The question posed: How will the rising gas prices impact your summer antique shopping, selling and travel plans?

Hi Robyn,

I’ve been in the antique business for 32 years. I used to do shows but don’t anymore because of the high expense and the low sales. I am still in 2 antique malls, which are both down drastically.

I have been selling on eBay since 1998. The sales are down as is the prices realized but I am selling so much better on eBay than anywhere else.

Because of the high gas prices, I will not attend any antique shows, flea markets, estate sales, or garage sales. When you consider what it costs in gas and time and effort, not worth the bother. That’s my two cents worth.

Howard, via e-mail