing the label while it's on display. I always seem to have one or two unpriced goods on my own stall, generally due to labels coming off, often helped by would-be buyers removing them to try to find scratches (which some dealers hide behind labels - I never do, but people always check).