Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 7: Bring friends

Jun 7, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 7. 7. Bring friends, tell people about us. What business doesn’t love great word-of-mouth advertising? It’s the best kind there is and Orion’s Attic has been fortunate to get lots of it. You may not realize, though, that this, too, can save you money. A lot of people whose faces we remember from Saturday return on Sunday and introduce us...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 8: Negotiate Fairly

Jun 6, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We’ve compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 8. 8. Negotiate fairly and professionally, recognizing our point of view. Buyers often forget that a successful negotiation has to benefit both parties. Many shoppers also fail to recognize that Orion’s Attic has an obligation to the clients who hire us: We have to generate the fairest possible return on the contents of their home while also doing our best...

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NovaGold makes selling jewelry transparent and profitable

Mar 16, 2013

Selling quality gold, silver and jewelry can be a tricky, mysterious process that often leaves sellers uncertain about whether they received a fair deal. It can be tough even for people in the antiques and collectibles business like us. Start with precious metals. If you’re looking to sell gold or silver, you have two options. I’ll give you the hard one first. Call five jewelry shops or pawn shops and ask them this question: “What percentage of scrap value do you pay for gold and sterling silver?” My own experience has been that you will not get a straight answer from any of the five. The person on the other end of the phone will stumble and stammer, yapping vagaries about the constantly changing values for gold and silver. They’ll find other ways to...

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