Why can t I sell anything from my parent s estate?
I have my parent s house to clean out. I ve tried to have garage sales and sell online through FB, Marketplace, Craig s List and local classifieds. I have not sold one thing using online sites and very little at my garage sale. A friend told me it s because I won t meet people at a designated spot. I say, yes I will meet people and the spot is my front porch!
- STEPHENLv 76 months ago
Because, if it's anything like the stuff from MY parents' house, it's junk that should go in a skip.
- 6 months ago
Hire an Estate Sale organization. My hubby passed and I was left with a property containing 47-years of stuff (even though we were only married 11-years). I found a couple, who do tons of Estate Sales, and they are putting a Living Estate Sale together for me (because some of the stuff is mine too).
- TheBellJarLv 76 months ago
Because everyone these days is buying off ebay or your country's version of ebay and you aren't selling that way.
- linkus86Lv 77 months ago
My first guess would be you are pricing your stuff too high. Regardless of how nice it is you need to remember its all used, not new. Second I would guess that your customer base doesn't live anywhere near where you do, thus making the trip to see what you have to offer is more trouble than it is worth.
You might want to consider contacting an auction house or a company that specializes in estate sales. Good Luck.
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- Anonymous7 months ago
List things on Offerup and Letgo.
- MarvinatorLv 77 months ago
Don't hold a garage sale, hold an ESTATE SALE. Advertise in on CL, FB Groups, etc and you get a totally different clientele.
- The MikelLv 77 months ago
When people want to buy stolen merchandise (that is what they think about on-line purchases from site like Craig's List) they want a Neutral Ground meeting. Many think that "Home ground" meetings are traps set up by potential Robbers.
Try E-bay (a reputable site).
Established Flea Markets,
The problem with reputable locations is they charge a set up Fee or take commissions.
You might also consider Consignment Stores.
- LiliLv 77 months ago
The whole point of buying online is that you don't have to GO to a particular spot. You can make the purchase from the comfort of your home.
That's one issue.
The other may be that whatever you're selling, people just don't want.
Try a flea market, where people can actually see the items and are more likely to make an impulse buy of something they just happen to see. You'll get more potential buyers at a good flea market, too.