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Vintage in Tokyo

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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby Mini99 » Fri May 11, 2018 4:14 pm

subzero wrote:Did I just read that comment "rent a glass case to sell things in their shop for a fee" ?

What an interesting and really cool idea, iv'e never heard of a shop doing that before.

This quite common in antique shops in this country, often in the large ones.

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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby subzero » Fri May 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Mini99 wrote:
subzero wrote:Did I just read that comment "rent a glass case to sell things in their shop for a fee" ?

What an interesting and really cool idea, iv'e never heard of a shop doing that before.

This quite common in antique shops in this country, often in the large ones.


Can't believe iv'e never heard of it being done before. :?
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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby tobedesu » Fri May 11, 2018 5:21 pm

subzero wrote:
Mini99 wrote:
subzero wrote:Did I just read that comment "rent a glass case to sell things in their shop for a fee" ?

What an interesting and really cool idea, iv'e never heard of a shop doing that before.

This quite common in antique shops in this country, often in the large ones.


Can't believe iv'e never heard of it being done before. :?


Quite common in collectors shops in Tokyo.
There's usually four sometimes five cases in a stack.
They vary in price according to the best viewing position.
For example, a case at the bottom would be the cheapest and one at about chest height would be more expensive to rent.

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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby spoons » Fri May 11, 2018 5:44 pm

subzero wrote:Did I just read that comment "rent a glass case to sell things in their shop for a fee" ?

What an interesting and really cool idea, iv'e never heard of a shop doing that before.


That's how most antique and flea markets work here. The sellers are rarely in the shops but someone mans the fornt desk and sells on their behalf.
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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby theforceuk » Fri May 11, 2018 6:04 pm

Yeah I’ve watched the antiques road trip and the person in the shop often has to phone up the owner of the item to ask for the best price.
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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby Mini99 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:26 pm

Bought a fair few antiques this way over the years, makes haggling intresting!
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Re: Vintage in Tokyo

Postby subzero » Sat May 12, 2018 8:34 am

It's a great idea, shop owners can get a load of extra stock in their shop without having to source and buy the stock themselves then broker it for a fee, then the sellers can just sit back and let them sell without having to even be there.

It's just great for both parties, I like it. 8)
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