Over a month ago, I went to a local estate sale at this big 7-bedroom mansion house. They had it listed online, in the local newspaper, craigslist, etc. It was a huge sale with basically 3 floors (including the basement) that were full of stuff. It ran for 3 days, with the last day being 50% (at least, they beefed it up that way). They told everyone to come back on the last day when everything was half off. Yet on the last day, very few things were half off. So they ended up closing up the house with 3 floors of most of the stuff they started with, due to prices being too high and jerkish agents with attitudes. They had reps from a estate sale company there, quoting prices on things and giving deals on bulk stuff. They had advertised the sale as they house had “been closed up for 20 years and full of stuff.” I overheard one of the estate sale reps talking about not being sure what the family would want to do with what was left over. I saw a lot of items there that puzzled many. Dozens of things like weighing scales, boxes full of hundreds of old coins, etc. It made me wonder if they didn’t bring a lot of that stuff from other sales and put it all together in that one huge house.
Over a month later, they are opening it again as a 2-day estate sale…what they call a “Phase 2.” They’re using the same line…that the house has been “closed up for 20 years”.
Does it sound like another company might have been chosen, since the first estate sale place failed? Or would the second be reopening it again? It almost seems like they are using the huge property as a mass-sale place and bringing more stuff there for another sale. I thought an estate sale was…a one-time, within-one-week thing and that was it?