Category Archives: Buying at an estate sale
Autumn has arrived and it is time to shop for Halloween at estate sales.
Vintage or new, decorations and costumes. So many estate sales featuring Halloween.
Halloween is now a huge holiday for fun.
Check out these estate sale advertising websites.
Why buy at estate sales? With Overstock and Wayfair and the ability to order on line they offer the convenience of shopping from your couch. However, nothing compares to hands on.
Buying at an estate sale allows you to thoroughly look over the items you wish to purchase. It also allows you to measure for fit or size.
Kitchenware, dishes, glasses, and linens are available at most estate liquidations.
When you buy at an estate sale you take the item home that day in most cases. You also do not have the opportunity to return items, as sales are final. The ability to look over your purchases closely before buying does allow you to avoid regret later.
Garden tools, yard maintenance equipment, even potted plants can be purchased at estate sales.
Another week of 1000’s of estate sales. Here are some of the cool things at estate sales this week. Across the country something for everyone. Street rod, German clock, Rookwood.
To view estate sales this week visit the following estate sale advertising websites.
Collection of vintage Sunbeam mixers at an estate sale in Perrysburg, OH.
The estate sale starts today conducted by Ft. Meigs Estate Sale and includes a collection of vintage Electrolux vacs too.
Our throwback Thursday for September 1st, 2016.
Estate sale with SnapOn and Matco tools and 1968 Camaro SS. A car technician paradise.
Starting Saturday, March 13th in White Hall, MD this estate sale conducted by Absolute Estate Sales Of Maryland is filled with tools.
Mechanics dream estate sale. This estate sale has so many tools made by SnapOn and Matco.
The 1968 Camaro SS has a brand new paint job. Click here for more details of this sale.
Estate sale includes house, barn, antiques store, warehouses, starting today in Angleton, TX. Marge Beegle is conducting this estate sale.
Marge calls this a “once in a lifetime sale”. Almost 100 years of antique collecting and dealing. The selection of antiques and collectibles ranges from marbles to a fire hydrant, antique furniture, canes, vintage toys and Here is a link to learn and see more about this amazing estate sale.
Selling designer clothing and accessories at estate sales. Estate sales that include designer personal clothing and accessories as more baby boomers downsize.
The estate liquidator now includes selling designer items in their bank of knowledge. Knowing who designers are and which designers are more popular than others. Estate sale companies research these items through retail prices, sales on eBay and other outlets that resell. These may even include consignment shops.
An estate sale starting July 29th in Fullerton, California conducted by Aversa Estate Sales is selling designer clothing and accessories. Sunglasses include Emmanuelle Khann, Ted Lapidus, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Christian Dior and others. Click here for a link to the sale.
Included in this estate sale in Fullerton, California are mens designer shoes. Here are a few photos. Designer clothing and furs are also included in this sale.
Articles have been published over the years about reselling designer wear. Published in the Daily Worth in July 2013, published in 2011 in the Wall Street Journal. Harpers Bazaar in 2015 also published a story. Researching designer clothing is also done through visiting consignment shops and eBay. eBay clothes usually sell to resellers.
Telling the sellers story of an estate sale draws audiences for estate sales.
Understanding who the sellers were, why they collected, what they did, and where they shopped is insightful. The sellers story in estate sales provides provenance to what is for sale.
Here is a partial story about a sale taking place this week in Los Angeles, CA starting on Wed. July, 27 by Again L.A. Estate Sales. “Huge USC Exec Estate – Mid Century, 70s, Toys, Tools, Hoarder Sale”.
“This is the estate of an incredibly interesting couple – both were incredibly dynamic individuals! Leonard Wines, hereafter referred to as the Mister -was a career University of Southern California figure who began his USC career as Coordinator of Communications and then ultimately Director of Pubic Reltations. He took an early retirement in the eighties and dived right into the world of computers…becoming a product manager with Data Desk International and a faculty member with the annual San Francisco Macworld Exposition. His Missus – Clara Vines was an equally dynamic individual! Clara spent the 1950s working the with State Department serving through the Middle East and Asia before marrying her lifetime partner and raising two sons. Clara loved the arts and being an artist at heart – her greatest love was working with her hands creating many wonderful pieces of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, and more! The couple loved music and acquired a large collection of jazz records and literally every room on the property was wired for sound. Their property features a large garden area filled with plants and it must have been quite the retreat in the past!
This is a wonderful example before a list of the major contents that let’s buyers know what and why this home is so filled. Here is a link to this sale to read more.
Many estate sale companies write these stories opening life’s journey.
Social media reaching expanded estate sales audiences is growing. Estate liquidators using various social media are able to broaden their audience for their estate sales.
Estate sale listing websites include the ability for estate sale companies to Facebook, Tweet or Google+ about their estate sales from these websites.
Facebook has millions of readers. A business page to showcase an estate sale is unlimited. People interested in estate sales, repurposing, reselling, or looking for specific items can be an reached by specifying their audience on Facebook.
The July 4th weekend and the impact on estate sales is usually only noticed by estate sale companies. Most estate liquidators take this time off to celebrate our Independence Day with family and friends as most Americans do.
Auction companies often hold holiday weekend auctions. Their audiences often differ from estate sale companies.
Estate sale followers and attendees usually shy away from major holiday weekends. Christmas, Easter, and July 4th especially. Time for family and friends.
Our 4th of July celebration gives the estate sale companies and their staffs an opportunity to enjoy to enjoy some needed rest time and join in the celebration.
As summer vacations begin, estate sale companies will be working harder to get the message out about their sales and what each weekend the public will find.
Marketing strategies change to accommodate the summer season. Social media for targeting their audience will be a key player in their advertising campaigns. Vacationers following Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ will find ads, photos, and snippets about estate sales. Click for advertising on social media.