While online auctions are quickly dominating the marketplace, real and in-person auctions are still the place to go for large ticket items like furniture.
By allowing buyers to examine the merchandise up close and take the furniture with them when they leave, furniture auctions are a great way to pick up fantastic pieces for your home. Keep reading if you want to learn how to save money on furniture by buying at auctions
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1. Find the Right Auction for You
If you're looking for deals on a comfy couch set for your recreation room, you don't need to attend an antique auction. Part of the secret to auction success is finding the right auction for you. Check your local newspapers' classified ads for estate sales and foreclosure auctions that fit your needs.
Become familiar with the local auctioneers in your area and ask to be included on any newsletters or email mailing lists that they send out. If you're interested in a particular style or brand of furniture, let them know so they can keep you informed.
2. Call Ahead and Research
Before you even go to the auction site, call ahead and see if a product catalog is available. This book will list each item along with with a description, the starting price and possibly a picture. Staple a piece of paper to the back to write notes and take down the item numbers of pieces that interest you.