What’s it really worth?

Well – just watched an edition of ‘Flog It!’ – love the show and this one gave me this… a pair of size 44 black leather boots were sold at auction for GBP3,400 – what do you think of that?!! Shows you can sell anything if there are a couple of buyers interested… and in the same auction 2 beautiful old diamond rings didn’t make their reserves – what is a thing worth? What someone will pay for it. The boots were valued at GBP 300 – 400 – reserve of 100. I have to learn something from that abouit pricing… stick to my insitincts over the sniffs and scorn of other traders – especially where the thing is unusual, unique, well made or interesting…

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About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.
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