At Busy Beever Estate Sale Company, we pride ourselves in offering top quality estate sale services to the people of east Kansas and west Missouri. In most of our pages and posts, we talk about hosting estate sales for sellers who are looking to liquidate — but not all of our readers are sellers. Many of our visitors are looking to attend upcoming estate sales in the greater Kansas City region, and if you’re a potential buyer, it pays to know all of the details about these events.

At Busy Beever, we’re here to help. It’s useful to know what can potentially be found at estate sales, because there are amazing deals just waiting for you!

One of the biggest questions we get as Busy Beever is “what can you find at estate sales?” This is a great question, and it’s not one that’s easy to answer with a single response. This is because you can find just about everything at estate sales!

Consider a garage sale. When somebody has a garage sale, they’re basically taking a random assortment of items that they want to get rid of. These items are often wildly inconsistent, since they’re not all being drawn from a uniform category.

You may find truckloads of clothes and some old furniture. You might have a baby-centric sale where they’re dumping all of their baby junk since their kids have grown. It may be an elderly couple who are disposing of countless trinkets that could be considered antiques. And, of course, you’ll run into a lot of sales that just kind of throw everything into a blender, having a giant array of items that are totally unrelated to each other.

With estate sales, the same concept applies, only on a larger, more formal scale. You have people that are liquidating their assets, often everything that’s in a house. For that reason, it’s impossible to define exactly what you’ll find at estate sales, since the answer is highly variable in nature and it depends on the liquidator.

However, there are many different types of items that appear with reasonable consistency among the sales we’ve hosted at Busy Beever. Here are some items you could potentially score amazing deals on!

Furniture

If there’s one type of item that can almost always be found at an estate sale, it’s furniture. Make no mistake — there’s furniture to be found at almost every single event that Busy Beever hosts! There’s a good reason for this — estate sales are usually liquidating most (or all) of the assets in one’s home. Every home has furniture, and in the event that the estate sale is a result of downsizing, the furniture is often too big or cumbersome to transport.

This means furniture is usually first on the chopping block, which is great for you, the buyer! The other thing to remember is that you’ll often find things in great condition since they’re not being sold due to natural wear-and-tear. Estate sales are often triggered by the death of a family member, a need to downsize, or as a means of asset forfeiture. So, unlike used furniture you’d find on Craigslist or garage sales, the furniture at estate sales is usually in pretty good condition.

Antiques

If you can name it, we’ve sold it. Watches, necklaces, bracelets, gemstones, rings, and much more have been sold at our estate options. Many people build up a sizable collection of jewelry in their lives, and as their tastes change, many of these go into a chest or box and are largely forgotten about until they’re sold at an estate sale many years later.

 

We’ve had countless buyers show up at our estate sales who are primarily there to get great deals on high-quality jewelry items. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a significant other, estate sales are a great place to start searching for wonderful personal adornments.

Antiques are another type of item that you’re just about guaranteed to find at our Kansas City estate sales. Given that the definition of “antique” is so flexible as it is, you can expect to find items which fall under that umbrella. Here are some awesome antique items we’ve seen sold at the estate sales that we’ve hosted for the people of Kansas City!

  • Typewriters
  • Vintage Cameras
  • Lamp Bases
  • Globes
  • First-Edition Books
  • Storage Chests
  • Ornaments
  • Dishware
  • Instruments
  • And More

Electronics

As we mentioned above, estate sales don’t simply happen because people want to get rid of their old stuff. It’s often prompted by a larger life event which necessitates estate liquidation. For that reason, items are often sold that people wouldn’t have been readily disposing of otherwise. Chief among these are electronic items. Amazing electronic deals aren’t always a part of the estate sales we host, but they’re also not as uncommon as you’d think.

TVs, video game consoles, expensive watches, computers, tablets, and laptops have all been sold at our events. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg — you may find surround sound systems, nice cameras, movies, projectors, smart devices, and more. It all just depends on who the liquidator is and what their circumstances are.

The bottom line is that you’ll benefit from attending estate sales if you’re an electronics aficionado. It’s not a rock-solid guarantee that you’ll find incredible deals, but if you keep tabs of upcoming sales, you’re bound to find one that will have something that’s right up your alley. Maybe Christmas can come early this year!

