Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's been a long time since I recomended a book

While at the library yesterday I spied on the new release shelf the book "American Pickers Guide To Picking" We only have basic cable here on the urban homestead. I've heard alot about the TV show, but, have only managed to see about ten minutes of an episode while visiting family. It's bad etiquete to visit just to watch TV. So, I didn't see much. The little bit I did see I enjoyed. I like the book so much I read over half of it last night. I never realized it, but, I am a "picker". I've always seen value in promising pieces of what others consider junk. I also learned a long time ago I could buy a whole pile of stuff for not much more than I would pay for one piece. Having learned this I know I can usually make a small profit or at least get the stuff I really want for free by selling off the extras. I have even managed to learn a few things from this book. Mostly how to deal with "pickees" as the authors refer to them. So, if you're like me and like finding treasure in other peoples junk. Check out "American Pickers Guide To Picking". I think you'll enjoy it.


Gorges Smythe said...

This nation is so wasteful that it amazes me. I read of one guys who makes over $60,000 a year curb raiding!

woodsrunner said...

Years ago I knew a guy that had filled three big old two story broiler houses with curbside picks. The guy was quite well to do. He was just outside a town with 2 major colleges. He'd go around in the spring and pick up the usable stuff the students left. In the fall he'd sell it to the incoming freshman class. Myself, I'm just happy getting my hobbies for free or less.

Pumice said...

I love the internet. I opened another window and checked our local library. They have the book. It sounds interesting.

I often tell the kids at school that I could never be one of the guys that collects the trash. I would end up bringing too much of it home. I have to constantly stop myself from loading my trunk on the way to work.

Now that I think about it, this book might be a bad influence on me and might cause problems in my marriage.

Grace and peace.