Category Archives: What’s selling at estate sales today
Estate sales that advertise items without showing pictures certainly is disturbing to buyers and sellers.
Looking at estate sales and searching for items is a regular practice. What is disturbing is the written advertising includes items (many larger), but no photos are on the estate sale advertising listing website.
We were looking today for vintage appliances and found one estate sale advertising a galvanized tub, but no photos were included. Advertising vintage items with no photos of a vintage tub, yet a photo of a walke. This is not good advertising.
It is vital to a seller and to attract buyers that items of serious interest have photos on websites that advertise estate sales.
Many estate sale advertising listing websites limit the number of photos or an additional charge is incurred. This should be taken into account by the estate sale company when deciding on their costs.
Advertising items of interest in an estate sale, however, should have photos on advertising websites unless it is a security situation.
Sellers, if you are looking for an estate sale company ask to see their online advertising. Ask how they decide what is and isn’t important. Discuss what items of interest to buyers are in your sale and would they feature photos of them.
Searching for items of serious interest that are included in the listing section of the sale without a photo on the website page is not good marketing and that is not beneficial to your bottom line.
Advertising is a knowledge of marketing and requires experience. Anyone can post a list, but knowing what is of interest to buyers is the trademark of an experienced estate sale company.
Support the US economy and buy at American estate sales. These sales are run by American small businesses. Their staffs as well as the liquidators spend their dollars here in America. Although many household items may have been made overseas, buying it from estate sale companies supports our small business owners and the people that work for them.
Several articles have been published lately about estate sales and all the items the reporters have said are selling. These articles are based on interviews with a few liquidators and a few auction companies.
With 15,000 plus estate sale companies across the United States and more companies forming everyday, the interviews of a few do not speak to the majority.
Yes, there may be some areas where estate liquidations aren’t producing the results hoped for, but there could be several reasons for this, including the number of estate sale companies in the area.
We encourage estate sale companies to remind their buyers to buy American. After the recent election where millions of Americans wanted jobs brought back to the United States here is your opportunity.
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!
We asked a network of 486 estate sale companies “what’s hot this winter at estate sales. Please let us know your area”. EstateSaleNews.com received a great response.
The answers show a real diversity of estate sales and estate sale buyers from coast to coast.
In the Buffalo, New York area Pyrex, any kind of small furniture (end tables etc.) vintage Christmas ornaments and “snow blowers”.
In Tallahassee, Florida Roseville pottery, primitives, high end glassware, and ephemera.
In Essex Junction Vermont, Danish Modern furniture.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Pyrex, most anything vintage including jewelry, linens and funky rugs etc.
Toledo, Ohio is selling Pyrex, vintage toys and some antique accent pieces.
Northwest Arkansas is selling vintage pocket knives, name brand furniture, smalls from Japan, Germany and Italy. Vintage and mid-century items and high end items to name some.
North Carolina, mid-century items and furniture, primitives and crates with advertisements.
Meridian, Mississippi, Pyrex, Tupperware, anything industrial and ephemera.
Eastern Washington state, guns, coins, militaria, mid-century modern, wooden fishing lures, and primitives.
South of Houston, Texas, Pyrex and Fire King, primitives, most do over pinterestable furniture, good butcher block work tables.
St. Louis, Missouri, good brand electronics, painted furniture, early Chinese pottery,
Virginia, jewelry, mid-century, guns, military.
Houston, Texas vintage electronics, mid-century modern, tools, garden decor, vintage rattan, primitives, farmhouse chic.
These are just the responses received in the last ten hours. We wish to thank all the estate liquidators that took time to respond and we will update again in the Spring.
We did not hear from anyone in the northeast and southeast or California, but this is the start of another estate sale weekend.
One item that does stand out is Pyrex. What was once old and put in rummage sales is now prized and collected.
Estate sales offer renewal, an opportunity to bring the past into the present and present us with happy memories.
Shopping at estate sales saves $$$, recycles keeping our planet green and keeps our past in the present.
Check out these estate sale listing websites for estate sales near you.
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.)
Estate sales are Black Friday opportunities every weekend.
Yesterday on the news they were talking about Black Friday shopping. The Friday after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year for most retailers. Many stores and online retailers are already offering significant discounts. This may reduce the number of people shopping retail on Black Friday.
People wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to buy for themselves and Christmas.
Another weekend of estate sales starts today. Opportunities for buyers are at estate sales every weekend.
Why pay retail when you can pay estate sale prices which are significantly below retail prices?
Now is the time to shop for your Thanksgiving needs and Christmas gifts. From flat screen TVs to brand new clothes with the price tags still on.
Great sales can be found in most every state.
Check out these estate sale advertising websites.
Find the estate sales to buy from at the advertising website links above.
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