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Sale Types on EstateSales.NET

We often get asked what is allowed and what is not allowed on EstateSales.NET (as far as sale types go). Basically, we allow estate liquidations on our site. Some ask why we allow auctions when the name of our site is "EstateSales.NET." We've always allowed auctions because we want our site to be about any and all estate liquidations.

We've come up with a list that may help describe what we think should be allowed on the site and those that are not allowed on the site. This list pulls from our Terms of Use. If you have any questions at all regarding your sale and how it fits in, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Sales We Love To See

  1. An estate or tag sale held inside a private home
  2. An estate or tag sale that has been moved to an offsite location because the sale CANNOT be held at the estate location (gated community, etc) (sale cannot be listed multiple times for the same estate contents)
  3. An auction held for an estate AT the estate location
  4. An auction held at a common location that contains different items from the previous auction (at least 80% of the items are different)
  5. An online only sale or auction for the purpose of liquidating an estate IF physical preview and local pickup are available for most items
  6. A moving/downsizing/divorce sale held inside a private home (we consider this to just be a small estate sale usually where not all of the items are for sale)
  7. A business liquidation sale held inside a business that is closing within the next 15 days
  8. Sales held outdoors are permissible if it is a traditional estate sale
  9. Collection sales of a single item type are allowed as long as they are from one estate and contain more than 25 items (ex: an art collection)
  10. Large Charity Events
  11. Buyouts / Cleanouts
  12. Demolition Sales (majority of items in house / facility are being removed)

Sales That Shouldn't Be Listed

  1. Garage sales or yard sales
  2. Flea Market Sales
  3. Sales that have been listed before and have many of the same items that were listed previously
  4. Antique mall, second-hand, consignment, and other store types of sales
  5. Dealer Sales
  6. Sales containing fewer than 25 items
  7. Single item type sales that are not from one estate (car auctions, boat auctions, etc)
  8. No "place holder" sales (sales must have an address and basic information specifically about the sale contents in order to be posted)