|What to expect at our sales
On the first
day of a sale, many avid collectors and antique dealers arrive
well before opening time to secure their place in line.
A local custom in the Bay Area
is to have a signup list posted outside the house door overnight.
We do not provide this for you. When you arrive at the sale, you put your name on the list to
hold your place in line. After you sign in, you should plan to
remain in the immediate area of the sale; if you leave, you will
lose your place in the line.
Our normal procedure (check each
sale's announcement for exceptions) is to hand
out numbered tickets to people on the signup list an hour before
the sale opens; usually this is at 8:00AM. Your number is your
ticket to enter the sale when it starts, usually at 9:00AM. Once
you have your number, you are free to leave for a break; just
be sure to return before the sale opens. If you arrive more than
an hour or two after the sale begins, the line will have subsided
and you probably won't need a number to enter.
Most estate and moving sales
are held in homes located in residential areas. Please respect
the neighbors' property and privacy. Park only in legal spots,
avoid trespassing and keep noise to a minimum, especially at
night and in the early morning hours.
Shop 'til you drop
As you select items for purchase,
a staff member will write your items up and label them sold.
If you have questions about an item, our knowledgeable staff
will do our best to answer them. Please realize that all items
are sold "as is" and all sales are final.
Prices as marked are firm until
the last day of the sale. You may place a bid on an item; if
you are the winning bidder at the end of the sale we will contact
Cash, local checks with ID, Visa
and MasterCard are all cheerfully accepted.