Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 1: Be Nice!

Aug 26, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale. Drum roll please … here’s Tip No. 1. 1. Be kind. Think of every pearl of wisdom you’ve heard about the value of kindness: “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar” and “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” They’re all true when it comes to shopping at estate sales. It actually pays to be nice at Orion’s Attic estate sales in Northern...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 2: Bundle!

Aug 22, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 2. 2. Bundle! Frank Fritz from the mega-hit TV show American Pickers may the most famous bundler in the country but do you know who could be the next great bundle king or queen? You! Smart estate sale shoppers recognize the truth in the old adage that “the more you buy, the more you save.” Orion’s Attic loves to...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 3: Pack It Yourself

Jul 24, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 3. 3. Offer to move/pack items yourself. We bring a large staff to our events and have plenty of people on hand to help, but if you’re buying a 100-piece china set or something else that’s going to take us a very long time to pack, we’re often willing to shave a little off the price if you’re willing...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 4: Remind Us Who You Are

Jul 15, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 4 — the easiest one in the bunch. 4. Remind us that you’re on our newsletter list/follow us on Facebook/have been to our sales. We see and meet so many people in our work that it’s difficult for us to remember everyone’s names and faces. When you come to our events, remind us that you’re on our e-newsletter list...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 5: Seek final-day discounts

Jun 13, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 5. 5. Take advantage of final-day discounts. Most estate sale companies offer discounts on the final days of a sale. That means Sunday for us as our sales always run on Saturdays and Sundays. Sundays are when we transition from regular haggling to offering some spectacular deals. How deeply we can slash prices depends on a given client’s objectives...

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Saving Money at Estate Sales Tip 6: Pay cash

Jun 10, 2013

There are a lot of simple ways to save money at Orion’s Attic estate sales. We have compiled our favorite eight tips and share them with you here, one at a time. We’ll publish the list as a whole when we’re done so you can pin these reminders to your fridge and save some bucks the next time you join us at an estate sale in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. Here’s Tip No. 6. 6. Pay cash. Most hard-core estate sale shoppers arrive with lots of greenbacks. This is a good move for more reasons than meet the eye but let’s start with the obvious. Our bank charges us a 3- percent fee on credit card transactions. We tell every shopper that we have to pass that fee on to them because...

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