We take 100’s of consignments every week for the general public!
We have THOUSANDS of local bidders all looking to buy your stuff.
25% to 30% Commission Rate
Our commission rate is just 30% (The industry standard is 35%) and we do not charge a buyer premium so bidders will pay a little more for your items with us. Most auctions will charge a BIDDERS PREMIUM of at least 10% on top of the sale price and the consignor does not receive ANYTHING out of that buyer premium. It’s unfair to the seller but has become the normal and accepted method. We charge 30% and if your item sells for over 100% we can adjust your rate on that item to just 25%.
We charge a flat rate of $3.00 per lot to do all your photos and build your listing. This covers the cost of photography and typing in your descriptions to build the auction listing page.
LOCAL PICKERS & REGULAR CONSIGNORS
If your a regular consignor to our auction (meaning you bring us at least 25 items a month or more) and your items are quality items (as many of our local pickers do bring us) we can waive this listing fee on all items that receive over a 30.00 sale price.
QUALITY OF ITEMS YOU BRING IN
We always ask that local consignors who are bringing items to the shop to consign please only bring quality items and donate the box lots and low value items to the local thrift stores or have garage sales. We get plenty of box lots and low value items from estate clearances and we do list these items as they are a necessary part of the auction however we get so much of it we ask that the pickers and general public who bring in items please bring in items that have the potential to get over 20.00 per lot (Aim for 30.00 a lot) we will refuse any lot we think has no potential to get to at least 20.00 or we will adjust your lots if we can and combine items in a way that they have more potential to get 20.00+ for the lot.
Add 5% commission rate to drop and run!
If you wish to just bring in your items and have us lot and list them the commission rate is 35%
Inherited an estate? Downsizing? Moving? Whatever the reason we can help. When we auction an estate we can take EVERYTHING if that is what you wish. Anything that we think is sellable we will try to sell for you, We will get top dollar for the good stuff and we will build box lots and even sell junk drawers if you wish. The items we do not think will sell will either be donated, recycled or discarded or you can do this once we pick over all the sellable items (Your choice and it’s all negotiable). if you need us to pick up the items (estate clearing) we charge 35% commission + carriage fees of 85.00/hr (includes two movers and a truck/van with 3 hour minimum). We can also do TAG sales at your location or a onsite live auction or even a on site online auction. All depends on the property, contents, neighbourhood, etc.. but we would be more then happy to come discuss this with you. Let us do the work for you and make you some money for your items as well.
HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT IS GOOD OR BAD?
We know prices of today’s market! We have been antiques and collectibles dealers for many years and know the current market very well and can assist you in selling your treasures. We can do a walk through on a house and estimate the auction value rather easily as we have years of experience in this field. Why risk throwing out the good stuff while you try to sell the items that currently have no real market value? Most people think the dining room suite they have is valuable and unless it is designer mid century teak it really is not worth much at all in todays market as al the baby boomers are downsizing and selling the EXACT same dining room suite in either walnut, maple or oak. Those tea cups, figurines and trinkets may have had value 10+ years ago have very little value but if you have a video game system from the 1980’s or some plastic or tin toys from the 60’s 70’s or 80’s you could be sitting on a gold and not even know it. Coins, silverware, etc.. etc.. are always valuable and even some costume jewelry. Don’t worry, we do know what sells in todays market and can help you out. Please do not throw anything out in your garage as most estates have the most value in the garage! Tins, Tools, tool boxes and other items commonly found in sheds and garages are very valuable.
We personally buy, sell and take consignments but we will always try to convince you that consigning your items is best. You will get the most out of your items this way, if we purchase them we are just going to list them on the auction and were going to purchase them for a lot less then 75% of what we thing the sale will be but if you consign them you get 75% of the final realized price. If you need cash today we will always buy just bring some photo id with you and the items.
Overwhelmed with an estate full of antiques or collectibles? Maybe just some nice furniture that needs a new home? We can help. We can give you estimates on prices for your items, help organize your on-site estate sales or come take photos and organize a online estate sale where we take care of it all for you.
You should call us before you have a garage sale (NOT AFTER) if your not sure of the current market prices or if something is garbage or valuable. Often families will inherit an estate full of treasures and even know what is and is not a treasure. We have found simple things like fruit preserve jars and oil cans in basements, attics and garages worth 1000’s of dollars that the family was going to trow out or recycle in order to clean a basement or attic and sell an estate.
We can usually get you much more for your items (items you did not even know were valuable) and if you are unsure of the value of your antiques and collectibles we we be more then happy to come by and give you some advise (and maybe buy or consign a few items from you).
WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY SELL ”KNOCK OFFS”
Please do not bring us knock off (unlicensed reproductions or forgery pieces). For example is your purse says GUCCI and you bought it new for under 100.00 chances are it is NOT REAL (It could be and if you are unsure we can look at it for you but chances are it’s a knock off). Fake sunglasses, fake sterling that is stamped 925 but is plated, Fake purses and even fake scarfs are not only bad to sell but can also be illegal to sell so we will not knowingly sell a fraud/fake piece.
WRITING YOUR OWN DESCRIPTIONS TO SAVE 5%
- Please DO NOT LIE or FIB on your descriptions. If your item is repaired, damaged (crack, chip, scratch, not fully working, etc) please mention it in the description. If you say it is working, new, as new, Good to Excellent condition, etc… we will hold you to it. The buyer has 24 hours to get it home and test it, if it is not working 100% or is damaged and the damage is not listed in the description they can bring it back and YOU the consignor will have to pick it back up and pay us for the lost commissions.
- Do not use terms like “RARE” or “SCARCE” or make claims to how valuable they are without being able to back it up. If you look online and find 100 of some item for sale it is not rare or scarce, if you find one of them that sold 10 years ago well that may be scarce. Remember just because someone else says its rare does not mean it’s rare.
- Grade of coins & bank notes. Unless the coin is sealed and graded by a reputable company the grade should only be a suggestion or none at all. Say “Should grade as a AU or better grade” is fine but saying “This is a AU grade coin” is not ok.
- Please print your descriptions or type them, if your handwriting is too hard for the staff to read your descriptions will not be correct. That is not good for you or us.
- Measurements and sizes. Your listings should have measurements or sizes if needed. Rings can be sized here if you do not know, just ask when you bring the items in. Objects like pictures and paintings, decor items etc… should have the size included (Inches preferably).
You can read and print the contract: [Click Here] For Online Version of Contract this may be a older contract for the newest contract please drop by the store
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