Well. I was so excited to be heading out to the Christie Antiques Show, toted as one of the best in Canada. It's a reasonably short drive from where I am, today was a nice day, so it seemed like the thing to do. First thing, they charge you $10 for admission. Per person. There were 3 of us so $30 to get in. Not impressed. Then the prices. Over, over, over inflated. Anybody who's a thrift store shopper would have not been impressed at all. There was a lot of Pyrex and a lot of people hovering around it. This woman was buying a fridgie and I asked her how much she was paying. I was shocked to hear $15. She said she had seen them more expensive. A whole set of primary colour mixing bowl? $135 and not that pristine. A set of fridgies for $65. A small, scratched up old Orchard mixing bowl for $10. (I usually leave those behind, even in perfect condition!)
And Jadeite? (I know it's not Pyrex, but I still love it.) $425 for the set of mixing bowls. $425. Four-hundred and twenty-five. People were walking, looking and bursting out laughing. I guess they're catering to the big city yuppies who have more cash than brains.
I don't get why it is so expensive. With so many dealers (over 300), you think the competition would bring prices down. But everything was expensive. I think I'll keep going to thrift stores.
Well, in the meanwhile, here are a couple of pics of some of my lovely thrifted Pyrex, $4.99 and 5.99$ respectively: