People talk about Spring cleaning — and with the flood every year (or more!) that certainly happens in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota. But that’s not the only time of year we clean-out our closets, drawers, basements, garages and attics. Whether you’re moving, clearing out an estate, downsizing a collection, or just need to get rid of a few things, keep Antiques On Broadway in mind!
Along with the owners, Jan Davis & Pat Schacher, we have dozens of antiques and collectibles dealers, some of whom specialize in different categories of items. And all our antiques sellers are looking for goodies to buy. You could get more than extra space in your house, but some cash too!
Here are a few tips to make it easier for you sell your items:
What we buy:
Generally speaking, we buy and sell antique, vintage, and retro items as well as collectibles — be it an entire estate, a modest collection, or just a single item.
If you’re not sure that what you have is something we might be interested in, you can always email us and send us some photos. Or, if you can’t send photos, you can always call us directly during regular store hours. (Contact information and store hours can be found here.) While we cannot make offers without inspecting in person what you have, email or telephone contact can help determine if your items are something we’d be interested in.
How we buy:
It’s pretty simple — we’ll take a look at what you have, evaluate it for any condition issues, etc., and, if it’s something we can sell, we’ll make you an offer to purchase your property based on fair market values.
Yes, you can negotiate or haggle, just like on the TV shows!
If you watch the collecting shows on TV, you likely know that antique shop owners, dealers, pickers, etc., do not pay full retail price. (How else could we afford to stay in business?!) However, we do pay fair prices — and we pay in cash.
If we cannot make a deal, we may be able to refer you to someone else in our area who would be interested in buying from you.
When & where we’ll buy:
While you can bring things in anytime the store is open, the best time time to bring your items in are when the owners, Jan & Pat, are in the antique shop. Jan and Pat are generally in the antique shop on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons (usually after 2 PM). Saturday afternoons are likely most convenient for you, and the owners are always in on Saturdays. So if you just want to “wing it and bring it”, Saturday’s the day to do it!
If you have more than a handful of items, or if that one item you have is a piece of furniture or something else large, we recommend that you contact us before you lug everything into the car or truck and haul it on over. In many of these cases, and for entire collections and estates, we can even come to you!
One final thought… Serious inquiries only, please. We just do not have the time to provide any sort of appraisal services at our busy antiques shop. (Get the facts about antiques and collectibles appraisals here.)
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