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Picking. How's it going in your area ?

Offline MovieMan

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Picking. How's it going in your area ?
« on: August 16, 2013, 10:01:20 AM »
The first two weeks of August have been SLOW for me.  The number of estate sales is off right now and I don't explore EVERY yard/garage sale like some of my cronies do, so that is part of it.

The "piece by piece" auctions I go to haven't been that productive either, but it's like anything else...CYCLICAL. It's just like finding that great locker as opposed to the run of the mill locker.  I've gotten a lot pickier in buying both areas than I used to be...I am just not as interested in volume of goods as I am in quality.  So far that has been paying off.

You?




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Re: Picking. How's it going in your area ?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 11:32:11 AM »
Same as you.

Estate Sales are up to 10-15/week within a 30min drive but he volume of people re up too.
Average 50-75 on list waiting for doors to open.   Thus, prices are up.  Supply & Demand.

Hasn't been much in the "smalls" market.  Either price is to high, items get snatched up or its things that the market is flooded with. 

Same with my other picking sources.

It's all typical for this time of year.   Bring on the rain, crowds dwindle, price drop, I'm back in business.

I'm heading down south.   With luck I'll be able to pick some items not so common around here.....




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