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Estate, Yard, Tag Sale Connection


Estate, Yard, Tag Sale Connection

Find and post estate sales, yard sales, tag sales, garage sales in your area.

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This group is a place to post announcements and photos  about upcoming estate, yard, tag sales. You can also share resources for finding sales in different regions. Feel free to offer tips about running, promoting and advertising sales.


For help with estate liquidation, personal property, appraisal professionals be sure to visit our group called "Estate Mavens: Help With Estate Liquidation"

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Comment by vicki hufstetler on May 17, 2011 at 11:38am
LOL - I think we had at least one of each of those peeps - except the "Misc" that one had a pair eh? I've only had a few young mid-Eastern boys that have tried to go right out the door with something because they didn't want to pay any price - and what really bugged me is the adults with these kids don't correct them - ugg!
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on May 17, 2011 at 10:19am
Lillian....great post, Dianne
Comment by Lillian Dunbar on May 17, 2011 at 9:05am

Tag Sale Humor

I’ve been attempting to liquidate my mother’s estate on my own by having lawn sales. I’ve encountered many “interesting” folks. Most people just come and if they don’t see anything they want, leave. Or if they pick out something, pay for it. However, the ones that I remember most are the ones that cause the most trouble and they usually fall into one of these categories:


The “talker” – Is usually an older person. He/she engages you in conversation; tells you their life story, family problems, about other sales they’ve been to, etc. This is interesting for about the first 3 minutes, then it appears he/she isn’t going to stop anytime soon. You start thinking to yourself, “How can I tactfully get rid if this bore.” The “talkers” usually don’t buy anything; they just want an audience.


The “flustered mom” - They have a minimum of 2 elementary school age kids or younger who, if you have toys and games for sale, proceed to open the box of every board game and dump the contents all over the place, throw they toys around, or just stand and screech as their mother looks around. Constant admonitions of mom to the kids to behave themselves go unheeded and they continue to make a shambles of your sale. They finally leave without buying anything, then you have to go around and pick up that 500 piece jigsaw puzzle scattered on the lawn and under the hedge, hoping you retrieved all the pieces.


The “complainer” – Looks at everything and had nothing good to say. Either the prices ate too high, or the quality of the items isn’t good enough for them. People like this could find fault with Jesus! If my stuff isn’t good enough or cheap enough for you – just leave. You don’t have to announce it to the neighborhood.


The “reservists” – They pick out something, then announce they have no money. They want you to “hold” it for them until they can get the cash and return. Two weeks later you’re still waiting for them. Now I set a time limit and it’s usually 2 hours and TELL them. They usually get huffy about that, but if they aren’t a serious buyer – who cares? Did they really have any intention of buying it in the first place, or were they just playing one of their games? Are people that strapped that they don’t even have 10 bucks on them?


The “tycoon” – Usually a 30-something male. Flashes a big handful of money and announces, “I’m a CASH buyer!” I think, “Yeah? – as opposed to what other means of tender?” They almost never buy and if they do, it some small, inexpensive item so they have an excuse to pull out their wad again to impress you. I think the only person it impresses is them!


The “drive-bys” – they slow down and cruise the sale, go up the block, turn and come back and drive ever so slowly by again, then suddenly zoom off, leaving an acrid cloud of vehicle exhaust in their wake.


The “lazies” – won’t get out of their vehicle. They want you to bring everything over to them.  I could see this if they were physically handicapped, but I do not see their vehicle marked as such which is required in our state. Are they getting some kind of amusement having you run back and forth? They usually don’t buy anything anyway.


The “invaders” – they look around for a minute, but don’t seem interested in anything. They hang around until you’re distracted, then go into your house and start looking around or at least into areas they shouldn’t, like the kitchen cabinets or the bathroom. When you catch them and point out that only the items outside are for sale, they scream “Are you having a sale or not!” They assume EVERYTHING is for sale.


