||How-to-become Antique. First, the antique business is the process of transition of expensive valuable items from people who own them, but cannot afford to keep them more, to the people whose financial capabilities allow them to be purchased!
Avices-as-become-antiquary-investment-gold. The circulation of antiques in nature - the basis of the antique business.
Secondly, any antique item has an alternative cost. This is the value of those things and goods that can be purchased by selling this antique item. For some, a rare copper coin of Olbia, see the article “Is it realistic to make money on antique coins of the Black Sea? About selling one coin of Olbia ”is the height of cultural and historical value and the object of desire, but for someone the cost for which it can be sold (USD25870) is the opportunity to buy an apartment in the Crimea!
It is the opportunity cost of antiques that is the driving force that encourages them to move into other hands.
Third, the sale of an antique item is a choice of alternatives.
A novice antiquarian and a simple inhabitant have not many of them - to advertise in a newspaper in the heading “Sell all kinds of things”, post on the Internet on a bulletin board, post a few ads at bus stops ... and wait, maybe they will bite.
The monster of the antique market has significantly more of them - a solid customer base of 1,500–2,000 people, a huge herd of “horses” who, for a percentage, will impose this item on their clients, business partners who can always help.
Plus all the possibilities of the Internet - online auctions, online stores, forums, blogs, etc.
Is it possible to compare the capabilities of the average person with the capabilities of a large dealer?
Then why does a philistine expect to get as much for his antique item as an experienced dealer can get.
After all, this dealer went to this level for decades - he developed his business, spent money on trips to auctions, read mountains of literature on antiques and collectibles, drank more than one barrel of wine with customers, and went through the Crimea and Rome. Why does he have to pay the average man for his antique item the real value.
And what is the real cost? I have already said in the article “The Ethics of Antique Business. How moral it is to earn on old grandmothers? ”That these values are countless.
I believe that the real value - this is the value that a man in the street and a novice antiquarian can get in accordance with their capabilities.
I am personally acquainted with the honored artist of Russia and many other countries, who gave me his mobile phone, for my services in the antique movement, and is ready to talk with me on the subject of antiques. But the novice antiquary guard will not let him to him even a distance of five meters!
Why does he need to pay "real value" things ?!