It's weird, and doesn't make sense that there would be any truth to this unproven theory of ours, but on MOST days, in my experience, it's true.
I skipped going to any estate sales altogether on Thursday. But on Friday, I found two close to home that I wanted to go to. One in particular, because it mentioned vintage jewelry, always, ALWAYS, a key word for me. I also had a few other sales that I thought I might go to, but would just see how it went.
The first one was awesome! I did score some great vintage jewelry, for great prices! The marked prices weren't so great, but because I went several hours after it began, and they barely had any business at the time, the sellers really wanted a buyer to help kill their boredom. I use to go to sales right when they opened, but realized the people there were mainly resellers, and they were a little aggressive and combative about getting to the good stuff. It just made me feel stressed (and aggressive and combative!), and I decided I needed to set a little boundary for myself. These days, I go a couple of hours (or more) after the beginning of the sale. Sure, I miss a lot of good items, I'm sure, but what I don't know doesn't hurt me. I pretend there was nothing I would've wanted that walked out the door anyway. And on some lucky days, I find I get a better price than I would have, had their been a crowd around. Here's what I found at the first sale I went to:
|estate sale #1 vintage jewelry- pins, earrings and a watch|
The next sale I went to was also very close to my house, and was also worth going to. I found a few little vintage trinkets there as well- And I didn't even feel like asking for a discount, and doubt they would've given me one, because the prices were already so fair!
|estate sale #2- even more mintage trinkets- earrings, pin, necklaces|
|vintage mixed petal flower pin|