Making deals has long been a part of the antiques game, and most dealers expect to hear, “What’s your best price?” every show. However, there are good ways and bad ways to approach price problems, and several of the antique shows have been promoting bad ways. Yes, dealers need to be thick-skinned, but you are […]
A look back at the October 2016 Collectors Carnival Antiques & Flea Market and forward to the 25th anniversary in 2017.
The “don’t look back” psychology seems to be growing in current society, although it’s not enough to completely block the urge for “retro” or whatever is currently the buzzword for “cool”. There has, however, been something of a decrease in the traditionally promoted “antique” shows even as “vintage” shows are popping up in various cities. […]
Welcome to the New Site and New Blog The Collectors Carnival Antique & Flea Market is all about what’s old, but promoting the show is all about what’s new and trying to keep up with the sometimes bewildering technology makes possible. We’ve been using social media a lot more, and now we’ve upgraded the website. […]
Making It to the Show: Shopping Antique Shows vs. Shopping Online by Forrest D. Poston There’s no denying that eBay and the rise of online antiques sites such as Ruby Lane and TIAS hurt the antiques shows and the brick & mortar shops early on. There are, however, disadvantages to antiquing online, and in some […]