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  • Bobbysox
    Posted: Oct 03, 2008 09:34 AM
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    Bobbysox
    Columbus, OH
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    I need to sell household belongings. Should I do an auction or hold an estate sale? Also, how can you tell if the auctioneer or estate sales people are reputable?

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    Spider
    Posted: Oct 21, 2008 09:44 PM
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    Spider
    New Hope, PA
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    On estatesales.net you can get the names of companies that hold estate sales

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    chessmate2
    Posted: Oct 22, 2008 10:45 PM
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    chessmate2
    Springfield, IL
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    Be very careful. If possible get references or ask friends whom they have used. My mother-in-law got totally ripped-off when she sold her mother’s antique furnishings.

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    BMW1
    Posted: Apr 15, 2009 04:36 PM
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    BMW1
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    I have had a lot of luck with a website that can recommend estate sale specialists, auction houses and appraisers. It's the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Their website is www.nasmm.org. They can also help you make those tough decisions about what to keep, what to get rid of and when to downsize. No matter how you look at it - it's not easy to get rid of things you care about - but this is a good resource that can make it a bit easier.

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    irenewhite
    Posted: Jun 24, 2010 07:16 AM
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    irenewhite
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    There are many ways to find an auction or estate sale near your hometown. You can attend an auction for anywhere from sales leftover from estate sales to antiques to houses- and you can do so for free! Even if you don't have the cash to buy anything, these still can be exciting to watch!

    <a href="http://www.potofgoldestate.com/estate-sales.php">estate sales phoenix</a>

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