Bargain-Hunting Tips
Nate Berkus and Anne Marie buy an oriental rug at auction!
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 ( 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!