The price of vintage home accessories varies wildly, often competing directly with prices of modern units. Because of high demand and dwindling supply, vintage home accessory prices are not always cheaper than modern units.
In general, home accessories that are 10 to 25 years old are cheapest. These products are considered old but not quite old enough to qualify as an antique. Once an accessory can be considered an antique, its price rises steeply, often to a similar point as a modern unit. Occasionally, sellers may be unaware of the value of their unit, considering the unit to be old and worthless. This mostly happens at garage sales and thrift stores. Units purchased from these sellers are significantly less expensive than modern units.