Q: Often people will ask, “What does numbers at 7:30 a.m. mean?”
A: Many times there is a great response to our sales. By this we mean there can be 20, 40 and in some cases as many as 350 people waiting to go into the sale on the first day. This always varies according to types of merchandise available as well as neighborhoods and area. Crowd control numbers are given out in most cases at 7:30 a.m. the first day of the sale to those waiting in line. We bring people in as quickly as possible so that everyone can have the opportunity to shop. This varies depending on how crowded or congested the sales might be.
Q: I was at a sale and there was a sign-up sheet on the door prior to 7:30 for numbers. What was this?
A: Dealers as well as regular folks normally start a sign-up sheet prior to the time we give out control numbers. We will honor this list providing the people are present and there is no drama when we hand out control numbers. This list works on an honor system. We also reserve the right to throw out the list if necessary. In this event #1 is the customer closest to the door.
Q: Do I need a number for every day of the sale?
A: No. As a general rule with a two-day sale numbers are only used on the first day. In the event of larger estates requiring three sale days or more, numbers may also be necessary on the second and third day of the sale.
Q: I am a collector and always interested in certain merchandise. Will you call me if it becomes available?
A: Unfortunately if we tried to keep a call list, we would not have time to do anything else. However, our email notifications are an excellent way to find out if we have specific merchandise. These notifications provide a listing of merchandise as well as photos and a map. You can sign up for our email list at one of our sales or here on our website.