Friday, February 5, 2010

Where Do Junk Collectors Hunt For Freebies, Bargains And The Best Deals ?

Everyone is After Great Junk

With so many folks hopping onto the junk wagon, junk is becoming a precious commodity. Economic times are miserable and it seems that everyone is into re-cycling, buying on the cheap and finding fabulous JUNK.

Competition in The Junk World

Just what we all needed, competition in the junk world! This can be a real problem for those of us who turn around "junk" and transform our finds into desirable "antiques" and "collectibles'. Believe me, a lot of stuff that you see in a shop came from places you don't even want to know about. Some dealers in fact are hard core scavengers making regular trips to dumps, trash centers and their neighborhood curbs.

Soft Junking
I am what I might call a "soft junker", I'm not apt to go dumpster diving yet, but I do head for the basement or garage at a tag sale, because that is where the funky junk I like is likely to be found.

Hard Core Junking For Real Collectors
Hard core junkers are known to get "Down n Dirty". These are more risky junkers.

Regular small time junkers (like me) know the drill, going to tag sales, flea markets, off the beaten path shops etc
But if you want to step up your junking habits you need to get past the obvious places to hunt for "junk" and begin expanding your junking turf.

To Read More About Where To Find Junk Click On The Links Below:

Places To Hunt For The Best Junk:Collector Guide To Getting Down N Dirty


Diving Into The Topic Of Freegans And Frugal Living

Resources For Junksters

Television Shows

New History Channel Show "American Pickers in Action"

Read More On-Line

Bruce Littlefield

Found Magazine

Flea Market Style -->

Books You Will Like

Tossed And Found by Linda and John Mayers

Garage Sale America by Bruce Littlefield

American Junk by Mary Randolph Carter

Big City Junk by Mary Randolph Carter

Garden Junk by Mary Randolph Carter

Kitchen Junk by Mary Randolph Carter

Treasure Hunting on A Budget by Robert Park

Treasure Hunting on A Budget 2: The Common Man's Guide to Down N Dirty Treasure Hunitng
by Robert Park

How To Be A Furniture Detective by Fred Taylor

Rescue From Domestic Perfection by Dan Ho

Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Styles Homes by C. Dianne Zweig

C. Dianne Zweig
is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link:
C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff

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Dianne is a member of:
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The Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. Very informative, thankyou! I think there is a bit of me in all those categories!I dont tend to look much further than my backyard these days, I have so much!

  2. is a great blog with lots of information for junk addicts. meet her and other vendors at The Vintage Bazaar, Feb. 27th, 12-5pm, 4740 N. Western, Chicago.

  3. Thanks Diana....looks like a great site, Dianne