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Valentines Day Is In 18 Days. Buy A Special Gift At Estate Sales

It’s that time of year that so many of us look for a unique or special gift for partners or the loved ones in our lives.

Flowers, candy, dinners out are wonderful, however, they are short lived. A hand picked unique gift or personal item that can be used or kept will provide joy and memories long after flowers are put out, candy and dinners are eaten.

Here are some ideas from estate sales taking place across the country this week.

You can find these items and thousands more at Estatesale.com, EstateSales.org and EstateSales.Net. Each estate sale advertising website offers a variety of estate sale companies and provides information about the dates and times of the sale, terms and conditions, what is for sale, and addresses published when it is sale time. Please let the estate sale companies you visit know you read EstateSalesNews.com. Spread the word about our free resource and be sure to sign up for your free subscription to all our past, current, and future articles.

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Estate Sales Offer Vintage Stereos – Urban Outfitters Offers New

Last weekend Estate Sales News spent the weekend in New York City. As we walked along Fifth Avenue we passed by the Urban Outfitter windows and look what they are selling! Crosley turntables, vinyl records, vintage games, and many other new throwbacks.

Let’s look at the “new” at Urban Outfitters.

 

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They aren’t the only retailer offering new/old stereo equipment. Stores like Amazon & Best Buy are among the retailers bringing back what estate sales have always sold – vintage stereo equipment.

Let’s look at some of the vintage stereo and turntable equipment for sale at estate sales this weekend.

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There are many estate sales taking place across the country with vintage stereo equipment for sale. On October 19, 2015 we wrote about the comeback of cassettes and vinyl and here is the link to that article. Click here!

To find vintage and possibly new stereo equipment at below retail prices shop at estate sales. Here are links to take you to estate sale advertising websites. Let the estate sale company know you read Estate Sales News.

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Cyber Monday – Buy From Many Estate Sales Online Too!

Stores like Best Buy, Apple, HH Gregg, Macy’s, JC Penny, etc are selling online with discounts starting late Sunday in what has become known as Cyber Monday.

Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your home or competing with the crowds? Just like the big retailers you can view their items on line and buy them and have them shipped to you.

Set Your Table For Thanksgiving From Estate Sales And Save

With just a week to go before the beloved family holiday of Thanksgiving Estate Sales News wanted to show you some of the wonderful items you can find at estate sales to use on or decorate your holiday table with. Save over Pottery Barn, Bed, Bath, & Beyond and other retailers.

So much to choose from to bring that festive look to your table.

From Browning Galloway & Associates in Pensacola, Florida here are some of the items they will have for sale starting tomorrow. Click here for a link to the sale.

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Here from Transition Estate Sales starting tomorrow in Austin, Texas are more items they may help you with your Thanksgiving table. Click here for the sale.

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From Estate Sales by Sam and Pam in Dana Point, CA here are more great items to assist your Thanksgiving decor and cooking. Click here for link to sale.

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For more more sales be sure to check out EstateSale.com or other estate sale advertising listing sites.

Branding And Marketing And Its’ Effects On Estate Sales Companies

Every estate sale company should have a marketing strategy and a logo that differeniates them from their competitors.

Estate sale listing websites use marketing strategies to attract estate sale companies and the buyers that estate liquidators need to attend their sales.

Estate sale companies also need to brand and market their businesses.

It is important to be visible on an estate sale advertising website (EstateSale.com, EstateSales.org, EstateSales.Net are all in the business of advertising estate sales and companies).

Owners of estate liquidation businesses also need to have a strategy to attract buyers and sellers and a logo that is unique. Having a tag line makes a lasting and significant statement that defines you and your business.

For instance EstateSalesNews.com is branded, has a marketing strategy, and has a tag line.

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Our logo was created specifically for us along with the sale tag (reminding people of the news and sales) and the important tag line – Your estate sales resource,  (referencing the information and answers to your estate sales questions whether you are a seller, buyer, or estate sale company).

We market in several areas including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+. We use other marketing as well to boost our visibility.

So put together your marketing strategy, (take a look at what your competitors are doing) and brand your business.

Start Your Black Friday Shopping Today At Estate Sales

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Retail stores start their Black Friday sales three weeks from today (some are starting on Thanksgiving).

The volume, quality, and assortment of merchandise that can be purchased at estate sales is remarkable. Don’t forget to look for items for your Thanksgiving table too.

Just look at the benefits of buying at an estate sale.

  • You may not see any other item like the one your purchase.
  • In many states they do not charge sales tax.
  • Most items are purchased be new retail items.
  • Vintage and antique items can be unique gift.
  • You don’t have just one store, you have hundreds.

Let’s take a look at some of what’s available this week at estate sales.

In South Amboy, New Jersey if you collect or know a model train collector just look at what is for sale starting today. Here is a link to the sale.

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In Bloomfield Hills, MI that started yesterday, this sale is unbelievable. Here is the link.

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Next week for that special someone who wants a classic car in Lake Geneva, WI is a rare 1984 Mercedes Benz. Here is the link to the sale.

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We will continue to provide a very brief look at what can be bought for the holidays before Black Friday. EstateSalesNews.com your #1 source for information and news on estate sales nationwide.

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.

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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.

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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.

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