Sometimes the best bargains are the ones that you simply stumble across, and the best way to stumble is hitting local shows for antiques and hand crafted goods. Often times dealers will mix with general sellers and you can locate Our Crazy Deals pretty easily if you look around. Some of the types of shows to look out for are craft sales, bazaars, antique shows, period or holiday craft “shops” that tend to set up around fairs, flea markets, and county sales.
The Antique shows will be a little trickier as more dealers will gather there, prices will be controlled by experts who know what they are doing, but you still might find someone willing to dicker over prices that might be more fixed in their shop. Greenhouses can be hard to find.
Nabbing Our Crazy Deals will require a sharp eye and a willing tongue to butter up the seller. Finding unique gifts at local shows is not difficult at all, particularly if you focus on hand crafted items or antiques. You can find everything from greenhouses to Victrola records.
Even amateur sellers who do not deal in handcrafted items or antiques on a daily basis might inflate their prices for certain events. Certainly if they happen to set up next to someone who is selling similar and the prices are already higher the temptation is to match them. Of course they might not, and you could get Our Crazy Deals just because they are under bidding. Shop and compare for the very best bargains.