Be An Auction Watcher For Fun And Profit
There are some people who are avid collectors but don't have the time to hit all the auctions where items of interest might be sold. Sometimes, those people hire an auction watcher to help keep an eye out for those items. This auction watcher may be paid by the auction or by the item delivered to the client. Either way, being an auction watcher can be a fun way to make a few dollars. Some people simply love auctions. Whether it's an estate auction or a consignment auction, any sale is an event. If you're one of those people, you may find that there's a need for your services. Consider the number of times you've been at an estate or consignment auction and found some rare piece of glassware or some other collectible. You know there are people who collect those items, but you aren't one of them. Apparently, no one else in this particular crowd is either and the piece goes for a song. There are those people who collect old books, records, dolls and more. For those collectors who haven't the time or the patience to hit the auctions where these finds happen, an auction watcher becomes their eyes and ears. The particulars of the deal can be worked out in whatever way is satisfactory to both client and auction watcher. One important thing for the auction watcher to learn is the ins and outs of the collectibles they seek. While you don't have to become an expert, you do have to learn about markings and details that separate the "real" items from imitations. Otherwise, you may find that you've spent a good chunk of money on something that actually is worthless. If you're an auction enthusiast, why not consider advertising your services for hire? You may find that you have enough business to pay you to attend every auction you have time for!
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