5 Things to Never Say to a Vintage Seller

5 things to never say to a vintage seller. Business of vintage

Heading to your local flea market this weekend? Selling at your local market this weekend? Here are 5 things NOT to say to a vintage seller f you are standing in their booth.  For sellers, here are 5 ways to react ! 1. That’s Hilarious I hear this a lot, I say it a lot.  There IS a lot of hilarious vintage. It can bring you back to a time you remember. Or, it’s so dated it’s just damn funny.

The Business of Vintage is Personal

BOV Business of Vintage 1920 beaded flapper dress worn as a vintage wedding dress at the time.

I was startled when she told me she was 91. She didn’t look a day over 75. Sharp as a tack with brilliant taste. I try to buy privately as much as I can, usually by referral. It’s the easiest way to acquire new merchandise for me.  Emotionally, it’s not always easy. Today I met Doris.  I learned about her life. It was the story of a solid happy life.   I bought some vintage clothing and handbags.  The furniture and

Competition in the Business of Vintage

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 There is competition in business. No doubt.  The vintage industry is no exception. Any niche market you decide to get involved with, will be filled with people who are interested in what you do. If there is demand, there will be competition. If you are in a niche with NO competition and you are killing it, it won’t be long before it shows up. What does that mean in the Vintage world?  This is really simple and important and if

Should I take this offer?

Business of VIntage Corona Typewriter. Learn all about the business of vintage

Ebay’s been around a while now.  In 1995 they gave us a platform to sell things on.  We started selling 1998 and have always had a love/hate relationship with Ebay.  After 18 years of selling, nothing has come up yet that has the numbers.  Ebay is still ruling over any other site that sells vintage in terms of how many people come to the site. Today it’s more love than hate.  We follow the rules, over-describe, take all returns for