Don’t Miss Out on WorthPoint Treasure Hunting 2019!
The Atlanta WorthPoint Treasure Hunt group, January 2018.
The plans have begun for WorthPoint Treasure Hunting 2019! The first hunt will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 24th. Click here for registration information. If you are not familiar with our WorthPoint treasure hunts, let me tell you what they are and how they got started. You certainly don’t want to miss out!
I called myself a “Treasure Hunt Seller” long before I met the CEO of WorthPoint, Will Seippel. Little did I know that Will has been a “Treasure Hunt Seller” on eBay almost as long as I have. Although we never knew each other before, we both have been power selling our way through eBay since the 90’s, selling the treasures we find from various antique shows, flea markets, estate sales and local shops.
We are the “real-deal” eBay sellers that have been making a living by hunting treasures. WorthPoint brought us together; Will as the creator, and myself as a user.
Will and Danna at the Nashville Worthpoint Treasure Hunt 2018.
Long story short, I was offered a position at WorthPoint to lead up the “Treasure Hunts” across the country this past year. Will asked me to seek out annual events and organize each treasure hunt, inviting people to join us.
Our treasure hunts this year were located in:
- Long Beach, CA
- Mount Dora, FL
- Atlanta, GA
- Denver, CO
- Brimfield, MA
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Cumberland, ME
- Wheaton, IL
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Ocala, FL
- Cummings, GA
- Lake Charles, LA
We had a great show of enthusiasm, with several of the venue owners giving us special attention at the events. For example, Zurko’s All Night Flea Market in Wheaton, IL, gave us a dedicated booth onsite complete with “Welcome Treasure Hunters” banners. We also partnered with local eBay meet-up groups. A few of the groups invited us to do presentations about researching and valuing items the day before a treasure hunt.
The WorthPoint booth at Wheaton with the Zurko banners in the back.
So how do the WorthPoint Treasure Hunts work?
- We always announce the Treasure Hunting location a few months before the event. All hunts are posted on the Treasure Hunting page.
- Early registration is a must. Each person that registers is expected to meet us at a designated location on the day of the event.
- Once we all meet at our location, everyone then hunts for treasures. Some folks hunt for items to add to their private collections, while others hunt for items to resell. We usually split up during the hunt. Some people hunt alongside Will, and some follow my lead. Either way, our goal is to assist everyone with finding what they were looking for.
- Next we meet for lunch. During lunch we have a show-and-tell, working our way around the table, learning about each treasure.
- Everyone that attended a treasure hunt this year was entered into a drawing for $1,000.00. The drawing was held, live online December 1, 2018.
Will speaking at the Ft. Lauderdale hunt, 2018.
The entire experience so far, has been fun and educational. Every hunt has been different. A few past hunts included “Treasure Maps” showing special locations. One hunt included “eBay gift card prizes,” while others included handouts and freebies like t-shirts or hats. No two hunts were alike. Each depended on the location. For example, in Mount Dora, FL, we met for breakfast before the event and had a special pre-hunt meeting. In Fort Lauderdale, we all met for a pizza in the middle of the drive-in movie “Swap-Shop” location. Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta actually provided us with a special meeting room. We were able to use this room in the morning for coffee and then a second meeting room in the afternoon for lunch.
Subscribe to “Treasure Hunting News” and never miss an invite to future hunts. If you have an idea for a hunt in your area or would like to sponsor a hunt, please send me an email at Danna.Crawford@worthpoint.com.
Come join us!
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