HOW DOES YOUR SALES GALLERY WORK?
Our Sales Gallery houses items owned by individuals who
have asked us to find buyers for their pieces. The owner
retains ownership of the item until it sells (if it sells).
The owner pays a small fee to us as compensation for
displaying and selling the item.
How it works for the owner: ES&C staff come to pick up
your items. They are offered for sale in 30, 60, or 90-day
cycles. If the item doesn't sell within that period of time,
the item is then discounted in the hopes it will sell at a lower price.
This is negotiated with the seller prior to entering into an arrangement.
HOW DO ESTATE GALLERIES DIFFER FROM THRIFT SHOPS
Estate Galleries contain items that have an owner who wishes to sell them through the shop instead of through other avenues. The shop owner retains a small fee to compensate them for their time and efforts to display and sell the item. Items are inspected thoroughly for condition, style, age, value, etc. Estate Galleries offer higher quality and priced items.
Thrift Shops have items donated by the public and for sale generally to benefit a charity, such as a church or a nonprofit. These items are only lightly inspected and may contain flaws. Thrift Shops generally sell lower priced items.