No Substitute for Your Eyeballs

Auctionzip.com is our friend. It allows us to scour hundreds (probably thousands) of auction listings around the country looking for the kinds of items we want to purchase (or attempt to purchase). Using Auctionzip.com we can search based on geography or specific search terms. We can find auctions to attend in person, bid over-the-phone or […]

Collecting in a Selling Business

HtF’s business model is built on the idea that Kate and I as collectors have honed our product knowledge to the point where we can exploit the nuances of the details to make a profit when buying and selling toys and collectibles. We know what our consistent overhead costs are to run our business (boxes, […]

HtfBlog Weekend in Review

On Saturday, Kate and I decided to see what upstate New York had to offer us. While it didn’t offer much, it was at least a nice day for a drive. We found a place called The Great Northern Flea Market. We were excited to find ANYTHING in this area, but this was actually a […]

HtF Role Play

DAN: Here’s what I want to do. I want to do a little role playing. Are you ready? KATE: Um…yes. DAN: OK. Imagine you are at a Flea Market. You are walking down the row of tables and then you come to my table where I am selling Barbies that are very clearly from the […]