"What Sells And What Doesn't: Antiques Mall In Minnesota"
Selling in an antiques mall in Minnesota
Hi, I am Deb From Garage Sale Gal, I was so excited when Carol asked me to share
"What Sells And What Doesn't" in my antique booths.
I started selling about 18 years ago and at that time I rented a book shelf.
The first thing I sold was glassware! The old depression glass, although it was a great seller then, it's a tough sell now
A few years after I started selling, hubby got "bitten" by the selling bug and we now enjoy this "hobby" together. We get up very early most Saturday mornings and hit estate sales. I think it helps to have "man stuff". A good variety is important.
We have a good size booth at "AUNTIE M'S" in Hopkins, Minnesota and we also have a booth at "Antiques Minnesota" in Burnsville, Minnesota.
I work 2 duty days a month at Auntie M's and this helps me to save a little money on the rent and keeps me up on what is selling. The added benefit is when people stop in to sell their treasures, since I'm working, I get the first chance at buying
We have a locked case for "smalls" and items that are a bit more money or "unique"!
And open shelving for most of the "treasures".
Working the booth is very important, we try to get in to fluff at least one day a week and restock every couple of weeks.
Interestingly enough, different things sell at each of our booth locations, but these are items that sell at both
Mirrors ~ Old Suitcases ~ Chalk boards~Vintage Toys ~ Seasonal Treasures ~ Ephemera including kids books~Holiday items~Old greeting cards~Post cards~Bingo cards~Old advertising items~ Unique, odd, or one of a kind items
We stock a lot of smalls and Most items are priced under 20.00. If we have furniture, it's small tables, as floor space is limited.
Don't price your items to low, by pricing them to low you can actually devalue your merchandise. We also don't sell any items that are chipped or broken.
Well, that's what sells and doesn't in my neck of the woods, thank you, Carol for asking me to guest post. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me, you can find me at Garage Sale Gal.
Deb Hi, it's me Carol... Thanks Deb, I want everything in your locked cabinet! I had the great pleasure of garage sale and antique shopping with Deb in Minnesota. Here we are, Debs in the pink.
I met Deb through blogging. I grew up in Minnesota and I love to follow hometown blogs. I met her in person when she was on vacation here in Orlando, and then again when I went "home" for a vacation in Minnesota. We had THE BEST day (HERE) of antiquing in Minnesota and I can tell you, Deb has so many years of experience under her belt, she really knows her antiques. She is someone I am honored to call a friend, one of the sweetest, nicest, people I know......Thank You Deb! If you have missed any guest bloggers, would like to catch up and want more selling tips, I have put a tab at the top of my blog entitled "Selling Antiques" Happy Selling Carol