Using Thrift Stores to Complement Auction Wins

So you’ve finally won a storage unit. Now that you’ve gotten around cleaning and organizing the items you want, what do you do next? Make as much money as you can, of course!

There are a lot of ways for you to put a price on your auction wins. One of which is to make trips to different thrift stores. Here’s a simple guide on how to do it.

1. It tells you an estimate price.

For instance, you’ve found yourself a set of antique cutlery. You need to go to other thrift shops to see if  the price you’re about to tag your item with is fair and right. Going to these kinds of shops help you put a good estimate on your item.

The last thing you want is for your customers to see that you’re overpricing them, when they’re aware the items can be found elsewhere and at a better price.

2. It helps you compare your items’ condition.

Another use of thrift shops is you get to see if your items are in better or worse condition. This then allows you to review the price you put on your items, as compared to the similar ones in the shop.

The condition of an item counts a lot if you want to price your item correctly. So make sure you take your time in comparing your item to the ones you find in the shop.

3. It gives you a little bit of expertise.

Thrift shop owners can help you complement your auction wins. They have a wide range of knowledge when it comes to putting a price on finds, whether it’s rare, antique or common items.

So if you don’t feel too confident about your auction wins, head out to various thrift stores near you. This will help you put your perspective into place and tag your wins accordingly.

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