Antique shops: Suddenly outdated?

Antique shops: Suddenly outdated?

There are 12 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 14, 2008, titled Antique shops: Suddenly outdated?. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Jack Tuttle had a nice gig going at his antiques shop in Lake Mary -- until the stock market began plunging in September.

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beach bum

United States

#1 Nov 14, 2008
This is a trend that also has to do with demographics.Spanish people and a lot of black people don,t care about antiques.Also todays young people hate the past,they don,t like old music,they don,t like black and white movies.In a hundred years only artwork and jewelery will have stood up in value.
oak wood

Orlando, FL

#2 Nov 14, 2008
Don't worry. People will always be there to buy worn out, dirty, broken down junk.
Maxfield

Orlando, FL

#3 Nov 14, 2008
I have always gone to the Websters Farmer Market on Mondays, and spent weekends at flea markets and places like Renningers my whole life. It's a family interest. These dealers charge exorbitant prices for items. We haven't bought anything new for years. Maybe if they charged a fair price for their items, people would buy them.
farina

Broomfield, CO

#5 Nov 14, 2008
woa is me.woa is me
City Girl

United States

#6 Nov 14, 2008
That's right. Don't need it.

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Nov 14, 2008
The real antique shops are in Europe, all I've seen here are stores smelling like mold with cheap looking wannabes antique stuff.
Shouldn't generalize but what I've seen.
Mark Byrn

Kissimmee, FL

#8 Nov 14, 2008
Q: You know what the difference is between an antique store and a flea market or swap meet? A: The price.
CrazyWorld

Winter Park, FL

#9 Nov 14, 2008
Some of their stuff isn't really antique and if you're an amateur you pay through the nose.

I think it's more of bragging rite to your friends - it's pretty expensive you know? My sister does this and the pieces are nice but give me a break - why keep up with the Joneses?

What's wrong with buying good quality new stuff? In today's economy this is a LUXURY many can't afford.
Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#10 Nov 14, 2008
You do not need antiques. Who would want some old crap to take up space and collect dust that you can't even use for anything except to look at. Bye Bye antiques.
Mapz

Daytona Beach, FL

#11 Nov 14, 2008
Maitland is an "upscale" suburb? Since when?
resaler

United States

#12 Nov 14, 2008
New stuff isn't necessarily "quality". I've had new stuff that isn't solid wood that falls apart in short time. Where as the old solid wood stuff lasts for years and through many generations of kids.
A lot of new stuff is cheap presserd wood or plastic and looks cheap and cookie cutter. To each his own. But give me a nice old Chippendale chair rather than a cheap Wally World piece of crap that depreciates in value over time instead of increasing like a good piece of furnature does.
resaler

United States

#13 Nov 14, 2008
beach bum wrote:
This is a trend that also has to do with demographics.Spanish people and a lot of black people don,t care about antiques.Also todays young people hate the past,they don,t like old music,they don,t like black and white movies.In a hundred years only artwork and jewelery will have stood up in value.
speak for yourself.

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