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Estate Sales Friday – Are You Shopping At An Estate Sale?

printable-estate-sale-signOnce again the weekend begins with thousands of estate sales across the country.

Are you shopping at an estate sale? Good buys, quality, going green, are just a few of the reasons to shop at estate sales. In some states you don’t even pay sales tax.

It may not be new, but it has lasted, can be used as is, or repurposed, and it can save you $$$$. Eat out on the money you save, see a movie. Opportunities abound.

Click on the links to find estate sales listed in your area. Please let the estate sale companies know you found them on EstateSalesNews.com, your #1 source for estate sale information, news, and resources.




Where To Find Estate Sale Companies & What They Require – EstateLiquidators.com

Today we start our series on associations, societies, memberships, and sources offering to help you find a reputable/accredited/professional estate sale company, what they require, and/or education. This series will continue with a different company/organization each day this week.

Today’s company EstateLiquidators.com was created by EstateSales.Net, one of the estate sale listing websites we featured in an article last week.

Estate Sales News would like to thank all the owners/founders of these websites for responding to our questions to help the public understand how they work and what their goals and missions are and what they offer or can do.

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What do you require for a company to do to become a liquidator?
The home page of EstateLiquidators.com details what we require.  Insurance, Public feedback, High score (or no score if not a member) on BBB, In business for at least two years and have run at least 20 sales.

Do you allow a company to join your association or society without taking courses?
Yes, we are not an educational organization.  We would certainly recommend that they attend the National Estate Sale Conference or take courses with ASEL if they want to further their education.

What type of background checks do you perform on a current estate sale company that joins your group?
No background check is performed.

Do you or a staff member personally speak to past sellers?
No.  This is why we require public feedback on our site though.

If a seller contacts you about an estate sale company that is associated with you what steps do you take?
(I assume you mean if they contact us about a problem.)
We investigate.  There are always two sides to a story.  In non-payment cases, we follow our public procedures that are posted on the EstateSales.NET site here: http://www.estatesales.net/help/nonPayment.aspx

What are you able to do with a company that is found unethical or allegedly committing illegal acts at an estate salle i.e. failure to pay or account etc. ?
A company that doesn’t pay their clients gets removed from EstateLiquidators.com and from EstateSales.NET.  I believe we were the first in the industry to put together a public policy on this issue to do our best to help people that found themselves in this situation.  It isn’t something that happens very often, but when it does happen, we do our best to make sure that company isn’t able to do that to anyone else.

Do you charge for membership? (We do “not” want to know the amount.)
EstateLiquidators.com does not charge for membership, but you do have to be on EstateSales.NET to be a member.

How Estate Sale Listing Websites Handle A Complaint – EstateSales.Net

Today we are publishing the response which we received from EstateSales.Net.


Thanks for reaching out to us. We put a process in place a few years back to help deal with this as it is an occasional problem. Whenever we are contacted by someone that has not been paid by a company, we point them to a page on our site:

*Estate Sales News has the instructions from the website provided for you to read directly from the EstateSales.Net website. You can also go directly to their site at http://www.estatesales.net/help/nonPayment.aspx

I’ve Not Been Paid. What Happens Now?

If you hired a company to conduct a liquidation sale for you and you have not been paid, please read through this page. It will answer questions on how we (EstateSales.NET) deal with people and companies in this situation.
Report the Situation

If you are in this situation, please send an e-mail to support@EstateSales.NET explaining your situation and include the following information:

The date(s) of your sale
The address of your sale
The company name and the contact person for the company
The date you were supposed to be paid (from the contract or verbally stated by the company)
Whether or not you have a contract
The amount you were supposed to be paid

You can certainly call us as well (888-653-8468), but we will definitely need an e-mail with the above information to get started. We may follow up with additional questions before contacting the company, but the above information is usually what we need to get started.
What We Do…

We do not want companies on our site that do not pay their clients. We will remove companies that do this. We do have to follow certain procedures when in this situation though. We reserve the right to alter the timelines detailed below, but these are the general guidelines that we follow.

A company will have 60 days after the sale to make things right with their client before we issue a “Notice of Pending Removal from EstateSales.NET.” That does not mean we won’t be involved prior to that 60 days. We will do our best to get communication going between the company and the client.
Once we determine that a company has not paid a client and the sale is 60 or more days in the past, they will have 10 days to correct the situation. If they do not resolve the situation within 10 days, they will be removed from the site along with ALL sales currently scheduled. A company can resolve the situation by sending us a cancelled check or some other proof of payment.
The one exception to the 60 day “rule” is a judgement. If a client has received a judgement against a company, we will issue a “Notice of Pending Removal from EstateSales.NET” and the company will have 10 days from that notice to either pay their client or come to an agreement with the client (payment plan, etc).

Our Goal

It is not in our best interest to have companies on our site that don’t pay their clients. There are thousands of sales listed on our site each month. This is definitely not a common occurrence, but it is one that has to be addressed from time-to-time. Our goal is to make sure the companies listed on our site are doing their job and paying their clients.

If you feel that we can do a better job in some way, PLEASE let us know. Our community of companies, shoppers, and clients are top-notch. Please help us keep it that way!

Humdinger Estate Sales And Where To Find Them!

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The last weekend of August and there are some humdinger estate sales out there.

Here’s a link to one in Lawrenceville, GA. that is in process.

