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5-METHODS / Help identify and value most items in minutes.

#1 / Pricing Demos

ID & Value Most Items in Minutes

In this report, experts share how they ID and value most items in minutes, with free price finders.

Example: Antique & Vintage Pricing

16-Minute Video by Vintage Picker Crazy Lamp Lady: Shares fast, free, easy steps to ID and value older items in minutes, using eBay.

Crazy Lamp Lady also has a 40,000+ member Facebook Group named Old Things Thrifters and Pickers. Members help each other ID items and swap buy and sell tips involving various older items. She also shares many tips for a variety of selling venues, including eBay, on her YouTube channel.

#2 / Enthusiast Groups

Lightning Fast Identification

Enthusiast groups are hard to beat for a fast ID of a mystery item. It's not uncommon to see an obscure item posted in a large group. Be correctly identified in under 10-minutes.

Once you have a correct ID. Free price finders can help you find a ballpark value for most items in minutes.

7-Million Years of Knowledge?

One Group, What is this? Antique, vintage, and unusual item identification has over 190,000 members on Facebook.

Multiply an average Facebook users age (40) by 190,000. That's 7-million years of combined life experience and knowledge, in one group.

All, interested in antique and vintage. Many, eager to identify your item or share helpful research tips.

Making it a potentially valuable first stop for anyone wanting to solve a mystery, fast.

1-Minute Video by Facebook: Demonstrates basics of finding and joining enthusiast groups.

More Options

Besides Facebook, look online for enthusiast groups. Try eBay community boards, YouTube, MeetUp, Twitter, etc.

  • TIP > Large active groups generally provide the fastest response time.

Most groups (public and private) offer free memberships with a simple registration, and your agreement to follow their rules of conduct.

A small number, ask for a donation or charge a fee. Asking for a free trial membership (if not offered) sometimes works.

Verify Everything

Because it's difficult to know if every opinion can be qualified as a good one (especially in matters of value). Always do your own research and seek advice from reputable specialist to verify all information.

#3 / Find Reputable Specialist

Offering Free Appraisals & Advice

If you can match your item to an appraisal category. Chances are good you can find a reputable specialist who's willing to identify your item, and give you a free appraisal.

Many reputable specialist can be found using free resources.

4-Minute Video by JB Coins: Demonstrates how free online appraisals work. The same process applies to most free appraiser categories

#4 / Fast Image Search

Leverage 'AI' Super-Computing

This method shows you how to upload a photo of your item. Then let artificial intelligence (AI) find related images online to help ID your item.

1-Minute Video by Google: Demonstrates basic steps for an image search.

A PC magazine article dives deeper. Covering reverse image search for mobile devices. As well as other image searches available... see article.

#5 / Public Library

Try Before You Buy

Good ID books and price guides can often provide helpful tips to identify items.

The library can be a great resource. It's also a way to try before you buy. reviews can help find books others found helpful.

1-Minute Video: If you can't find a book at your local library. This video demonstrates how to get it through an Interlibrary Loan.

Methods | REPORT


  • Finds Money - Correct ID, helps find accurate ballpark values, and may find hidden money makers.

  • Saves Time - By using effective free resources that ID most-items fast.


  • Several Methods May Be Needed - To gather enough clues to properly ID your item.

  • Unique Rare Items - Often take extra time and may need help from reputable specialist.

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LAST UPDATE / by James Massey, November 4, 2020 .


All Items Shared by What Sells Best - Are strictly for Informational and Entertainment Purposes only.


Always Consult with Reputable Specialist - Before making important buy or sell decisions.