This is the worst one – the “fake” buyer. They walk around picking up armloads of stuff, getting your hopes up they are going to purchase a large quantity. After about 10 minutes of this, they suddenly dump everything and walk away. One time I had a lot of framed pictures. On older man came in and looked around. He said he would buy all the pictures if I wrapped them up for him. Procuring large sheets of heavy paper and twine, I painstakingly wrapped them. He stood right there and watched carefully, not saying a word. Thirty minutes later, when I was all done, he suddenly said, “I changed my mind” and walked off.  Really! You could almost punch some of these people.


Miscellaneous: One woman I remember clearly, selected some pressed glass items and started to walk away. I accosted her and said those items totaled $12. She became very huffy and said, “Why should I have to pay ANYTHING? It’s stuff you don’t want anyway or it wouldn’t be out here.”


Another man selected an antique chair that needed a new cane seat. He brought it over to me. I said. “It’s ten dollars.” He held out his empty hand. I repeated the price. He said, “Yeah, so where’s the ten?” He expected me to pay HIM to take it!

 Honestly – I could write a book!

Comment by vicki hufstetler on May 15, 2011 at 4:23pm

Congrat's Lillian! Sounds like you did very well for your first try! you worked very hard on that, and it sounds like it paid off for ya!

Our sale did pretty well to. We had gorgeous, sunny weather on Thur. and Fri. But it was gold and rainy on Sat. Which, I think actually helped us - they couldn't do yard work - LOL

I was surprised we did well, being that so much of the stuff there was junk! But everyone had fun, the prices were spot on, cuz the stuff flew out the doors, and the owner is happy too - always a bonus! I'll be sitting on my arse now for a few days recouperating - lol

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on May 15, 2011 at 3:59pm
My first estate/tag sale went better than I had expected (due to high gas prices). It was a slow start Friday, but picked up about 10:30 AM and a pretty steady stream until 1:30, then it was like someone turned off a switch. Saturday I had to hit the ground running and I didn't even get a lunch break. I sold mostly $1 & $2 trinkets, but I did sell a nice heavy glass cake stand, a few pressed glass relish dishes and a Fostoria American vase. My "big" sale was an upholstered Lincoln rocker. Saturday's sale came to an abrupt end when it started to rain at 3:45 PM. I had to hustle to get in the items that were moisture sensitive. If I could do this well every tag sale weekend, I'd soon have mom's estate cleaned up. I may try again in a few weeks, weather permitting.
Comment by vicki hufstetler on May 11, 2011 at 11:50am
Thanks Charles - I already signed up for that site as well as the ebid site - I'm gonna give both of them a try and see how it goes. Would love to move on from ebay - they just seem to get worse all the time - have you seen what they have just done to the "My ebay page"? OMG! You can no longer view all your "Sold, Active, Watching" etc all on one page - you have to click to infinity to get anyway - It's just awful!
Comment by vicki hufstetler on May 8, 2011 at 12:45pm

Congrats Charles on your new place! and Happy Mother's day to all our Mom's and Grandma's here!

BTW- If any of you are in the Detroit area - our crazy 1970's Time warp sale is this week - Thur, Fri, Sat. May 12,13,14. We will be on Estate sales.net :)

Comment by valerie cifaldi on May 8, 2011 at 2:36am
there is a mexican metal maker arte stano ? i think was the mark.  i had a candlestick but i think it was aluminum 1970's era. try mexican makers, this sounds close.
Comment by Timesavers Estate Sales on May 8, 2011 at 12:52am
I have several pieces of silver (containers, tray) and not sure if it is silverplate or what exactly it is.....it is marked Artestanho and then SN 99% on the bottom.  I have tried looking it up and can't find anything about this company other than one site talking about that name making some type of medals.....Does anyone know of this silver, this company or know where I can find this information? I have never seen this name before, nothing at all on ebay, worthpoint, etc. Upon looking on Google, many sites come up in Spanish....I believe this may be from Portugal or Spain, but not sure.  Any ideas or thoughts?  Many thanks in advance....
Comment by valerie cifaldi on May 8, 2011 at 12:13am

hi end of line,

i assume you mean a Rembrant lamp? and the answer is yes. depending on material and style.. a LOT more. what do you have?



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