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Valentine’s Day is three days away. There is still time to visit 1000’s of estate sales taking place across the country to find that special gift.
Jewelry, art, clothing, designer accessories, antiques, collectibles are just some of the items available this weekend.
Please visit these estate sale listing websites to find the estate sales nearest you. Many companies only list on one website so be sure to check them all out.
It’s only 6:40am ET so get ready and go!
Buying a Valentine gift at an estate sale is special.
Instead of overpriced flowers or candy and better than a crowded dinner out.
A Valentine gift purchased at an estate sale tells your Valentine you took time to be thoughtful.
Estate sales have so much to offer right now and you still have three weeks to find that special gift.
You may even find vintage Valentine cards to give. Romance, art and love were in the air then.
Here are some of the great Valentine gift ideas at estate sales. From jewelry to vintage, art to games you can find it at an estate sale.
Mid Century Modern is very popular. You may not see it on many of the reality TV shows now on HGTV, but buyers do. They even seek out mid century modern homes.
Crown City Estate Sales that serves Los Angeles and Orange County California has some wonderful Mid Century Modern pieces at an estate sale in Northridge, CA starting on January 14th. Here are a few photos and we have a link below to the sale.
Recently as I have traveled, so many people have chatted about how the holidays stressed them out shopping in a retail store with lines, coupons, and all the craziness that goes with it.
Every opportunity I have had I suggest shopping at an estate sale. Explaining that you not only save dollars. You avoid coupons, check out lines with often grumpy check out clerks exhausted by long hours and low pay.
Estate sale staff choose to work long and hard, enjoy serving customers and they want you to leave happy so you’ll keep shopping at their estate sales.
Estate sale companies are charged with selling the items in their locations. They can’t afford keeping stock. Their business is to sell and over a period of days sell off as much as possible. Some choose by discounting and others by looking at offers. Keep in mind this is not usually the practice on the first day, but on the days that follow.
From holiday decorations for Hannukah or Christmas to unique and special gifts estate sales have so much to offer buyers.
If you have put off your Christmas shopping check out the links below to find estate sales selling everything from A-Z. You’ll come out smiling.
20 days to Christmas and Hannukah if you have been shopping for those special people in your life while wait to receive the item by mail, or get a note that says it is back ordered.
Estate sales start every Thursday or Friday and offer and varied array of items, old, new, vintage and slightly used. They also offer a selection that can surpass what you will find in the store or online at a fraction of the cost.
NOW is the time to look at these websites and find the sales nearest you and get your holiday shopping done expeditiously. Just buy, save $$$ and wrap. Done!
Check out these sites and please when you visit estate sales let them know you read EstateSalesNews.com
An article by guest author Dan Jordan, Again L.A. Estate Sales
Having been an estate liquidator for more years than I can remember- I have learned a great deal from our always amazing buyers! Estate sales are a great resource for the holidays in so many ways… from the ever present collections of holiday and tree trimming ornaments and decor to the not always thought of entertaining supplies. Now is the time to start buying!
A formal dining room is a fixture in most traditional estates…we have all seen the ubiquitous china hutch and matching server and dining room table that seats 6-8 people. These sets are great for those who are furnishing their homes and want quality hardwood furnishings to a add a vintage flair and complete the formal dining room in their homes. But what about the contents of those drawers and hutches? Those items are what can take your holiday event from great to spectacular…and save you money aw well!
Older estates date from a time when entertaining at home was the norm – not just a special celebration a few times a year! In these estates you will find a treasure trove of fine cotton damask and lace tablecloths and serving linens at a fraction of the cost of new! Granted, they may be a bit yellowed from being stored for decades – but quick soaking and hot water wash with bleach and a good detergent will return them to the dazzling white of new! (you can do an old school rinse starching then steam press or spray starch if you prefer.)
Start shopping now for Christmas at estate sales.
Online retailers such as Amazon, Overstock and Wayfair are already advertising sales for Christmas.
What is more amazing is online shopping is becoming more popular by the day.
Thanksgiving weekend which use to kick off the Christmas shopping season is less than 5 weeks away.
Now is the time for estate sale companies to get their Christmas shopping advertising into gear. So much can be done by estate sale companies and gained by buyers.
This is the time to mention in each estate sale description what is available that would make great Christmas gifts or decorations.
Utilize social media to showcase your current and upcoming estate sales. Be sure to write in a way that the buying public can see the reason to buy their gifts at estate sales. Facebook is particularly beneficial to present sales to a broad based public audience.
It’s estate sales Friday. There are many estate sales across the country.
East coast to west coast, north to south estate sales are happening by the thousands.
High end estate sales, hoarder sales, estate sales with collections, privately listed estate sales.
If you are looking for an estate sale company this is a great weekend to go out and visit estate sales in your area.
Check out the way they handle entering the sale. How does the estate sale appear. Is it staged well? Are signs posted about all sales final, no returns, forms of payments accepted, security and more?
Look at the way items are priced and tagged. Did they use tags, adhesive tape, stickers and what type of items were they placed on. Ephemera especially should be carefully tagged (best in a plastic bag) and then a sticker on the bag so no damage to the item.
It is also time to think about what you might need for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Now is a great time to start shopping for dishes, glassware, flatware, decorations etc.
A reminder – PLEASE read the terms, conditions, and descriptions of each estate sale on the various advertising websites. Being empowered with knowledge before attending an estate sale is very important for many reasons.
Bring you estate sale kit with you, including flashlight, bags and boxes, wrapping, water and a loop or magnifying glass..
Be sure to check out each one of these estate sale advertising websites. Many estate liquidators only use one advertising website. Don’t forget to check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.
Happy shopping and here is where you can find estate sales this weekend.
Merritt Island, Florida which just experienced hurricane Matthew will be the site of an industrial estate sale antique medical mid century this week.
This will be conducted by Estate Sales By Southern Trading. The home was owned by a doctor who collected all kinds of industrial medical equipment.
The doctor had a large collection of camera equipment. One of his collections included WWII memorabilia in this sales too.
This estate sale will take place October 14, 15, and 16. Click this link for photos, terms and conditions and a list of major items in this unique estate sale. Below are a few photos of what to expect in this unique estate sale.
Do you collect marbles?
There is a marble identification public group on Facebook and we would like to share with you some of the beauty marbles offer.
Do you attend estate sales? Look for them. Start a new colorful collection.