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There are many websites where you can write or read a review on an estate sale company.
If you are writing a review, write the truth. If your happy with an estate sale company write a review. If you are unhappy with an estate sale company speak with the estate sale company owner before you write a review you cannot recant. Open, frank discussions and communications can often settle any questions or possible disputes.
Google, and YP (Yellow Pages) are good places for reviews. So is Merchant Circle.
YELP is a review website, however, it seems to showcase bad reviews more than good ones and it charges companies to be members. Many of the reviews on YELP are not true reviews, but angry, upset individuals who either couldn’t buy an item at “their” price (it is priced for the market for the benefit of the seller – not the buyer) or by sellers who do not understand that in today’s liquidation market there is a lot of competition, many types of items simply are not in vogue and therefore do not bring much (a liquidator can sell what the market will bear).
Writing disparaging reviews in anger is simply inappropriate and does not favor you buying at the next estate sale an estate company holds. They can if they chose refuse you entry.
An estate sale company is not required to accept your “offer”. If you want to make offers attend an auction. An estate sale or tag sale is quite different and as the buyer you either accept the item at the price it is marked or move on and return on another day to see if the estate sale company is doing any reductions. Keep in mind their fiduciary is with the seller.
We encourage you to read reviews and when appropriate write them, but with honesty and integrity.
On estate sale Saturday with so many areas experiencing dreary, cold, or rainy/snow weather we wanted to share a video we can across with a couple with a large collection of many vintage appliances. Happy saling and success in saving $$$ and finding treasures.
This great vintage stove by Strand Universal should be available for purchase at an upcoming estate sale in about two weeks in the Chicago, IL area by Regal Home Estate Sales Ltd.