I went to one estate sale when I was a kid. I don’t know or remember much about them, but I keep hearing about the good stuff that can be found (the kind of things I buy from vintage/consignment stores), and I love bargain-hunting. Help me and other interested dopers clear up some things about them.
It’s like a garage sale for when someone, usually a rich someone, dies, right? A way to liquidate the bulk of a person’s assets that don’t have sentimental value for the family? Correct me if I’m wrong.
How does one find them? I seem to remember just happening to drive by the one I went to as a kid with my mom, and she wanted to stop. I’ve seen internet sites that supposedly list estate sales, but there were zero results for anywhere within 50-100 miles. These things take place in people’s houses, right? So they should be all over the place. I see garage sales advertised on homemade signs all the time, but never estate sales. Do any veteran estate sale shoppers have tips?
Anyone else have an estate sale related inquiry?