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How to Stay within your Estate Sale Budget

DSCN8172Earlier this month we discussed estate sale etiquette, providing advice on what you should and should not be doing. Now, we are going to take a closer look at tips for staying within your budget.

Like most, you probably don’t have an unlimited budget. Instead, you have to pick and choose what you buy at an estate sale and how much you spend.

Once you know how to stay within your budget, you will never worry about making a poor decision that will lead to buyer’s remorse. Here are three tips to consider:

1. You can only spend what you have in your wallet. Before leaving home, grab as much money as you are comfortable spending. This way, when you arrive at the estate sale you know exactly how much you can spend, allowing you to plan carefully and make the right buying decisions.

2. Don’t hesitate to make a purchase. While there is nothing wrong with taking your time, if you wait on something you really want someone else may swoop in and purchase it before you have the chance.

3. Understand how items are priced. The top estate sale companies price things fairly from day one, ensuring that every buyer is in position to get a good deal. While negotiating is a possibility, this is typically reserved for those buying a significant volume or dollar amount.

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