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Ask Snag: How to Negotiate

It’s here! It’s finally here! Just in time for crazy garage sale season. This guide will help you in getting the most of your pocket full of quarters and dollars and help bring home a van full of vintage goodies. 1. The first step and most important step to negotiating: be nice. Seriously for the love […]

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How a Vintage Item is Priced

Before we write our tips and tricks for negotiating (which we haven’t forgotten our request for, we promise!), I thought it would be helpful to discuss why things at a store or flea market are more than when you find them at a thrift store or garage sale. In this post, I will be using a […]

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Ask Snag: Where to Find Lampshades?

During the past couple weeks I’ve been asked not once but twice about my shadeless lamp situation. I tried going back through our posts and finding just how many shadeless lamps I’ve purchased but I couldn’t figure it out technologically. I know there’s been a lot. Most recently it was these two fine specimens. I […]

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Ask Snag: Reviving Mid-century Legs

Snag reader Susie scored this fantastic mid-century sewing desk with a matching footstool. As seen in this picture, the desk is in remarkable condition. Unfortunately, the footstool’s accompanying legs are a little rougher. Here’s what Susie writes: I thought maybe the snag team could give me some ideas on how to refinish or fix the […]

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