Have something you wish to sell?
Don’t know what to price your items at in this market?
Inherited an estate or with to downsize a living estate?
Want to know what your antiques & collectibles are worth in today’s market?
Drop by with photos or the actual items and ask us. We have THOUSANDS of local bidders all looking to buy your stuff.
Low 25% commission rate!
If you bring the items to us and write the descriptions then our commission rate is only 25% and we do the photos and type the description in. You simply bring in a list of items (How you want the descriptions worded) along with the items and we sell it for you. Really nice and simple! We do avoid stuff that is best sold at garage sales but we can help you determine what is best to sell with us first. We do have a MINIMUM 4.00 per lot or 25% whatever is higher so please let your items up in good lots that will get over 20.00 per lot. If your lot does not sell you will need to pick the lot back up the following week and still pay the 4.00 minimum.
30% commission rate!
If you wish to just bring in your items and have us lot and list them the commission rate is 30%. also if you need us to pick up the items (estate clearing) we charge 35% and carriage fees of 85.00/hr (includes two movers and a truck/van with 3 hour minimum)
WE TRY TO AVOID SINGLE ITEM CONSIGNMENTS THAT HAVE NO POTENTIAL TO GET OVER 20.00. If it has a chance or it is something we have never sold before we will give it a try but with the 4.00 minimum it could end up costing you money too just for trying so we will usually suggest not to try it if we do not see the potential. We get lots of stuff from clearing estates that only sells for 5.00, so much so that we do not usually take these items from the general public. That stuff is basically filler and the estate would need to pay to dispose of it if we can not find a buyer so sometimes we even sell that stuff for 2.00 a lot just to save it from going to a donation box, recycling or landfill.
For example a lot of used candles is going to get between 2 and 10 dollars depending on the size of the lot. Used candles never really have potential to get over 20.00. We get candles in EVERY estate we clean so we have LOTS of them so we do not take these from the general public unless we are clearing the contents of that persons estate. When we lot up the estate items we are usually aiming for potential to get over 15.00 or more a lot but sometimes we have to try a item that we know will only get 5.00 as that is the deal we have when cleaning a full estate.
Partial estates and if you just bringing in a few items to sell we will often PICK the ones we think have potential and suggest donating or finding other stuff to put with before we will try to sell the lot for you.
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 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 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).
For mixed auctions and coin auctions our commission is only 25% of the sale however we do have a 4.00 minimum commission per lot listed so please lot your items in lots that will sell for 25.00 or more per lot (sorry it is just not worth the time to list lots that only sell for a few dollars or do not sell at all). We do not charge for photos or time for listings or advertising fee’s on scheduled in house mixed estate auctions. If you have a FULL estate auction you wish us to sell for you the commissions, advertising and costs associated are negotiable depending on the size of the auction and the items in the sale.
If you require a representative to come to your house to pickup items for auction this can be arranged as well, a higher commission rate will be required for this of 35% for items located under 60km from our location and a minimum commission of 10.00 per lot. We would first send out a rep to review the items you wish to put into the auction as well, really big furniture does not usually sell (even if it is old) sometimes it will but we will need to review it first. If you need items cleared from a house that are not sell-able auction items a disposal and manpower fee may be required if you need us to clear an estate. In some cases a ON LOCATION sale is the best way to work large estates. Feel free to contact us and we can discuss these options.
WE DO NOT SELL ”KNOCK OFFS”
Please do not bring us knock off (unlicensed reproductions or forgery pieces). For example is your purse says COUCH 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
If you choose the 25% commission option and are writing your own descriptions please follow these guidelines.
- 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
Any question please open a support ticket: [Click Here]