Smart place to purchase – estate sales

Featured on MSN money yesterday was an article about making seven smart purchases at outlet malls. It points out that not all deals at a shopping outlet will save you money. However, shopping at an estate sale is a thrifty way to purchase everything from furniture, designer clothing, housewares, linens, and even cars and jewelry. Keep in mind that most estate sales purchases are “as is” and most professional estate sales companies will not allow returns – all sales are final. But buying at an estate sale can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on the item. Gold and silver jewelry is usually priced by weight unless it is designer made, and just like new cars that drop in price once they leave the showroom floor this is usually the case with furniture even when it is only a few months old unless it is an antique or high end designer piece.