This link is to a sale starting tomorrow in Palatine, IL.

Started on August 27th in West Bloomfield, MI another loaded estate sale.

To find 1000’s of other estate sales you can click on the links below.




Need to know more about estate sale costs. Click here.

Please let the estate sales you visit know you read EstateSalesNews.com and you can click on the buttons at the top of our Front Page to like us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. We are passionate about estate sales.

** Schools are in session in many places so please drive with care!!

Estate Sales In The News – Widow of Movie Actor Jack Albertson

1There are many news worthy estate sales this week. We begin with the estate sale of Wallace Albertson, conducted by Again LA Estate Sales starting Thursday, July 16 – July 19 in West Hollywood, CA. She was the widow of actor Jack Albertson who was a star of Vaudeville, Burlesque, Broadway, Television and Film. Jack Albertson was older than his wife and passed away in 1981. His wife Wallace was an activist for several causes including Womens Strike for Peace, the LGBT community, a trustee of the Vincent Price Art Museum, was a producer in her own right, and involved in many other groups and activities. For more information on this fabulous estate sale and this remarkable woman click here .

thumb_1433207480_20150601_101350Also starting this Thursday, July 16th – July 18th in Ft. Worth, TX conducted by J & S Estate Sales of North Texas is a “jaw dropping sale” filled with antiques, rustics, primitives and more. To view more about this sale click here.



These are just two examples of the estate sales across the country. To Find others click on the links below.




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Father’s Day And Estate Sales – Great Shopping Opportunities

Father’s Day is this Sunday and many estate sales are selling great gifts for Dads that will save you dollars. You can have a day of shopping fun and find a terrific gift for the man in your life.

This weekend you’ll find sales with tools, cameras, golf equipment, gym equipment, mens clothing, sports memorabilia and more. To help you find these sales in your state click on the links below to these estate sale listing websites and find your city and state.




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We are passionate about estatesales.

So Many Estate Sales, So Many Estate Sale Companies – Why?

For those that are avid fans or shoppers at estate sales the extraordinary numbers of estate liquidations has created a utopia.

This demand has been created by the millions of baby boomers moving, downsizing, and going into retirement. Estate sale companies have formed across the country, encouraged by the concept of being their own boss and what they perceive as the money to be made. This encouragement comes from a variety of sources, many of which profit from the creation of estate sale companies and liquidators. Where there were once four or five estate sale companies now there may be 100 to 200 in metropolitan areas.

Many shoppers at estate sales are looking for items to resell on such websites as eBay or Etsy. They may repurpose or redesign them (a good example would be what happens on the HGTV program Flea Market Flip).

The rare, unique, and highly collectible still sell, but then there is “the rest of the stuff”, general household, furnishings, lawn equipment, used cars etc. Selling these items isn’t as easy as it once was. Estate liquidators have to be savvy marketers and know where their buying base is. For many it comes from publicizing the sale on estate sale listing websites, Estatesale.com, EstateSales.Net, or EstateSales.org. However, with so many estate sale companies and sales, that may not be enough depending on their location. Facebook, Twitter, and email lists have become a great resource for reaching buyers.

Estate sales are great places to find everything from fine jewelry to laundry detergent. Save dollars, go green, and support your local economy.

What’s Selling This Week At Estate Sales?

This week there are a variety of interesting and collectible items at estate sales across the country. Please let them know you saw their photos and learned about the sale on EstateSalesNews.com. We are passionate about estate sales.

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Bellefonte, KY, May 14






Aubrey, TX, May 15







Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA, May 13


Estate Sale Buyers Resource And Information – Get The Information To Succeed

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It’s Monday, April 20th, 2015 and estate sales are in full swing.

Estate sale buyers here are some buying tips for the thousands of estate sales taking place weekly. EstateSalesNews.com is the source to learn about estate sales, news, and be a resource for your treasure hunting. We are passionate about estate sales.

  • Decide which estate sale listing websites you want to subscribe to for weekly emails about liquidations in your area. You should consider signing up with at least two. Not all estate sale companies are listed on just one listing site.





  • Carefully read through the estate sale companys’ terms and conditions posted on their home page or on the estate sale listing website page. Make sure you understand what they require for entrance, payment, and if you need to bring your own packing materials. Don’t forget a magnifying glass or loop and a small flashlight. Remember many estate liquidators do not allow pocket books or purses any more so if in doubt call and ask them what is acceptable.
  • If you are avid estate saler decide which sales are most interesting for you and place them in order of importance. Many estate sale listing websites offer you routing or mapping capabilities. You could also use your smartphone if you are navigating between sales.
  • If you have an opportunity before the sale check out the parking availability in the general area of the property.
  • Remember to lock your vehicle, don’t bring animals, and if you have a child check with the estate sale company ahead of the day the sale opens to see if children are permitted. Many sales are so packed, estate sale companies want to provide a safe environment for all.

Have fun, drive defensively (people get excited when attending estate sales), bring your patience, and politeness does count. Estate sale companies want your business, but they also want to be respected and treated in a business manner. It’s not a “yard or garage sale”.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales? Patio Furniture For Summer

Spring flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising and the thought of relaxing and eating outdoors is on a lot of peoples minds.

Here is a quick look at some of the patio furniture for sale across the country this weekend at estate sales.

































Here is where you can find estate sales for this weekend.