Whether you’re a bona fide antique hunter, a connoisseur of collectibles, or just a garden-variety bargain hunter, great deals on forgotten treasures are everywhere if you know where to look for them. Here are three places you can find your next prized possession!
It may seem strange to you that someone how has paid monthly rent on a storage unit full of their personal items would simply abandon them, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s a case of a person passing and their next of kin not knowing about it. Other times, people leave town quickly or can’t afford to maintain them. For whatever reason, after a certain amount of time has passed, the owner of the unit becomes the owner of its contents, and usually liquidates them through storage auctions Petaluma. When this happens, an auctioneer will take bids for the unit with its contents sight-unseen. The winning bidder may find a unit full of collectibles, precious stones, or appliances. They may also find it full of furniture and used clothes. The unknown is part of the fun!
Flea Markets and Consignment Shops
Whether you’re looking for something specific to fill a hole in a collection, or just want to browse for decorative objects or practical items, flea markets and consignment shops are treasure troves! Generally, flea markets are comprised of items the owner has bought from people who come in with things to sell. In consignment shops, different vendors “rent” booths or shelf space to sell their items in exchange in exchange for a flat fee or percentage of the sale to the shop owner.
Garage sales often hold untold treasures that can be picked up for pennies on the dollar. They’re usually held as an excuse for families to make room in their homes, making them motivated sellers. Let their loss be your gain!
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Start hunting for great finds at storage auctions, flea markets, and garage sales today!