Boot sales. Charity Shops. Bric-a-brac stores. These used to be great places to buy pressed glass. Surprises were relatively common and I built up my collection by going in to every one of these shops or sales whenever I came across one.
Not any more. I rarely find anything of interest in these places now. The easy access to images and descriptions of any type of antique or book makes it simple for anyone to check on what they have. So people are more aware and my specialist knowledge of pressed glass is worth less in finding bargains.
So how do I decide what to buy? Most of us have limited funds and/or time to devote to a hobby such as collecting antique glass so we have to be focussed.