Where to buy antique trunks

Buying antique trunks

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I thought I would let you guys in on where to buy the antique trunks that I use for restoration products. Their are many different outlets you can use but some are much better than others when comparing price, style or rarity. Many people selling trunks are often asking too much, way too much. It is not uncommon for me to see someone asking $300 to $1200 dollars for a trunk that is worth all of $75. On the other hand I have purchased trunks valued at $2500 for $150. It does not happen as often as I would like but it is sure nice when it happens.

Craigslist

The hot spot for buying antique trunks, the place of all places. Craigslist often gets a bad rap but I have had over 100 transactions with people through Craigslist both as a buyer and a seller. I have never had any issues with the people I have met or dealt with. I do meet in public places when possible but when dealing with someone that is buying or selling something as large as a trunk that is not always possible. Safety first please! I would not want to see any of you wonderful trunk loving people get hurt over a trunk.

The thing about trunks and Craigslist is this, 80% of the time they are asking too much, 15 % of the time they are asking too little and 5% of the time they are right on the money. Most people that price too high, say over $200 will never sell their trunk. Email them and give them a lower number and chances are they will say no and give you a story that sounds like this.

I bought this trunk in this tiny little town in ________ (Fill in your favorite state, country, providence, etc) from an antique dealer. This is your first hint of trouble, the words antique dealer usually mean someone that sells old stuff and makes up a lot of stories in order to justify their over inflated crazy prices.  Anyways I digress, the dealer told me that this trunk was on the Titanic, floated to shore and found by Abraham Lincoln.

Buying Antique Trunks

Yes I know that Abraham Lincoln came way before the Titanic but that is the point of my story. If it sounds too good to be true, then it is. Anyway if you wait a couple months I promise you that they will lower their price. just keep an eye on it. I generally do not pay more than $75 dollars for a trunk.

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Other Places To Buy Antique Trunks

Antique stores, flea markets and estate sales; rarely do I ever find a deal at any of these places but sometimes I find a super deal, like a deal of a lifetime, almost like wining the lottery but not nearly that good. Okay so what do I really mean? What I am saying is 99% of the time their trunks are not a rare styles and are overpriced. The 1% of the time is when you are a winner, they have a trunk that is very rare but have no clue as to what they have so they price it way too low.

Buying Antique trunks

Now you’re probably wondering which trunks are worth all the money? Sorry can’t tell you that, its a trade secret and I would be shot on site if I told you. Well not really…. maybe my teeth would be pulled. Okay you want the truth… You really want to know why I can’t tell you right now? I am tired of typing so I will continue this in my next blog post, I know riveting. Right?

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