What To Expect When Attending A Sale
Entry to the Sale
Girlfriends Estate Sales allows those waiting in line entry to the sale on a first come first serve basis. This means the first people to arrive at the sale will be the first in the home when it opens. A limited number of people will be allowed into the home at intervals, to ensure your shopping can be as safe and uninterrupted as possible. The larger the home, the more individuals allowed in at one time. If you arrive early or if there are a large number of attendees at the sale, you will need to wait in line to gain entry into the sale via The List.
A list may be used to keep track of your place in line. The list may not be posted before 5 AM on the first day of the sale. People in line control the list and not Girlfriends Estate Sales, but the list may be used by Girlfriends Estate Sales to manage entry into the sale.
Shopping the Sale
After entering the sale, you will find a variety of items available for purchase. If you see an item you want, pick it up and keep it with you if it is small enough to carry. Please bring your own open boxes (and we will try to provide some). Girlfriends Estate Sales will provide a holding area near checkout for larger items. If it is not possible to carry the item around, call one of the Girlfriends Estate Sales staff and tell them you want the item. They will mark it “SOLD” and write your name on the item for you. Please inspect and test items you wish to purchase. All items are sold as-is. We offer no guarantees, refunds or exchanges once an item has been purchased.
All items purchased are “You-Haul”.
We don’t supply loading assistance.
Most sales are two day sales. In general, prices are not negotiable on the first day of the sale. We price all items as fairly and reasonably as possible. Toward the end of the second day, prices may be reduced at our discretion. If you would like to purchase an item for less than its marked price, you may leave a bid card.
More about the Bid System
Bid cards are found by the checkout area and should be placed in the bid box. All bids must be at least 50% of the price marked (i.e., on a $300 item the minimum bid would be $150). Successful bidders will be notified the evening prior to the last day of the sale. The winning bidder must make arrangements to pay for and pick up the item by the next morning, or the item will be offered to the next highest bidder or placed back in the sale and offered again to the public.
Please do not bid on an item unless you intend to honor your bid.
Thank you for your continued interest in our estate sales and we look forward to seeing you there! If you have any further questions, please send us a message from our Contact page.