Estate Sale Friday – Buyers Obligations On Purchases

Estate Sale signJust as estate sale companies and sellers have a contract, a buyer does as well – your receipt for any purchases you make at an estate sale.

When you arrive at the sale see if they have a number or list system in place. You want to assure your entry place if they have some type of crowd control/entry system in place.

Next, take a look around for any signs posted – No Purses, No Large Purses, All Sale Final, All Sales As Is, No Returns, No Checks, etc.

When the sale begins and you enter again take a brief look around for any additional information posted. If you have any questions find the estate sale company owner, manager, or staff member and ask any questions quickly so you and they can return to business.

If you make a purchase of anything you are concerned about ask the owner/manager what the company policy is. Most times all sales are as is and final. Remember you are buying at an estate sale, not a retailer. 90% have a no return policy. Hopefully it will be printed on the receipt you receive for your purchase, however, many may not, but if the signs are posted in public sight that mean “as is” and “no returns”.

It is your obligation as a buyer to determine whether you will take the chance on the purchase you make or not. The exception is if an electronic item is said to be in working order. If the estate sale company says it has tested and works make sure they include that on your receipt. That protects you, however, that does not mean that several weeks later you can return the item. When you get it home try it out. If it still works – ” you bought it “.

Estate Sales offer great opportunities.

Next week we are visiting Port Charlotte, Fl. for a fabulous upcoming sale of jewelry.

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