Category Archives: Buying at an estate sale

ThrowBack Thursday – Turkey Platters & China

ThrowBack Thursday on Estate Sales News we visit the days of when you sat down to Thanksgiving dinner you had turkey platter.

Here are a few for sale this weekend at #estatesales across the US. To find these and more check out EstateSales.NET, EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com & Estatesale.company and others.

Do you have vintage or antique turkey themed items?

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Estate Sale Frustrations – A Buyers Etiquette Review

MP900385401Wanting to help people liquidate the contents of estates is a profession and can provide a good income. It can also require a lot of asprin and at times a desire to scream.

The majority of estate sale liquidators are professional full time people that work 5-7 days a week and for many they can work up to 30 to 40 days straight.

They require a strong constitution and a strong back. Sorting, (sometimes cleaning and polishing) staging etc. requires muscle.

Knowledge of the items they are selling, how to market the sale require experience and intelligence.

Buyers, a liquidators’ most difficult task is having patience with the few that don’t understand buyer etiquette. Here is a review.

We said it before, but in case you missed it do not tell an estate sale liquidator what something is worth. You are there to buy and here are your choices; buy it now at the price stated, ask if they are taking bids to be reviewed towards the end of the sale or ask if they may discount the item as the sale progresses. Don’t expect them to “give it to you”. It isn’t theirs and if you are that much of an expert, work for an estate liquidator. Please be considerate and don’t say “I’ll give you”. You don’t do that in Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Dillards, Sax, etc. You either pay the price or not. If you have read somewhere about haggling you are not in an overseas market place where haggling is acceptable and anyone that writes about estate sales and encourages this is not correct. More than likely, they have never been an estate liquidator either. You are usually in a privately owned property where the estate sale company is working for the seller. They pay them. If you are rude, a nuisance, or just obnoxious the estate liquidator may ask you to leave AND may bar you from attending any of their sales.

Please remember to bring your manners and best behavior to an estate sale. Courtesy is so important and estate sale companies have so many considerations, that dealing with discourteous people is just too time consuming and you don’t want to lose out on a good buying opportunity. Please and thank you go along way.

For the buyer that is thinking of stealing this may result in you not only being expelled from the sale, but legal authorities being called. If you try to change a price tag – buyer beware you are putting your future buying at risk and estate sale companies will share information about individuals that are security risks.

Thanksgiving And Christmas Are Weeks Away, Estate Sales Can Help

With less than three weeks before Thanksgiving do you have everything you need? Extra linens, china, glass and stemware, flatware, pots, pans, etc.? Now is the time to be shopping and saving at estate sales. Let’s see what’s out there for this coming weekend.

Need supplies for you family or friends Thanksgiving dinner?

At an estate sale you’ll find a enormous collection of Haviland China China.

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How about a dining room set?

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Need some kitchen supplies, flatware, or linens?

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Whatever you may need check out the estate sales near you this weekend. Saving $$$ and being green.

Estate Sales Friday!

A friend sent us an article from Steven Kurutz of the New York Times published November 5, 2014. On this estate sale Friday we wanted to share this article and pose the following question – do you see possibilities in this?

Here’s a link to the article!

Let’s go shopping – less than 3 weeks to Thanksgiving!

Less than 7 weeks to Christmas!

Are you ready?

Throwback Thursday Great Mid-Century Bar and Stools

Slide1ThrowBack Thursday on Estate Sales News shows off a great Mid-Century bar and stools and vintage bar ware. This set along with many other pieces will be sold at a tag sale November 8th by Briarbrook Auctions in Cranston, Rhode Island. Corlorful!!

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Throwback Thursday – The Day Before Halloween

Slide1It’s throwback Thursday the day before Halloween. Here are some vintage Halloween decorations. Do you remember these?

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photo-52photo-53The two middle pictures are really throwbacks. My daughters’ Halloween artwork at age 8 and “your editor” in costume at a Halloween party in 1980. The secret of the costume was what you are looking at is my back not my front. A reversed man (actually a woman). Costume parts from sales. A true throwback!

Cars And Vehicles For Sale At Estate Sales Today

It’s estate sale Friday so today we look at some of the cars and vehicles from across the country for sale this weekend.

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Look at your favorite estate sale listing website to see these cars and vehicles and others for sale this weekend at estate sales. Please let them know you heard about them from EstateSalesNews.com

Throwback Thursday – Vintage Singer Sewing Machine and Gas Stove

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Estate Sales News celebrates Throwback Thursday with two items that were similar to items your editor’s Mom had.

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Both of these items can be found at estate sales this weekend. The Singer sewing machine can be purchased at Royal Oak, Michigan by DecadesEstateSales.com and the vintage gas stove at Hampton, Virginia by Caring Transitions Newport News, VA.

When you shop at an estate sale please tell them you read EstateSalesNews.com

Oscar de la Renta Has Died – Designer Fashion and Accessories At Estate Sales

Oscar de la Renta dress on eBaySad news this morning from the world of fashion. The man that dressed socialites and celebrities and every first lady from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and just two weeks ago George Clooney’s bride Amal Alamuddin died last evening. His fashions and style were classic and prized by all who wore them.

His passing reminded us of the designer finds that can be found at estate sales across the country every week. Last Friday on What’s Selling At Estate Sales here on Estate Sales News one of the items shown was a Louis Vitton clutch. The same estate sale also featured other designers including Fendi, Ferragamo, and David Yurman.

At an estate sale this weekend, October 24th by Best Yet LLC in Marlboro, New Jersey, designer hand bags from Fendi, Cole Haan, Celine, and Furla are some of the names you will find at this sale.

Searching EstateSales.Net, EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com and Estatesale.company on a weekly basis may surprise you with the designer fashions and accessories for sale.

If the estate sale company lists designer fashions and doesn’t disclose them, call them and ask who and what size.

Shopping at estate sales can save you money and dress you exquisitely. Please let them know Estate Sales News recommended your search. We appreciate it. Share us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest with your friends. Our support comes from you.

*The Oscar de la Renta dress shown is from ConsignmentNow.

“Real Houswives of New York”, LuAnn de Lesseps To Have Estate Sale

Real Housewives of New YorkAccording to examiner.com in an article from October 17th, 2014 the start of “Real Housewives of New York”  Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is having an estate sale while preparing to move to a smaller home. The article states that this was reported by Broadway World.

She will be selling the contents of her home in Bridgehampton, New York and is moving to Sag Harbor. The sale is being conducted by Estatesny.com  According to reports everything from tables to art and assortment of items will be for sale.

According to the article Bravo (the station which features the program) will be covering this sale and utilizing the estate sale so fans will be able to see it in future episodes of the “Real Housewives of New York”.

The star reportedly has said that she has to sell many of her belongings because of the size of her new residence and wanted it known as an estate sale – not a garage sale.

The Bridgehampton home will be torn down so the entire interior of the property will be up for sale including cabinets, sinks, antique beams and more.

There will be many expensive items including designer, signed pieces of art, Limoges china, Lloyd Loom wicker dining chairs and other items.

The estate sale is currently set for next weekend starting October 24th. Here is the link to the sale.