Msdaisy Do you have any experience of buying stock to sell? Do you know what people are looking for and buy?
We have been buying and selling through Antiques fairs for nearly 10 yearsmand we have yet to make any significant profit, which doesn't matter to us because it is a hobby.
We find matching stock to what people want to buy quite tricky. We will have a couple of fairs where an item sells well, so we will stock up with that item, and from then on no one is interested in then. Anyone want to buy a decanter?
We have looked at renting a case at a Antiques Centre, but decided they were too expensive. Also quite demanding, if you do sell well, constantly monitoring auctions, going to viewing day, bidding inperson/by phone/online.
A lot of visitors at Antiques Centres are window shoppers, A nce and interesting place to walk round, especially on a wet day, but they do not buy. Visit the centre a few times on different days and different times, and see how many/few people actually buy anything.
Before you rent a case at a Centre, try some local one day antique fairs and see how you do. In the summe we have a local combined antiques fair and carboot sale. We have sold our cheaper and 'reduced for quick sale' stock there quite successfully.