Posted By: The Cheapest Skate in Frugality on 07/20/2007 at 16:57:29
At first this might seem like the kind of thing that you shouldn't even consider if you're trying to save money. Who needs to fill their walls with art when they barely can keep up with their credit card debts· I agree, this isn't for everyone, but because many people do want to put stuff on their walls, this is a valid entry. I can't stand bare walls. Some people can.
When I was younger, I used to get dragged to these giant art sales held at hotels or convention centers around my house. To me, they were just a great place to run around with my brother and get lost in the cavernous spaces and hide on the racks behind paintings. Probably not the best way to spend my time, but this was before I was a doctor. What I didn't appreciate until I was older was how much money my parents saved by buying their art at these type of sales. If you're looking in this section, under no circumstances should you ever be buying art from a dealer. You'll be paying too much money for not nearly enough art. If you want to go to a gallery, try an alternative art place. Most of the artists are up and comers and their art is usually priced at a reasonable rate. One other helpful tip: never, ever, under any circumstances, buy art on a cruise ship. Those salespeople may use tons of fancy words and all the satisfied testimony in the world, but don't fall for it. I don't even have to see what you're interested in. You're not getting what you think you are and you are getting ripped off. Those pieces of "art" are one thing to let go down with the ship.
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