If you are thinking about becoming a vintage collector there are a few things that you might want to think about before beginning your collection.
What are you planning on collecting? Are you planning to sell it later? How long will you collect for? Do you have space for it? Are you going to display it or keep it boxed up? How are you planning to take care of it? Where are you going to find your collectables? Are just a few questions that you will need to ask yourself before you begin your vintage collection.
Once you have decided on what vintage collection you are going to start, the next thing you may ask yourself is where you are going to find the items that you want. Start with the auction sites, these sites can sometimes have certain items that you are looking for at a very reasonable price.
The next place to look for items that most may not think about looking at is second-hand shops or thrift stores. These places can sometimes have the items that you are looking for, for cheap and in very good condition.
The condition of the item is something else that a vintage collector who is looking to make a profit off later will need to look at. The reason for looking at the condition is if the item is in bad shape then the item will not sell for what it may be worth if it was in Mint condition.
The amount of time that you collect something will determine the value when you do sell, for example, phones. The longer you hold onto it the more it may be worth in about 30 years. If you have a large collection in 30 years and decide to split up your collection, the collection may bring in a lot of money for you. Another thing that will determine the price of something vintage is how had been made at that time and the number of items that are found of that item at the time you want to sell your items. That is why it is better to hang on to something longer than you may want.
If you decide to display your collection, make sure that the collection is in a protective case that will keep it in the same condition as when you purchased it, especially if you are planning to resell it later. When looking at protective cases make sure that you also do not take it out of the original package. Items that are still in the original boxes that they have come in have not been opened are worth more than those items that are opened and have been played with.
Never keep collecting after you have run out of space, this could prove to be a problem for you in the end with your loved ones. If you have a room that you are using to display your items, keep it to that room or to a storage area if that is where you determined to hold your vintage collection.
Some collectors look at collecting as an investment while others look at it for the pure passion of collecting. What type of collector are you going to be?
By Marley Martinerin