Anyone who shops estate sales appreciates the early morning rush of heading out to a brand new estate sale.
Coffee in hand, cash wadded in pocket, you anticipate the possibilities as you follow the arrowed signs marked estate sale.
We know how much enjoyment our shoppers get from our sales. So we decided to put together a few tips for getting the most out of shopping at our estate sales.
Decide first how much you want to get from the sale. If you want to see everything and have first choice, find out what time the sale starts on the first day and get in line early. Estate sales often start on Friday mornings, don’t miss out by waiting until Friday evening to check out the opening hours of the sale.
Bring cash with you. You know you like to shop. Come prepared. Sure, we like to accommodate our shoppers and we will hold items for a limited time, with a cash deposit, but there are occasions when certain items have stiff competition and if you aren’t prepared, you might miss out to another buyer.
Know what you’re looking for and don’t be afraid to ask for directions and assistance from our friendly staff. If you collect a certain item, come in and go straight to the area with those items.
Check out online photos ahead of time to see if there is anything you like. We take the extra time and promote the sale with as much information on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you are looking for specific items check out our photo albums with detailed photos and descriptions before the sale starts.
Come more than once to a sale. It never fails to amaze shoppers how much stuff gets moved around in the shuffle. If you come back on the last day, you might find something that got upturned from a box or a bin that you didn’t see the first day. And, the last day is often discount day, so you never know what kind of real score you will make!