If you are looking for antiques for sale that will not break the bank, you should come to Orlando Estate Auction. For some people, buying antiques is a hobby. But whether you are a seasoned antique hunter or someone just looking for a particular item, it is important to be cautious of where you do your shopping. While there is a seemingly abundance of places to look for antiques (garage sales, antique shops, thrift stores, online, etc.), there is also a lot of junk out there. You do not want to be tricked into overpaying for an item you could get for much cheaper elsewhere.
Estate auctions are an ideal place for buying antiques in Orlando for several reasons: they are fun, and you can expect to find the unexpected! Each week is different. You will be able to find everything you would typically expect to find at an antique auction, but you will also often find art décor and items from different time periods and for different tastes. They are fast paced and exciting, and the crowd is as eclectic and diverse as the items being auctioned!
When Buying Antiques, It Helps to Know the Different Kinds
There are 3 general categories:
- True antiques: 100+ years old
- Near antiques: 75-99 years old
- Vintage: 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, etc.
Inspect items thoroughly before making a purchase decision. For example, if you are looking for an antique grandfather clock, make sure all the pieces and components work. This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many people just assume that since it is for sale, it is working. But that is not how buying antiques works. Maybe it does not matter to you whether or not it works, and that is okay. Just make sure you check it out entirely before purchasing it.
It is also a good idea to be cautious of where you go to look for antiques for sale in Orlando. Many antique shops over-price their items. Every week, dealers will attend estate auctions to bid on items and then resell them for a higher price. This is another reason why attending estate auctions yourself is a great choice; you will be bidding against the antique dealers you would otherwise be buying from.
Mistakes happen. You can end up severely over-paying for something, but that is why estate auctions are so great; the prices are essentially determined by the bidders. If you are looking for antiques for sale, visit Orlando Estate Auction. Every Saturday afternoon our auctions are held in our downtown gallery.
Buying Antiques or Have Antiques for Sale?
To give you a better idea of the kind of items we move through our gallery, here is a list of some of the items from past inventories:
- Electronics (telephones, TVs, radios)
Our auctions are held with no reserves and no minimums; the pieces are always sold to the highest bidder and the auctions go until all items are sold. For more information about buying antiques, give us a call today (407) 290-1000.