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Given that knowledge is king in the world of purchasing, begin your quest for knowledge by learning the furniture periods. Classes are the best way to learn. Next, spend a day at an antique auction. Ask questions during inspection time. You'll see hundreds of items pass over the block in hours. Next, use your knowledge to negotiate with shops.