When it comes to finding inventory, the best rule of thumb is to keep your eyes open. You never know where you will find something—it could be anywhere from the trunk of a Honda to a Church.
One weird place that I got some inventory was a neighbor’s trash can—a person was throwing away a TOMS countertop wire rack. Another neighbor down the street from me was going to throw away a movie card that I asked if I could have (and I still have it).
Countless sheds, outbuildings and barns have also had many things that I have bought. Make sure you even check the rafters of these buildings.
There was also the out of business grocery store. There was a local auction company that was having a sale there—you could still see that the meat department still stocked with its slicer and tables there. It was interesting to see all of that when I bought a wood Hayward Wakefield table at the sale.
One of the strangest places that I found a piece to sell is a chicken coup—it had a 4-foot tall by 8-foot-long enamel Coca Cola sign inside.
What was the strangest place that I have ever bought something out of? It was a haunted house that was on the back of a person’s property.
This is a small handful of strange places that I have bought inventory to sell. Where are some strange places that you have bought inventory at?