Every Estate Sale differs from one to the other. But, there are tips and tricks to getting the best stuff if your savvy enough to follow our advise. First, most all the estate sale companies in Phoenix Arizona
list our sales with EstateSales.Net, EstateSales.Com and EstateSales.Org. The week before you plan your hunt, visit these sites. Their very user friendly and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to use them. You simply sign-up and each week you'll receive an email letting you know what estate sales are going on close to your home. We all list almost every item that will be in the sale, together with photographs of those items. So, if your looking for a particular item, do a search in one of those websites and your sure to find not only the item, but photographs of them. Keep in mind, most of the estate sale companies will not give you a price over the phone. Besides, why should they? The sale is run by estate sale liquidators, everything is priced to sell quickly!
Next, if there's something you want, you better plan on getting there early. Don't be surprised that when you get there, their will be a line-up of others wanting something too. Once your inside and you've got the things you want, be sure grab the tag, rip it off and take it to the cash wrap and ask them to hold your item/s so that you can continue shopping. (Oh...be careful, we've had women and men snag things out of the holding area, hurry up and pay and then leave). Be sure you watch your items like a mother hen. If it's something your too nervous to have held, pay for it and run and stick it your car. Then come back for shopping...
Bring a measuring tape! You never know when you need to take a measurement.
Last, remember that pretty much all estate sales are run the same. Cash in King and some will not allow for credit card transaction unless they are over $25. If you can remember, bring some boxes, plastic bags or totes. They may not have boxes to hold your collection of Waterford Crystal you just purchased.
The way our company, Southwest Estate Sales, LLC. conducts our sales is that the first day is full price and NO DISCOUNTS ARE GIVEN, by the 2nd day...we discount 30% and on the final day, it's all 50% off. So keep that in mind before paying full price. You may or may not want to risk the chance of the item selling.
Good luck on your next Estate Sale and if you have any questions, feel free to call us.
Southwest Estate Sales