Business policies

How do small businesses create polices? It’s easy; they don’t. The customers do. I know, you are asking how that happens. Well in a nutshell, policies are created when something happens that’s outside of the business owner’s experience. As small business owners, we try to anticipate everything that could happen that could affect us. It’s […]

Antiques on a budget

Collecting antiques can be a fun and rewarding hobby on many levels. It doesn’t have to be a hobby that breaks the bank. Not all antiques belong in the British Museum or have to cost as much as the Hope Diamond & there is much more to the hobby than buying low and selling high. […]

Cash is king. Or is it?

I have noticed lately that some small businesses are offering a discount if you pay with cash. It got me thinking and wondering if this was really a good idea. Credit card fees can be expensive. No one wants to pay them. They are yet another expense that a small business has to deal with […]

How to effectively use craigslist©.

In case you are not familiar with craigslist, it’s essentially an online free classified ad website. It was started by Craig Newmark in the mid 1990’s to highlight events in and around the San Francisco Bay area. It is now used in nearly 70 countries and in multiple languages and has many categories such as […]

The future of antiques

People have been collecting things for a long time. Some collect for fun, others collect for the hunt and some collect for the investment. Most of us have inherited something or bought something we thought might become valuable at some point. Since the prices of antiques and collectibles have varied much in the last several […]

Being famous doesn’t make you smart – an editorial of sorts…

Everyone thinks that celebrities are really intelligent people. Maybe some are. However the way I see them, they are not any smarter than you or me. Most celebrities are/were normal people who were in the right place at the right time to be discovered. Marilyn Monroe was a pretty normal farm girl until someone saw […]

Memories of Christmases past…

Well it’s getting to be that time of the year again. The holidays are upon us and among all the craziness that’s going on right now, we can take some time and enjoy some nostalgia and memories of Christmases past. One of the most vivid memories I have of my youth this time of year […]

Don’t let collecting bug you.

Collecting can be a long-time entertaining hobby. Some folks might call it a passion and others an obsession. Its fun finding all the items that can make up a great collection, but sometimes, if you are not careful it can really bug you. What? Bug me? How can my passion bug me? Let me explain. […]

Sound Choices

At Five Katz antiques, we love music.  Whatever format you choose, compact discs, digital mp3s, reel to reel tape or vinyl, we love it all. Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, New Wave, Punk, Classical, Folk, it’s all great. Since we sell vintage vinyl at the store, and have recently added new records to our inventory, I […]

Dear Gene,

Gene Rodenberry C/O Heaven or eternity And somewhere in orbit   Dear Gene, I hope this letter finds you well , wherever your soul has chosen to rest. Whatever ethereal plane you are on I hope you are enjoying the future you so eagerly thought of and sought for all of us. Alas, only small […]