In recent months a large spending shift has been occurring among the average household consumer. Shopping an estate sale is no longer just about finding the rare antique piece, it’s about saving money on everyday items.
While consumer confidence is projected to rise between the 4th quarter of 2016 to 2020, consumer spending has not increased, and personal spending is forecasted to decrease in the first and second quarter of 2017 as reported by trading economics.
Grasons Co. estate sale services sees hundreds of buyers at an estate sale within a 3 day period, many of the buyers are avid shoppers that frequent estate sales looking for specific items such as antique jewelry, vintage furniture, antique dolls, etc..
In recent months all our estate sale service locations have seen an increase in average consumers looking for everyday items they can use in their home. Kitchen wear, electronics, modern furniture, clothing, children’s toys and much more. Most buyers express their enthusiasm and pride in saving money for their families.
Within a 3 day period, our estate sales liquidate the entire contents of a home. Items are priced less than retail, and additional discounts are given on the second and third day of each sale. Consumers are able to purchase new, or slightly used items that have been well cared for at a fraction of the price when compared to retail.
“It’s a no brainer, why would I pay more if I can get the same item for less” Said Sandy Branson at a recent Grasons Co. Beach Cities estate sale in Orange County. She adds “I just have to be a little patient, if it’s not at this sale, I’m sure it will be at the next, either way it’s worth the wait”.
The common everyday items can easily be found in almost every home, dishes, pots, pans, paper towels, cleaning supplies, brooms, gardening tools, and much more. Shoppers are becoming wise to the huge savings they can enjoy if they drop retail and begin shopping at an estate sale, therefore the news is spreading fast among friends, family, and neighbors.
“Being in the service sector, we are the liaison between our sellers and buyers, and it makes us extremely happy and proud to help our buyers save on items they need while helping our clients transition without losing value on their personal items. It’s a win-win situation for both sides, making our job a gratifying one for all parties involved” said Victor Burke, owner of Grasons Co. Beach Cities estate sale franchise location, serving the Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and surrounding areas.
If you love shopping estate sales, reach out and tell us why, we’d love to hear about your money saving tips.