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Real Stories Selling Antiques

Trying to sell your stuff for extra money? Are you considering hosting your own estate sale or letting a consignment shop or thrift store help you sell select items? Avoid the pitfalls as Dr. Lori shares real life selling stories as told to her by people just like you who have sold their antiques and collectibles and had bad experiences doing it. You can do it, but be careful. Dr. Lori offers tips to avoid bad situations and offers suggestions on how to sell your stuff online and protect yourself from losing money and getting hurt.

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3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

Want to know how to spot that valuable thrift store find? Don't know what to look for when cleaning out Grandma's attic or when you are downsizing? It's a common question and Dr. Lori provides secrets to spot those prints, posters, silver and ceramics that are valuable. Don't rely only on marks or signatures. They could fool you. You must read this article so you aren't throwing away a valuable or walking past it at a thrift store.

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Don’t Get Taken Selling Antiques

Trying to sell your antiques, but are a little unsure of the process? Do you have concerns of buyers knowing more than you about the antiques' business? Dr. Lori offers guidelines and tips so you don't get taken by a dishonest buyer, get misled by an auction house, or sell to an antiques appraiser. Avoid these issues so you make the most money when selling your antiques and collectibles.

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How to Make Money Thrifting

Do you want to combine the love of antique shopping with making money? Have you ever thought about making a living or earning extra retirement income by thrift store shopping? Start by following Dr. Lori's three guidelines to turning that thrift store find into extra money and maybe even a full-time income. It can be done.

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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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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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