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Question DetailsAsked on 9/17/2017

I am moving and have lots of equipment and furniture for sale

looking for business to buy haul away furniture and sports equipment from my home.
I will sell them off at really good pricing. Sports equipment include weights and weight bench

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You might get used furniture, variety used goods stores like Value Village, and for the sports equipment Play It Again Sports, or for exercise machine) possibly stores which sell that type of stuff, to come and give you a bid on portions of the items (Value Village stores commonly will bid on an entire household worth - almost all types of things) - you might get 10-25% of used value that way.

Going with a professional garage sale organizer (no Angies List category for that) ot run a garage sale for you. There are some enterprising souls out there now who do online auctioning who sell through Craiglist and eBay and such for a substantial commission. Course that takes a lot longer to sell it, so either you have to be able to keep it in current place ormove to a storage unit for that time. Though of course if selling online (eBay for instance) consider freight costs, especially for heavy/bulky stuff - lot of people lose their shirts on that.

Other common alternative is an Auctioneer (an Angies List category) - if nearly a full household worth they sometimes (if you have space available) will do an on-site weekend auction, otherwise they haul it to their auction house/barn and sell it as part of the regularly scheduled auctions. Typical (unless pretty valuable or cellectible/antique stuff) around 20-30% commission on the sale price - plus commonly they charge a 10% "buyers premium" to the buyers (which you get nothing of) on sales.

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