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Should You Buy Electronics at an Estate Sale?

An estate sale is an opportunity to shop a variety of items, all of which are priced to sell. From tools to furniture, from artwork to antiques, you never know what you’ll come across.

For many people – especially those techies out there – buying electronics at an estate sale is an interesting subject.

Not only is this a great way to save money, but with a diligent eye you may pick up a deal you’d never find anywhere else.

When buying any type of electronic item second hand, here are some important questions to answer:

•    Does it power on as expected?

•    Does it include all accessories, such as a power cord and remote control (for televisions)?

•    What is the overall condition?

•    Is there any damage, such as to the screen, that could impact performance?

•    Were you able to turn it on and test it out?

As a general rule of thumb, make sure an electronic item works before taking it home. The last thing you want to do is assume you’re getting a good deal, just to find that the item doesn’t work as expected (or at all).

The next time you’re in the market for any type of electronics, stop by a local estate sale (or a handful or events) to see if you can score a good deal on a high quality item. It may be the best way to save money, while still getting exactly what you want.

Four Sales is the leading estate sale company in Virginia, DC and Maryland. For the past 40 years, Four Sales has conducted over 3,000 estate sales in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Four Sales estate sales headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia with regional offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland.   

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