As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!” There are many good reasons to shop secondhand. Some people have a vintage decorating aesthetic and love collecting classic items of furniture, clothing, and even appliances. Others are simply trying to get by on a tight budget, and bargains are a necessity. Whether you belong to the first or second group (or fall someplace in between), here are your three best bets to find buried bargains!
For whatever reason, people abandon rented storage units every day. After a certain amount of time has passed with reasonable efforts made to contact the renter, the unit’s owner has the right to take possession of its contents. Many opt to make back some lost rent payments by holding storage auctions Petaluma. Interested parties come and bid on the units either site unseen or with just the door open. Some people like the thrill of the chase, and the gamble that you could either leave with literal or figurative treasure chests or boxes of used clothes.
A little less risky proposition is spending a day “antiquing” at flea markets or secondhand shops where people have either sold unwanted items or placed items on consignment, essentially renting space and keeping the bulk of the profits. These shops often contain items from loved ones of deceased family members and are often treasured collectibles available for a fraction of their market value.
You can browse many online retailers for used items at incredible prices. It is important, however, to make sure you are using trusted sites with reputable sellers. It’s always critical to read reviews and feedback to understand who you’re buying from.
Bargain hunting is fun and can even be profitable. Check out auctions and flea markets in your area or jump onto the internet and see what you can find!