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1.0 out of 5 stars Very basic, 27 Dec. 2012
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I bought this book based on the limited reviews that were available. I already sell bits and bobs on ebay etc and thought i would get to know more about dealing in the antique business. This book is very basic...many pathetic chapters like "wrapping up you stock" - it advises you not to play with bubble wrap as you will make it unusable. I am 50+ and quite frankly most of this is common sense which I have already acquired in my years on this earth. It is so pedestrian I am reading it for a laugh now! Okay there is the odd tip here and there which is useful but some of the comments are really for the creche. Don't buy, if you must get it second hand - mine is on the market soon. Watch bargain hunt / flog it / put your money / roadtrip a few times and you are at the level of this book.
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Initial post: 10 Sep 2013 11:28:33 BDT
Dog lover says:
I thought this book was really useful and far more informative than the TV shows you mentioned which don't reflect reality. Instead, it's full of tips about how to get discounts and how to avoid being ripped off. I've seen so many people popping bubble wrap at antiques fairs that your comment made me laugh but that was a tiny part of a very useful, moneysaving book - it's definitely worth buying and the advice on how to get a better price from antiques fairs, car boot sales and antiques centres, plus the 'plus one' tip on absentee auction bidding, will more than pay for the book.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2013 09:10:18 BDT
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Roy says:
I don't know your age but as I have said before most of the content in this book is obvious...to me anyway...and I suspect many potential buyers. I was clarifying this for those complete novices or those who want to know more. However I can't believe a novice has been wrapped up in so much cotton wool all their lives (or should I say bubble wrap)!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2015 12:10:56 BDT
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helioCLXX6 says:
If there any superior guides that you can recommend, do let me know thanks.
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