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How To Find Antique Model Cars

Aug 1, 2008
Model cars have been around for a very long time. Now considered antiques, many of the first ones to ever come out are highly sought after by antique dealers and model car collectors alike. If you love model cars and have been considering collecting antique ones then it can really pay off in knowing where to go to find them.

It may seem like the easiest option when you think about it but if you go to an antique shop you are pretty well guaranteed to spend much more than you would either want or deserve to. Antique dealers have a tendency to float their prices according to what they wish to pull in. If an item books at $26 you might see a price tag of $28. This is not to say that it is not worth the book price but you can find them for much cheaper than this if you are prepared to spend a bit of time and a little more effort.

The first place to find antique model cars is at auctions. Sometimes what is know as lots are sold off which often contain boxes of random items. The auctioneers or auction house will often let you look through the boxes before they go on sale and you just need to know which one contains the cars you would like to buy. First off, know your book prices even if you have to carry a price guide with you. You would not want to buy a box of stuff for fifty dollars just for a five dollar car. Next be sure that in the excitement of the auction you do not let auction fever take over and run your bill up as well.

It can happen and does happen to people quite often. If the hustle and bustle of an auction is not to your liking then you should consider cruising yard sales. While the pickings can be a bit more slim sometimes you can still run across real treasures that are an extreme bargain. Many people do not realize what they have so you can purchase them at a good price. The only down side to this method is that you have to be quick to get to potential yard sales. Antique hunters will often get there early and pick up any treasures that might be offered.

By the time you get there all the antique cars that might have been there could be gone. If you would rather spend your time at home searching for the cars you can surf the Internet. There are many different options available on the net. This includes online auctions, antique dealer websites, and car collector websites that may offer antique model cars for sale. No matter which online method you choose you will have a good deal of websites at your fingertips to help you find the antique model car of your dreams. Now all you have to do is to begin your treasure hunt. Happy hunting!
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model cars, model trains, and model trucks. You will find excellent hobbying and trading resources here for model stock car, model trains, and model trucks.
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