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How to Find Cash in the Trash

How to Find Cash in the Trash

Are you a trash picker? Dumpster diver? Here are little known tips to spot the cash in the dumpster or in curbside trash. Many DIYers will pay cash for these items to use in their DIY projects. Find them in the trash for zero and sell them.


3 Yard Sale Selling Tips

3 Yard Sale Selling Tips

Did you know there are robberies at yard sales? Even days after the sale? Wonder how you can make more money at your sale? Follow these guidelines to create bidding wars and charge premiums at your sale.


3 Auction Selling Tips

3 Auction Selling Tips

Are you trying to sell your antique at auction for quick cash? Don't get a return reply, email or phone call from the auction house after asking them about your antique? Have you left pieces at an auction for sale? Answered yes? Make sure you aren't losing money.


Three Reasons Antiques Sell High

Three Reasons Antiques Sell High

Why do certain antiques sell for more money than others? Use these three factors to determine if your antique has the stuff to get top dollar. If you are buying an antique, understand how these reasons can help you get a lower price and better deal.


3 Finds at my Appraisal Events

3 Finds at my Appraisal Events

Do you think there are no more valuable antiques to find? Think again. Dr. Lori reveals three recent finds from her popular, one-of-a-kind antiques appraisal events. One recent find is worth $25,000 bought for only $35. Where was it bought?


3 Estate Sale Mistakes

3 Estate Sale Mistakes
Tips to avoid making big mistakes when shopping at an estate sale or hosting one. Dr. Lori reveals actual stories of bad experiences so you don’t fall victim. Understand how to get that real bargain and avoid losing money.

How to Spot a Bad Appraiser

How to Spot a Bad Appraiser
Use these three tips to determine if you are dealing with a bad antiques appraiser. Real life examples as told to Dr. Lori are provided as guidelines to follow. You will be surprised to learn what actually happens. Of course, Dr. Lori is always available to appraise your items.

3 Valuable Thanksgiving China Sets

3 Valuable Thanksgiving China Sets

Are you eating off a valuable turkey pattern of Thanksgiving holiday china? Find out the values and names of these desirable sets of china and how to spot them by color and pattern. Also, learn the dangers of certain sets and how to avoid them.


3 Valuable Halloween Collectibles

3 Valuable Halloween Collectibles

Do you have a valuable Halloween collectible? Read to learn values and how to spot and find desirable movie posters, costumes, candy containers, and other collectibles from this fun and scary holiday.


Top 3 Back to School Collectibles

Top 3 Back to School Collectibles

Wondering if your old school items are collectible? Find out values and how to spot valuable back to school advertising posters, famous celebrity yearbooks and autographs, and children’s books like Harry Potter and Tom Sawyer. See what's hot in today's vintage collectible market.


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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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