Ask RiotACT: Auction sites for vintage/excess items – not Auction Barn

venice24 15 August 2016 3

Ask Riot

Can anyone suggest auction sites/local businesses or other methods to sell numerous household/collector items in excess as we are moving? Give to charity and use Gumtree, E-Bay etc are options but as we have lots and we wish to get a reasonable return, without the hassle and costs.

We’d prefer not to use the “Auction House” having had a frustrating (and expensive) experience with them previously with no replies to emails, items missing, hardly any items sold etc.

Can anyone suggest the better markets in Canberra or nearby?

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3 Responses to Ask RiotACT: Auction sites for vintage/excess items – not Auction Barn
Genie Genie 10:27 am 17 Aug 16

I used to go to a lot of auctions run through C&G Auctions a while back.

They were mostly estate sales etc. Never really saw a lot of antiques.

Masquara Masquara 7:32 pm 15 Aug 16

I’m afraid you’ll need to go through “hassle” and invest time and energy if you want to get money for your stuff. Everyone is overloaded with possessions they want to offload, so the market for second-hand things is very crowded. The time taken to photograph items for online sale is a bore. Dealing with Paypal can be a nightmare. Consignment companies take a huge percentage. Garage sales have to be supervised. There just isn’t an easy way …

mountainman mountainman 4:44 pm 15 Aug 16

Have you tried They are a local based company. I have never used them to sell stuff before, but I have bought through them and didn’t have any issues. They must be pretty good as they seem to run most auction events around Canberra.

I know you mentioned you didn’t want the hassle – but household items are very popular at garage sales I have been to recently. Perhaps whack an add up on gumtree and and have a garage sale. Anything left over, give to a charity.

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