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The Best Way To Sell An Antique

Dec 3, 2007
Some people may find themselves in the fortunate position of being able to sell an antique. However, how do you go about selling one and making sure that you get the most for your money? If it is obvious that you don't know what to look for when selling an antique clock you may find people trying to take advantage of you. With a few tips and pointers though you will find yourself an expert in no time so you can make sure that you get a great price for your antique clock.

You have several options when it comes to selling your antique so it's important to consider which method is going to benefit you the most. Charges will be deducted from the total selling price so although it is important to shop around to find the best deal that will make you the most money, also ask how much you are going to be charged for selling your piece. You may even find that you don't end up going with the company who has quoted you the highest selling price because they may charge a fortune to sell your antique clock for you.

One method of selling an antique clock is through a dealer. Associations such as LAPADA will be able to recommend reputable dealers to those who are new to the business. Most people choose a dealer who sells items similar to theirs already as they know what they are talking about. The price you will be offered for your piece will not be as high as what the dealer will go on to sell it for so don't be surprised by this. This is normal practice as they need to make a profit too in order to survive.

If you're not happy with the price you have been quoted or the fact that the dealer is going to sell your antique for more than they told you, you can sell to a dealer on commission. This means they will get a percentage of the price that your piece is sold for. It is important to write the terms of the sale such as the minimum selling price you want and the percentage of the sale you agree that the dealer can take.

A popular method people use when selling an antique clock is at an auction. You should agree a reserve price below which you don't want to sell and bear in mind that the average auctioneer will take 15 percent of the total selling price as commission.

If you don't want to pay any charges or commission for selling your antique clock then of course you can sell privately. Adverts in local or national papers, and specialist magazines are popular methods of advertising this. Be cautious about what details you include however such as your phone number and address.

Once you know which method suits you best you should be able to sell your antique clock in no time and make the most amount of money possible for your piece.
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Conquest House is a beautiful treasure house with a wide variety of antiques for every pocket. antique clock has all you need from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian to Early Twentieth Century ages.
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