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Picking at estate sales

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Re: Picking at estate sales
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2013, 11:50:24 AM »
It's that time of year.  Estate Sales everywhere.
Unfortunatly I haven't picked anything to sell.   Got a few personal items.  House hold stuff, cleaners and what not.  But everything else is near retail.

There was a nice carpet cleaner for $40 but I still have the other one I got.  Tried to go back on 50% off day and it was gone.   Same with a nice stainless lined copper colander. Didnt have markings on who made it. Some of those can be spendy. Was $20 but they sell on ebay for $20. I don't know he difference of $100 ones and $20 ones. Went back on sale day and it was gone. 
Sometimes waiting pays off, sometimes not.   But on items like these I'm willing to risk it.

 One place had a entire Ethan Allen bedroom set (king bed frame with pillow top mattress, two ends, his/her dressers) that they had the receipts for. Got it last November for just under $6000.   Had it marked $2000.  Sunday was $1000.  End of Sunday it was "get it out of here by 3pm and its yours".   
I called every truck rental place in the area and no one had anything available.  Called everyone I knew.
Tried to see if I could put it all in back yard and come back.  Even offered them money to meet me today...
Nothing worked.  They were locking up at three and handing keys to realtor and being done wih it.
I even tried to pay the realtor to meet me.  no good. I imagine he now has a bed room set.

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Re: Picking at estate sales
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2013, 02:23:37 PM »
Got a few good picks yesterday.
Best was a william sonoma copper Pomme Anna pan for $8!  Retails at $485!   

Then got some pneumatic nail guns, one framing and two brad, for $5/ea.
Sold the framing one this morn for $30.  Gonna keep one of the finishing guns but not sure what I'm doing with other one.   It's a Harbor Frieght one. On sale right now or $20.  Don't know if I want the hassle of CL to make $5.  Might just give it to my brother.

Rest of stuff I got was personal, not for reselling. Some Henckel knives for $10.  Wide mouth food jar thermos for $2.  Couple brand new dress shirts for $1/ea.......




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