Nanette from truefindsblog.com's Profile
|Display Name:||Nanette from truefindsblog.com|
I've been an estate sale professional now for six years (blog is truefindsblog.com) and I've enjoyed reading about estate sales from the point of view of the customers. After reading all the previous comments, I'd like to put my two cents in: Pictures are great, but they don't always tell the whole story about what is at an estate sale since we can't take pictures of everything. However, if you are looking for a specific style, they might help. Do make friends with the professional who runs the sale, and get on their email list if they have one. We do list our sales on estatessales.net ( a great tool), a local paper (usually Pennysaver, if it is available) and craigslist, but we will often have a pre-sale that is only open to our email list custormers. Plus, if we know you look for certain items, like mid-century furniture, we will try to let you know and maybe even let you shop before the sale. If we do these things for you, though, please don't try to get us to lower our prices. We already sell things at a reasonable price: either take it or leave it. Estate sales vs garage sales: big difference, as has been pointed out. Estate sales include just about everything that one would normally find in a household, while garage sales are just the unwanted stuff. Estate sales vs moving sale: not as big a difference, usually. When I've taken on a sale that is a moving sale, there will be just as much or nearly as much as if it were an estate sale. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth my time and effort. I use the same sign (Estate Sale) for both types because it's not worth my time to make a new one. Finally: estate sales are for everyone who loves a bargain, so come shop!
What You Need To Know: Furniture Shopping at Estate Sales
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