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Old 05-05-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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Hi all,

I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for bulk-selling a complete houseful of furniture, tools, electronics, appliances, etc., in Dallas? Short of calling every used furniture store in town, I just can't think of a thing and can't seem to hit on the right Google search terms.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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You can do an estate sale. There are companies that specilize in organizing them. Usually they charge about 10% of the proceeds. They tag the items, give advice on asking price etc... Depending on how much stuff you have, you can organize it yourself and save the 10%...
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Exactly! You can also put pictures of the furniture up on Craig's List.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:15 AM
 
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Thank you for your replies. Unfortunately, I don't have time to organize an estate sale and really need someone to just come to the house, make me an offer, and haul it all off.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:14 AM
 
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I think some of the estate/auction people do that function as well
you could call a few and ask
you might also call some real estate agents that are fairly busy/signs on houses in area--they might know since they have probably sold homes where the owner died and relatives might not want the furniture and other stuff...
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I'd do a 1-2 day Estate Sale. Don't even worry about tagging items w/ a price unless it is something you know you want a certain price for. Put out some signs and an ad on craigslist and be done with it. That would be the fastest way instead of having people come every few days for weeks.


Why not put a list of items you have on here and maybe some newcomers to the area and others might be interested? Never know. We have an employee that needs some furniture right now pretty bad. If you pm me a contact I can pass it on to him. There are also two guys in Garland that buy tools at garage sales. Don't remember their names but there was an article on them last year sometime.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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What's the story behind liquidating your entire household?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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What's the story behind liquidating your entire household?
It could be a relative/loved one has passed away or moved into a care facility. The family has already gotten whatever sentimental items they want to keep and treasure and then find a way to give the rest to someone in need.

My sis and I joke that when our parents are gone we are going to hand out plastic grocery bags at the door and charge $1-5 a bag for as much as you can stuff in it. We're bad. But after moving them last summer for the first time in 30 years........ they STILL need to clean out the clutter.

Hope all is well for your family socketz. Have the wife and kids adjusted well?
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Try an auctioneer ... I have a friend in another state that does this. His wife sort,separates and organizes the house in preparation for auction, the husband is responsible for the ads and getting info out there to the public and does the auction part himself.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: South Dallas
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I might be interested in a few things. I'll private message you...
I'd like to 2nd the Craigslist idea. You could just put an add that you are having an estate sale and that it's one day only, all reasonable offers will be accepted. You'd have your stuff gone quick. Also, when we used to have garage sales we'd advertise on the spanish radio stations (these were organized block garage sales) and all of our stuff would be gone in an hour or so.
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