Here are some tips for when you are getting ready to attend one of our Estate Sales:
Have Fun! We love what we do and want to share every house’s treasure with you. We have the below rules to make each sale pleasant and fair for everyone attending. Thank you so much for your support, we appreciate your business.
Parking: Please follow all normal parking rules when attending a sale. Do not block driveways, including the house that is having the sale! Mailboxes and fire hydrants should also be kept clear at all times. Our driveway is for loading furniture only.
Line to get in: Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, lines will form to get into the house. Most houses allow for 50 people inside at a time. We do not have a list of numbers. Some people will make a list Saturday morning (which is then self-managed), but we prefer that when you arrive, you get in line and hold your place.
Pricing: All prices are firm; we do not negotiate at any time. All items are full price all day Saturday and Sunday morning until 11:45 am. If you wish, you can leave a bid on any item priced over $100 more than the Half Off-price and then we honor that bid at 11:50 am, must be present and able to pay at this time, or the item goes to next highest bidder. Otherwise, any items available at 12:00 pm Sunday become half off unless marked Firms – such as vehicles, gold, and real estate.
Sales Tax: Sales tax will be ADDED to every purchase. Tax-exempt resellers must provide us with a copy of their resellers permit to leave with us, which we will keep on file until it expires. You can also email me a scanned copy of the permit to put on file prior to the sale.
Forms of Payment: We accept Cash only. We can accept credit cards for purchases over $100, and there is a charge of $2. Otherwise, we can hold items 30-60 minutes while you run to the cash machine. If the purchase total is above $1,000, we can do a direct bank transfer at no charge, or there is a 3% charge to use the credit card machine.
Large Items/Furniture: All items are U-Haul, U-Load. If you wish to purchase a large item or furniture, plan to have help and a truck. You are welcome to purchase the item and arrange to pick up by Sunday at 4 pm. Also recommend bringing tools if item needs to be disassembled; any at the house usually sell quickly. When you are ready to purchase, please bring the orange paper price tag to the register to pay, you will then receive a sold sign to write your name and number on if you are picking up at a later time.
House Rules: All houses are enter at your own risk. There can be unforeseen dangers, steep stairs, uneven flooring, moved merchandise, and dangerous items for sale. There are also lots of breakables, which you will be held accountable for if broken. We prefer children and pets not to be allowed into the home to avoid most of these unpleasant situations.
50% Off Sale: We close at 11:45 am on Sunday for 15 minutes and reopen at 12:00 pm for the “Half Off” sale. During the time we are closed we will call out winning bids and take payments – i.e.: anything that was priced over $100. All other items go to the half-off price and become available once we reopen, except items marked Firm – such as vehicles, gold, and real estate. You cannot “hold” anything prior to our closing and then purchase at half off – any piles found will be disbursed throughout the house.
We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service: We may keep anyone from entering the home if not legally parked, or blocking the driveway or other vehicles. We may keep someone from entering the home if there are problems while standing in line. We may also ask anyone to leave the home if there are any problems while inside, problems including but not limited to; stealing, holding or hiding items for half off sale (which we also consider stealing), disrespecting the home, contents, other shoppers, or our staff, knowingly disturbing our cameras, or leaving children unattended.
For more information about Estate Sales in San Antonio and South Texas go here @ https://www.vogtauction.com