This morning while driving I came across some neon Contents Sale signs. I followed them to the destination. I walked in the home and was floored at how much stuff was in there – it was truly a collectors estate sale as per the advertisement I ended up seeing on Kijiji.
The rooms were jammed packed from floor to ceiling and there was a surprising two full basement areas covered with treasures. I came on day #2 of the sale which is never a good idea since most (not all) of the cool stuff was gone. A few things I saw:
Old Fishing Rods, China, Carvings, Old Sleds, Vintage Trucks, Art by various artists and some terrific Vintage Light Fixtures.
A few shopping tips to share for estate/content sales:
- If you are an avid treasure hunter always carry $50-$100 in your pocket on Sat and Sun mornings in case you run into something. Some sellers will allow you to hold items with a small deposit and come back but not all.
- When entering a busy contents sale head to the basement first – all the goodies (gems that were not as heavily promoted) are hiding there. People seem inclined to start their search in the living/dining rooms, kitchen, and bedroom areas. This is something I have noticed through observation – the basement always has boxes full of fabulous things.
- If you are looking for something specific ask the vendors/selling company if they have it. It will save you time hunting and save you from potentially losing the object to someone else.
- Remember bundling items together is key! You will always get a better deal if you grab more than one thing. The more they can offload the better. Don’t forget to look high and low. I always see great things on the walls, under the tables and hidden in awkward spots.