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What Is Vintage And Why It Is Estate Sales Hot Sellers

If you have been retail shopping you realize that what’s old has become new again. A few months ago we wrote about the return of stereo turntables, vinyl records, and cassette tapes.

We have been looking at estate sales across the United States and have found several interesting vintage items from a wringer washing machine to a 1967 vintage camping trailer.

Vintage has become a generic term for anything that has been used in years past, but does not qualify as an antique. Most items date from the 1930’s to 1980. Mostly in the mid 20th century.

Antiques are items approximately 100 years old.

Let’s look at some vintage items that are for sale at estate sales now or in the near future. Many people have appliances restored or repurpose them.

To view more vintage items please visit EstateSale.com EstateSales.org EstateSales.net

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Retail Sales May Be Down But Estate Sales Selling Is Up!!

Listening to the latest consumer report, retail sales at most stores were down the end of last year and beginning of 2016.

Estate sales, however, are going strong in almost every area.

The ability to buy everything from antiques to boats, trailers, washers, dryers, and other appliances is appealing not only for their prices, but in many places, because they do not charge sales tax. Many states do have estate liquidators charge sales tax so be sure to ask. It isn’t the estate liquidator’s choice, but the states’.

When an estate sale is being priced, research is done by the liquidator to ask a price that reflects the current market. It isn’t necessarily based on eBay or an auction, but may be a compilation of several prices from various sources.

One other reason for such success with estate sales is their time is limited. After the first day you will usually find discounts and the closer to the end of the sale the bigger the discounts may become with the items that haven’t sold.

Just look at the lines. Retailers only see lines on Black Friday, but for estate sales every weekend presents another opportunity for great lines, excellent buys, and of course keeping us green.

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Differences You Should Know Between Estate Sales & Yard Sales

Sunday was the first official day of Spring and that heralds the start of yard and garage sale season, but they are not estate sales. Occasionally when a family divides up the remainder of an estate there may be some leftovers and this is what you may find included in a garage or yard sale, but these aren’t estate sales.

An estate sale will be run by a professional estate liquidator who has gained education and hands on experience, along with possibly an education from some of the liquidation courses offered by various associations and societies.

Estate Sale signAn estate sale company has a professionally trained staff. They are well versed in marketing strategies to optimize the exposure of your estate sale, they know how to stage or set-up your sale, conduct research, arrive at current market pricing for the contents in your sale and the understand the very important need for security crowd control.

An experienced estate sale company will provide you with a contract detailing what they will do and when including paying out net proceeds and they should also provide liability insurance that covers them.

Whether you are having an estate sale, yard sale, or garage sale, you should have a homeowner insurance policy that is in effect. Protecting your assets is important for all venues.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales Today? A 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

It’s estate sales Friday, and once again thousands of estate sale companies are waiting to open their doors to buyers looking for those estate sale treasures.

Here is a real treasure that will be for sale today, March 18th in Minneapolis, MN. A 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. Click here for a link to the website for Brian Mays Estate Sales with more photos.

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These evening wear dresses and many others may be viewed from Gunning and Company estate sales in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by clicking this link.

St. Patrick’s Day Find Your Pot Of Gold At Estate Sales

Estate sales start today in many places across the country. EstateSalesNews.com hopes you find your “pot of gold” inside the estate sales you visit. Saving $$$ and keeping green.

EstateSalesNews.com Celebrates 3 Years Providing Estate Sales Information

It’s been three years since we launched this estate sale website magazine. We want to take a look back at the variety of topics we have covered.

We are also flattered that other websites have been developed to try to provide estate sale information. The difference for you our audience, we were in the estate sale business for 20 plus years. We do not charge you for all the information you find on our website. Others have been websites have been launched that either charge for information or are used to assist another existing website that estate sale companies (that estate sale companies already pay advertising fees for).

We started by discussing what is an estate sale. The definition has changed greatly over the years. We use to call them tag sales, house sales, moving sales, etc. Now for the most part we group them under one banner “estate sales”

When we launched there were about 9,000 estate sale companies. Today the growth continues and we have passed the 16,000 mark.

Websites To Visit About Vintage & Antique Items Found At Estate Sales

Attending estate sales we often pass by items that have quite a history. There are many websites that provide interesting reading, but we wanted to provide you with two today to visit.

Looking back at the past is fascinating and teaches us about the future as well. Here is one on vintage radios.

http://dustyoldthing.com/antique-spotlight-radios/

Another great website that features collectibles from A-Z is Collectors Weekly.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/

Please check out these websites. You may look at estate sales in a whole new way.

 

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1957 Desoto Fireflite And A 1927 Ford Model T At Texas Estate Sale

Throwback Thursday EstateSalesNews.com features two classic automobiles, a 1957 Desoto Fireflite and a 1927 Ford Model T that will be for available to be sold at an estate sale by Hill Williams Liquidations & Estate Sales in Tomball, TX starting March 11th – March 13th.

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Mid Century Modern Look For At Your Local Estate Sales

Mid Century Modern is very popular in many areas of the country. Some of the photos we will be sharing are from upcoming estate sales and some are from sellers of Mid Century lighting. This style was popular in the 1950s and early to mid 1960s.

 

 

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Today #estatesales are in full swing in most states. Some estate sales started as early as Wednesday and there will be some sale that start tomorrow.

Here is a repurposed idea we found posted on Facebook from Creative Crafts. Let your creativity flow.

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