Best Of 2005

BEST ANTIQUES: South Tampa Yard Sales

The problem with antiquing is that unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, or have a really good idea about stuff that’s actually worth (or not worth) a good chunk of your hard-earned dollars, it’s really easy to get ripped off. Sure, antique stores are great and all, but most of the goodies you find are pricey to say the least, and not always as old or as valuable as the collector would like to believe. The best Bay area location to find cool old stuff? South Tampa yard sales, specifically Palma Ceia and Beach Park. Most likely, this has something to do with the “old money” aspect, not to mention the area’s standing as one of the most expensive places to live in town. But somehow, it seems that South Tampans have a greater need to shed non-essentials with little fuss, regardless of their subjective value.