was awesome. If there was a word better than awesome, I would have used it. My family has had plenty of yard sales and we thought we were pretty good at it but compared to
...more we didn;t know anyhting. My deceased father had a collection of over 700 pocket knives and
researched each one to make sure the price was accurate and fair. "
Rated Review by Thomas C.
"oing through the house before closing.Great! We are more than satisfied with the proceeds from the sale, We received a detailed accounting and a check in a timely fashion. We were concerned about many people going through the house before closing. ...more It was no problem. The hcouse was clean, no damage and the new owners were pleased. Thanks
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"Initial appointment was set.
showed up on time and went through the entire contract outlining price, service they would provide and dates and times of sale. Estate sales are 3 days beginning on a Thursday. They came in organized items, priced items and staged sale. Showed up at appointed time on dates of sales and I had no ...more worries and did not need to be there. Handled professionally and payment was timely. Would recommend to anyone. This beats garage sales, flea
if you have a large amount of items to sell, especially large furniture and appliances. "
"The estate sale was handled in a very professional manner and we managed to sell quite a bit of belongings that we no longer needed. The sale was advertised in local newspaper and Craigslist as well as on their website. They also put out signs during the two days of the sale. The only negative was that most of the antiques did not sell and had to be ...more moved to their store in
where they could be shown in a more favorable light. We were very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of
. They do a number of estate sales and know how to stage them properly. They have a pretty good idea of what items will sell for and what is in fashion and what isn't. "
"The contract stated provider would keep 35% or $3500 of sale, whichever was more. In addition, salaries for other employees and expenses were charged to the seller. That should have come out of the 35% instead of all that going into the provider's pocket. Nowhere was it mentioned that in order to make money, the sale would have to bring in ten ...more thousand dollars, not verbally and not in the poorly written contract.
This resulted in the providers selling approximately $4100 of my mother's belongings (that she had to sell to move) and the company keeping every cent of it. You read that right, my mother got NOTHING from this sale. There is something inherently wrong with this type of business. There was no way the proceeds from this sale could have totaled ten thousand dollars and the owner should have recognized that from the get go. The owner then blamed that on the family for taking the items given to us by our mom. Thank the Lord we took what we did; otherwise that would have been in the owners pocket. Had we not accepted anything from our mother, the sale still would not have brought in ten thousand dollars.
Our family feels very cheated by this company. There is something morally wrong with this business. They took advantage of an elderly woman. Shame on you.
"Our elderly mother moved into a retirement home and contracted with
to run an estate sale for items she could not take with her.
The sale grossed 4800 dollars. My mother received ZERO, not one dollar.
Several conversations with a co-owner ended the same way. After they deducted their fee and expenses there was nothing left ...more for the owner of all the stuff they sold. Something is fundamentally wrong with this business model.
If you intend to have an estate sale, be sure to ask questions about how they conduct business. They made money on my mother and she essentially "gave" her things away so they could.
This was a devastating experience and one that has left the family feeling robbed. "
"The agreement was for 90 days, after which the fine print of the agreement indicated I needed to
pick up the chairs or they would dispose of them. Who doesn't
track of things after 90 days?
While I was out of town, a single message was left on my home phone (no email, which I would have gotten out of town), ...more and by the time I got the message, poof! the chairs were already gone to a charity and I was told that a charitable receipt for tax purposes was in the mail.
More notice could have easily been given. I will never patronize this store again. "
"The Senior Sorter team could not have been more responsive to our needs or more professional and conscientious in their approach. The amount of work they put in preparing for a sale was truly astounding and their hard work showed in the results.
came in and spent a week preparing for the sale including researching ...more items, finding collectors interested in specific items, sorting the potential treasures from the trash, selling some of the items in advance and then running the actual estate sale.
The way they organize their sales, stage the items for sale and run the actual sale is why nearly everything was sold. The amount we received from the proceeds was more than acceptable.
work on a percentage of what they sell. They earned every penny of their fee. "
"My girlfriend and I decided to move and downsize, since we did not need such a large apartment. The guys from
showed up at exactly the time they said they'd be available at. I was very impressed with the punctuality! As soon as they got there, they began moving and loading our furniture and boxes into their truck. They ...more were very careful with all of our furniture and did not damage any of our furniture which was great (especially being on a second story with no elevator), but more importantly did not damage or scratch any doorways of the apartment we were leaving. They were very careful about loading everything and if I asked them to be careful with something in specific, they were without a problem! It only took a couple of hours to load up everything, I was very impressed. When we hit the road to our new home, they drove carefully and did not go crazy taking turns at high speeds or suddenly slamming the brakes. Once we got to our new home they asked us where we wanted specific things placed including all the furniture and boxes. The unloading took at the most an hour in total. All in all I was VERY impressed with
. Not only were they punctual and fast to move our home, but they were also very careful with ensuring that nothing got damaged. I have used other moving companies in the past, but
is hands down setting the standard for what all the other competition SHOULD be. If you are on the fence about hiring a moving company, don't even think twice about
, just call them and set up a date, you will not be disappointed! "
"I called to ask about an inspection of antique silver that may have been damaged by recent severe floods. I also asked about inspection of other materials, since this business advertises itself as an antiques business. Respondent initially agreed to look at select silver pieces in order to determine damage. After I cautioned her that some flood-damaged, ...more primarily porous paper items--but not my silver--might pose a health risk because of microbial contamination, she became alarmed and wanted to end the conversation. I offered this information as advice that was not directly relevant to my inquiry. After some discussion, she refused to help me determine the condition of two historic collections of flatware and seemed unable to understand that these two issues were unrelated. The conversation ended with the respondent unwilling to discuss her lack of information further and with an irrational, ignorant refusal to inspect the silver. She did not seem to understand that there was little risk to her from handling it.
This person seems to be completely ignorant of the physical and chemical properties of the metal she buys and sells:
1) She did not seem to understand that silver is not chemically inert, unlike gold, and can be unsafe to use when in prolonged contact with some types of organic compounds (food). Silver actively interacts with many elements and compounds. She would not
her cleaning and testing techniques and gave no indication that she understood how they work or their degree of safety
silver's chemical potential to interact with other elements and compounds.
2) She also did not seem to know that silver is an anti-microbial element that is frequently used as a post-surgical dressing for its ability to inhibit bacterial growth. The contamination from water infiltration on silver is potentially negligible both because it is not porous and because silver has a known ability to control microbial growth.
This person seems to have no knowledge of toxicity issues nor of the physical and chemical properties of the material she sells that comes in contact with food for human consumption. I would not trust her understanding of cleaning techniques nor her ability to assess whether a particular silver product is safe or unsafe for serving food.
If you buy and sell a precious metal used to serve food or that comes in contact with human mucous membranes or other means of absorption into the human body, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect an understanding of its scientific properties--both toxicities and risks of long-term exposure. "