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The Complete Idiot's Guides to Starting and Running a Thrift Store by Ravel Buckley, Carol Costa

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Chapter 16
Determining the True Value of Resale Items
In This Chapter
◆ Discovering treasure
◆ Evaluating jewelry, books, and antiques
◆ Reviewing collectibles and dolls
◆ Working with appraisers, auctioneers, and dealers
In an earlier chapter, you learned about setting prices on the merchandise you are reselling in your thrift store. When you are dealing with the common items you will display on an ongoing basis, pricing is simply a matter of making sure you are providing a good value for the customer and factoring in a profit for yourself. This means that the goods are still in useful condition and the discounted price is substantially lower than the retail cost of the same items.
It is said that the value of an item is as much as a buyer is ...

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