I hope all of you had a good weekend and were able to get out and find some wonderful old treasures. We’ve got another great dealer interview today. Last week we spoke with Amber Strong of The Rusty Nail. Her booth is located at my favorite place to junk in Savannah,GA. It’s called: Two Women and a Warehouse. This store has two locations. My favorite is the one located on Bull Street. Perhaps that’s because it’s located just down the street from my all time favorite bakery, Back in the Day Bakery. I usually try to get to Savannah once or twice a year. Having good friends that live on Tybee Island always makes it much easier for a visit. Whenever I’m town I have my obligatory list of places to visit. These two places are on the top of the list. So the next time you find yourself in Savannah be sure to put these two destinations on your agenda. You won’t be disappointed. So if you are ready for Amber’s interview let’s get started!
6. What do you find sells the most in your booth? The trend I see for my booth is chest of drawers, dressers and farmhouse tables.
11. What plans do you have to improve your booth for the new year? My plans are to really define my brand more. Making sure I’m a stand out for my particular niche. I don’t want to be a duplicate of everyone else.
16. Do you utilize social media, and if so, which ones work best? I have a Facebook page and Instagram. Facebook seems to have the most engaged followers.
19. Where do you find your vintage goods? All over really. Auctions, estates, flea markets, yard sales, online yard sale groups, craigslist, road side. It varies.
25. Do you sell online too? If so which venue do you use -Ebay/Etsy/Other? I do not sell online. But I market online daily.
26. Would you like to own your own store someday? I thought I did, but after much research it’s a lot to be the owner. I’m not sure I’m up for that task.
27. Do you ever participate in barn sales or pop up sales? If so, how many a year?
28. Where do you find your vintage items? Anywhere I can get a good deal. I set my budget and I stick to my guns! I know what I want to profit and I won’t go to high end estate sales just to make $40 I keep my profit margin high. So surfing flea markets, craigslist, yard sales for good stuff is better for me than just having a full booth with little profit. Remember time is money. Find your honey hole! It may be eBay, Facebook group sales, yard sales, a junk dealer. But shop smart!
Thank you, Amber for taking some time with us for an interview. We really enjoyed getting to know you a little better and looking through your beautiful photos.
My junkin friends I hope all of you enjoyed Amber’s interview. Have a great week everyone.