Don't be intimidated by auctions! Nate Berkus says if you learn the lessons of bidding, it's one of the best places to find high-end antiques at affordable prices. We sent him to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (www.lesliehindman.com) to teach Anne Marie, a viewer, how to snag a bargain. You can browse items in the auction catalogue or check them out in person the day before. All you need to register to bid at an auction is a credit card.
Anne Marie's trip to the auction was a success! She bought a hand-woven 1920s oriental rug that Nate estimated to be worth $5,000 to $7,000 for $450!