Archive: FAQ Archive - Paply's Gifts and Antiques

What is an Antique?

By definition an Antique is an item at least 100 years old. The word “Vintage” is typically used to describe items over 20 years old but not yet an Antique. As a newer generation of antique dealers emerge and the growing number of online commerce sites, the term “Antiques” has become more subjective and harder to define.

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Do you buy items?

Yes, we are always on the hunt for Antiques, Collectibles, and Unique items. If you have an item(s) that you want to sell, give us a call and set up an appointment to bring your items in. We will evaluate your items and if interested we will make you an offer. Please do not ask us to make an offer or ask a value over the phone or with a picture. We must physically see the merchandise. Please understand that we are not collectors, we are a business of buying and selling. We pay wholesale prices so you should not expect to receive full retail price for your items.

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How often do we get new merchandise?

This question is impossible to answer. The frequency in which dealers bring in new merchandise in varies from Daily to Monthly. We also can not predict what items will come in. Our business is not like the Big Box store. We do not have specific suppliers, with specific merchandise to reorder. The majority of our merchandise is a one time buy, when it’s gone it’s gone. If you are looking for a specific item, you can leave your request with us and we will post it on our vendor BOLO (Be On the Look Out) bulletin board.

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Can you hold this item for me until payday?

We have a strict “NO HOLD” policy. We have found that over 90% of customers who ask us to hold and item, never return to purchase the item. This results in the item being removed from the floor and the loss of potential sales. The EXCEPTION is; if you want to purchase an item and the price tag has fallen off or is not legible. In this case, if we are unable to contact the dealer for a price check, we will hold the merchandise and contact you when we get a proce from the vendor.

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What if I buy something that is too large for me to take immediately?

We will be glad to store your purchase until you are able to pick it up or arrange for a delivery. There is no storage fee for the first 30 days. After 30 days, a $3.00 a day fee will be charged.

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Do you deliver?

We do not have in house delivery capabilities; although we can provide you with a list of local delivery service providers.

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Do you have Lay-a-Way?

Sorry, we no longer offer lay-a-way; although we do offer a modified in house payment plan on selected merchandise.

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How much does it cost to rent a booth and become a Vendor?

We currently do not have any permanent indoor booths available. You are welcome to place your name on the waiting list. Our outdoor spots for our Monthly 1st Saturday Market Days cost $10.00 for a 10′ x 14′ space. Spaces are limited to the first 14 vendors and must be reserved and paid in advance.

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Do you accept debit/credit cards? Is there a discount if we pay with cash?

We accept all cards with Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express Logo. We now have a PIN pad and can accept debit cards. We accept checks from Local Banks with proper identification. Of course we will always accept good old cash, but there is no discount for paying with cash.

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