The question is: Was it worth it?
Here are some photos of the sale that enticed me 40 miles east to Hangtown:
Pre-sales, however, come with a lot of headaches....
- You get to deal with long lines at the door. Really? A line at an estate sale? YES, ba-leeve me!
- You are among sharks (mostly dealers who snatch up all the good stuff before the little people get a chance to even set foot in the house). Big time bummer.
- Ridiculous pricing. There were a set of plates there (they weren't even pretty, by the way) for $95 bucks!! That price belongs in an antique shop or on Ebay. Come on...
- No bargaining at the pre-sale, don't even try.
- You get to pay CA sales tax. 7.25%. Damn.
- Good thing you can use your VISA since their prices are $$$$. Who carries that much cash anyways??
I still dont know if I'm cut out for the serious estate sale hunting. Frankly, its overwhelming. I usually go to estate sales casually, on the 2nd or 3rd day when they're willing to bargain; when there aren't 15 people trying to cram into the house at once; when its convenient for ME.
|white kitchen caddy w/wheels|
|Orange metal shelf unit|
By the way, here is what I got at the "Mid Century Time Capsule". Was it worth it??