Antique Shopping Tips
- Set a practical budget based on your wants, needs and space. Setting a budget will make it easier to avoid overspending. Antiquing can be expensive, depending on the age and detail of the merchandise. Be sure to stay within your set budget. If you happen to see something you love, but cannot afford, ask the merchant if they offer layaway plans. If that doesn’t work, try negotiating the price.
- Plan your antique shopping outings by researching estate sales, garage sales, antique shops in advance. Taking the initiative to research saves time, money and frustration. Antique shopping is fun, and proper planning keeps it that way.
- Don’t be fooled by price gougers! Knowing the market allows you to stay au courant on pricing and trends.
- Ask questions if you are unsure about the quality and/or validity of a desired items.
- Search The Greensheet’s classified ads for one-of-a-kind antique wares. Remember, you can buy and sell antiques with The Greensheet.
Enjoy: Antiquing is fun!
- Turn your antiquing ventures into a cross-country road trip by visiting various antique markets and collecting along the way.
- Antiquing is a mutlifaceted hobby, as antique furniture can be given new life with DIY projects, upcycling, & repurposing. Paint chipping on that gold antique frame? Spray paint it to match your room. Antique chairs and sofas can be reupholstered for a modern touch.