Jewelry

It’s not uncommon for the estate liquidators to have fine taste in art and decoration. As a result, you’ll often find that amazing paintings, prints, and other artistic decorations are up for sale. If you’re someone who is invested in the arts, you likely already know how hard it can be to find great paintings at a good price.

 

Don’t forget that, in most instances, the entire decorative repertoire of the home is also up for grabs. We’re talking table decorations, statues, sculptures, frames, desk trinkets, and so on. Many people who liquidate actually have an impeccable eye for design, and you’ll walk out paying a much more affordable rate than you would at a high-end retail store.

If you can name it, we’ve sold it. Watches, necklaces, bracelets, gemstones, rings, and much more have been sold at our estate options. Many people build up a sizable collection of jewelry in their lives, and as their tastes change, many of these go into a chest or box and are largely forgotten about until they’re sold at an estate sale many years later.

 

We’ve had countless buyers show up at our estate sales who are primarily there to get great deals on high-quality jewelry items. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a significant other, estate sales are a great place to start searching for wonderful personal adornments.

Arts, Prints, and Decorations

It’s not uncommon for the estate liquidators to have fine taste in art and decoration. As a result, you’ll often find that amazing paintings, prints, and other artistic decorations are up for sale. If you’re someone who is invested in the arts, you likely already know how hard it can be to find great paintings at a good price.

Don’t forget that, in most instances, the entire decorative repertoire of the home is also up for grabs. We’re talking table decorations, statues, sculptures, frames, desk trinkets, and so on. Many people who liquidate actually have an impeccable eye for design, and you’ll walk out paying a much more affordable rate than you would at a high-end retail store.

Outdoor and Athletic Equipment

Let’s not forget that everyone has their own passions and interests, and that these are often made up of adventurous outdoor activities. Are you a sucker for camping? Do you love rock climbing, scuba diving, or skiing? It’s possible that the liquidators did too, and you could very well end up getting a nice deal on some amazing gear.

This is another area where it can be prohibitively expensive to shop brand new, but an estate sale is a perfect place to pick up affordable outdoor gear that may very well have hardly ever been used.

Clothing

Buying used clothes isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re on board with it, estate sales generally offer better fares than what you’d find at a thrift store. That is to say, clothes at estate sales are generally maintained better. The only downside is that you’re limited to the size and fit of the liquidators, so if they’re not a match, you may be out of luck.

Even still, we always see people happily walking out of our sales with new shoes, jackets, pants, tops, hats, and more. Even if the selection at the estate sale isn’t your fit, there may be a selection of clothes that are ideal for someone you know!

Everything Else

Truth be told, there are almost no limits to what can be sold at an estate sale. For the most part, if it’s possible for someone to own it, it’s possible to find at an estate sale. Here are some examples of other things that we’ve sold in the past that don’t fit into any of the other categories above:

  • Toys and games
  • Kitchenware
  • Appliances
  • Yard decorations
  • Tools
  • Firearm collections
  • Crafting tools and equipment
  • Linens
  • Rugs
  • Office Supplies
  • Luggage
  • Seasonal decorations
  • And much more

While we primarily mention greater Kansas City as our main operating area, the reality is that Busy Beever holds estate sales over an exceedingly large area. If you’re in any of the following cities, we’d be happy to come and serve you. Don’t see your city on this list? Contact us anyway and we may be able to arrange something!

 

 

Areas We Serve

Are you ready to start attending estate sales and finding great deals on quality items? Busy Beever has got you covered. Hosting estate sales for liquidators is one of our main services, and as part of that process, we advertise each new sale on our website so that people can know about it well in advance. Check our home page and scroll down to see a list of upcoming sales. If you have any questions about our estate sales, we invite you to contact us today. Hopefully, we’ll see you around next time!

 

Are you ready to start attending estate sales and finding great deals on quality items? Busy Beever has got you covered. Hosting estate sales for liquidators is one of our main services, and as part of that process, we advertise each new sale on our website so that people can know about it well in advance. Check our home page and scroll down to see a list of upcoming sales. If you have any questions about our estate sales, we invite you to contact us today. Hopefully, we’ll see you around next time!

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