If you travel to antique and thrift stores in Americas heartland you find a slightly different idea of marketing than Broadway in New York. .
Do know anybody about your size that might need a leather jacket?
You wouldnt have any idea what a fella could do with a Queen Annes chair?
These comments are a not so clever way of asking you to take a look at something the proprietor of a store may feel you have overlooked.
In most cases these second hand stores rely on word of mouth advertising and they have been known to negotiate a better price unlike their discount store counterparts.
There was a time in our collective history when barter was a primary tool in making a purchase. In many cases it was the very skills you possessed that could be used as leverage in acquiring something you and your family needed. Doctors would claim they were forced to take poultry and livestock in exchange for services and General Store owners often traded flour for eggs.
Ecommerce would be foreign territory for famed writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. She lived in a more primitive time in more harsh environs and if she wanted to connect with someone in New York she...