Many people might associate estate sales with female shoppers, and finding household items as a primary motivation. Antiques and collectibles are not confined to gender. Those looking for bargains and finds can locate great buys whether for the self or for gifts. However, some sales have the right stuff to attract guys, and shoppers with a male spouse, friend, significant other, or family member in mind. It is the occasional house full of men’s clothing, furnishings, machines, tools, sports and outdoors equipment.
The Changing Idea of Value
One can find anything that people tend to value at estate sales. One can find classic art but also the plastic arts and contemporary fads and trends. For many people, movie posters and video game adverts are as much a matter of art as an oil painting. Popular demand drives value, and those looking for value can find it in a wide variety of forms. An original edition comic book can be as valuable as rare, old books with valuable plates can be.
Specialized and Hobby Items
Many people engage in hobbies and know the expense of hobbyist tools. Painting and woodworking are great hobbies and the tools and equipment that make them so enjoyable can cost a lot. When one finds the great bargain hobby item, often there will be a range of related equipment, supplies, and tools. For example, if one finds a classic motorcycle, one can look for the lots of equipment and supplies that kept it humming. Estate sales can offer great savings on useful equipment. The knowledge and skill of the auction agent can be a big factor in these areas. Sometimes valuable hobby and craft equipment winds up among disconnected items. A skilled auction company can recognize and present hobby craft and tools in an informed manner.
Modern Sports Equipment
Skis and boots can be very pricey as the advanced materials of modern equipment can improve an average skiers performance. Lightweight and strong, the current generation of sporting goods has advanced the art to all time highs. Whether tennis, skiing or snowboarding, one can find these high tech items at estate sales for fractions of the retail costs.
Look for Bargains in Equipment
The featured items in the inventory might be a hint, and the pulse might quicken to read about a throaty motorcycle with a classic vintage and style. There might be listings for an elite man’s watch or a garage workroom that has lots of powered and hand tools. Estate sales are a great way to shop for bargains as well as antiques and collectibles. Old tools are not only still useful but are valuable to collectors and hobbyists. A set of old painting blades could be quite valuable to someone who knows how to make a wall look like marble with classic stucco technique. Some arts are lost; some are fading, but the wonderful artifacts of earlier times can be found in estate sales.
Prestige Estate Services
2201 Kipling Street, Suite 101
Lakewood, CO 80215