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Why An Electric Fence Will Save You Money

February 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Farm Supply Store

If you need a fence, you may be avoiding thinking about the costs involved. After all, a fence can come with a very real price tag that can cost you dearly. So it might surprise you that the most technologically advanced version on the open market is actually the most affordable.

It’s true however. When you need reliable farm fencing, there’s no better option than using electric wiring. No matter what kind of animal you have on your property, they’ll react to the harmless electric shock, meaning you can use the same time of fencing all over your property.

But you can save even more money by installing the fencing yourself. When you think about it, all it really comprises is the wiring, some stakes in the ground and electric fence supplies to power it. Compare this to how much it can cost to install a traditional fence and you’ll soon be won over by the savings.

Furthermore, repairs are simple as well. You’ll most likely have some wiring left over so if anything does happen, you can simply use that to mend it. Again, when you think about what repairs entail for traditional options, it soon becomes clear how much you can save by going the electric route.

The Farm Supply Store provides every type of electric fencing option you could possibly need to keep the outside world at bay and your animals safe. Whether you need dog, livestock or horse fencing, this website has it all.

Tips to Buy Estate Jewelry

February 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: Cynthia Findlay Antiques

Buying a vintage piece of jewelry can be a complicated process. There is a lot of room for sellers to skirt buyers on the details, and it is easy for a buyer to get scammed if she is not careful. These tips are designed to help the amateur find beautiful estate jewellery for purchase, and vet each piece to determine the quality.

Ask Questions

The first thing a smart buyer does is ask a lot of questions about the piece. Art deco rings have a special artistic significance, and if your dealer doesn’t understand these pieces it’s a dead giveaway that you’re not dealing with someone reputable. Always ask how the seller found the piece, because that’s another clue to its authenticity.

Inspect the Piece

If you know enough about the era, you can actually approximate when a piece came from by sight. Certain styles or accents tended to be popular throughout the history of jewellery, for example art deco pieces used a lot of geometrical shapes and gold. It also helps to look up some vintage rings online so you can get a feel for the style you are looking for.

Patina

The “patina” refers to the normal wear and tear one might expect on a piece of vintage jewellery. These pieces are usually sold as-is to prevent damaging the metals by cleaning them with chemicals. Don’t get scared of tarnish, that’s a sign that the piece is real.

Buy from Estate Dealers

It’s always best to buy from a reputable antique dealer if possible. One on one sales are certainly popular means of coming across jewellery, but the process is difficult to verify. You will also find certificates of authenticity when you shop with dealers, a reassurance you won’t get with individuals.