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3 Items to Avoid at Thrift Stores

3 Items to Avoid at Thrift Stores

Do you like to thrift shop for vintage items? Do you take the bargains you find at estate sales and auctions and flip them for profit? Discover three types of items including vintage signs and furniture that might look like bargains, but will be difficult to resell because their popularity is on the way out. Plus, Dr. Lori shares clues on which vintage and antiques items are trending up and can earn you more money when reselling.


3 Ways to Downsize

3 Ways to Downsize

Are you downsizing and feeling overwhelmed? Do you have no idea of where or how to start the process? Stop putting it off! Read Dr. Lori's three tips to consider when downsizing that you most likely never considered. Plus, learn secrets to avoid losing money. Sure, you have a lot of stuff, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming.


3 Steps to Host your Own Auction

3 Steps to Host your Own Auction

Thinking of selling your antiques or grandma's stuff at an auction? Why not host and run the auction yourself with your family and make more money? Dr. Lori outlines how to run your own auction in three easy steps. Why give the auction house money that you can keep yourself?


3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

Want to sell your antiques for the most money? Of course, you do! Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals the secrets you need to know when selling your antiques for top dollar. Based on true stories from the families of antiques dealers and the mistakes sellers made cleaning their antiques before the sale.


3 Tips to Spot Beanie Babies Value

3 Tips to Spot Beanie Babies Value

Are you confused about all the information you read about beanie babies and their value? Does a mistake or misspelling on a tag mean that you can get the most money when selling your beanie baby? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori is the expert who reveals the secrets on how to value your beanie babies. Learn what is fact, what are myths and the secret nobody tells you. You need to know this information if you want to sell your beanie babies for top value and make money.


3 Shipping Secrets for Antiques

3 Shipping Secrets for Antiques

Are you an online reseller who ships a lot of antiques and collectibles? Are you preparing for a downsizing move and need to prepare your valuables for shipping? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori shares her shipping secrets to help get your valuable antiques and art to their destination in one piece. Get shipping tips museum professionals use.


3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

Are you settling an estate? Need to sell all of Grandma's belongings for top dollar in order to pay bills or to get your inheritance? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals three estate sale tips you must know. Based on actual stories from people Dr. Lori has met over the years appraising their antiques after they've held their estate sale auction and were victims, losing money during an estate sale. If you want to make the most money selling Grandma's antiques, you have to avoid these traps set by unscrupulous estate sale folks and auctioneers.


3 Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping

3 Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping

Are you an avid thrift store shopper looking for that edge? Want to find the next bargain whose story goes viral and makes you rich? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals secrets to getting thrift store discounts, understanding how to spot steals, and how to use the thrift store's calendar in your favor. Plus, a secret that only Dr. Lori can offer you to help you find the biggest thrift store find ever.


3 Tips about Taxes & Antiques

3 Tips about Taxes & Antiques

Having problems selling your antiques and need to increase your bottom line? Would you like the opportunity to keep more of your money come tax time? Dr. Lori outlines some possibilities of how to make money with your antiques by reducing your tax liability. Understand your tax preparation options and your antiques could increase your bottom line.


3 Fine China Care Tips

3 Fine China Care Tips

Are you ruining your Fine China and don’t even know it? Maybe you are displaying it in your china cabinet or stacking it in a drawer. Ph.D. antiques appraiser Dr. Lori reveals tips to correctly store, display, and move your fine china and antique dishes. Avoid stacking and wrapping mistakes using newspapers and bubble wrap.


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3 Items to Avoid at Thrift Stores

3 Items to Avoid at Thrift Stores

Do you like to thrift shop for vintage items? Do you take the bargains you find at estate sales and auctions and flip them for profit? Discover three types of items including vintage signs and furniture that might look like bargains, but will be difficult to resell because their popularity is on the way out. Plus, Dr. Lori shares clues on which vintage and antiques items are trending up and can earn you more money when reselling.

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