Tag Archives: antique trade

The Importance of Professional Buying

The Importance of Professional Buying – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2004 By Ed Welch Contrary to what some may think, dealers make all their money buying. Selling costs additional money and reduces profits. Developing a buying strategy is imperative if the goal of your antique business is […]

Antique Marketplace Structure: Flea Market Trade, Pickers, Wholesale Dealers, and More

Antique Marketplace Structure, The Business of Doing Business in Antiques, The Journal of Arts and Collectibles – November 2002 Antique Marketplace Structure The business of the antique trade takes place in a tiered marketplace consisting of 10 levels. The difference between levels is SELLING PRICE. Generally, lower price items with a value of less than […]