There are smashing deals on rare china and crystal available at Replacements, as well as new and antique silverware. Their fully automated computer system stores and organizes the largest storehouse of such objects in the world. There are over 390,000 different patterns and 12 million individual pieces to choose from, and they are constantly adding thousands more to their inventory from an extensive network of antique dealers, collectors, and private sellers. You can find prized rarities from Armani, Caithness, Lenox, Portmeirion, Wallace Silversmiths, Waterford, and thousands more. Looking for a particular item? All you have to do is send an email and the customer service representatives at Replacements will search their entire database for you at no additional cost.
If you are a hobbyist yourself, then the Replacements website is a storehouse of fascinating historical information. Their expert knowledge base provides place setting guides, a dictionary of terms, manufacturer histories, museum pieces, and other fun tableware topics. They also offer a variety of books on the subject. The public is welcome to tour their 500,000-square-foot facilities in Greenboro, North Carolina, which includes an office, store, warehouse, and the ‘Great Wall of China’.
It all started in 1970 when Bob Page was working for the State of North Carolina as an auditor. On weekends he often went antiquing for china, silver, and crystal items. Eventually his friends found out, and they began requesting that he keep an eye out for particular dinnerware patterns on his trips. What had started out as a hobby led to him staying up all hours of the night to fill incoming orders. In 1981, he left his job with the state to start his own business which he called Replacements. Small advertisements in magazines like Southern Living and Better Home and Gardens received an enormous response and by 1984 he was a multimillionaire.
The company has a reputation for being a fun place to work. At Replacements employees are encouraged to bring their dogs to work every day. Bob Page has been bringing his two dachshunds to work for years.
There is an new way to discover old fashioned china patterns, crystal stemware, and silver table settings. Go on a treasure hunt using a simple Internet search. Get that chip off your shoulders. Replace your damaged or missing tableware using a Replacements coupon code.