COVID 19 UPDATE: We are experiencing significantly reduced store and internet traffic and while we still offer consignment, we are currently suggesting customers let us make an offer to directly purchase items for sale.
Whether you have just a few things or an entire house full of items for sale, you should consider using our consignment and eBay drop off store services. Conveniently located in Montgomery County in Gaithersburg Maryland - we offer quick turn-around and our software keeps track of everything for everyone to see, so you never need to worry about what's going on.
If you've ever tried to sell anything on eBay or Craigslist yourself, you know what a chore it can be. Think of it like changing the oil in your car; anyone can do it but it can be a mess. Nowadays, eBay is heavily regulated and it requires more than just an hour or so to figure out how to do things the right way. As an experienced Internet auction house, we are eBay experts and probably know some things that you don't. If you want to know more about some of our strategies, check out some of our posts in Variable Values.
As an experienced eBay seller, we will professionally photograph your item(s), perform some research as needed, post well written and impartial descriptions, handle email correspondence, collect the payment from the winning bidder, and pack and ship the item. You will get a check in the mail, usually less than 30 days after dropping your items off. Click HERE to see what we have listed on eBay right now.
We do all this for a commission of 35% of the winning bid, (20% for items over $1,000)* After the transaction fees and our commission have been deducted, you will net about 50% of the final sale price. The lifecycle is only a few weeks and the results are sure to be much better than a pawn or traditional consignment shop. In addition, with our reputation, credibility, and presentation, we generally notice at least a 20% higher auction sale price as compared to what a small private seller might get. Don't think of it like you're losing money, but rather that you're hiring someone at no cost upfront to do something better than you can!
We also take fine furniture and antiques to be sold here in the showroom. All pieces will be advertised on websites like Craigslist and Facebook and we do not rely solely on walk-in shoppers. Furniture must be good quality with very little wear. Upholstered items must be totally spotless with no odors. We do not take particle board items.
•You bring it to us, we keep 50% plus any transaction fees
•Showroom items must have a minimum expected value of $200
•You may make suggestions, but ultimately we set the sale price
•We will ask you to pick up items not sold within sixty (60) days or we can donate them
Our store is open from 10-6 Thur-Fri, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED BUT CALL IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF STUFF OR REQUIRE EXTRA ATTENTION). For a small fee, we do offer pickup services and house calls. We find that most of our estate customers need our trained eyes in identifying what is valuable and what is junk. For an additional charge, we are available to spend time opening old boxes and such with you, which is just another added service to reduce your stress level. When dealing with lots or estates, some customers will simply leave boxes with us at the store to sort out at our earliest convenience. If you have questions about the potential value of certain lots or items, please call us at 240-207-3783.
We cover Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, Colesville, Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Great Falls, Darnstown, Montgomery Village, Mount Airy, Laytonsville, Olney, Wheaton, Frederick, Hagerstown, Mount Airy, Woodbine, Westminster, Baltimore and most of Maryland.