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Treasure Hunters Wanted

When it comes to shopping estate sales, you really never know what you’re going to find. It’s like a treasure hunt, and the possibilities are endless. You may head home with a gorgeous 18th-century oil painting, a bronze sculpture or a cloisonne vase. You may stumble upon a unique piece of furniture destined to become the focal point of your living room or a wrought iron Mid Century Modern bench that fits perfectly on your patio. You may meander in with the intent to snag some tableware for your wedding and wind up walking away with an armload of vintage Christian Dior neckties, a sterling silver Navajo cuff, a set of pristine crystal stemware and a practically new KitchenAid mixer. If it sounds exciting, that’s because it is! Join in on the fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Difference Between an Estate Sale and a Garage Sale?

Your average garage sale tends to feature a selection of unwanted belongings, typically scattered about a lawn or stacked atop tarps and tables in a garage. An estate sale, on the other hand, takes place in the home itself. Think of it as a pop-up retail experience of sorts, complete with a wide variety of items. Here at Blue Moon, we've been known to sell everything from handy kitchen gadgets to hand-carved 17th-century rosewood sculptures. You truly never know what you're going to find!

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Should I Haggle for the Best Price? 

At Blue Moon, there's no need for negotiations. We use the latest technology coupled with years of experience to determine fair market values for the items we sell. When you shop with us, you can be sure that you're getting a great deal. If there is something special that's a bit over your budget, check in closer to the end of the sale. The last day of a sale brings discounted prices, as well as an opportunity to discuss offers.

Can I Get the Prices of Items Ahead of Time? 

With thousands of items for sale each week, we are unable to share prices ahead of time. Rest assured that we price items to sell at fair market value. Just keep in mind, when it comes to estate sale treasures, the early bird gets the worm. 

Tips & Tricks for First Time Shoppers

Time It Out

Have your eye on something specific? Get there early and stand in line. When you get to the door, feel free to ask a crew member where the item is located in the home. That way, you aren't wasting precious time frantically searching the estate.

If you're looking for a great bargain, hit a sale on the final day. This is when estate sale pros really start to discount things. The early bird may get the worm, but the late bird gets the really amazing deals. 

Make a List

Think about the things you want and need, and make some notes. Maybe you’re a vintage fashion fanatic and know right off the bat that you’ll want to check for clothing. Put that at the top of your list. Would your medicine cabinet look better with a different knob? Add hardware to the list. Did your ladle melt in the dishwasher? Throw a ladle on there, too! You may not find everything on your list, but having some direction, especially as a beginner, can be really helpful.

Be Prepared

You are not going to want anything to get in the way of you and your estate sale finds! Before you hit the sale, have something to eat, and be sure to use the bathroom. Seasoned shoppers know not to count on one being available at the sale.

You’ll also want to have the right tools on hand. Bring a loupe if you're planning on inspecting jewelry, coins or artwork. Have your home's measurements and a measuring tape with you so that you can buy with confidence. If there's even a chance that you'll purchase something large, make sure that you have access to a vehicle with adequate cargo space. It's also nice to have snacks and water waiting in said vehicle for a post-sale pick-me-up. 

Dress for Success

Dress comfortably as you may want to dig, sift or bend. Tennis shoes or boots are always a good choice, as well, especially when it comes to farmhouse sales. If you're in the market for clothing, wearing a fitted layer of some kind will allow you to slip items on over your clothes to check the fit. 

Feel Great About Your Purchase

When you shop at an estate sale, you can feel good knowing you're giving someone's treasures a fresh lease on life. Take it from us, few things feel better than discovering something special and giving it a new home. Not only that, shopping estate sales is a sustainable practice, both for the earth and for your wallet. It's especially nice to know that, in addition to helping empty a home, you're putting money in a local family's pocket!

Buy What You Like & Earn Rewards

With Blue Moon, you're not only shopping premium sales with fair pricing, you're earning rewards toward future purchases. Go ahead, and indulge. 

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Every 500 points will earn you $5.00 toward your next purchase at a Blue Moon sale. How do you earn points? That's easy! Shop Blue Moon estate sales, and buy things you love. Not only that, we’ll award you extra points for your birthday, anniversary, friend referrals, social media shares and more.

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