One of the things we love most about what we do, is the "buying"! Hands down, it's probably one of the most important aspects of this business. Buying smart means many things. #1 Buy what you love. #2 Buy at a good price. This allows you to make a little profit and pass along a good deal to your customer. #3 Buy with some idea of a look or idea you're going after. #4 Buy a variety of big, small and in between sized items. You need to offer a little of everything.
We had the opportunity to go to auction this week. Ann and I have always said someday we are going to write a book. The characters we encounter in this business are truly better than anything you could ever make up! We were standing around waiting on some items we wanted and I couldn't help but laugh to myself at this sight. It so reminded me of a bunch of birds hanging out on phone wire catching up on the days news. I'm willing to wager most of these men didn't come to buy at all, but to just socialize with one another. Wonder what the big story of the day was?