Caveat Emptor at the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta. I spent an entire, thorough day there and spotted numerous fakes of various types of antiques and collectibles. Altered pieces, etc. Sellers misrepresenting what they're selling, giving wrong ages and origins of items, etc. I even got taken myself on a couple lower priced items and I thought I was savvy. And I wonder, if so much suspect stuff and sellers are there, why don't they self-police this? People are openly selling reproductions with out informing the buyers. So be very, very careful buying here. I suspected even more fakery and chicanery that I didn't have the expertise to confirm. Also, I know the value of different stuff, and I couldn't get people to drop a dime on their over-priced items. They won't barter or budge. I walked away from numerous conversations in disgust because they just wouldn't give a single inch. So I spent little money. They were really out to take people. Some great wooden furniture, though. Unusual eastern items, but again, be careful. If you're a re-seller of lower and middle-range jewelry, this place could be a gold mine for you (if you can get any of the tightwads to spin you a deal). I've never seen more costume jewelry and I've been to the America's Mart in Atlanta. I'd say perhaps a quarter of the dealers were selling jewelry. I went to one in late May or early June I believe, and I didn't see a great attendance or much buying. Maybe if they'd loosen up their pricing, they'd do better.
Pros: Unusual, spectacular items and woods, much jewelry
Cons: Counterfeits, Reproductions, tight and shady sellers