The auction house picks up your merchandise, takes it to an auction house, sells it and you receive a check. Other auction houses will provide transportation and packing services but expect to pay higher commissions for these extras. You may have to wait for months till the auction house gets enough “lots” to make a sale worthwhile.
If you want fast response and the right money, then choose an estate liquidation company for an on-site “Tag Sale”. The time involved is about two weeks from initial contact.
Some just look around one day and find they have collected too much stuff over the years – WAY TOO MUCH! The advantage/disadvantages can be expressed in a formula: Time + Difficulty = Money -OR- Less time + Less difficult = Less Money.
Things that we may need one day, stuff we are going to repair when we get around to it, items we never use, but are too good to throw away. The quickest and simplest way to liquidate an estate is to contact a used furniture dealer, antique dealer or other independent dealer and simply sell everything to them.
Businesses sometimes decide to close their doors permanently and instead of holding onto the inventory, they choose to conduct a liquidation sale, in which all products are sold at a heavily discounted price.This is sometimes advertised as a big sale where "everything must go." The only disadvantage to the consumer is that there are no warranties or ways to get a refund. As the sale goes on, the items remaining are often of low quality.