>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow Idea of The Treasure Collector started with garage sales

Print

Idea of The Treasure Collector started with garage sales

Tracie Gutierrez’ lifelong love of collecting has resulted in a business for her and bargains for the public.

Gutierrez, owner and manager of The Treasure Collector resale store on Highway 101 South, told the Pilot, “I did all this collecting stuff my whole life, and you can’t keep everything,” so...

Last April, she opened The Treasure Collector to help others find what they want at prices they can afford, and to relieve her overstock.

She said she’s able to offer low prices because,

“It’s all donations, I don’t buy anything.”

It all started with garage sales, she said.

“When I decided to open up, I went to all the yard sales.”

But, instead of buying anything, she did some of the sellers a favor by hauling away selected items that hadn’t sold.

On Mondays, after weekend garage and yard sales, she sends her husband, Jose, to pick up any leftovers she has agreed to remove.

“He does the hard stuff,” she said. “I do the fun stuff.”

She said she spends all day pricing, and feels like it’s for a garage sale.

“I take pretty much anything. I’m expanding, with lots of furniture, beds, couches.”

The Treasure Collector is filled with clothing, all sizes, women’s, men’s, children’s, appliances, games, books, linens, bedding – almost anything – including an organ.

“And my free room is awesome,” she said. It’s filled with a myriad of items, all free for the taking.

Gutierrez believes she’s helping everyone, from the yard sale purveyors who have leftovers needing to be removed, to the people who come to the shop looking for bargains, and those who have little or no money who still have a chance to shop, thanks to the free room.

Gutierrez and Jose moved to Brookings from California two years ago, six months after her mother had moved here, also from Southern California. She said, “I love it here.”

This isn’t her first foray into the resale business.

“I was doing this in Ojai where I helped a friend open a store, and after we moved to Brookings, I started going to garage sales and it just grew,” she said.

Gutierrez not only offers a wide variety of merchandise, she’s also willing to negotiate on prices.

“Make me an offer,” she said. “I have to keep things moving.”

She said that now is a good time to shop at The Treasure Collector because everything in the store is half price.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t give up, Gutierrez said. “Just ask.” She may have what you want tucked away somewhere in The Treasure Collector.

For more information, or to request a pickup, call 541-469-3938.

The shop, at 15711 Highway 101 South, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and is closed Sunday and Monday.

 

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Germany hints at preparations of a Plan B on Greece
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble hinted on Saturday that Berlin was preparing for a possible Greek default, drawing a parallel with the secrecy of German reunification plans in 1989. At a briefing with reporters after a tense meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Greece on Friday, Schaeuble was asked if euro zone finance ministers were working on a "Plan B" in case negotiations on funding with cash-strapped Athens fail. To explain his position, he drew a parallel with the secrecy that was necessary during the initial stage of planning for German reunification in 1989. The finance minister of Slovenia suggested at that meeting that because the talks, that have been going on for three months, were leading nowhere, perhaps euro zone ministers should starting discussing a Plan B -- what happens if Greece defaults.
  • Isolated in debt talks, Greek finance rebel gets the cold shoulder
    As the buses carrying European finance ministers left for a gala dinner in the Latvian capital on Friday night, one of the party hung back at the hotel and then wandered off alone into the dusk. Greece's Yanis Varoufakis had other dinner plans, he said, after a bruising first day of meetings in Riga that underlined his isolation as he tries to avert national bankruptcy. While other ministers were feted by their entourages with food and warm clothing during the meeting in Riga, Varoufakis was seen alone at almost every turn, eschewing aides or any security detail. "He is completely isolated," a senior euro zone official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
  • Comcast drops Time Warner Cable bid after antitrust pressure
    The collapse of the deal opens the door for other possible offers for Time Warner Cable, but also casts heightened regulatory risk on merger activity in the U.S. cable industry, which has been rapidly consolidating in the face of competition from satellite TV and Web-based services. Comcast had argued the merger would bring faster service and better video services to more Americans. Charter Communications Inc lost out on a bid for Time Warner Cable last year, and Charter's controlling shareholder, Liberty Media Corp, had since indicated continuing interest. Time Warner Cable shares last traded at $152.52, up 2.5 percent on the day.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use